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The new land of IoT beckons with its myriad opportunities, but telcos need to traverse it with caution. Here’s a handy GPS.

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The new land of IoT beckons with its myriad opportunities, but telcos need to traverse it with caution. Here’s a handy GPS.

For a terrain that involves multiple standards and technologies, Indian telecom players need to spend their money wisely. Narrowband IoT could be worth investing in.
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French Neo-Impressionist painter Paul Signac's pointillist paintings could connect the dots into meaningful art. Telcos are attempting to do a Signac with the deployment of narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) networks in India. Not just in telecom, IoT is a trending buzzword in every sector, be it manufacturing, utilities, or auto. The question is: Will the telcos shine as
focussing on being a connectivity provider alone. To borrow from Signac’s oeuvre, at the moment, the Indian telecom sector stands at The Road to Gennevilliers, which winds into the horizon — a land of newer opportunities. What telecom companies need to do is connect the dots and set off to explore. ( Graphics by Ankita Mehrotra)
French Neo-Impressionist painter Paul Signac's pointillist paintings could connect the dots into meaningful art. Telcos are attempting to do a Signac with the deployment of narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) networks in India. Not just in telecom, IoT is a trending buzzword in every sector, be it manufacturing, utilities, or auto. The question is: Will the telcos shine as focussing on being a connectivity provider alone. To borrow from Signac’s oeuvre, at the moment, the Indian telecom sector stands at The Road to Gennevilliers, which winds into the horizon — a land of newer opportunities. What telecom companies need to do is connect the dots and set off to explore. ( Graphics by Ankita Mehrotra)

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