Eseye: Hardware design leads to barriers to IoT deployment A survey of more than 750 IoT professionals found that hardware design is the number one perceived barrier to deployment. The survey, conducted by Ebeye in partnership with Kaleida Intelligence, aims to identify key issues in IoT adoption. Here are the main findings: 84% say hardware design is the number one barrier 56% of mobile IoT users find it “too complicated” to maintain business relationships with multiple providers 51% of IoT users say connectivity performance and quality of service in international markets are “inadequate” 48% believe strong multi-regional cellular coverage is “unbreakable” The permanent roaming ban of 46% of the country is still a big problem 40% highlighted that the IoT connectivity ecosystem lacks the ability to adapt to carrier preferred contracts (Bring Your Own Contract – BYOC). “Historically, IoT has been seen as very complex due to hardware, connectivity and security issues; this survey shows that these challenges persist today,” commented Nick Earle, CEO of Eseye. “Certainly, customers deserve more certainty and lower risk when they implement IoT deployments. They need to be confident that their IoT project will deliver the expected results and consistent quality of service. Internationally.” Eseye believes its Infinity IoT Platform solves many of the operational challenges faced by businesses. “To ensure the desired level of trust and ROI from their IoT projects, companies need to engage with industry specialists who can provide a centralized management service for their IoT deployments and provide a holistic view of all hardware, connectivity and partnership management requirements in one. place,” added Earle. “With the new Infinity IoT platform, our enterprise customers will finally be able to overcome big IoT challenges and successfully deploy IoT to meet today’s and tomorrow’s connectivity needs.” Eseye is also confident that its Any Net Federation – with access to more than 700 global networks – can address the connectivity issues highlighted by survey respondents. “Connectivity is key to delivering IoT value, but with multiple contracts combined with roaming restrictions, it’s difficult for organizations to easily control their environment. This is where commercial flexibility is really needed,” said Steffen Sorrell, head of research at Kaleida. Intelligence. “Hardware design and deployment issues are also common, and this is where specialist help is critical – especially for new projects – to take the customer from initial design to full deployment. Although e SIM is recognized as the answer to many of these problems, it is not a panacea, as many of our respondents reported problems.