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IoT Platforms and Software - 3rd Edition

  • ID: 4576558
  • Report
  • 170 pages
  • Berg Insight AB
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The IoT Platform Market has Entered a Consolidation Phase


  • Actility
  • Bosch
  • EMnify
  • Giesecke & Devrient
  • Microsoft
  • SAP
  • MORE

Increasingly complex IoT solutions require more advanced communication platforms and middleware that facilitate seamless integration of devices, networks and applications. This new 170-page study analyses the latest developments on the IoT connectivity management, device management and application enablement platform markets. Berg Insight estimates that total revenues for third party IoT platforms will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 31.7 percent from € 1.78 billion in 2017 to € 7.05 billion in 2022. Get up to date with the latest trends and information about vendors, products and markets based on a large number of executive interviews.

IoT Platforms and Software is the third strategy report analysing the latest developments on the  IoT connectivity management, device management and application enablement platform markets.

This strategic research report provides you with 170 pages of unique business intelligence including 5-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base your business decisions.

Highlights from this report:

  • 360-degree overview of the IoT ecosystem.
  • Insights from 30 executive interviews with market leading companies.
  • Summary of the latest industry trends and developments.
  • Updated in-depth profiles of key players in the IoT platform market.
  • Reviews of the market strategies of leading platform vendors.
  • Perspectives on the evolution from vertical M2M solutions to the broader scale and scope of the IoT.
  • Extensive global market forecasts lasting until 2022.

According to this new research report from the IoT analyst, the global market for IoT device management and application enablement platforms reached US$ 1.1 billion in 2017. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 36.2 percent, the total market value is expected to reach US$ 4.9 billion in 2022. IoT platforms provide middleware to connect and manage devices and integrate collected data into various applications and services. These platforms are intended to reduce the cost and development time for IoT solutions by providing standardised components that enterprises can build upon. The IoT platform market is notably crowded and hosts a multitude of players spanning from small start-ups to major companies in the technology and industrial sectors.

These companies have developed offerings that typically have a specific focus on a set of capabilities, often related to their core businesses. GE and PTC spearheaded the effort of promoting IoT in the industrial sector on a broader scale. While GE has shifted focus to mainly provide solutions rather than its Predix platform alone, PTC has emerged as the leader in the space. Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT business and the wireless IoT module vendor Telit have also built strong positions in the industrial sector. Software AG’s platform has for example been selected by Siemens to complement its IoT operating system MindSphere. Telit holds a strategic partnership with Wind River that leverages Telit’s technology in its Helix Device Cloud. Additional providers with high involvement in the industrial sector include Bosch, IBM, SAP, Oracle, Exosite, Device Insight and Altair Engineering.

In 2017-2018, the major cloud infrastructure vendors Amazon, Microsoft and Google continued to invest heavily in their IoT offerings to drive growth in their cloud businesses. “The involvement of the cloud infrastructure providers will over time lead to commoditisation of some services currently offered by vendors in the IoT platform market and result in further specialisation of IoT platform providers”, said Fredrik Stålbrand, IoT Analyst, Berg Insight. Merger and acquisition activity has risen sharply in recent time and the market has now entered a consolidation phase. “Some level of fragmentation in the market is expected to remain due to lack of standards, but also due to specific requirements in industries characterised by mission critical applications such as automotive, healthcare and manufacturing, as well as in the critical infrastructure industries”, concluded Mr. Stålbrand.

This report answers the following questions:

  • Which trends and developments are shaping the IoT platform market?
  • What are the benefits of using third party IoT platforms?
  • Who are the leading providers of IoT connectivity, device management and application enablement platforms?
  • What are the main drivers behind the adoption of IoT platforms?
  • Which are the leading IoT platform vendors in the major market verticals?
  • What are the key features of the application enablement platforms available today?
  • Which mobile operators have deployed IoT connectivity management platforms?
  • What is the potential market size for third party IoT platforms?

Who should buy this report?

IoT Platforms and Software is the foremost source of information about third party IoT platforms and related software for M2M/IoT solutions. Whether you are a device vendor, system integrator, service provider, telecom operator,  investor, consultant, or government agency, you will gain valuable insights from our in-depth research.

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Executive summary                  

1  The IoT technology stack               
1.1  Introduction                  
1.1.1  IoT architectures                
1.1.2  IoT standardisation initiatives             
1.2  Devices                   
1.2.1  Embedded software and applications            
1.2.2  Device design and machine integration          
1.3  IoT networks and technologies              
1.3.1  The 3GPP family of cellular technologies          
1.3.2  LPWA networks                 
1.3.3  Satellite technologies               
1.3.4  Wi-Fi                   
1.3.5  Bluetooth                  
1.3.6  IEEE 802.15.4                 
1.4  IoT platforms and middleware              
1.4.1  Connectivity management platforms            
1.4.2  Device management platforms              
1.4.3  Application enablement platforms            

2  Market forecasts and trends               
2.1  The IoT market landscape               
2.1.1  Connected things by vertical market            
2.1.2  Connected things by network technology standard         
2.2  Market analysis                 
2.2.1  IoT connectivity management platforms           
2.2.2  IoT device management and application enablement platforms      
2.3 Industry trends                 
2.3.1  The IoT platform market has entered a consolidation phase      
2.3.2  Mobile operators boost value-added service portfolios to monetise IoT  
2.3.3  Software-defined networks widen the range of connectivity offerings    
2.3.4  Amazon, Microsoft and Google expand aggressively into the IoT market  

