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 to be remotely monitored and controlled.

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

Latest Insights: IoT Connectivity & Hardware

The Leading 5G IoT Use Cases

The Leading 5G IoT Use Cases

Exhibit 1: 44 5G IoT use cases based on their current level of IoT maturity and the estimated market potential for 5G 76M 5G IoT connections across 40+ use cases by 2025 5G is the fifth generation of mobile communication technology and the first that is specifically designed for various vertical IoT use cases with demanding requirements, including gigabit data rates, millisecond latencies,...

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40+ Emerging IoT Technologies you should have on your radar

40+ Emerging IoT Technologies you should have on your radar

There are hundreds of software, hardware and connectivity technologies that are relevant for IoT-type projects. As part of the "State of the IoT - Summer 2019 Update", the analyst team at IoT Analytics handpicked 43 of the most promising technologies that are relevant to IoT projects around the globe. The team ranked the IoT technologies according to their perceived maturity (based on expert...

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5 Industrial connectivity trends driving the IT-OT convergence

5 Industrial connectivity trends driving the IT-OT convergence

IT and OT both started on individual paths in the 70s and slowly converged in the 90s and 2000s to form today’s widely accepted 5-layer architecture. Over the past few decades, hundreds of successful companies such as Wonderware (SCADA/MES), Modicon (PLC) and Keyence (I/O) began providing products and services for each of the different layers in the 5-layer stack. As we head into 2020, the clear...

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5 Key Insights from 350 Smart City IoT Projects

5 Key Insights from 350 Smart City IoT Projects

Smart City IoT projects are becoming fundamental for city development. The EIP-SCC (European Innovation Partnership for Smart Cities and Communities), for example, is spending up to €1bn to develop 300 smart cities in Europe by the end of 2019. The opportunity is evident for IoT solution vendors - in an analysis performed by IoT Analytics in Q1/2018, Smart City was the #1 implementation area of...

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How 5G, AI and IoT enable “Intelligent Connectivity”

How 5G, AI and IoT enable “Intelligent Connectivity”

Developments in 5G, artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT technologies are leading towards what is being hyped as the era of intelligent connectivity. While this fusion of technologies has the potential to change the way we live and work, there are still uncertainties and challenges that need to be addressed before the benefits can be realized. Intelligent Connectivity: the fusion of 5G, AI and...

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LPWAN technologies: How cellular MNOs are placing their bets

Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN or LPWA networks) are a new disruptive connectivity technology. In recent years, LPWAN technologies have emerged as an upcoming viable alternative that is set to replace traditional wireless technologies such as 2G or 3G for many Internet of Things implementations. LPWAN technologies provide low-cost power-efficient communication – just what is needed for many...

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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 to be remotely monitored and controlled.

IoT Hardware acts as the foundation for any IoT device including its semiconductors, sensors, as well as 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, 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

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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