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

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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5 things to know about the LPWAN market in 2021

5 things to know about the LPWAN market in 2021

In short The low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) market had strong growth over the past two years despite COVID-19 and chipset shortages, according to the latest LPWAN Market Report 2021–2026.Four technologies account for over 95% of the global installed base.Adoption is strongest in China and the smart metering use case.The migration away from second generation/third generation (2G/3G)...

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20 million cellular IoT chips missing in 2021 due to global supply shortage as Qualcomm continues to lead the market

20 million cellular IoT chips missing in 2021 due to global supply shortage as Qualcomm continues to lead the market

Download chart as a .gif file Key Insights Demand for 20 million cellular IoT chipsets will not be met in 2021 due to a supply shortage. According to IoT Analytics' latest report on cellular IoT chipsets, the industry is expected to see a much lower than possible growth of 9% year-over-year (YoY) in 2021. At the same time, prices are expected to increase sharply.Qualcomm leads the global...

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Cellular IoT Module Market Update: Market Declined 8% in 2020 With Bright Spots in China and LTE-Cat 1

Cellular IoT Module Market Update: Market Declined 8% in 2020 With Bright Spots in China and LTE-Cat 1

Key Insights The global market for cellular IoT modules declined 8% in 2020, according to IoT Analytics’ latest data.China is the only large country that showed growth in 2020. LTE-Cat 1 technology, which contributes to 23% of cellular IoT modules outside of China and 12% in China, is seeing strong traction for IoT deployments.Quectel expanded its market-leading position for total overall...

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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

Senior Analyst

Satyajit is a senior 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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