Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks in unlicensed spectrum are growing in coverage and adoption, while standardized technologies for use in licensed spectrum are to become available later this year. The benefits of low cost, low power and broad coverage (including indoor) address a wide range of different application requirements which cellular, short range wireless and other connectivity options cannot match. Therefore growth is forecast to be very high, with connection volumes growing from just 20m in 2015 to 860m in 2020, outnumbering cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) connections at that time.
North America is currently the largest market on a regional basis, but we expect it will be overtaken by Western Europe in 2017 where momentum is building and competition intensifying in a number of important markets. However, in 2018 we expect that Asia Pacific will become the largest market, and will remain so through 2020, when we expect the region to account for 45% of total LPWA connections. Adoption will be more gradual in emerging markets, and in 2020 Africa & Middle East, Central & Eastern Europe and Latin America are expected to account for less than 15% of global connections.
‘Low Power Wide Area Internet of Things: Market Forecasts and MNO Approaches‘ report provides a detailed overview of the LPWA networks and forecasts globally. It offers a deep quantitative and qualitative insight into the LPWA key trends, evaluating near-term opportunities and assessing risk factors, based on extensive research findings by Pyramid Research.
Price: $3,495 (Single User License)
Published: April – 2016
Publisher: Pyramid Research
Report Format: electronic pdf