Market Reports: IoT Connectivity & Hardware
Global Cellular IoT Module and Chipset Market Tracker & Forecast (Q2/2022 Update)
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Latest Insights: IoT Connectivity & Hardware
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)...
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...
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...
Update August 2021: IoT Analytics published a more recent blog on: 20 million cellular IoT chips missing in 2021 due to global supply shortage as Qualcomm continues to lead the market. In short The penetration of semiconductor components classified as IoT is expected to grow from 7% in 2019 to 12% by 2025.Four key components are driving this IoT semiconductor growth: MCUs, connectivity chipsets,...
Update September 2021: IoT Analytics published more recent blogs on: IoT technology market attractiveness: Where to invest going into 2022 and State of IoT 2021: Number of connected IoT devices growing 9% to 12.3 billion globally, cellular IoT now surpassing 2 billion. Market Update Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the market for the Internet of Things continues to...
Covid-19 continues to have an unprecedented impact on our society and our economy. In Part 1 of our analysis on the “impact of Covid-19 on the Internet of Things” we highlighted how the crisis is causing companies to require more transparency, reduce Capex and reconsider supply chains. We also discussed how IoT applications like “Track & Trace”, “Remote Asset Access” and specific healthcare...
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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
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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
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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