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Wireless IoT Connectivity Technologies and Markets

  • ID: 3447761
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 159 pages
  • Berg Insight AB
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LTE to Become the Leading Technology for Cellular IoT Devices in 2019


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The global cellular IoT market performed well in 2014, displaying growth in all major world regions and vertical markets. Berg Insight estimates that shipments of cellular IOT devices will grow from 79.7 million units in 2014 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.1 percent to reach 239.7 million units in 2020. In the coming years millions of motor vehicles, utility meters, consumer electronics, security alarms and other machines will become networked. Get up to date with the latest trends from all main regions and vertical markets with this unique 160 page report.

Wireless IoT Connectivity Technologies and Markets summarizes the main trends in the Internet of Things covering embedded technology, networking and applications.

This strategic research report provides you with unique business intelligence including 5-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base your business decisions.

Highlights from the report:
- 360-degree overview of the IoT ecosystem.
- Comparison of wireless IoT connectivity technologies.
- IoT strategies of key players in the semiconductor and IT industries.
- Updated profiles of the main suppliers of IoT chipsets and modules.
- Summary of adoption trends and vendor strategies in key vertical market segments.
- Cellular IoT device market forecast until 2020.

This report answers the following questions:

- How will the wireless IoT technology market evolve over the next five years?
- What are the base requirements for adding connectivity to a device?
- Which vertical markets will become successful and which will fail?
- What drives the development of IoT value propositions from global OEMs and consumer brands?
- Why are the new standards LTE-M and NB-IOT so significant for the cellular IoT ecosystem?
- What are the prospects for emerging LPWA technology standards?
- What is the positioning of short-range technologies like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee and Thread in IoT?

Who Should buy this Report?
Wireless IoT Connectivity Technologies and Markets is the foremost source of information about all major vertical markets for wireless M2M. Whether you are a chipset or module vendor, software vendor, utility, vehicle manufacturer, telecom operator, investor, consultant, or government agency, you will gain valuable insights from our in-depth research.

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Executive summary

1  Embedded systems and the Internet of Things
1.1  Introduction to embedded systems
1.1.1  Market figures and key segments
1.1.2  Technology trends
1.1.3  Business and adoption trends
1.2  Embedded application environments
1.2.1  Embedded hardware and chipsets
1.2.2  Embedded software and applications
1.2.3  End-to-end application platforms and solutions
1.3  Embedded connectivity and the Internet of Things

2  Wireless IoT connectivity technologies
2.1  Wireless technologies and standards
2.1.1  International standard organisations
2.1.2  Network architectures
2.1.3  Unlicensed and licensed frequency bands
2.2  Cellular technologies
2.2.1  2G/3G networks
2.2.2  4G networks
2.2.3  LTE-M and NB-IOT
2.3  LPWA and satellite technologies
2.3.1  Proprietary and semi-proprietary LPWA technologies
2.3.2  LoRa
2.3.3  Sigfox
2.3.4  Ingenu
2.3.5  Wi-SUN
2.3 Weightless
2.3.7  Satellite technologies
2.4  WLAN/WPAN technologies
2.4.1  Wi-Fi
2.4.2  Bluetooth
2.4.3  ZigBee
2.4.4  WirelessHART
2.4.5  Thread
2.4.6  Z-Wave
2.4.7  ULE
2.4.8  DSRC

3  Semiconductor companies and module vendors
3.1  Semiconductor industry players
3.1.1  ARM Holdings
3.1.2  Intel
3.1.3  Qualcomm
3.1.4  Atmel
3.1.5  Broadcom
3.1.6  Cypress
3.1.7  Dialog Semiconductor
3.1.8  Marvell
3.1.9  Mediatek
3.1.10  Microchip
3.1.11  NXP Semiconductors
3.1.12  Renesas
3.1.13  Samsung Electronics
3.1.14  STMicroelectronics
3.1.15  Texas Instruments
3.1.16  Toshiba Semiconductors
3.1.17  Altair Semiconductors
3.1.18  GreenPeak Technologies
3.1.19  Nordic Semiconductor
3.1.20  SemTech
3.1.21  Sequans Communications
3.1.22  Silicon Labs
3.2  Cellular M2M/IoT module vendors
3.2.1  Sierra Wireless
3.2.2  Gemalto M2M
3.2.3  Telit
3.2.4  u-blox
3.2.5  SIMCom
3.2.6  Quectel
3.2.7  Huawei
3.2.8  ZTE WeLink
3.2.9  Fibocom
3.2.10  Other cellular module vendors
3.3  WLAN/WPAN M2M/IoT module vendors
3.3.1  Adeunis RF
3.3.2  Advantech
3.3.3  Bluegiga
3.3.4  Digi International
3.3.5  GainSpan
3.3.6  Ingenu
3.3.7  Laird Technologies
3.3.8  Lantronix
3.3.9  Linear Technology
3.3.10  Murata
3.3.11  NWave Technologies
3.3.12  Radiocrafts
3.3.13  Sigma Designs
3.3.14  Silex Technology

4  Key vertical markets
4.1  Automotive & Industrial
4.1.1  OEM automotive
4.1 Aftermarket automotive
4.1.3  Industrial automation
4.2  Infrastructure
4.2.1  Smart grids
4.2.2  Smart cities
4.2.3  Intelligent traffic systems
4.3  Consumer & Home
4.3.1  IoT platforms for the consumer market
4.3.2  Smart homes and building automation
4.3.3  Consumer electronics, small appliances and toys

