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.

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The impact of Covid-19 on the Internet of Things – now and beyond the Great Lockdown: Part 1

The impact of Covid-19 on the Internet of Things – now and beyond the Great Lockdown: Part 1

Update November 2020: IoT Analytics published a more recent blog on: State of the IoT 2020: 12 billion IoT connections, surpassing non-IoT for the first time. Covid-19 is having an unprecedented impact on our society and our economy. There are also strong indications that many technologies will see accelerated adoption in the coming years because people become more digitally minded as they...

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5 things to know about the LPWAN market in 2020

5 things to know about the LPWAN market in 2020

Update October 2021: IoT Analytics published a more recent blog on: 5 things to know about the LPWAN market in 2021. Low-power wide area networks (LPWAN), the new connectivity technology that is geared towards energy constrained IoT devices, is starting to become one of the drivers of the re-accelerating IoT market (see our IoT 2019 in Review) – this is according to IoT Analytics’ latest...

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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

Updated April 2022: IoT Analytics published a more recent blog on: 55+ emerging IoT technologies you should have on your radar (2022 update) 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...

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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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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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