What is the ‘Voice IoT Opportunity’?

The voice is the most efficient way for humans to exchange information and give it a sense of context and priority.

It is therefore unsurprising that it has now become a major requirement in the IoT ecosystem, particularly in monitoring and healthcare scenarios but also extending into commanding machines by voice.

A fast-growing opportunity

As the IoT market grows and deployments become more sophisticated, our partners are looking for new and innovative ways to collaborate, communicate and interact with remote devices and people. Up until recent times, most of the focus has been on data, the integration of voice into IoT applications now offers a more versatile method to provide human interaction and control.

Industry experts, Strategy Analytics, predict that by 2022 almost 20% of all IoT deployments will require some form of voice services, this is driven by several key sectors:

  • Healthcare and Wellbeing
  • Remote and Lone Working
  • Industrial IoT
  • Smart Home & Buildings
  • Wearable Technology

How OV is leading the way in Voice IoT

For OV the requirement for voice sits in two applications. Firstly, bi-directional voice communication is where the end user is speaking directly to a control room or primary care giver in the Healthcare and Lone Worker markets. Secondly mono-directional voice communication with voice recognition for people to directly control remote machines with voice commands in Industrial IoT or Smart home use cases.

Whilst the majority of the market continues to concentrate its efforts on data centric services and agreements, OV has identified a significant opportunity to take the lead in this market ahead of the deployment of VoLTE services in the future to enable voice over data services.

Contact us today to see how OV can help with you capture the Voice IoT opportunity.