Vodafone world’s top M2M provider, according to Analysys Mason


Operator tops research firm’s annual scorecard on machine-to-machine technologies for fourth year in a row

Vodafone has been named the top provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications by researchers at Analysys Mason for the fourth time.

The Analysys Mason M2M Scorecard ranks M2M communication providers based on five criteria; scale and execution, technological support, aftersales, and relevant partnerships.

Vodafone was the only provider ranked number one in all five categories, the fourth time in a row it has been rated as the global leader in M2M since the Scorecard was first initiated in 2011.

Vodafone director of M2M Erik Brenneis (pictured) said: “I am delighted that our strategy, vision and scale of deployment has kept us in pole position for a record breaking fourth year.” Erik Brenneis Vodafone

The scorecard is made up of 11 providers from across the globe including Vodafone, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Sprint and Telefonica.

Analysys Mason sends a questionnaire to the service providers, and also spoke to M2M vendors to assess the capabilities of each provider.

Morgan Mullooly of Analysys Mason said: “Few global operators provide M2M services at the highest levels, which made it difficult to identify an exceptional operator.

“Vodafone manages the greatest number of connections, which is the most unambiguous metric of scale and execution. It also has leading partnerships, network capabilities and clarity of vision, among other remarkable attributes.”