The Internet of Things is creating significant opportunities for service providers as billions of new devices connect to the Internet everyday. With the advent of IoT, Service Providers have the opportunity to tap into new revenue streams by launching new service offerings to end-consumers, industries and municipalities. The explosion of data and connected devices is truly driving new requirements for how networks are built and operated. In order to keep pace, networks must be developed to securely connect and manage millions of IoT elements, enable real-time customer awareness, dynamically shift workloads, and customize network service delivery. Providing the backbone to connect billions of geographically-dispersed devices, Service Providers recognize that the network is a critical enabler of a successful IoT implementation.