IoT Connectivity & Hardware

IoT connectivity technologies provide the network infrastructure and communication capabilities required by IoT devices to collect, transport, and exchange data over the internet and be remotely monitored and controlled.

IoT hardware acts as the foundation for any IoT device, including its semiconductors, sensors, and other core device components.

Latest Insights: IoT Connectivity & Hardware

Evolution of cellular IoT modules since 2010: Eight new technologies and a 15x bigger market

Evolution of cellular IoT modules since 2010: Eight new technologies and a 15x bigger market

Key insights The global cellular IoT module market has grown from two to 10 key technologies. At the same time, the market has grown 15 times since 2010 according to IoT Analytics' latest research on the topic.Module companies have expanded their portfolio from hardware-only to bundling hardware, software, connectivity solutions, and services to provide end-to-end solutions.Recently, IoT module...

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5 things to know about IoT protocols

5 things to know about IoT protocols

In short The latest research on IoT protocols shows an increasing popularity of purpose made protocols for IoT. In 2022, “ease of use” and “reliability” top the list of most important protocol requirements. Why it matters A better understanding of the topic’s complexity can help bring a more user-friendly product to light.Understanding how devices communicate can make or break the connectivity...

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Satellite IoT connectivity: Three key developments to drive the market size beyond $1 billion

Satellite IoT connectivity: Three key developments to drive the market size beyond $1 billion

In short According to a new market report on the topic, the number of global satellite IoT subscribers reached 5 million in 2021.Three key developments to watch for in the coming years: The rise of low Earth orbit (LEO)-based networks, the adoption of hybrid satellite-terrestrial connectivity, and the entry of tech giants as operators.The market is expected to grow to $1 billion by 2026 with the...

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55+ emerging IoT technologies you should have on your radar (2022 update)

55+ emerging IoT technologies you should have on your radar (2022 update)

In short IoT Analytics identified 58 technologies that people working on IoT projects should have on their radar: 21 in IoT software, 21 in IoT hardware, and 16 in IoT connectivity.Of the 58 technologies on the radar, only a few are classified as nearing maturity, fairly mature, or mainstream—many of them are still further out and will need time to reach mass market maturity. Why it matters The...

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MWC Barcelona 2022 review: 5G, AI, and Security the most discussed technology topics

MWC Barcelona 2022 review: 5G, AI, and Security the most discussed technology topics

Download the chart as a .gif file | Download the chart without animation as a .png file IoT Analytics experience at Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2022 After three years, MWC Barcelona was held again as a large-scale in-person event with a total of 61,000+ attendees. IoT Analytics attended a number of presentations and exhibitions and conducted more than 30 in-person interviews during...

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10 IoT technology trends to watch in 2022

10 IoT technology trends to watch in 2022

At IoT Analytics, our market analyses rely on the findings from our analyst team but also on the input from experts and advisors. We gathered our advisor’s opinions on the most important IoT technology trends to watch in 2022: Note: You may also be interested to read our recent article on more general IoT adoption trends In short Our advisors identified 10 major trends shaping the IoT technology...

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Our View On IoT Connectivity & Hardware

IoT connectivity technologies provide the network infrastructure and communication capabilities required by IoT devices to collect, transport, and exchange data over the internet and be remotely monitored and controlled.
IoT hardware acts as the foundation for any IoT device, including its semiconductors, sensors, and other core device components.

The IoT connectivity research stream covers a range of communication technologies deployed in IoT projects and solutions, including:

Low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) technologies, such as Sigfox, LoRa, and NB-IoT
Cellular technologies, including 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G
Short-range wireless technologies, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, and many others
Satellite technologies, such as VSAT, BGAN, and the newest satellite-based LPWAN

Our Lead Expert

(Hardware)
Satyajit Sinha

Satyajit Sinha

Principal Analyst

Satyajit is a principal analyst focusing on IoT components, modules, and other hardware, along with IoT connectivity and security. He has a background in market research analysis and equity research.

Our Lead Expert

(Connectivity)
Eugenio Pasqua

Eugenio Pasqua

Principal Analyst

Eugenio is a principal analyst focusing on the future of communications. He is the lead expert for IoT connectivity, especially for M2M, LPWA, and 5G.

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