5  Market analysis and forecasts
5.1  IoT market analysis
5.1.1  Insights from the US IoT market
5.1.2  Market positioning of major network technologies
5.2  Cellular technologies
5.2.1  Cellular IoT device shipments
5.2.2  Vertical markets
5.2.3  Regional markets
5.2.4  Technology standards
5.3  LPWA technologies
5.4  WLAN/WPAN technologies


List of Figures
Figure 1.1: Examples of MPU architectures
Figure 1.2: Microcontroller revenues and market share by vendor (World 2013)
Figure 1.3: Examples of embedded operating systems and memory requirements
Figure 2.1: Unlicensed and reserved radio frequencies available for wireless IoT
Figure 2.2: Comparison of LTE-family cellular technologies
Figure 2.3: Comparison of LPWA and satellite technologies
Figure 2.4: Major LPWA technology platforms for smart metering (2014)
Figure 2.5: Overview of the LoRa wide area network architecture
Figure 3.1: Top ten semiconductor vendors by revenue (World 2014)
Figure 3.2: Overview of the mbed ecosystem
Figure 3.3: Overview of the Intel IoT platform
Figure 3.4: Qualcomm IoT/M2M cellular module vendor licensees (June 2015)
Figure 3.5: Top wireless module vendors, by M2M sales and shipments (World 2014)
Figure 3.6: Sierra Wireless embedded modules and terminals (Q2-2015)
Figure 3.7: Gemalto M2M embedded modules and terminals (Q2-2015)
Figure 3.8: Telit embedded wireless modules (Q2-2015)
Figure 3.9: u-blox embedded wireless modules (Q2-2015)
Figure 3.10: SIMCom embedded wireless modules (Q2-2015)
Figure 3.11: Quectel embedded wireless modules (Q2-2015)
Figure 3.12: Huawei embedded wireless modules (Q2-2015)
Figure 4.1: Motor vehicle production, by region and country (World 2014)
Figure 4.2: Motor vehicle sales by market (2014)
Figure 4.3: Estimated number of vehicles in use (World 2013)
Figure 4.4: Smart meter penetration in key markets (2013/2023)
Figure 4.5: Installed base of smart electricity meters by technology (EU/US 2013–2020)
Figure 4.6: HVAC market estimates (World 2014)
Figure 4.7: Installed base of smart thermostats (Europe/North America 2014–2020)
Figure 4.8: Top providers of monitored security alarms (World 2015)
Figure 4.9: Connected wearables shipments by region (World 2013–2019)
Figure 4.10: Global small appliances unit sales (2013)
Figure 5.1: Estimated shipments of microprocessor powered products (World 2014)
Figure 5.2: Primary market segments for consumer-related IoT (US 2014)
Figure 5.3: Cost comparison for IoT technologies (2015)
Figure 5.4: Main wireless technologies for major IoT segments
Figure 5.5: Cellular IoT device shipment forecast, by region (World 2014–2020)
Figure 5.6: Cellular IoT device revenue forecast, by region (World 2014–2020)
Figure 5.7: Cellular IoT device market forecast, by vertical (World 2014–2020)
Figure 5.8: Cellular IoT device market forecast, by vertical (Europe 2014–2020)
Figure 5.9: Cellular IoT device market forecast, by vertical (North America 2014–2020)
Figure 5.10: Cellular IoT device market forecast, by vertical (Latin America 2014–2020)
Figure 5.11: Cellular IoT device market forecast, by vertical (Asia-Pacific 2014–2020)
Figure 5.12: Cellular IoT device market forecast, by vertical (MEA 2014–2020)
Figure 5.13: Cellular IoT device shipments, by network technology (World 2014–2020)
Figure 5.14: LPWA IoT device shipments (World 2014–2020)

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A new research report from Berg Insight predicts that LTE will become the leading technology for cellular IoT devices in 2019. Berg Insight forecasts that global shipments of cellular IoT devices will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.1 percent to reach 239.7 million units in 2020. LTE device shipments started to take off in 2015 and are expected to surpass GPRS devices in four years’ time. “2G is still growing rapidly in emerging markets and has a clear cost advantage in Europe.

The economics of 4G is however dramatically improved with LTE Cat-0 and the upcoming LTE-M standard. Once these are in place there will be no more significant barriers left against migration from 2G”, says Tobias Ryberg, Senior Analyst, Berg Insight and author of the report. As a result of the direct move from 2G to 4G, Berg Insight believes that 3G will only serve as an interim technology in cellular IoT. Annual shipments of 3G cellular IoT devices are predicted to peak in 2018. Instead the main alternative to 4G cellular technologies will be Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networking technologies.

The author believes that the 3GPP’s recent initiative to define a new narrowband radio technology for IoT (NB-IOT) is highly significant and creates a unique opportunity for the mobile industry to include a new set of applications into its domain. “A global universal standard for lightweight IoT communication on public networks is essential for driving the market forward”, concludes Mr Ryberg.
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- ARM Holdings
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- Advantech
- Altair Semiconductors
- Atmel
- Bluegiga
- Broadcom
- Cypress
- Dialog Semiconductor
- Digi International
- Fibocom
- GainSpan
- Gemalto M2M
- GreenPeak Technologies
- Huawei
- Ingenu
- Intel
- Laird Technologies
- Lantronix
- Linear Technology
- Marvell
- Mediatek
- Microchip
- Murata
- NWave Technologies
- NXP Semiconductors
- Nordic Semiconductor
- Qualcomm
- Quectel
- Radiocrafts
- Renesas
- SIMCom
- STMicroelectronics
- Samsung Electronics
- SemTech
- Sequans Communications
- Sierra Wireless
- Sigma Designs
- Silex Technology
- Silicon Labs
- Telit
- Texas Instruments
- Toshiba Semiconductors
- u-blox
- ZTE WeLink

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