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The Market Landscape for Massive IoT

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Massive Internet of Things (IoT) is just how it sounds – a massive ecosystem of connected devices working together to power IoT applications. According to a 2021 Ericsson Mobility report, Massive IoT will make up approximately 51 percent of all cellular IoT connections by the year 2027. Low power wide area (LPWA) Mobile IoT networks make up a portion of this percentage.

What are LPWA Networks?

LPWA networks, such as LTE-M and NB-IoT process data slower than other cellular technologies, which is why it pairs well with lower-complexity IoT devices that don’t need fast data transmission. LPWA networks, designed with low-data and low-power devices in mind, offer similar benefits of cellular connectivity, with reduced costs and often better coverage in buildings, underground, and across supply chain and transportation solutions.

Because of this, LPWA is able to connect millions of devices across the globe to power everyday objects.

Top Smart Use Cases for Massive IoT

  1. Smart Agriculture
    • Massive IoT uses big data to monitor critical information that result in safer, cost-effective farming practices. These solutions help bridge the gap between seamless IoT connectivity and challenges in agriculture. Ultimately, Massive IoT steps in to accompany resilient technology that prevents data overages, tracks feed levels, and improves production efficiency.
  2. Smart Cities
    • Rapidly growing urban cities rely on smart infrastructure to support all of the components. Massive IoT uses sensors to monitor waste management, parking meters, streetlights, traffic lights, and more. Dozens of cities around the country have adopted these practices to improve city life. For example, in Chicago, Illinois, water sensors track river bank levels to monitor flooding.
  3. Smart Energy
    • Monitoring electric loads through connected IoT meters allows for improved costs and energy efficiency, resulting in less blackouts. According to MarketsandMarkets, the global IoT energy market size is estimated to grow from $20.2 billion in 2020 to $35.2 billion by 2025.
  4. Smart Manufacturing
    • Smart tracking in manufacturing allows for better visibility in the production process, developing smoother and safer working conditions.
  5. Smart Fleet
    • According to Business Wire, the global smart fleet market is expected to reach $82 billion by 2026, up from an estimated $44.5 billion in 2021. Optimizing fleet and supply chain solutions creates improved production operations, facilitates safer driving, and increases visibility. Massive IoT uses real-time data to measure performance, supporting efficiency and mitigates risks.

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