Some trends for Internet of Things in 2021

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an enormous phenomenon. The network of internet-connected electronic devices in operation around the world today is simply massive and all experts expect this market to continue to grow.

Furthermore, social distancing has created a trend where contact between people is much more limited. This in turn has accelerated the adoption of IoT in many industries to attend business customers’ needs for solutions to remain connected.

To help Emida customers and prospects, we’ve collected below a few IoT trends that market experts expect to see next year.  Emida believes these highlight areas of new revenue opportunity for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs).


In situations where the risk of viral contamination is particularly high such as during trips to medical offices, telemedicine services are changing the way healthcare is delivered by minimizing any unnecessary contact.

According to analysts at Forrester Research, virtual health-care interactions will reach 1 billion by year’s end. This represents a massive telemedicine usage expansion.

Remote work

Work-from-home is the “new normal” for many employees due to safety concerns around large numbers of people congregating in offices.

Thus, we can expect more applications designed to help us manage our day while working remotely such as more intelligent automated scheduling and calendar tools, more interactive video conferencing software, and better virtual meeting technology.


Over the next year, we can expect to see fully-automated supermarkets that cut down on the need for non-vital human interaction.

On the other hand, in massive fulfillment centers that dispatch inventory to shops, IoT-enabled devices will also continue to grow, as well as contact-free payment methods.


As you can see, IoT trends are emerging for 2021 that will change the way businesses work in many industries. For this reason, it is important for MNOs to be aware of any emerging technology that can help their business customers adapt to new workflows in response to market trends.

Emida is now offering a state-of-the-art IoT Data Control Platform that allows MNOs a new way of monetizing their mobile networks by allowing them the opportunity to offer controlled data services to small, medium, and large businesses, government, and other institutions.

Emida’s IoT Data Control Platform allows MNOs to:

  • Efficiently manage the amount of data on any device of your network.
  • Obtain reports in real-time across data management in all devices.
  • Have a turnkey solution as no integration between the IoT Platform and your BSS/OSS is necessary.


To learn more about how Emida’s IoT Data Control Platform can become a NEW revenue stream for your mobile business, please contact us at to arrange a demo or request a custom proposal.