Increasingly complex IoT solutions require more advanced communication platforms and middleware that facilitate seamless integration of devices, networks and applications. This 180-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 28.9 percent from US$ 2.98 billion in 2019 to US$ 10.60 billion in 2024. 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 fifth 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 180 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 2024.
This Report Answers the Following Questions:
- Which trends and developments are shaping the IoT platform market?
- What are the benefits of using commercial 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 from third party vendors?
- What is the potential market size for commercial 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 this 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 IoT networking technologies
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 eUICC management
1.4.3 Multi IMSI technology
1.4.4 Device management
1.4.5 Application enablement
2 Market forecasts and trends
2.1 IoT connectivity management platforms
2.1.1 IoT connectivity management platform market forecast
2.1.2 Incumbents dominate the IoT connectivity management platform market
2.1.3 New entrants drive market change offering managed services
2.1.4 IoT MVNOs account for 15 percent of IoT connections in mature markets
2.1.5 LoRaWAN continues its momentum
2.1.6 IoT MVNOs are driving consolidation in the IoT connectivity market
2.1.7 Distributed core networks facilitate global IoT connectivity services
2.2 IoT device management and application enablement platforms
2.2.1 IoT device management and application enablement platform market forecast
2.2.2 Industrial IoT is the largest addressable market for IoT platform vendors
2.2.3 Secure device management key to smart meter deployments
2.2.4 Consumer electronics suppliers adopt commercial IoT platforms
2.2.5 Automotive OEMs implement OTA update services
2.2.6 MQTT is the dominant IoT-specific communication protocol
2.2.7 The IoT platform market is in a consolidation phase
3 Connectivity management platforms
3.1 IoT connectivity management platforms
3.1.1 Mobile network operators adopt multi-platform strategies
3.2 SIM management solutions
3.2.1 eSIM adoption is gathering pace as standard matures
3.3 IoT connectivity management platform vendors
3.3.10 IoTM Solutions
3.4 MNO connectivity management platforms
3.4.1 Deutsche Telekom
3.5 IoT managed service providers
3.5.5 Caburn Group
3.5.6 Cubic Telecom
3.5.9 KORE Wireless
3.5.10 Pod Group
3.5.16 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 increasingly dominate 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
4.2.7 Ayla Networks
4.2.12 Device Insight
4.2.15 Friendly Technologies
4.2.16 General Electric
4.2.25 Pelion (Arm)
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 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 between wireless technologies
Figure 1.8: Comparison between traditional SIM and eUICC lifecycle models
Figure 2.1: Distribution of IoT SIMs by IoT CMP category (World 2019)
Figure 2.2: IoT connectivity management platform market forecast (World 2018–2024)
Figure 2.3: Top 5 IoT connectivity management platform vendors (Q4-2019)
Figure 2.4: IoT connectivity management services market landscape
Figure 2.5: Top 10 IoT managed service providers by IoT connections (Q4-2019)
Figure 2.6: Merger & acquisition activity in the IoT connectivity market (2016–2020)
Figure 2.7: IoT DMP and AEP revenues (World 2018–2024)
Figure 2.8: Merger & acquisition activity in the IoT platform market (2016–2020)
Figure 3.1: Cellular IoT subscribers by region (World 2018–2024)
Figure 3.2: IoT connectivity management platform by mobile operator (Q2-2020)
Figure 3.3: eSIM market landscape
Figure 3.4: Actility’s ThingPark Wireless platform
Figure 3.5: IoT billing monetisation models supported by Amdocs’ IoT Monetization
Figure 3.6: Cisco IoT Control Center partners by region (Q2-2020)
Figure 3.7: Ericsson IoT Accelerator operator partners by region (Q2-2020)
Figure 3.8: Nokia WING operator partners by region (Q4-2020)
Figure 3.9: NTELS’ IoT Business Support System
Figure 3.10: Orange cellular IoT subscribers by country (2015–2019)
Figure 3.11: Telefónica IoT business KPIs (2015–2019)
Figure 3.12: Telefónica IoT subscribers by country (2015–2019)
Figure 3.13: Vodafone Group IoT business KPIs (FY2017–FY2020)
Figure 3.14: Vodafone’s IoT operator partners by region (Q4-2019)
Figure 3.15: u-blox Thingstream platform overview
Figure 4.1: Cloud infrastructure service provider market shares (World 2019)
Figure 4.2: Cellular baseband and IoT module vendor market shares (World 2019)
Figure 4.3: Industrial automation architecture
Figure 4.4: Alibaba Cloud IoT Platform
Figure 4.5: IoT solutions in Altair’s SmartWorks suite
Figure 4.6: AWS IoT services
Figure 4.7: Eurotech’s Everyware IoT solution
Figure 4.8: The two software stacks of the Predix Platform
Figure 4.9: Lumada IoT platform architecture
Figure 4.10: IBM Watson IoT Platform architecture
Figure 4.11: Azure IoT technologies and solutions
Figure 4.12: PTC IoT business KPIs (FY-2016–2019)
Figure 4.13: PTC’s ThingWorx platform
Figure 4.14: Sierra Wireless’ device-to-cloud offering
Figure 4.15: Software AG cloud and IoT revenues (2017–2019)
Figure 4.16: Software AG’s product portfolio
Figure 4.17: Telit IoT Platform
Figure 4.18: Tuya Smart overview
Figure 4.19: Waylay’s automation platform
- Alibaba Group
- Altair Engineering
- Ayla Networks
- Caburn Group
- Cubic Telecom
- Deutsche Telekom
- Device Insight
- Friendly Technologies
- General Electric
- IoTM Solutions
- KORE Wireless
- Pelion (Arm)
- Pod Group
- 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.