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NB-IoT

A Market Dynamics Report

Published: March 2018

Analysts/Contributors:
Mareca Hatler, Darryl Gurganious
and Jeff Kreegar

Pages: 122 (91 figures, 60 tables)


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Synopsis:

Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) has reached critical mass with announced deployment plans growing exponentially. Last year, the NB-IoT market was driven by a handful of operators, primarily in Asia and Europe. Today, there are dozens of network operators with NB-IoT networks or plans including in the U.S. where Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile are fast tracking their NB-IoT development. By the end of 2018, most of the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific will be covered by at least one NB-IoT network.

Despite the early lead by unlicensed Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networking technologies such as LoRa® and Sigfox, the NB-IoT ecosystem is rapidly over taking them. Dual mode options have driven much of the initial NB-IoT market where both LTE-M-- a higher bandwidth option that supports voice and mobility-- and NB-IoT protocols are integrated into the same chipset. Lower chip costs, better performance and a roadmap that includes over-the air-updates, voice and mobility will ensure that NB-IoT overtakes LTE-M in the near term and Sigfox and LoRa within the next five years.

Our interviews and reviews of hundreds of LPWA network operator announcements found that NB-IoT makes up about 40% of the these. The pace of activity has accelerated over the past year and based on the high rate of news and announcement over the past six months, the NB-IoT activity level will increase by 18X over the past two years.

Smart city applications such as metering, streetlight monitoring, waste management and parking solutions make up 80% of the announced NB-IoT applications to date. However, the number of NB-IoT applications is growing rapidly-- including solutions for logistics, healthcare, smart buildings, retail and wearable devices such as health monitors and smartwatches-- that will increasingly compete with short range wireless technologies such as Bluetooth and Zigbee
.

Our analysis of nearly 100 LPWA network operators found that 1 in 4 are planning/developing NB-IoT networks today including many top tier mobile operators. Over half of the NB-IoT network operators today are from the Asia Pacific region. A few examples of NB-IoT network operators with varying stages of network rollouts include China Telecom, China Unicom, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom and its subsidiary T-Mobile, KDDI, NTT Docomo, Singtel, SoftBank, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Telia, Telkomsel, Verizon and Vodafone.

By 2025, there will be 1.3 billion LPWA connections worldwide and NB-IoT will make up over half by this time up from <5% in 2017
.

In this report we analyze the market opportunity, competitive threats and status of NB-IoT network rollouts and commercial deployments, based on 250 interviews by phone and online surveys as well as an exhaustive review of the NB-IoT value system. It includes market size forecasts (2016-2022) for connected devices, annual unit shipments and breakdowns by market, application, technology, geography and equipment/services; the results from several surveys; an in-depth technology evaluation that compares NB-IoT to LoRaWAN™ and other LPWA technologies; and an in-depth analysis of the growing NB-IoT ecosystem.


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Companies that ON World contacted or analyzed for this report include:

LPWA Components & IoT Cloud Platforms

Components:

Altair
ARM Holdings plc
ATIM
Digi
Fibocom
GCT Semiconductor
IMST
InnoComm
Laird Technologies
Link Labs
MCS
MediaTek
Microchip
MultiTech
Murata
M2Comm
NEMEUS
Nordic Semiconductor
Quectel Wireless
Semtech
Sequans
Sierra Wireless
Silicon Labs
STMicroelectronics
Texas Instruments
Telit Wireless Solutions
u-blox
Wisol
Wistron NeWeb

IoT Platforms & Network Infrastructure:

Actility
Axible
Carriots
Cisco
Gemalto
Ericsson
Huawei

IBM
Intent Technologies
Kerlink
Loriot
Mesh Systems
myDevices
OrbiWise
PTC/ThingWorx
relayr
Sagemcom
Samsung

Stream Technologies
ZTE

Devices, Systems, Platforms & Network Operators

Systems/Platforms:

Adeunis RF
Advanced Optronic Devices Company
Bigbelly
Birdz

Civic Smart
CommuniThings
Compology
Connit
Datek Light Control
Diehl Metering
Elster Honeywell
Enevo
EVVOS
Flashnet
Invisible Systems
Intelkia
ista
Janz CE
Kapsch
Libelium
Meuller Systems
Neptune
Nextek Solutions

