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Unlocking the full potential of IoT - IoT device and data management

The number of IoT connected devices is growing at an enormous rate. An estimated 20 billion IoT devices will be connected every day by 2023. Despite the growth, there are barriers to realizing the full potential of IoT.

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What are the barriers?

The sheer volume of connected devices, the time-consuming onboarding and the lack of standards are limiting organizations from realizing the promise of IoT.

20 minutes

is the standard time for deploying an IoT device today. Let’s look at a smart building scenario. Estimates for the future anticipate one sensor per square meter of building space. This means if you were to connect the whole Fira Gran Via, one of the largest exhibition and conference centers in Europe covering more than 2 million square feet, device registration alone would take nine years to complete.


of development time is spent making non-standard data flows compliant with current standards. This makes it very time consuming to develop apps on top of the IoT stack. Adoption of common standards can reduce this time significantly, even potentially down to zero.


are crucial for building an IoT device ecosystem for massive deployment. Ericsson is actively driving standardization in IoT by taking part in early device development, as well as retrofitting existing devices to ensure standard interoperability throughout the stack. We also provide support for bringing devices to market on a massive scale, ready for industrial usage.

Removing these barriers enables mass market for IoT

Why choose Ericsson Device and Data Management solution?

device and data management

In the IoT era, standard devices will be manufactured in large volumes, and applications will need to be developed flexibly, on top of a platform that shares IoT-data in a simple and secure way. Ericsson starts with standardization in the bottom device layer, which then replicates up and throughout the value chain.

Lifecycle management (LCM) of IoT devices, both within a connectivity and application layer, is Ericsson's answer to one of the key IoT challenges. Ericsson’s end-to-end solution, IoT Accelerator, in an IoT device management platform that provides partners with full LCM functionality. This covers everything from the design of an IoT device or solution, to the manufacturing process, the integration into existing or new applications, delivery and deployment to ongoing management, and the possible retirement of a device.

Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator offers three market routes for operators.

Platform first

The platform first market route allows operators to:

  • Expand connectivity business. Provision data streams from end points.
  • Collect data and apply relevant context with registered sensors.
  • Monetize structured data.

Use case first

For operators focusing on the use case, Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator allows operators to:

  • Speed up development of various IoT use case applications
  • Transform data and apply rules and calculation in Device and Data Management
  • Let developers use their preferred development frameworks and tools

Application first

Operators interested in focusing on the application first will benefit from Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator because the platform can help:

  • Provide packages with application and devices for targeted segments
  • Operators use the platform to simplify set up and management

IoT Accelerator has the building blocks operators need in a complete, end-to-end IoT offering.

IoT Accelerator building blocks

Zero touch onboarding makes IoT Accelerator onboarding process effortless and nearly instantaneous. As soon as you turn on a connected device, it will automatically register on the network and start sending data to the designated applications where that particular data will be used. This creates massive OPEX reductions and a much faster deployment process.

Due to the complexity and size of the IoT ecosystem, it is hard for operators to build enterprise use cases. Rapid use-case and application development is another benefit of zero touch onboarding. The moment devices begin sending data, you can start building applications on top of the APIs, while the built-in data management tool allows you to collect, structure, transform and calculate the data.

Device and Data Management

Support the open standards and put demands on the device industry.

Device standards

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IoT device ecosystem

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IoT Accelerator Key functionalities

Standardization throughout the value chain

Realizing the value of IoT through mass deployment of the ecosystem

Zero touch onboarding

Crushing the time spent on onboarding, enabling massive scale

Rapid use-case and application development

Helping operators targeting enterprises with end-to-end IoT use case offerings

Ericsson works with both chipset and device manufactures to bring open standards into reality and test devices for global compatibility in our test centers.