3  Connectivity management platforms            
3.1  IoT connectivity management platforms          
3.1.1  Mobile operators adopt multi-platform strategies       
3.1.2  IoT connectivity management platform providers are moving up the stack  
3.2  SIM management solutions              
3.3  IoT connectivity management platform vendors         
3.3.1  Actility                 
3.3.2  Amdocs                  
3.3.3  Asavie                  
3.3.4  Cisco                  
3.3.5  Comarch                 
3.3.6  EMnify                  
3.3.7  Ericsson                 
3.3.8  Flo Live                 
3.3.9  Huawei                  
3.3.10  Nokia                  
3.3.11  NTELS                  
3.4  Proprietary MNO connectivity management platforms       
3.4.1  Deutsche Telekom               
3.4.2  Orange                 
3.4.3  Telefónica                 
3.4.4  Verizon Communications              
3.4.5  Vodafone                 
3.5  IoT managed service providers            
3.5.1  Aeris                  
3.5.2  KORE Wireless                
3.5.3  Stream Technologies              
3.5.4  Wireless Logic                
3.6  SIM management solution vendors            
3.6.1  Giesecke & Devrient              
3.6.2  Oasis Smart SIM               
3.6.3  IDEMIA                  

4  Device management platforms             
4.1  Device management services             
4.1.1  Market segmentation of device management service providers     
4.1.2  Cellular IoT module vendors diversify into software and services   
4.2  Company profiles and strategies            
4.2.1  Arm                  
4.2.2  Electric Imp                
4.2.3  Eurotech                 
4.2.4  Friendly Technologies              
4.2.5  Gemalto                 
4.2.6  Particle                 
4.2.7  Sierra Wireless               
4.2.8  Telit                  
4.2.9  Wind River                 

5  Application enablement platforms            
5.1  Application enablement services            
5.1.1  The AEP market is gaining interest from the broader IoT ecosystem   
5.1.2  Mobile operators partner with AEP vendors         
5.2  Company profiles and strategies            
5.2.1  Altair Engineering               
5.2.2  Amazon                  
5.2.3  Ayla Networks               
5.2.4  Bosch                  
5.2.5  C3 IoT                  
5.2.6  Davra                  
5.2.7  Device Insight                
5.2.8  Exosite                 
5.2.9 General Electric               
5.2.10  Google                 
5.2.11  Greenwave Systems               
5.2.12  Hewlett Packard Enterprise            
5.2.13  IBM                  
5.2.14  InterDigital                
5.2.15  Microsoft                 
5.2.16  Oracle                 
5.2.17  PTC                  
5.2.18  SAP                  
5.2.19  Software AG                
5.2.20  Waylay                 



List of Figures
Figure 1.1: The core elements of an IoT solution         
Figure 1.2: Examples of embedded operating systems and memory requirements  
Figure 1.3: System architecture for an end-to-end IoT solution     
Figure 1.4: Comparison of LTE-family cellular technologies      
Figure 1.5: Comparison of LPWA technologies          
Figure 2.1: Installed base of connected devices by vertical market (World 2017–2022) 
Figure 2.2: Installed base of connected devices by technology (World 2017–2022)  
Figure 2.3: Top IoT connectivity management platform vendors (2017)     
Figure 2.4: Top IoT managed service providers (Q4-2017)        
Figure 2.5: IoT connectivity management platform market forecast (World 2016–2022)  
Figure 2.6: IoT device management and AEP revenues (World 2016–2022)     
Figure 2.7: Acquisitions among companies active in the IoT platform market    
Figure 2.8: Capital expenditures by IaaS vendors active in the IoT platform market  
Figure 3.1: Cellular IoT subscribers by region (World 2013–2017)      
Figure 3.2: IoT connectivity management platform by mobile operator (Q1-2018)   
Figure 3.3: Asavie’s PassBridge connectivity management platform      
Figure 3.4: Cisco Jasper operator partners by region (Q2-2018)       
Figure 3.5: Ericsson DCP operator partners by region (Q2-2018)       
Figure 3.6: Vodafone’s IoT operator partners by region (Q1-2018)      
Figure 4.1: Top cellular module vendors, by revenues and shipments (World 2017)  
Figure 4.2: The Arm Mbed IoT Device Platform           
Figure 4.3: The Telit IoT Platform              
Figure 5.1: Partnerships between network operators and AEP vendors (Q2-2018)   
Figure 5.2: The two software stacks of the Predix Platform        
Figure 5.3: Architecture of the Watson IoT Platform         
Figure 5.4: PTC’s ThingWorx platform             
Figure 5.5: The Waylay middleware platform

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  • Actility
  • Aeris
  • Altair Engineering
  • Amazon
  • Amdocs
  • Arm
  • Asavie
  • Ayla Networks
  • Bosch
  • C3 IoT
  • Cisco
  • Comarch
  • Davra
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Device Insight
  • EMnify
  • Electric Imp
  • Ericsson
  • Eurotech
  • Exosite
  • Flo Live
  • Friendly Technologies
  • Gemalto
  • General Electric
  • Giesecke & Devrient
  • Google
  • Greenwave Systems
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • InterDigital
  • KORE Wireless
  • Microsoft
  • Nokia
  • Oasis Smart SIM
  • Oracle
  • Orange
  • PTC
  • Particle
  • SAP
  • Sierra Wireless
  • Software AG
  • Stream Technologies
  • Telefónica
  • Telit
  • Verizon Communications
  • Vodafone
  • Waylay
  • Wind River
  • Wireless Logic
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