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Wireless Sensor Network Markets

Zigbee, Thread, Matter, BLE, WiFi and Others

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* Decades of industry experience
* Primary research investigation
* Technology expertise
* Actionable data
* Customized to your needs

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ON World's market research is used by Fortune 1000 companies, investors, startups and developers worldwide.

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Relentless advances in wireless sensor networks (WSN) have resulted in billions of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices today. More than 1 billion annual WSN chipsets were sold worldwide last year due to breakthroughs such as wireless mesh networking, Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), multi-protocol devices, IP-addressable end nodes and cloud development/device management platforms.

ON World has covered these developments and their impact on the evolving IoT ecosystem for the past 15 years.

There are two primary market landscapes:

• Short-range WSNs (e.g. 802.15.4, BLE, WiFi and others)
• LPWANs including Sigfox, LoRa, NB-IoT, LTE-M and others

Short-range WSN will continue to have the biggest impact on consumer markets including the smart home, media center, health, fitness and wearables. Compared with consumer IoT, enterprise applications are more diverse with demand for both short range and long range WSN technologies.

Global revenues for WSN drop-in modules and chipsets will approach $10 billion. Enterprise applications will make up 32% of the chipset unit shipments and 55% of the revenues by this time due to higher chipset and module average sale prices (ASPs) compared to consumer applications.

For this research service, we provide an exhaustive investigation of the WSN ecosystem including phone interviews and surveys with component suppliers, manufacturers, service providers, distributors and end users targeting 40+ market segments.

Your customized data includes 6-year market size forecasts by units and revenues with your specific breakdown requirements by market, application, geography and technology such as protocols, frequency, topology, etc.


ON World's granular IoT components market size forecasts are by target market with breakdowns by application, region and technology. Our forecasts are continually updated and are customized to meet your specific needs.

Target Markets:

Smart Metering & Distributed Energy Resources
Smart Homes
Entertainment RF Controls
Medical, Health & Wellness
Building Automation & Commercial Services
Industrial Automation, Logistics, Agriculture & Construction
Smart Cities
Retail, Automotive and Others


Audio/Video Controls
Health & Fitness
Safety, security and environmental monitoring
Condition monitoring/asset management

Standard Breakdowns:

Region: Global, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Rest of World
Historical Data: 2 previous years
Projections: 6 years including the current year
Forecast unit: WSN Chipsets
Technology breakdowns: 802.15.4, BLE, WiFi, Z-Wave, EnOcean, Others
Target Markets: Metering, Smart Homes, Entertainment RF Controls, Medical/Health, Buildings, Industrial, Smart Cities, Retail, Automotive and Others
Applications: Energy/Metering, Lighting, A/V Controls, Health/Fitness, Safety/Security and Environmental monitoring, Condition monitoring, Others

Optional Breakdowns:

Specific product segment(s) (e.g. drop-in modules)
Product feature/function (e.g. multi-protocol, frequency)
Market shares

Delivery Format: Excel


ON World's ecosystem research data is based on ongoing surveys with organizations across the whole IoT value chain. Your dataset is customizable using our latest survey data or we can conduct a new survey(s) to investigate your unique market needs.

Examples of recently surveyed ecosystem segments include:


Smart Home/IoT users
Likely future Smart Home/IoT users
Broadband users

Other IoT End users:

Oil & Gas

Retail Store Sales Reps:

Electronics Outlets (e.g. Best Buy, The Source)
Home Centers (Home Depot, Lowe's, RONA)
Mass Market chains (e.g. Walmart, Target, Canadian Tire)
Hardware stores (e.g. Ace Hardware)

Professional Installers:

CEDIA dealers
HVAC/Electric/Appliance professionals
Home builders
Contract installers
Industrial automation professional services

Service Providers:

Security services
Cable/telco operators

Online Product Listings:

5,000+ product listings from dozens of web storefronts (Amazon.com, Bestbuy.com, etc.)
1+ million ratings/reviews
Tracking sales growth, pricing, features, consumer feedback


Platform providers
Device manufacturers
Software developers
Component suppliers

Delivery Format: PPT


Every year, ON World surveys thousands of individuals in the global IoT ecosystem including:

End User Datasets:

Home service providers
Industrial automation
Oil & Gas

Technology Companies:

Every quarter, ON World conducts hundreds of interviews and surveys with executives and product managers with leading manufacturers, software developers, component suppliers, and platform providers involved with low power wireless sensing and control markets.