Nke Watteco
Nordic Automation Systems
OTTO Waste Systems
Schneider Electric
Sensys Networks
Siemens
Silver Spring Networks
SmartSensor Labs
Techem
Telensa
Telematics Wireless
The Button Corporation
Trilliant
Urbiotica
Voguetek
Webthings

Wellness Telecom
Worldsensing
Zedi

Network Operators:


China Mobile
China Telecom
Chunghwa Telecom
Deutsche Telekom
KDDI
KPN
Orange
NTT Docomo
Proximus
Qowisio
Senet
Sigfox
Singtel
SK Telecom
SoftBank
Sprint
Swisscom
Tata
Telecom Italia (TIM)
Telefónica
Telia
Telkomsel
Telstra
Telus
Verizon
Vodafone
Zain

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary
Report Scope & Methodology

The Ecosystem
The LPWA Value Proposition
NB-IoT Network Rollouts Accelerating
LPWA Network Operator Trends
NB-IoT Network Analysis by Region
Asia Pacific
Europe
North America
Latin America, Middle East and Rest of the World
The NB-IoT Value System
The LPWA Market Opportunity

The Smart City IoT Market Opportunity
arket Segmentation
NB-IoT Markets & Applications
Current Deployments & Pilots
Utilities/Energy
Smart Metering
Distributed Energy Resources
Smart Water Networks
Smart Cities
Streetlight Monitoring
Traffic Management
Parking Management
Waste Management
Geotechnical Sensing
Environmental Monitoring
Industrial, Agriculture & Logistics
Smart Tags & Asset Tracking
Smart Buildings
Enterprise Services
Smart Buttons
Consumer IoT
Wearables
Bike Tracking

Survey Results
Respondent Overview

Wireless Sensor Networks
Wireless Sensor Networks
Most Important Features
Satisfaction with Current WSN Systems
Future WSN Applications
Adoption Inhibitors
Innovation Areas
Strategic Investments
IoT Platforms Used

Low Power WANs
LPWA Awareness
LPWA Applications
Product Development
LPWA Channels
Market Impact
LPWA Disruption
Future Projections
Surveyed Organizations

Technology Dynamics
Summary

Cellular Based LPWA Technologies
3GPP
LTE-M1
NB-IoT

Non-Cellular LPWA Technologies
Sigfox
LoRa Alliance
Weightless SIG
ETSI’s Low Throughput Networks (LTN)
IEEE 802.15.4k (Low Energy Critical Infrastructure Networks)

Other LPWA Technologies

RPMA (Ingenu)
Qowisio
Link Labs
NB-Fi (WAVIoT)
Telematics Wireless
vMonitor (Rockwell)

Related Standards Initiatives
Wi-SUN Alliance
JupiterMesh
IEEE 802.11ah (HaLow)
TALQ Association

LPWA Network Tests
Network Range
Network Test 1: Near Real-time Parking Availability
Network Test 2: City Irrigation Monitoring
Network Test 3: City Asset Tracking

Global Total Market Size Forecasts
Global Connected WSN/LPWA Devices
Global Connected LPWA Devices by Market
Global Connected LPWA Devices, NB-IoT & Others
Global Connected NB-IoT Devices, Moderate & Aggressive
Global Connected NB-IoT Devices by Market
Global Total NB-IoT Revenues by Market
Global Total NB-IoT Revenues by Equipment & Services
Global Total NB-IoT Units by Application
Global Total NB-IoT Units by Geography
Global Total LPWA Units by Technology

Target Markets

Utilities

Summary
Value System
Market Size Forecasts
LPWA Connections
Connected NB-IoT Devices
Connected Devices by Market
Revenues by Market
Revenues for Equipment & Services
Units by Geography
Units by Technology


Smart Cities
Summary
Value System
Market Size Forecasts
LPWA Connections
Connected NB-IoT Devices
Connected Devices by Market
Revenues by Market
Revenues for Equipment & Services
Units by Application
Units by Geography
Units by Technology

Industrial, Agriculture & Logistics
Summary
Value System
Market Size Forecasts
LPWA Connections
Connected NB-IoT Devices
Connected Devices by Market
Revenues by Market
Revenues for Equipment & Services
Units by Application
Units by Geography
Units by Technology


