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 (285)

  • Sam Lucero, Tanner Johnson | May 15, 2020
    Arm has not yet gained official status for iSIM as a GSMA eSIM specification; however, GSMA plans to integrate in its v4.2 SGP.01 specifications.
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  • Tanner Johnson | April 21, 2020
    New botnet presents evolved, damaging capabilities over its predecessors
  • Vladimir Galabov, Manoj Sukumaran | April 20, 2020
    The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a wide reaching impact on many industries, including data center (DC) computing. Preliminary shipment data and vendor feedback point to the enterprise market segment being severely impacted as enterprises delay or cancel investment in DC compute altogether. Signs of strain in the global supply chain amplify this trend in the first half of 2020. On the opposite side of the scale, DC compute vendor feedback point to positive demand for communication and cloud services. Telcos indicated a surge in demand for communication services and plan to ramp investment. This analysis examines multiple data point to explain this trend.
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Subscription Services

Get critical insight into cellular connectivity for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The Cellular IoT (formerly M2M) Intelligence Service combines strategic analysis and real-time forecasts, allowing for unparalleled insight into all the key aspects of this dynamic and rapidly evolving industry.
Analyst insight and market data on the effects of COVID-19 measures on demand and supply across the technology, media, and telecoms (TMT) value chain.
The industrial market is growing in complexity as the speed of innovation accelerates. This service helps you keep pace with the most dynamic aspects of manufacturing technology through leading research on Industrial IoT (IIoT), digitalization and connectivity. Find detailed data and insights to support strategic investments in IIoT technologies and to understand industry readiness for IIoT solutions.
Identify growth opportunities in the market for protecting IoT devices and their data. This service provides complete coverage of IoT cybersecurity products and services, with detailed analysis based on revenue splits from market contributors. The comprehensive market is segmented by domain, technology, region, and vertical.
The single source for complete analysis of IoT devices. This service features our IoT Devices Market Tracker, which provides up-to-date data for device shipments, installed base and connectivity shipments.
Understand the IoT platforms software and services market. This service features our IoT Platforms Market Tracker, which provides historical and forecast data for devices managed by an IoT platform, segmented by platform subcategory and region.
Understand the market for connectivity technologies, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, Zigbee and many others. This service features our proprietary market tracker with historical and forecast data for the adoption of 26 technologies and 32 application areas.


Reports View All (140)

  • David Green | May 21, 2020
    This new topical report explores how and where AI fits within the growing smart lighting market, including the use cases in three key sectors, and a top-level look at the changing ecosystem.
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  • Julian Watson, Baldesh Singh, Li Fen Siew, Matthew Ong | May 12, 2020
    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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  • Baldesh Singh, Li Fen Siew | May 01, 2020
    This Smart City Profile is one of a series produced as part of the Smart Cities IoT Intelligence Service. These dedicated studies are designed to complement the group’s already extensive research portfolio by providing in-depth analysis on market development at the individual city level. These profiles provide a valuable bench-marking tool for clients active in the global smart cities market.
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Data View All (14)

  • Alex West | June 01, 2020
    Separating hype from reality around IIoT projects can be a challenge. To help track deployment, IHS Markit has developed a database of publicly announced IIoT projects.
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  • Julian Watson | May 11, 2020
    The IoT Devices Market Tracker provides clients with the most current estimates and forecasts on the IoT market. The IoT Market Tracker database includes a wealth of quantitative data, including annual historic and forecast data for equipment shipments, installed base, and connectivity penetration ...
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  • Lee Ratliff | May 05, 2020
    Quarterly analysis around low power technologies that enable M2M systems and products
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Presentations View All (15)

  • Chicago, USA
    Paul Bremner | June 08, 2018
    McCormick Place in Chicago hosted 2018’s Lightfair trade show, “the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference”.
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  • Frankfurt, Germany
    Paul Bremner, Bryan Montany | April 13, 2018
    Light+Building, the world’s largest trade fair for lighting and building service technology, welcomed more than 2,700 exhibitors from 55 countries, across more than 260,000 square meters spread ove 25 halls.
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  • London, UK
    Paul Bremner | November 30, 2017
    LuxLive, Europe’s biggest annual lighting event, once again welcomed industry attendees to the ExCel Exhibition Centre, with attendees ranging from consulting engineers and advisors, to infrastructure owners and operators, and electrical distributors.
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Press Releases

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Analysts View All (21)

  • Icon Research Vice President, Enterprise
    As head of the Enterprise research sector, Bill Morelli manages core strategy, personnel, analysis, and commercial planning for the practice, whose focus areas include artificial intelligence, cloud and data centers, cybersecurity, enterprise IT, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Icon Senior Principal Analyst, IoT
    Sam Lucero has been a technology market and industry analyst since 2001, and he has focused exclusively on analyzing the market opportunity for IoT for the past 15 years.
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