Increasingly complex IoT solutions require more advanced communication platforms and middleware that facilitate seamless integration of devices, networks, and applications. This new 185-page study analyses the latest developments on the IoT connectivity management, device management, and application enablement platform markets. The analyst estimates that total revenues for third party IoT platforms will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33.7 percent from US$ 2.15 billion in 2018 to US$ 9.20 billion in 2023. Get up to date with the latest trends and information about vendors, products and markets. The report is based on a large number of executive interviews.
IoT Platforms and Software is the fourth 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 185 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 2023.
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.
1 The IoT technology stack
1.1.1 IoT architectures
1.1.2 IoT standardisation initiatives
1.2.1 Embedded systems and microcontrollers
1.2.2 Embedded software and applications
1.3 Network technologies for the Internet of Things
1.3.1 The 3GPP family of cellular technologies
1.3.2 LPWA and satellite technologies
1.3.4 IEEE 802.15.4
1.4 IoT platforms and middleware
1.4.1 IoT connectivity management
1.4.2 SIM management
1.4.3 Device management
1.4.4 Application enablement
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 is in a consolidation phase
2.3.2 Network operators remain a significant channel for IoT platform providers.
2.3.3 Software-defined networks widen the range of connectivity offerings
3 Connectivity management platforms
3.1 IoT connectivity management platforms
3.1.1 IoT CMP providers are moving up the stack
3.1.2 Mobile network operators adopt multi-platform strategies
3.2 SIM management solutions
3.3 IoT connectivity management platform vendors
3.3.7 Flo Live
3.4 MNO connectivity management platforms
3.4.1 Deutsche Telekom
3.5 IoT managed service providers
3.5.5 Cubic Telecom
3.5.9 KORE Wireless
3.5.15 Wireless Logic
3.6 SIM solution providers
4 Device management and application enablement platforms
4.1 Device management and application enablement services
4.1.1 Cloud service providers expand aggressively into the IoT platform market
4.1.2 Cellular IoT device vendors diversify into software and services
4.1.3 Industrial software vendors refine IoT strategies
4.2 Company profiles and strategies
4.2.1 Alibaba Group
4.2.2 Altair Engineering
4.2.8 Ayla Networks
4.2.13 Device Insight
4.2.14 Electric Imp
4.2.17 Friendly Technologies
4.2.18 General Electric
4.2.29 Sierra Wireless
4.2.30 Software AG
List of Figures
Figure 1.1: The core elements of an IoT solution
Figure 1.2: IoT protocols and standards
Figure 1.3: Cost comparison between the wireless module and wireless SoC designs
Figure 1.4: The evolution of SIM form factors
Figure 1.5: Top programming languages
Figure 1.6: Major embedded operating systems
Figure 1.7: Comparison of wireless technologies
Figure 1.8: Comparison between traditional SIM and eUICC lifecycle models
Figure 2.1: Installed base of connected devices by the vertical market (World 2017–2022)
Figure 2.2: Installed base of connected devices by technology (World 2017–2023)
Figure 2.3: Distribution of IoT SIMs by IoT CMP category (2018)
Figure 2.4: IoT connectivity management platform market forecast (World 2017–2023)
Figure 2.5: Top IoT connectivity management platform vendors (Q2-2019)
Figure 2.6: Top IoT managed service providers (Q2-2019)
Figure 2.7: IoT DMP and AEP revenues (World 2017–2023)
Figure 2.8: Merger & acquisition activity in the IoT platform market (2011–2018)
Figure 2.9: Merger & acquisition activity in the IoT platform market (2018–2019)
Figure 3.1: Cellular IoT subscribers by region (World 2013–2018)
Figure 3.2: IoT connectivity management platform by mobile operator (Q2-2019)
Figure 3.3: Actility’s IoT connectivity management platform
Figure 3.4: IoT billing monetisation models supported by Amdocs’ IoT Monetization
Figure 3.5: Asavie’s PassBridge connectivity management platform
Figure 3.6: Cisco Jasper operator partners by region (Q2-2019)
Figure 3.7: Ericsson IoT Accelerator operator partners by region (Q2-2019)
Figure 3.8: Nexign IoT platform architecture
Figure 3.9: NTELS’ IoT Business Support System
Figure 3.10: Orange cellular IoT subscribers by country (2015–2018)
Figure 3.11: Telefónica IoT business KPIs (2015–2018)
Figure 3.12: Vodafone Group IoT business KPIs (FY2016-FY2019)
Figure 3.13: Vodafone’s IoT operator partners by region (Q2-2019)
Figure 4.1: Top IaaS cloud service providers by revenues (World 2018)
Figure 4.2: Cellular IoT device value chain
Figure 4.3: Top cellular module vendors, by revenues and shipments (World 2018)
Figure 4.4: Industrial automation architecture
Figure 4.5: Alibaba Cloud IoT Platform
Figure 4.6: IoT solutions in Altair’s SmartWorks suite
Figure 4.7: AWS IoT services
Figure 4.8: Arm Pelion IoT Platform
Figure 4.9: The two software stacks of the Predix Platform
Figure 4.10: Lumada IoT platform architecture
Figure 4.11: IBM Watson IoT Platform architecture
Figure 4.12: Azure IoT technologies and solutions
Figure 4.13: PTC IoT business KPIs (FY-2016–2018)
Figure 4.14: PTC’s ThingWorx platform
Figure 4.15: Sierra Wireless’ device-to-cloud offering
Figure 4.16: Software AG cloud and IoT revenues (2017–2019E)
Figure 4.17: Software AG’s DBP portfolio
Figure 4.18: Telit IoT Platform
Figure 4.19: Waylay’s data orchestration platform in a business solution
- Alibaba Group
- Altair Engineering
- Ayla Networks
- Cubic Telecom
- Deutsche Telekom
- Device Insight
- Electric Imp
- Flo Live
- Friendly Technologies
- General Electric
- KORE Wireless
- Sierra Wireless
- Software AG
- Wireless Logic
The Internet of Things is very diverse. There are hundreds of different use cases, each with different dynamics. The starting point is to segment the market.
The analyst begins with a number of sectors: Automotive, Cities, Health, Industry, Home, Industrial, Energy, Retail and Consumer Electronics. Each of these sectors breaks down into a number of applications. In total across all sectors, the analyst examines around 150 separate applications. It is at this application level that they generate their IoT forecast. The analyst builds reliable data bottom-up. They take into consideration the current adoption rate, regulations, demographics, vertical-specific statistics, value chain structure, etc.
The rigorous data collection methods are based on first-hand and secondary sources. The analyst conducts many hundreds of executive interviews on a yearly basis with companies from all parts of the IoT value chain. They talk to on a regular basis all major mobile operator groups and regulators as well as the chipset, module, and terminal vendors. They also interview many companies in each of the vertical markets.