Smart Buildings
Summary
Value System
Market Size Forecasts
LPWA Connections
Connected NB-IoT Devices
Revenues for Equipment & Services
Units by Application
Units by Geography
Units by Technology

Consumer & Others
Summary
Market Size Forecasts
LPWA Connections
Connected NB-IoT Devices
Connected LPWA Devices by Market
Revenues by Market
Revenues for Equipment & Services
Units by Application
Units by Geography
Units by Technology

Competitive Landscape
Components
Segmentation
Company Profiles

IoT Connectivity, Device Management & Network Infrastructure
Segmentation
Company Profiles
Devices, Systems & Platforms
Segmentation
Network Operators
Company Profiles

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global LPWA Connections & NB-IoT Penetration Rate (2016-2025)
Figure 2: NB-IoT Activity (2016 – 2018)
Figure 3: Network Operators by LPWA Technology
Figure 4: LPWA Network Operators by Geography
Figure 5: NB-IoT Network Operators by Geography
Figure 6: Total Potential WSN/IoT Connected Devices by Market
Figure 7: Total Addressable WSN/IoT Chipset Shipments, Long Range & Short Range
Figure 8: Most Common LPWA Target Markets
Figure 9: Most Common LPWA Applications
Figure 10: Global Smart Street Lights (2017-2025)
Figure 11: Parking Management, Smart Parking & Others (2017-2025)
Figure 12: Global Connected Bikes in Use (2017-2025)
Figure 13: Qualcomm’s LTE IoT Connected Wearable Devices Platform
Figure 14: Respondents by Industry Role
Figure 15: Respondents by Job Position
Figure 16: Respondents by Geographical Region
Figure 17: Respondents by Targeted Industry
Figure 18: Most Important WSN Features Rated
Figure 19: Satisfaction with WSN Systems
Figure 20: Planning Future/Additional WSN
Figure 21: Planned WSN Applications
Figure 22: WSN Inhibitors Rated
Figure 23: Most Important IoT Innovations
Figure 24: Most Important Strategic Investments
Figure 25: IoT Platforms Used
Figure 26: LPWA Adoption Status
Figure 27: Awareness of LPWA Technologies
Figure 28: Wireless Sensing/M2M Applications Requiring >1K Bytes/Day
Figure 29: LPWA Most Likely Types of Applications
Figure 30: LPWA Product Timeline
Figure 31: Most Likely LPWA Channels
Figure 32: LPWA’s Impact by Market
Figure 33: LPWA’s Disruption on Existing WSN Technologies
Figure 34: LPWA IoT Penetration Rate by 2025
Figure 35: Most Likely LPWA Technologies
Figure 36: Global Connected WSN Devices, LPWA & Others (2016-2022)
Figure 37: Global Connected LPWA Devices by Market (2016-2022)
Figure 38: Global Connected LPWA Devices by Market (2016-2022)
Figure 39: Global Connected NB-IoT Devices, Moderate & Aggressive (2016-2022)
Figure 40: Global Connected NB-IoT Devices by Market (2016-2022)
Figure 41: Global NB-IoT Revenues by Market (2016-2022)
Figure 42: Global NB-IoT Revenues by Eqpmnt & Services (2016-2022)
Figure 43: Global NB-IoT Units by Application (2016-2022)
Figure 44: Global NB-IoT Units by Geography (2016-2022)
Figure 45: Global LPWA Chipsets, NB-IoT & Others (2016-2022)
Figure 46: Global Connected Utility WSN Devices, LPWA & Others (2016-2022)
Figure 47: The Utility IoT/LPWA Value System
Figure 48: Global Utility LPWA Connections, NB-IoT and Others (2016-2022)
