This report is part of a series of Insight Reports produced by the Connectivity & IoT Group at IHS. These dedicated studies are designed to complement the group’s already extensive research portfolio by providing in-depth analysis on the uptake of wireless technology in specific vertical markets, regions and applications. Research for this report was conducted from August 2015 to April 2016.
The IHS Technology Connectivity Group has been tracking the Bluetooth market since its inception, offering a range of products including reports, market trackers and customized consulting projects. The uptake of Bluetooth has traditionally been strongest in the consumer electronics (CE) and communications markets, particularly in mobile handsets, with all smartphones featuring the technology. As the adoption of Bluetooth into low-power applications continues to expand, new applications are opening up for the technology within the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT). This Insight Report examines both the traditional use cases for Bluetooth as well as the opportunities that are emerging for Bluetooth Smart, the low power variant of the technology.
Senior Analyst, IoT & Connectivity
Christian Kim is a senior analyst at IoT Connectivity team responsible for coverage of cellular wireless, high-performance wireless and smartphone technologies.