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Vodafone positioned as leader by Gartner for managed M2M services for the fifth consecutive year

Vodafone has been named by Gartner as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services, Worldwide* for a fifth consecutive year. It is positioned highest for ability to execute and furthest to the right for completeness of vision in the Leaders quadrant.

“We believe Gartner’s placing of Vodafone in the Leaders quadrant for a record fifth consecutive year recognises our exceptional progress in IoT, as well as our strong position in the market as a thought leader and innovator.,” said Vodafone’s IoT director, Stefano Gastaut. “We feel that continuous development of our IoT capabilities and expansion into new technologies such as NB-IoT ensure that more customers are able to realise the maximum benefit from the Internet of Things.”

The latest Vodafone IoT Barometer Report shows that IoT projects are getting bigger with the number of large scale projects doubling in the last year and 61% of all companies agreeing that digital transformation is impossible without IoT.

Gastaut continued: “The Internet of Things landscape is becoming more competitive and we are delighted to have retained our position as a Leader in this report. IoT is already transforming lives and businesses around the world. As leaders in this field we are excited to take our customers with us on our journey towards an even more exciting future. According to our Barometer report 79% of adopters are saying that IoT will have an enormous impact on the whole economy in the next four years.”

Vodafone Portugal has played a major role in distinguishing the Group on a worldwide scale. The Internet of Things Competency Centre has a specialised team based in Portugal which works each day to develop solutions for the domestic market and the rest of the Vodafone world. In addition to a sizeable partner network, it also has a customer support team available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This technology, which allows companies to connect all of their equipment and sensors to make them smart, boasts some of the most successful applications. Alarm solutions, mobile payment terminals, intelligent parking meters, cars with telemetry and emergency resources and vending machines are just some examples of a wide range of complete solutions managed under a single monitoring platform.

To view a complimentary copy of the full Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services, Worldwide report, go to

*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services, Worldwide by Pablo Arriandiaga, Eric Goodness, Leif-Olof Wallin, Cindy Madsen, Toni Nyren, Jonathan Davenport, Godfrey Chua Published: 3 December, 2018