Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU proposes new rules on non-personal data; Vodafone studies cybersecurity; Huawei joins Euro 5G project.
Even so, besides discussing the attractions of network slicing and automation in general terms, the report does not really indicate how Ericsson and BT arrived at those numbers. Nor does it say whether these new IoT revenues will be especially significant. Some leading analysts have yet to be convinced, though. A Swedish consulting group called Northstream estimates that future IoT sales will account for no more than 1% of revenues generated by most operators. Ericsson's report is likely to prompt lots of questions from other service providers that use the Swedish vendor's products. (See 5G Guru Predicts Rollout Disparity.)
— Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading