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Cellular and LPWA IoT Device Ecosystems - 5th Edition

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Cellular and LPWA IoT Device Ecosystems - 5th Edition
Published: June 9, 2021 Content info: 145 Pages
Description

The Internet of Things is weaving a new worldwide web of interconnected objects. As of Q1-2021, about 2.1 billion devices were connected to wide area networks based on cellular or LPWA technologies. The market is highly diverse and divided into multiple ecosystems. Berg Insight forecasts that annual shipments of cellular and non-3GPP LPWA IoT modules will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.7 percent from 363 million units in 2020 to 855 million units in 2025. Get up to date with the latest trends from all main regions and vertical markets with this unique 145 page report.

Highlights from the report:

  • 360-degree overview of the main IoT wide area networking ecosystems.
  • Comparison of technologies and standards.
  • Updated profiles of the main suppliers of IoT chipsets and modules.
  • Cellular IoT module market data for 2020.
  • Adoption trends for LPWA technologies including NB-IoT, LTE-M, LoRa and Sigfox.
  • Cellular and non-3GPP LPWA IoT device market forecasts until 2025.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Executive summary

1 Wide area networks for the Internet of Things

  • 1.1 Which things will be connected to wide area networks?
    • 1.1.1 Utility meters
    • 1.1.2 Motor vehicles
    • 1.1.3 Buildings
    • 1.1.4 Low value assets - Industry 4.0 and consumer products
    • 1.1.5 Future opportunities in smart cities
  • 1.2. What are the technology options?
    • 1.2.1 Network deployment models
    • 1.2.2 Unlicensed and licensed frequency bands
    • 1.2.3 Cost comparison for cellular and LPWA technologies
  • 1.3. Which are the leading technology ecosystems?

2 3GPP ecosystem

  • 2.1. Technology characteristics
    • 2.1.1 3GPP Release 13 - Introducing LTE-M and NB-IoT
    • 2.1.2 3GPP Release 14 - IoT enhancements and C-V2X
    • 2.1.3 3GPP Release 15 - The first phase of 5G specifications
    • 2.1.4 3GPP Release 16 - URLLC enhancements, IIoT features and 5G NR C-V2X
    • 2.1.5 3GPP Release 17 - RedCap and non-terrestrial network communications
    • 2.1.6 Network footprint
    • 2.1.7 2G mobile networks
    • 2.1.8 3G/4G mobile networks
    • 2.1.9 4G mobile IoT networks (LTE-M and NB-IoT)
    • 2.1.10 5G mobile networks
  • 2.2. Semiconductor vendors
    • 2.2.1 HiSilicon (Huawei)
    • 2.2.2 Intel
    • 2.2.3 MediaTek
    • 2.2.4 Qualcomm
    • 2.2.5 Sequans Communications
    • 2.2.6 Sony
    • 2.2.7 UNISOC
    • 2.2.8 Other semiconductor vendors
  • 2.3. Module vendors
    • 2.3.1 Cheerzing
    • 2.3.2 China Mobile IoT
    • 2.3.3 Fibocom
    • 2.3.4 Gosuncn WeLink
    • 2.3.5 MeiG Smart Technology
    • 2.3.6 Neoway
    • 2.3.7 Nordic Semiconductor
    • 2.3.8 Quectel
    • 2.3.9 Sierra Wireless
    • 2.3.10 Sunsea AIoT (SIMCom & Longsung)
    • 2.3.11 Telit
    • 2.3.12 Thales
    • 2.3.13 u-blox
    • 2.3.14 Other cellular IoT module vendors

3 LoRa and LoRaWAN ecosystem

  • 3.1. Technology characteristics
  • 3.2. Network footprint
    • 3.2.1 Europe
    • 3.2.2 Asia-Pacific
    • 3.2.3 The Americas
    • 3.2.4 Middle East & Africa
  • 3.3. Semiconductor and module vendors
    • 3.3.1 Semtech
    • 3.3.2 Other semiconductor vendors
    • 3.3.3 LoRa module vendors

4 Sigfox ecosystem

  • 4.1. Technology characteristics
  • 4.2. Network footprint
    • 4.2.1 Europe
    • 4.2.2 The Americas
    • 4.2.3 Asia-Pacific
    • 4.2.4 Middle East & Africa
    • 4.2.5 Global satellite coverage planned in collaboration with Eutelsat
  • 4.3.Semiconductor and module vendors
    • 4.3.1 Semiconductor vendors
    • 4.3.2 Sigfox module vendors

5 802.15.4 WAN ecosystem

  • 5.1. Technology characteristics
    • 5.1.1 IPv6 connectivity stacks based on 802.15.4
    • 5.1.2 Wi-SUN
    • 5.1.3 ZigBee
  • 5.2. Network footprint
  • 5.3. Chipsets and modules