Figure 49: Global Connected Utility NB-IoT Devices, Mod & Agg (2016-2022)
Figure 50: Global Connected Utility NB-IoT Devices by Market (2016-2022)
Figure 51: Global Utility NB-IoT Revenues Market (2016-2022)
Figure 52: Global Utility NB-IoT Revenues by Eqpmnt & Services (2016-2022)
Figure 53: Global Utility NB-IoT Device Units by Geography (2016-2022)
Figure 54: Global Utility LPWA Chipsets, NB-IoT & Others (2016-2022)
Figure 55: Global Connected Smart City WSN Devices, LPWA & Others (2016-2022)
Figure 56: The Smart City IoT/LPWA Value System
Figure 57: Global Smart City LPWA Connections, NB-IoT and Others (2016-2022)
Figure 58: Global Connected Smart City NB-IoT Devices, Mod & Agg (2016-2022)
Figure 59: Global Connected Smart City NB-IoT Devices by Market (2016-2022)
Figure 60: Global Smart City NB-IoT Revenues Market (2016-2022)
Figure 61: Global Smart City NB-IoT Revenues by Eqpmnt & Services (2016-2022)
Figure 62: Global Smart City NB-IoT Device Units by Application (2016-2022)
Figure 63: Global Smart City NB-IoT Device Units by Geography (2016-2022)
Figure 64: Global Smart City LPWA Chipsets, NB-IoT & Others (2016-2022)
Figure 65: Global Connected Ind/Ag/Log WSN Devices, LPWA & Others (2016-2022)
Figure 66: The Industrial IoT/LPWA Value System
Figure 67: Global Ind/Ag/Log LPWA Connections, NB-IoT and Others (2016-2022)
Figure 68: Global Connected Ind/Ag/Log NB-IoT Devices, Mod & Agg (2016-2022)
Figure 69: Global Connected Ind/Ag/Log NB-IoT Devices by Market (2016-2022)
Figure 70: Global Ind/Ag/Log NB-IoT Revenues Market (2016-2022)
Figure 71: Global Ind/Ag/Log NB-IoT Revenues by Eqpmnt & Services (2016-2022)
Figure 72: Global Ind/Ag/Log NB-IoT Device Units by Application (2016-2022)
Figure 73: Global Ind/Ag/Log NB-IoT Device Units by Geography (2016-2022)
Figure 74: Global Ind/Ag/Log LPWA Chipsets, NB-IoT & Others (2016-2022)
Figure 75: Global Connected Building WSN Devices, LPWA & Others (2016-2022)
Figure 76: The Smart Building IoT/LPWA Value System
Figure 77: Global Building LPWA Connections, NB-IoT and Others (2016-2022)
Figure 78: Global Connected Building NB-IoT Devices, Mod & Agg (2016-2022)
Figure 79: Global Building NB-IoT Revenues by Eqpmnt & Services (2016-2022)
Figure 80: Global Building NB-IoT Device Units by Application (2016-2022)
Figure 81: Global Building NB-IoT Device Units by Geography (2016-2022)
Figure 82: Global Building LPWA Chipsets, NB-IoT & Others (2016-2022)
Figure 83: Global Connected Consumer/Other WSN Devices (2016-2022)
Figure 84: Global Consumer/Other LPWA Connections, NB-IoT and Others (2016-2022)
Figure 85: Global Connected Consumer/Other NB-IoT Devices, Mod & Agg (2016-2022)
Figure 86: Global Connected Consumer/Other NB-IoT Devices by Market (2016-2022)
Figure 87: Global Consumer/Other NB-IoT Revenues Market (2016-2022)
Figure 88: Global Consumer/Other NB-IoT Revenues by Eqpmnt & Services (2016-2022)
Figure 89: Global Consumer/Other NB-IoT Device Units by Application (2016-2022)
Figure 90: Global Consumer/Other NB-IoT Device Units by Geography (2016-2022)
Figure 91: Global Consumer/Other Chipsets, NB-IoT & Others (2016-2022)

