Gateways can perform several critical roles in IoT implementations: such as protocol conversion/bridging, providing connectivity to the cloud or enterprise applications through wide area network connectivity, managing the security on node devices and data/filtering, processing and storage. The ability to support local or edge compute is becoming more important as more applications that require real-time responses to changes in the physical environment, monitored by sensors, are being developed. In this report, IHS Markit:
- defines the current and evolving role of gateway devices in the Internet of Things (IoT);
- provides an update on recent developments in this space, spanning not only gateway vendors themselves, but innovations by partners such as chipset vendors and IoT software and platform providers;
- assesses 3 key strategic trends that will impact on IoT gateway design and capabilities: the impact of cellular and non-cellular Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies, the growing importance of local analytics capabilities and IoT gateways’ role in driving business transformation by vendors’ customers and the gateway vendors themselves.
- analyses the impact of gateways in specific markets and verticals such as cellular IoT, industrial, lighting, medical, and residential and smart home.