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

Cellular IoT module & chipset market 2023: 18% decline due to destocking and softening demand in key segments

Cellular IoT module & chipset market 2023: 18% decline due to destocking and softening demand in key segments

Key insights In 2023, shipments for global cellular IoT modules and their corresponding chipsets are expected to drop approximately 18% year-over-year, according to IoT Analytics’ latest market tracker and forecast. Economic challenges and geopolitical concerns have largely contributed to this decline. Amid this decline, connectivity technologies like 5G and LTE Cat-1 bis see notable shipment in...

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Telematics gateways: Driving the future and evolution of mobility

Telematics gateways: Driving the future and evolution of mobility

In short According to the IoT Gateway Market Report 2023–2027, the $810-million telematics gateways market experienced accelerated growth following the COVID-19 pandemic and is expected to rise to a CAGR of 19% through 2027. Telematics gateways enable supply chain visibility by connecting vehicles and their sensors to external networks or the cloud, allowing for real-time tracking, predictive...

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Cellular IoT module market Q2 2023: 66% of IoT modules shipped without dedicated hardware security

Cellular IoT module market Q2 2023: 66% of IoT modules shipped without dedicated hardware security

In short The cellular IoT module market was stagnant in Q2’23 according to IoT Analytics latest data. Although IoT modules with dedicated security features are increasingly adopted, 66% of IoT modules shipped in Q2’23 had no dedicated hardware security and 29% had no security features at all. Recent demonstrations of vulnerabilities in non-dedicated hardware security features should drive the...

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Top 10 IoT semiconductor design and technology trends

Top 10 IoT semiconductor design and technology trends

In short The semiconductor market saw its first market growth since 2021 amid continued trade tensions, slow economic growth, and chip shortages. IoT continues to gain importance. 10 trends from the IoT Chipset and IoT Module Trends Report 2023 showcase IoT adopter demands and how semiconductor OEMs/ODMs are addressing them. Why it matters For IoT vendors: In a highly dynamic market, IoT chip...

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The vital role of industrial IoT gateways in bridging IT and OT

The vital role of industrial IoT gateways in bridging IT and OT

In short According to the IoT Gateway Market Report 2023–2027, the $0.9B industrial IoT (IIoT) gateway market experienced accelerated growth between 2021 and 2022, which is set to continue on the back of several favorable tailwinds. IIoT gateways are enabling IT and OT convergence by securely and efficiently sharing data between floor-level OT equipment and IT equipment or the cloud—with...

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Entering the new age of cellular IoT: eSIM/iSIM market to surpass 500 million units in 2023

Entering the new age of cellular IoT: eSIM/iSIM market to surpass 500 million units in 2023

In short: eSIM/iSIM is transforming the dynamics of the cellular IoT market, offering increased flexibility, reduced provisioning time, smaller form factor, enhanced security, and sustainability. The eSIM/iSIM IoT market is poised to surpass the 500-million-units mark in 2023. Two factors will likely drive the growth of eSIM and iSIM in the cellular industry: cybersecurity regulations and GSMA...

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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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