M2M, IoT & Connectivity

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The world is going digital, driven by near-ubiquitous connectivity, continually decreasing costs in processing and sensor solutions, and the internet’s ability to facilitate communication among electronic devices. In addition, we’re all trying to navigate IoT—a technological evolution based on how connected devices can enhance communication, automate complex industrial processes, make cities and homes smarter, and provide a wealth of information for processing into useful actions aimed at making our lives easier.

Be equipped to take advantage of the IoT’s many exciting opportunities with our thorough analysis and data on wired and wireless connectivity technologies. Coverage encompasses the role of high-speed and low-power connectivity, the impact on cellular M2M markets and the ecosystems, software and services that need to be in place to realize the IoT’s full potential.

Analyst Insights View All (161)

  • Sam Lucero | July 10, 2017
    IHS Markit has updated its cellular IoT vendor market share analysis to include full-year 2016 results. This Insight assesses full-year 2016 market performance and current market trends and explains the resulting adjustments to the overall cellular IoT module forecasts.
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  • Sam Lucero | July 10, 2017
    In the wake of recent key Chinese government-stated goals for NB-IoT deployment in the country, and corresponding mobile operator deployment plans, momentum for licensed LPWA technologies appears to growing strongly. Is there still a place for unlicensed LPWA technologies, like LoRa, RPMA, and Sigfox?
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  • Pablo Tomasi | June 28, 2017
    India has selected 30 cities in the third round of the Smart City Mission national programme. With this announcement, India has now selected 90 cities, which means that only 10 spots remain for the 20 cities still competing to win the challenge and secure the related funds to launch smart city projects. Total investment for the 90 cities reached INR191,155 crore (USD 29.6 billion). In this round of selection a total of 45 cities competed for 40 available opportunities. However, only 30 cities were selected to ensure feasible and workable plans. As part of the Mission the government will provide INR500 crore (USD77.4 million) to each of the winning cities for a five-year period.
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In recent years, the demand and expectation for connectivity has expanded beyond consumer devices market, with companies and governments worldwide investing in technology to enable similar communication capabilities in their various assets, machines, and equipment. This trend has led to the rapid growth of the cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) market. Given the rising use of M2M in industries ranging from automotive to healthcare to utilities, this market presents a significant opportunity for companies that have a thorough understanding of its current dynamics and future outlook.
Market forecasts on wireless technology adoption, highlighting key shifts that will occur in the high-speed wireless landscape, focused on Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Classic and Smart Ready Bluetooth®.
This service, combining strategic analysis and real-time forecasts, provides clients with the insight needed to make critical business decisions and maximize growth opportunities in the burgeoning IoT market.
Provides accurate analysis and deep insight of the key metrics of relevant players in low-power wireless systems and technologies.
One of the major challenges facing cities today is the increase in worldwide urban population, and the inevitable strain this puts on city systems and resources. This service examines how cities around the world are implementing new, connected technology solutions to cope with these challenges, and provides insightful analysis to technology providers in the smart city market.
The Smart Manufacturing Intelligence Service - Annual will provide news, commentary and analyst insight to ensure that you can easily keep abreast of developments as they happen. It will offer a one-stop information source that filters reality from all the hype, and offers an unbiased and realistic view of the implications for different industry stakeholders.


Reports View All (69)

  • Lee Ratliff | July 24, 2017
    This report is an in-depth investigation of the types of devices and connectivity used in the smart home. It’s meant to be a very granular dissection of the smart home for those who are particularly interested in the shifting dynamics of the smart home ... .
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  • Pablo Tomasi | July 24, 2017
    These case studies examine selected smart city projects around the globe. Each case study provides a current snapshot of the project while analyzing its impact and relevance to the smart cities and IoT market.
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  • Julian Watson | July 21, 2017
    IHS Markit has developed a series of case studies analyzing the implementation of IoT across a range of verticals, such as agriculture, healthcare, logistics, smart home and many others.
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  • Formerly Connectivity in Consumer, Mobile & IT Market Tracker
    Christian Kim | July 19, 2017
    The expanding world of connected devices is becoming more diverse as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) integrate multiple connectivity technologies in a widening range of both consumer and enterprise devices...
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  • Pablo Tomasi | July 17, 2017
    The Smart Cities Project Tracker is updated on a quarterly basis, and contains information on approximately 400 smart city projects around the world. All these projects use integrated information and communications technology (ICT) systems to improve efficiency, manage complexity and enhance citizen quality of life, leading to sustainable improvement in city operations.
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  • Sam Lucero | June 23, 2017
    Up-to-date, global forecasts on cellular IoT connections and cellular IoT module shipments as well as insight into the cellular IoT competitive environment.
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  • Icon Senior Director, IT and Networking
    As Senior Research Director for the IT and Networking group within IHS Technology, Bill manages the core strategy, personnel, research, analysis, and commercial planning for the division. Currently, Bill’s primary focus is Connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Icon Research Director, IoT Connectivity and Smart Cities
    Jenalea Howell is the Research Director of the IoT Connectivity and Smart Cities team within IHS Technology with a major focus on industrial IoT. She has more than eight years of research and consulting experience covering industrial automation markets with a narrowing focus on energy efficiency, industrial IoT and smart manufacturing before joining the IT & Networking team in early 2016.
  • Icon Senior Principal Analyst, M2M and IoT
    Sam Lucero is a seasoned industry analyst with over 15 years of experience analyzing telecommunications and networking technology markets. For over a decade, he has researched the markets for machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
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