September 2017: Comarch, a leading supplier of IT services and solutions, has been named by Gartner, Inc as a ‘Vendor To Watch’ in its report 'Market Trends: A Comprehensive Approach to CSP IoT Platform Selection Will Enhance Market Positioning'.

Published on 31st July 2017, the report evaluates the leading IoT vendors that can support and differentiate Communication Service Providers (CSPs)’ market positioning and strategies. CSPs' technology strategic planners can use this research to understand how the CSP IoT platform is evolving and key considerations in vendor selection. It assesses several areas of differentiation including deployment models, completeness of solution, pricing model options and CSPs’ market adoption.

Comarch offers a wide range of IoT solutions across multiple industries, and its experience in this area includes site management; smart manufacturing; mobile healthcare solutions; smart parking; and smart lighting, among others. It is an established Business  Support Systems (BSS) / Operating Support Systems (OSS) provider and its IoT offering specifically for CSPs includes an M2M platform, M2M Actionable Analytics (including asset tracking), Digital Services Platform and IoT Monetisation Suite.

Comarch’s M2M Platform is a solid foundation IT system that has been implemented by major Europe and Middle East mobile operators, including STC in Saudi Arabia (in conjunction with Gemalto) and Telekom Austria Group, as well as being recommended in numerous reports by companies such as Berg Insight and Gartner and receiving the Pipeline Innovation Award for Innovation in Connectivity in 2013. The Platform facilitates implementing telecom business strategies and enables mobile operators to provide managed connectivity in multi-national, multi-level and multi-operator environments.

Dominik Pacewicz, Head of BSS Product Management, said: “The IoT market is changing rapidly and, as data rich and business critical applications increase, service-focused connectivity will be more important than ever. We are delighted that Comarch has been recognised by Gartner for its innovation in this field in this way and look forward to building on our success in the future.”

The reports states: [Comarch] has knowledge of industry verticals such as retail, travel, oil and gas, and finance (through its diversified IT services portfolio), which can be useful to CSPs. Comarch has dedicated departments for industry verticals, such as Comarch Healthcare, which has its own medical clinics and medical IoT services, and Comarch Technologies focuses on IoT building blocks and IoT business cases, and has capabilities to design, prototype, standardize, and test application software and hardware devices (it manufactures small sets of devices and has its own laboratory for hardware creation.) Comarch Technologies also creates industry vertical business cases such as smart parking, smart lighting, smart shopping, site management, connected cars, smart manufacturing and asset tracking. As such, the vendor offers the possibility to cover the end-to-end value chain in selected verticals. Comarch also supports highly flexible business models — its modular M2M Platform allows a CSP to support B2B and B2B2C/B business models, multitenancy constructs, MVNOs and resellers. Comarch can also operate the IoT platform for CSPs through a managed service model.

About the Research

The Gartner report, Market Trends: A Comprehensive Approach to CSP IoT Platform Selection Will Enhance Market Positioning’, is available free to download from the Gartner website for subscribers or for $2,495.00USD to non-subscribers.

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