Worldwide Internet of Things Connectivity Forecast

Worldwide Internet of Things Connectivity Forecast, 2017–2021

IDC, Date of Publication: Mar 27, 2017, 11 Pages
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This study provides a worldwide Internet of Things market outlook for IoT connections by access type for the 2017–2025 period. It provides forecasts on the installed base of IoT endpoints by six connectivity categories, including wired, cellular, LPWAN, short-range wireless/WLAN, satellite, and other emerging technologies. The document also highlights some key considerations for technology suppliers in this evolving and complex market as well as some of the drivers and inhibitors of growth throughout the forecast period.

Watching the connectivity landscape evolve as IoT matures has been interesting, especially as we see purpose-built IoT networks, such as LoRa, Sigfox, and NB-IoT, come to fruition. As a whole, it's becoming apparent that wireless connectivity (versus fixed) will win out overtime as the de facto method, yet the network type will be use case dependent. Service providers across each connectivity category will need to consider multiple access types to meet customers' use case requirements to remain competitive.

Worldwide Internet of Things Connectivity Forecast
TABLE OF CONTENTS

List of Attachments

IDC Market Forecast Figure

Figure: Worldwide Internet of Things Connectivity Snapshot for Select Markets

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

Market Forecast

Worldwide Internet of Things Connectivity Forecast

Table: Worldwide Internet of Things Connectivity by Technology Type, 2016–2025 (M)

Figure: Worldwide Internet of Things Connectivity Share by Technology Type, 2016 and 2025

Market Context

Drivers and Inhibitors

Drivers

Device Volume and Bandwidth Requirements

Commencement of 5G Deployments

Inhibitors

Spectrum and Quality-of-Service Issues

Need for Standards

Significant Market Developments

Changes from Prior Forecast

Market Definition

IoT and the 3rd Platform

Connectivity View of the IoT Market

Methodology

Related Research

 

Date of Publication:
Mar 27, 2017
File Format:
PDF via E-mail
Number of Pages:
11 Pages