Homogenous global cellular connectivity is key for the enterprise smart buildings market

The enterprise smart buildings market is a fast-growing opportunity with connections growing to exceed 1.6 billion by 2030. The market potential is huge, but to capitalise on this opportunity vendors will need to offer homogenous ‘platform’ style solutions globally.   The main trend in the smart buildings space is an increasing desire to integrate different kinds of smart building solutions into more cohesive solutions that cater to many different application types and are easy to deploy and manage.  Global cellular connectivity with a single point of control will be a key enabler for such solutions. Register to read the report by leading analysts, Transforma Insights to learn how cellular connectivity will play a strong role in supporting smart buildings systems in the future.  Inside the Transforma Insights report: – The commercial buildings opportunity and the main applications  – The current state of the market and key success factors – The role of cellular connectivity in supporting smart buildings systems – Explore Sierra Wireless’ Smart Connectivity solution for smart buildings  Download as PDF

Business-Critical IoT Connectivity Solutions: Key Management Challenges A Beecham Report

Businesses are becoming more reliant on their IoT connectivity as services evolve, with greater emphasis on overall cost reductions as well as increasing revenue expectations. It is one thing to select the most appropriate IoT connectivity to fulfill the needs of an IoT project, quite another to manage it in the field. This is especially the case where the applications to be connected are already business-critical or likely to become so. Beecham’s report takes an incisive look at the massive opportunities created by new advances in connectivity and how companies such as service providers and OEMs can navigate the challenges associated with maintaining “always-on” connectivity. Download the report to learn about: – How companies can bypass logistical problems such as working with multiple connectivity providers. – How companies having operations and products across multiple geographies can manage their global IoT deployments through a single pane of glass. Download as PDF

Why enterprises are choosing eSIM for simple and flexible global IoT connectivity

The pace of cellular connections is poised to accelerate radically as 5G and massive IoT become mainstream when the number of connections is expected to exceed 10 billion by 2030. This era will see smart cities, logistics and advanced automotive applications become routine and the sheer volume of connections means today’s approaches to connecting devices will be inefficient and impractical. Instead of millions of devices, there will be billions, and so the traditional SIM card that is slotted into a device when deployed will not be sustainable for many IoT business cases. This report explores how eSIM will play a fundamental role in massive and global IoT and is the ideal solution for Enterprises and OEMs looking to build new, value-added, connected applications for their customers. Download as a PDF

ABI Research Report – Tomorrow’s Smart Connected Products Require Smarter Connectivity Services Today

At the end of 2020, 6.6 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be connected and active worldwide; 840 million of them will use cellular networks, which is just under 8% of the total. At the end of 2014, there were 180 million cellular IoT devices active worldwide, and that number increased by over 4.5X in the 6 intervening years. In another 6 years’ time, we will witness a further near-7X growth in cellular IoT devices, bringing the global total to 5.7 billion. More smart devices are being deployed, and more types of device are becoming smart. All IoT applications are variations of either asset tracking (i.e., “where is something?”) or condition-based monitoring (i.e., “how is something?”), in combination with use case-specific characteristics that distinguish them as markets in their own right. Applications can be thematically grouped by similarity and significance into: metering, tracking/location, smart home, monitoring, smart cities, and a long-tail selection of “others.” Monitoring has consistently accounted for between a third and a quarter of all cellular IoT connections, strongly driven by automotive applications that include: Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) telematics, aftermarket telematics, and fleet management. Yet, this stalwart will account for less than 10% by 2026. Download Read more about ABI Research Report – Tomorrow’s Smart Connected Products Require Smarter Connectivity Services Today[…]

Smart Transportation

Transport and logistics were one of the earliest use cases for cellular connected devices and in many countries, remain the largest application areas. Suppliers initially targeted the market with IoT solutions focused on high-value assets, such as containers and the heavy good vehicles that carried them, where the return on investment was easily demonstrable.

Smart Agriculture

Global demand for agricultural products is on the rise. By applying advanced technologies in agricultural production, farmers are able to measure and manage the variability of crops in the fields and animals within the herds. Connected equipment, sensors and controllers are being deployed across farms worldwide to increase yield in order to meet the growing demand for food driven by population growth and urbanisation.