Internet of Things (IoT) Connectivity Protocols, Global, 2018

Adoption of New Connectivity Protocols Depends on Interoperability and Hybrid Solutions

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With billions of connected devices expected to be in use in the world in the next 2–3 years, the importance of a critical component within the IoT ecosystem—connectivity—is only set to increase further. While the requirements of devices vary, the connectivity protocols that can enable IoT to leverage the applications and benefits are also evolving. From 2G, 3G to the now prevalent Long Range (LoRa) and Low Power (LPWAN) and the future technologies of 5G and NB-IoT are all vying with each other to meet these requirements.Almost all major verticals are now implementing or testing IoT applications to improve productivity and enhance user experiences. Smart health, smart home, smart energy, Manufacturing 4.0,

Research Highlights

This study covers various aspects of IoT connectivity protocols and their applications, such as:

  • The different types and models in IoT connectivity
  • Current connectivity trends to enable smarter products and services
  • Suitability of protocols for different applications based on complexity and data transfer requirements
  • Examples, use cases, drivers, and restraints for existing applications
  • Themes such as standardization and interoperability
  • Upcoming connectivity protocols such as 5G and NB-IoT and the potential applications where they can be used, with a number of stakeholders in the telecom sector.

Company profiles offer a glimpse of what companies are offering and various steps that they are taking to stay ahead of the market.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the different types of IoT connectivity protocols used currently?
  • What are the different applications that these protocols enable?
  • What are the significant areas of growth?
  • What are the key differences between various protocols?
  • What are the upcoming IoT connectivity protocols and the applications and where can they be implemented?
  • What does the IoT connectivity ecosystem look like?
  • What are the developments across verticals?

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
Key Findings
2. IoT—Role of Connectivity
Set for Growth Despite Concerns
Ecosystem has Diverse Connectivity Requirements
Four Models to Enable Connectivity
3. IoT Connectivity Protocols
IoT Connectivity—Mobile-first Versus IoT-first
IoT Connectivity—Conventional Options
2G, 3G Cellular for IoT Applications
Bluetooth for IoT Applications
Wi-Fi for IoT Applications
Z-Wave for IoT Applications
IoT Connectivity—Emerging Options
LTE-M for IoT Applications
NB-IoT for IoT Applications
LoRaWAN for IoT Applications
Sigfox for IoT Applications
5G for IoT Applications
Satellite for IoT Applications
4. Mapping IoT Applications to Connectivity
Decision Making—Parameters Under Consideration
Existing Application 1—Remote Asset Management
Existing Application 2—Remote Health Monitoring
Existing Application 3—Intelligent Lighting
Existing Application 4—Smart Metering
Existing Application 5—Connected Cars
Upcoming Application 1—Driverless Cars
Upcoming Application 2—Drones
Upcoming Application 3—Tactile Internet
IoT Applications—Requirements Going Forward
5. Company Profiles
AT&T
KPN
Telefonica
Vodafone
Verizon
Ericsson
Huawei
ZTE Corporation
6. Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
Growth Opportunity 1—IoT Platforms
Growth Opportunity 2—Emerging Markets
Growth Opportunity 3—Vertical Specific Solutions
Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
7. The Last Word
The Last Word—Takeaways
Legal Disclaimer
8. Appendix
List of Exhibits
List of Acronyms
9. The Frost & Sullivan Story

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List of Figures & Charts

1. IoT Connectivity: Different Models, Global, 2018
2. IoT Connectivity: Influencing Factors, Global, 2018
3. IoT Connectivity: Understanding NB-IoT, Global, 2018
4. IoT Connectivity: Influencing Factors, Global, 2018
5. IoT Connectivity: Understanding LoRaWAN, Global, 2018
6. IoT Connectivity: Influencing Factors, Global, 2018
7. IoT Connectivity: Understanding Sigfox, Global, 2018
8. IoT Connectivity: Influencing Factors, Global, 2018
9. IoT Connectivity: Understanding 5G, Global, 2018
10. IoT Connectivity: Influencing Factors, Global, 2018
11. IoT Connectivity: Understanding Satellite, Global, 2018
12. IoT Connectivity: Influencing Factors, Global, 2018


1. IoT Connectivity: Expected Growth, Global, 2017–2019
2. IoT: End User Survey, Global, 2017–2019
3. IoT Connectivity: Connected Devices Communication, Global, 2018
4. IoT Connectivity: Evolution in User Market, Global, 2018
5. IoT Connectivity: Use of Existing Network Options, Global, 2018
6. IoT Connectivity: 2G and 3G Characteristics and Applications, Global, 2018
7. IoT Connectivity: Influencing Factors and Use Case, Global, 2018
8. IoT Connectivity: Use of Existing Network Options, Global, 2018
9. IoT Connectivity: Influencing Factors and Use Case, Global, 2018
10. IoT Connectivity: Use of Existing Network Options, Global, 2018
11. IoT Connectivity: Influencing Factors and Use Case, Global, 2018
12. IoT Connectivity: Understanding Z-Wave and Use Case, Global, 2018
13. IoT Connectivity: Influencing Factors and Use Case, Global, 2018
14. IoT Connectivity: Emerging Network Options, Global, 2018
15. IoT Connectivity: Understanding LTE-M, Global, 2018
16. IoT Connectivity: Application of LTE-M, Global, 2018
17. IoT Connectivity: Application of NB-IoT, Global, 2018
18. IoT Connectivity: Application of LoRaWAN, Global, 2018
19. IoT Connectivity: Application of Sigfox, Global, 2018
20. IoT Connectivity: Application of 5G, Global, 2018
21. IoT Connectivity: Application of Satellite, Global, 2018
22. IoT Connectivity: Understanding Asset Remote Management, Global, 2018
23. IoT Connectivity: Understanding Patient Monitoring, Global, 2018
24. IoT Connectivity: Understanding Smart Lighting, Global, 2018
25. IoT Connectivity: Understanding Smart Metering, Global, 2018
26. IoT Connectivity: Understanding Connected Cars, Global, 2018



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