A few of the surveyed/analyzed companies include:

Chipsets, Modules & Network Stacks: Altair, ANS, Analog Devices, Anaren, ARM, ATIM, CEL, Cypress, Decawave, Dialog, Digi, Dynastream, Embit, EM Microelectronic, EnOcean, Espressif, Fanstel, Greenvity, IMST, InsightSIP, Ingenu, IVT, Laird, Lapis, Linear, Link Labs, Marvell, Maxim, MediaTek, Microchip, Microsemi, Millennial Net, MultiTech, Murata, Nanotron, NEMEUS, Nivis, Nordic Semiconductor, NXP, ON Semiconductor, Panasonic, Qorvo, Qualcomm, Quectel, Radiocrafts, Raytac, Redpine, Renesas, RF Digital (AMS), RF Solutions, Seed Development, Sequans, Semtech, Sierra Wireless, Silicon Labs, Skyley, Softing, STMicro, Synapse, Taiyo Yuden, TD Next, TDK Corp, Telit, TI, u-blox, UBEC, Wirepas, Wisol, Wistron Neweb, Würth Elektronik, Zilog...

IoT Network Infrastructure & Software Platforms:
Actility, Alarm.com, Amazon, Arrayent, Atmosphere IoT, Ayla Networks, C3 IoT, Centrica Hive, Cisco, Cumulocity, EcoFactor, Electric Imp, Ericsson, Essence Group, Google, Gemalto, GreenWave Systems, Huawei, Helium, IBM, IFTTT, Ingenu, Intent Technologies, Kerlink, Mesh Systems, Microsoft, Muzzley, myDevices, Nokia, OrbiWise, PTC/ThingWorx, relayr, Roc-Connect, Samsung SmartThings, Sagemcom, Senet, Sigfox, Tendril, There Corporation, Wink, ZTE...

Homes, Buildings & Multiple Markets:
ABB, Acuity Brands, Aclara, ADT, Amazon, AMX, ASSA ABLOY, AT&T, Belkin, Bosch, Casambi, CentraLite, Cobject, Comcast, Computime, Control4, Cree, Crestron, Develco, D-Link, Daintree, Digital Lumens, Distech Controls, Eaton, Echelon, Electrolux, Emerson, Ecobee, Enlighted, E-Senza, Fagerhult, Fujitsu, GEO, General Electric, Golden Power, Gooee, Google Nest, Haier Group, Helium, Hitachi, Honeywell, HP, Hubbell, IBM, Idosens, IoTA, Ingersoll Rand, Insteon (SmartLabs), Invisible Systems, Johnson Controls, Kwikset, EEDARSON, Legrand, Leviton, LG, Lutron, Libelium, M2M Spectrum, Mitsubishi, Netatmo, NetVox, NKE Watteco, Nortek, Oceasoft, Onzo, OSRAM, Panasonic, Philips, Rachio, RF Technologies, Samsung, Satechi, Schneider, Sengled, Sharp, Silvair, Siemens, Sony, Stack Lighting, Stanley Black & Decker, Technicolor, The Button Corporation, ThinkEco, Toshiba, Tridium, Universal Electronics, UTC, Vivint, Whirlpool, Xiaomi, Yale Security, Yokogawa, Zuli, Zumtobel...

