While the Internet of Things (IoT) may connect our devices, smart cities are launching increasingly disparate applications that need help connecting together the mess of data being generated.
In a commentary on The Stack, Comptel IoT specialist Veli-Pekka Luoma argues that telecommunications operators, or telcos, are perfectly suited to play the role of great communicator between the disconnected IoT applications that are proliferating across connected cities.
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“Operators have the chance to be the glue that stitches data from separate IoT applications together,” said Luoma