List of Tables

Table 1: Asia Pacific NB-IoT/LTE-M Network Operators by Technology & Status
Table 2: Europe NB-IoT/LTE-M Network Operators by Technology & Status
Table 3: North America NB-IoT/LTE-M Network Operators by Technology & Status
Table 4: The NB-IoT Value System
Table 5: NB-IoT Market Segments & Adoption Drivers
Table 6: LPWA Technologies Summarized
Table 7: Global Connected WSN Devices, LPWA & Others (2016-2022)
Table 8: Global Connected LPWA Devices by Market (2016-2022)
Table 9: Global Connected LPWA Devices, NB-IoT & Others (2016-2022)
Table 10: Global Connected NB-IoT Devices, Moderate & Aggressive (2016-2022)
Table 11: Global Connected NB-IoT Devices by Market (2016-2022)
Table 12: Global NB-IoT LPWA Revenues by Market (2016-2022)
Table 13: Global NB-IoT Revenues by Eqpmnt & Services (2016-2022)
Table 14: Global NB-IoT Units by Application (2016-2022)
Table 15: Global NB-IoT Units by Geography (2016-2022)
Table 16: Global LPWA Chipsets, NB-IoT & Others (2016-2022)
Table 17: Global Utilities LPWA Connections, NB-IoT and Others (2016-2022)
Table 18: Global Connected Utility NB-IoT Devices, Mod & Agg (2016-2022)
Table 19: Global Connected Utility NB-IoT Devices by Market (2016-2022)
Table 20: Global Utility NB-IoT Revenues by Market (2016-2022)
Table 21: Global Utility NB-IoT Revenues by Eqpmnt & Services (2016-2022)
Table 22: Global Utility NB-IoT Device Units by Geography (2016-2022)
Table 23: Global Utility LPWA Chipsets, NB-IoT & Others (2016-2022)
Table 24: Global Smart City LPWA Connections, NB-IoT and Others (2016-2022)
Table 25: Global Connected Smart City NB-IoT Devices, Mod & Agg (2016-2022)
Table 26: Global Connected Smart City NB-IoT Devices by Market (2016-2022)
Table 27: Global Smart City NB-IoT Revenues by Market (2016-2022)
Table 28: Global Smart City NB-IoT Revenues by Eqpmnt & Services (2016-2022)
Table 29: Global Smart City NB-IoT Device Units by Application (2016-2022)
Table 30: Global Smart City NB-IoT Device Units by Geography (2016-2022)
Table 31: Global Smart City LPWA Chipsets, NB-IoT & Others (2016-2022)
Table 32: Global Ind/Ag/Log LPWA Connections, NB-IoT and Others (2016-2022)
Table 33: Global Connected Ind/Ag/Log NB-IoT Devices, Mod & Agg (2016-2022)
Table 34: Global Connected Ind/Ag/Log NB-IoT Devices by Market (2016-2022)
Table 35: Global Ind/Ag/Log NB-IoT Revenues by Market (2016-2022)
Table 36: Global Ind/Ag/Log NB-IoT Revenues by Eqpmnt & Services (2016-2022)
Table 37: Global Ind/Ag/Log NB-IoT Device Units by Application (2016-2022)
Table 38: Global Ind/Ag/Log NB-IoT Device Units by Geography (2016-2022)
Table 39: Global Ind/Ag/Log LPWA Chipsets, NB-IoT & Others (2016-2022)
Table 40: Global Building LPWA Connections, NB-IoT and Others (2016-2022)
Table 41: Global Connected Building NB-IoT Devices, Mod & Agg (2016-2022)
Table 42: Global Building NB-IoT Revenues by Eqpmnt & Services (2016-2022)
Table 43: Global Building NB-IoT Device Units by Application (2016-2022)
Table 44: Global Building NB-IoT Device Units by Geography (2016-2022)
Table 45: Global Building LPWA Chipsets, NB-IoT & Others (2016-2022)
Table 46: Global Consumer/Other LPWA Connections, NB-IoT and Others (2016-2022)
Table 47: Global Connected Consumer/Other NB-IoT Devices, Mod & Agg (2016-2022)
Table 48: Global Connected Consumer/Other NB-IoT Devices by Market (2016-2022)
Table 49: Global Consumer/Other NB-IoT Revenues by Market (2016-2022)
Table 50: Global Consumer/Other NB-IoT Revenues by Eqpmnt & Services (2016-2022)
Table 51: Global Consumer/Other NB-IoT Device Units by Application (2016-2022)
Table 52: Global Consumer/Other NB-IoT Device Units by Geography (2016-2022)
Table 53: Global Consumer/Other Chipsets, NB-IoT & Others (2016-2022)
Table 54: LPWA Component Suppliers by Product Segment
Table 55: LPWA Components – Profiles
Table 56: IoT Connectivity, Device Mgmt & Infrastructure Platforms by Product Segment
Table 57: IoT Connectivity, Device Mgmt & Infrastructure Platforms – Profiles
Table 58: IoT/LPWA Devices & Vertical System Providers by Target Market
Table 59: IoT/LPWA Devices & Vertical System Providers – Profiles
Table 60: (Select) NB-IoT Network Operators


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*LoRa Alliance™ and LoRaWAN™ are marks used under license from the LoRa Alliance.


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