A Connectivity Marketplace is a hub where various stakeholders can purchase, manage and integrate connectivity for a diverse array of devices. It operates in symbiosis with 5G’s speed, low latency and expanded capacity, facilitating a proliferation of opportunities for businesses to capitalize on the Internet of Things (IoT) and other cutting-edge technologies.
With bold and progressive thinking, providing and monetizing network APIs could be a major growth catalyst for telcos. The revenue opportunity has been forecast at $20 billion by 2028, making this is an opportunity that cannot be ignored.
If CSPs are to capitalize on the overall edge opportunity, they must pivot from the “network-out” model of service delivery that has served them for the last 20+ years to a customer-focused, “value-in” model. New edge services are driven by a new monetization model.