6 Vertical market segments

  • 6.1.Motor vehicles
    • 6.1.1 OEM connected car applications
    • 6.1.2 Aftermarket connected car applications
    • 6.1.3 Connected commercial vehicle applications
  • 6.2. Energy & Infrastructure
    • 6.2.1 Smart electricity metering
    • 6.2.2 Smart gas and water metering
    • 6.2.3 Smart cities
  • 6.3. Industry & Transport
  • 6.4. Healthcare
  • 6.5. Other
    • 6.5.1 Buildings & security
    • 6.5.2 Consumer products
    • 6.5.3 Payments

7 Market forecasts and trends

  • 7.1. Market summary
  • 7.2. 3GPP family
    • 7.2.1 Europe
    • 7.2.2 North America
    • 7.2.3 Latin America
    • 7.2.4 Asia-Pacific
    • 7.2.5 Middle East & Africa
  • 7.3 LoRa
  • 7.4. Sigfox
  • 7.5. 802.15.4 WAN
  • Glossary

List of Figures

  • Figure 1.1: Top wide area IoT target segments (2020)
  • Figure 1.2: Building stock by category (EU28+2/US 2019)
  • Figure 1.3: Unlicensed and reserved radio frequencies available for wireless IoT
  • Figure 1.4: Cost comparison for wireless modules (2021)
  • Figure 2.1: Comparison of LTE IoT specifications
  • Figure 2.2: Cost and capabilities of 5G NR devices
  • Figure 2.3: Number of LTE-M and NB-IoT networks (World 2018-2020)
  • Figure 2.4: Cost comparison between module and chipset designs
  • Figure 2.5: Routes to market for cellular chipsets
  • Figure 2.6: Business activities of key global semiconductor vendors
  • Figure 2.7: QCT revenue streams
  • Figure 2.8: Top cellular IoT module vendors, by revenues and shipments (World 2020)
  • Figure 2.9: Fibocom's embedded cellular IoT modules (Q2-2021)
  • Figure 2.10: Gosuncn WeLink's embedded cellular IoT modules (Q2-2021)
  • Figure 2.11: MeiG's embedded cellular IoT modules (Q2-2021)
  • Figure 2.12: Neoway's embedded cellular IoT modules (Q2-2021)
  • Figure 2.13: Select Quectel cellular IoT modules (Q2-2021)
  • Figure 2.14: Sierra Wireless' device-to-cloud offering
  • Figure 2.15: Sierra Wireless' embedded cellular modules (Q1-2021)
  • Figure 2.16: Example of lifetime value of an IoT solution
  • Figure 2.17: SIMCom's and Longsung's embedded cellular IoT modules (Q2-2021)
  • Figure 2.18: Telit's embedded cellular IoT modules (Q2-2021)
  • Figure 2.19: Thales' embedded cellular IoT modules (Q2-2021)
  • Figure 2.20: u-blox' embedded cellular IoT modules and chipsets (Q1-2021)
  • Figure 3.21: u-blox Thingstream platform overview
  • Figure 3.1: LoRaWAN network architecture
  • Figure 3.2: Public LoRaWAN network operators in Europe (Q2-2021)
  • Figure 3.3: Public LoRaWAN network operators in Asia-Pacific (Q2-2021)
  • Figure 3.4: Public LoRaWAN network operators in the Americas (Q2-2021)
  • Figure 3.5: Public LoRaWAN network operators in Middle East & Africa (Q2-2021)
  • Figure 3.6: Semtech's LoRa business KPIs (FY-2019-FY-2022E)
  • Figure 3.7: List of LoRa modules by vendor (Q2-2021)
  • Figure 4.1: Sigfox network architecture
  • Figure 4.2: Sigfox network partners in Europe (Q1-2021)
  • Figure 4.3: Sigfox networks in the Americas (Q1-2021)
  • Figure 4.4: Sigfox networks in Asia-Pacific and MEA (Q1-2021)
  • Figure 4.5: List of Sigfox module vendors by supported regions (Q1-2021)
  • Figure 5.1: Major 802.15.4 networking platforms for smart metering (Q1-2021)
  • Figure 6.1: OEM telematics attach rates in new vehicles, by region (2020/2025)
  • Figure 6.2: Projected smart meter penetration in key markets (2025)
  • Figure 7.1: Cellular/LPWA IoT device shipment forecast, by region (World 2019-2025)
  • Figure 7.2: Cellular/LPWA IoT device shipment forecast, by technology (2019-2025)
  • Figure 7.3: Cellular IoT module shipments, by region (World 2019-2025)
  • Figure 7.4: Cellular IoT module shipment forecast (World 2019-2025)
  • Figure 7.5: Cellular IoT module shipment forecast (Europe 2019-2025)
  • Figure 7.6: Cellular IoT module shipment forecast (North America 2019-2025)
  • Figure 7.7: Cellular IoT module shipment forecast (Latin America 2019-2025)
  • Figure 7.8: Cellular IoT module shipment forecast (Asia-Pacific 2019-2025)
  • Figure 7.9: Cellular IoT module shipment forecast (Middle East & Africa 2019-2025)
  • Figure 7.10: LoRa device shipments forecast (World 2019-2025)
  • Figure 7.11: Sigfox device shipments forecast (World 2019-2025)
  • Figure 7.12: 802.15.4 WAN device shipments forecast (World 2019-2025)
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