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Marking a New Milestone for Cloud and Connectivity Services

by Marc Overton, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cloud and Connectivity Services Business Unit
Gartner released its October 2017 Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services, Worldwide this week, and Sierra Wireless is recognized for the second year in a row. The report evaluated our AirVantage® IoT Platform, SIMs and Connectivity Services. We see our inclusion among other service providers as a strong proof point that Sierra Wireless is evolving our Cloud & Connectivity services business in the right direction to help our customers connect and deploy their IoT applications.

In 2015, we had just entered the service and connectivity market through a series of strategic acquisitions, and we were first recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant in 2016. We were working on exciting initiatives, like our ready-to-connect solutions and Low Power Wide Area technology, which we believed would help to drive the company even farther in the direction of the upper right quadrant in Gartner’s matrix analysis—and in fact we significantly improved our position.

We have now grown our services business to more than 2.6 million managed connections, with significant growth in adoption of our complete device-to-cloud solution. We are very excited to see that Gartner has positioned Sierra Wireless as a Visionary in the 2017 Magic Quadrant.

Our unique device-to-cloud solution allows our customers to connect and manage their IoT devices and mobile subscriptions. It includes the AirVantage® IoT platform, which is integrated with Sierra Wireless edge devices and eUICC-enabled Smart SIMs, providing a global connectivity service that enables companies to streamline their operations, offer new services and transform their business.

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2018 will bring exciting new developments to accelerate our IoT device-to-cloud strategy, including the expected close of our recently announced acquisition of Numerex. The combination of Sierra Wireless and Numerex represents a powerful business and technology platform that will enable the company to drive a global leadership position in IoT services and solutions.

Our vision is to remove barriers for customers by taking the complexity out of IoT, making it simple to access the best connectivity anywhere in the world based on the needs of their IoT use cases. This is unlocking countless new IoT business models and applications. 

For more information about our Cloud & Connectivity services and solving the complexity of IoT, visit: https://www.sierrawireless.com/products-and-solutions/sims-connectivity-and-cloud-services/.

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