Industrial, Logistics, Smart Grid & Smart Cities:
Adeunis RF, Advantech, Azimut, Berlinger, Birdz, Chess Wise, CIMCON Lighting, CyanConnode, DimOnoff, Draeger, Echelon, Enevo, EVVOS, GridPoint, Halma, Harvard Engineering, IBM, Intesens, Itron, Kapsch, Kontakt, Landis+Gyr, Libelium, LORD, National, Oceasoft, OleumTech, Phoenix Contact, Qowisio, Sensolus, SignalFire, SmartSensor Labs, SRETT, Sunpower, TwistHDM, Tantalus, Tekelek, Trilliant, Ubicquia, Urbiotica, WellAware, WESROC, Yokogawa, Zencus...

Mobile Sensing, Health/Fitness and Wearables:
A&D, Acute Technology, Apple, Awarepoint, Bionym, BioSensics, BioTelemetry, Care Innovations, Casio, CenTrak, DexCom, Fitbit, Fitlinxx, GENTAG, Garmin, Grand Care, iHealth Labs, Indesit, Intelesens, Jawbone, LifeWatch, Lutron, MC10, Medtronic, Meta, MetaWear, MobileHelp, Nonin, Numera, Nuubo, Omron, Pebble, Polar, Proteus, Qardio, Quanttus, Sensium, SmartLife, Snaptracs, Sotera, Vuzix, Whistle...

Methodology Workflow:

Forecast Summary
Forecast Scope

I. Ecosystem Analysis

IoT Market Landscapes
Market Forces & Drivers
Total Potential Market Sizing
Smart Homes & Buildings
Utility Networks & Smart Cities
Industrial Automation & Logistics
The WSN Value System

II. Technologies & Standards

Trends & Developments:

Mesh Networking
IP Addressability
Multi-Protocol Chips

Short-Range WSN Technologies
IEEE 802.15.4
Zigbee 3.0
Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA)
The Thread Group
Wi-SUN Alliance
Industrial WSN Standards
Bluetooth Low Energy
Bluetooth 5
Bluetooth Mesh
Bluetooth Beacons

Low Power Wide Area Network Technologies
Cellular Based LPWAN Technologies
Non-Cellular LPWAN Technologies
LoRa Alliance
Weightless SIG
ETSI’s Low Throughput Networks (LTN)

IP Smart Object Technologies
IETF Standards
Open Source WSN Initiatives
IoT Software Frameworks
Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF)
UPnP+ Initiative
Mozaiq Operations

III. Value System

Product segmentation
Market leaders
In-depth investigation and analysis of top 40 companies that are having the biggest impact on the WSN/IoT ecosystem today.
Current offerings, products and services, pricing, differentiators
Financials, partners, go-to-market strategy
Standards supported, software, tools, integration, key features...

IV. Primary Research

Ecosystem Surveys:

Conduct surveys with WSN/IoT market stakeholders (e.g. consumers, buildings, utilities, manufacturers, security services, professional installers, vendors).

Sample survey questions:

Number of WSN Nodes Deployed
Types of WSN Devices Deployed
WSN Integration(s)
IoT Platform(s) Used
Installation Method
When Was First WSN Device Installed
Primary Adoption Driver
When Likely to Adopt
Planned WSN Applications
Important/Most Important Features
Importance of Vendor Interoperability
Preferred Brands
Preferred Channels
Reasons for Not Adopting
Maximum Spending

Online Product Analysis:

Our proprietary database includes thousands of online smart home product listings and over a million consumer reviews that are continually categorized, filtered and analyzed.

V. Market Size Forecasts

Market segmentation
Financials/industry trends
Geographical trends
Consumer confidence
Forecast data models
Chipset unit shipments
Drop-in module unit shipments
Average sale prices (ASP)
Chipset/module revenues

About ON World:
ON World provides business intelligence on Internet of Things markets. Since 2003, our market research has been used by Fortune 1000 companies, investors and IoT developers worldwide.