According to many analysts, there may be as many as 50 billion IoT devices globally by 2020. Even if this number is off by 25 billion, the number of IoT devices will dwarf the number of mobile broadband phones. This ramp up of IoT presents a huge challenge for installation, testing and provisioning activities as well as from the perspective of ongoing monitoring and maintenance.
Simply put, if automation is not at the center of operations, IoT will require an insurmountable effort. Test orchestration, real-time 3D analytics and integration of all operations processes into a closed loop optimization solution is a must.