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The LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) Networks Ecosystem: 2017 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts

The LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) Networks Ecosystem: 2017 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts

Management Report
Published: November 2016
Pages: 239
Research from: Signals and Systems
Sector: Networks & Infrastructure

From: GBP 1923.00
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Until recently, most M2M and IoT services have largely relied on licensed cellular, wireline and satellite networks for their wide area connectivity requirements. Cellular networks, in particular, have enjoyed significant success in the arena. However, for many low bandwidth IoT applications, traditional cellular networks are deemed too expensive due excessive power consumption and complex protocols that lower battery life. As a result, a number of LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) alternatives have emerged that specifically seek to address these concerns.

LPWA networks are optimized to provide wide area coverage with minimal power consumption. Typically reliant on unlicensed frequencies, LPWA profile IoT devices have low data rates, long battery lives and can operate unattended for long periods of time. Licensed LPWA technologies such as NB-IoT and LTE Cat-M1 are also beginning to gain traction.

Already prevalent in IoT applications such as smart metering, lighting control and parking management, LPWA networks are expected to make a significant contribution to the M2M and IoT ecosystem, with an estimated $23 Billion in service revenue by 2020.

The “LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) Networks Ecosystem: 2017 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts” report presents an in-depth assessment of the LPWA networks ecosystem including LPWA technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, vertical market applications, deployment case studies, regulatory landscape, standardization, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles and strategies. The report also presents market size forecasts from 2017 till 2030. The forecasts are segmented for for 4 technology submarkets, 9 vertical markets and 6 regions.

The report comes with an associated Excel datasheet suite covering quantitative data from all numeric forecasts presented in the report.

 

 

Key Findings:
The report has the following key findings:
  • Already prevalent in IoT applications such as smart metering, lighting control and parking management, LPWA networks are expected to make a significant contribution to the M2M and IoT ecosystem, with an estimated $23 Billion in service revenue by 2020.
  • At present, a majority of LPWA networks are based on proprietary technologies and operate in license-exempt spectrum primarily in sub-GHz bands. 
  • With the recent completion of the NB-IoT, LTE Cat-M1 and EC-GSM-IoT standards by the 3GPP, mobile operators are aggressively investing in software upgrades to build their own carrier-grade LPWA networks.
  • By 2020, SNS Research estimates that more than 35% of all LPWA profile IoT devices will be served by NB-IoT, LTE Cat-M1 and EC-GSM-IoT networks.
  • As of Q4’2016, SNS Research estimates the cost of a typical LPWA module to be $4-18, depending on the specific technology. As LPWA network deployments mature, we expect that the cost per module can drop down to as low as $1-2 in volume quantities.

 

 


Topics Covered:
The report covers the following topics:
  • LPWA networks ecosystem
  • Market drivers and barriers
  • LPWA technologies, spectrum bands and key trends
  • Assessment of competing cellular, satellite, wireline and short range networking technologies
  • Vertical market applications, opportunities and deployment case studies
  • Regulatory landscape and standardization
  • Industry roadmap and value chain
  • Profiles and strategies of over 100 leading ecosystem players
  • Strategic recommendations for ecosystem players
  • Market analysis and forecasts from 2017 till 2030

 

 


Forecast Segmentation:
Connection and service revenue forecasts are provided for the following submarkets:
  • Technology Submarkets
    • Proprietary LPWA Technologies
    • NB-IoT (Narrowband Internet of Things)
    • LTE Cat-M1 (eMTC/LTE-M)
    • EC-GSM-IoT (Enhanced Coverage GSM for the Internet of Things)
  • Vertical Markets
    • Agriculture
    • Asset Management & Logistics
    • Automotive & Transportation
    • Consumer Applications & Home Automation
    • Energy & Utilities
    • Healthcare
    • Intelligent Buildings & Infrastructure
    • Public Safety, Security & Surveillance
    • Retail & Vending
    • Others
  • Regional Markets
    • Asia Pacific
    • Eastern Europe
    • Middle East & Africa
    • Latin & Central America
    • North America
    • Western Europe

 

 


Key Questions Answered:
The report provides answers to the following key questions:
  • How big is the LPWA networks opportunity?
  • What trends, challenges and barriers are influencing its growth?
  • How is the ecosystem evolving by segment and region?
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and at what rate will it grow?
  • Which regions and submarkets will see the highest percentage of growth?
  • How are smart city initiatives driving LPWA network investments?
  • What are the key performance characteristics of LPWA technologies such as Sigfox, LoRa, NB-IoT, LTE Cat-M1 and EC-GSM-IoT?
  • How does regulation impact the adoption of LPWA networks?
  • Do cellular LPWA networks pose a threat to proprietary LPWA technologies?
  • Who are the key market players and what are their strategies?
  • What strategies should LPWA technology providers, mobile operators, MVNOs, aggregators, IoT platform providers and other ecosystem players adopt to remain competitive?
 

 
Companies & Organizations Mentioned:
The following companies and organizations have been reviewed, discussed or mentioned in the report:

3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project)
Accellus Communication Networks
Aclara Technologies
Actility
Adeunis RF
Aerea
Altair Semiconductor
Altera Corporation
AM Telecom
AMBER Wireless
Archos
Arkessa
ARM Holdings
Arqiva
AT&T
AT&T Mobility
Atim
Atmel Corporation
Augtek
Bouygues Telecom
BT Group
Cellnex Telecom
CG-Wireless
Cisco Systems
Coronis Systems
Digi International
DT (Deutsche Telekom)
Du (Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company)
EI Towers
Elster Group
Encore Networks
Endetec Homerider Systems
Enevo
Eolane
Ericsson
Etisalat Group
ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute)
Eutelsat
FLASHNET
Gemalto
GSMA
Helium Systems
Hope RF (Hope Microelectronics)
Huawei
IBM
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
IMST
Ingenu
INS Group
Intel Corporation
KCCS (Kyocera Communication Systems)
KDDI Corporation
Kerlink
Kolon Sport
KPN
Kyocera Corporation
LG Innotek
LG Uplus
Libelium
Link Labs
LoRa Alliance
M2COMM (M²Communication)
M2M Spectrum Networks
MediaTek
Microchip Technology
MTS (Mobile TeleSystems)
Multi-Tech Systems
Nemeus
Nettrotter
NimbeLink
NNNCo (National Narrowband Network Communications)
Nokia
Nokia Networks
Nokia Technologies
NTT DoCoMo
Nwave Technologies
NXP Semiconductors
Objenious
ON Semiconductor
Orange
OrbiWise
Oviphone
PicoWAN
Plextek
Proximus Group
Qowiso
Qualcomm
Quectel Wireless Solutions
Radiocrafts
Sagemcom
Samsara Networks
Samsung Electronics
Securitas
Semtech Corporation
Senet
Sensus
Sequans Communications
Sierra Wireless
Sigfox
Silicon Labs (Silicon Laboratories)
SimpleCell Networks
Singtel Group
SK Telecom
Smarteo Water
SoftBank Group
Sony Corporation
Sprint Corporation
Stream Technologies
Swisscom
Tata Communications
Tata Group
TechPLEX
Tele2
Telecom Design
Telecom Italia
Telefónica Group
Telensa
Telit Communications
Telkom SA Group
Telstra
The Things Industries
The Things Network
TI (Texas Instruments)
TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile)
Ubiik
U-blox
Verizon Communications
Verizon Wireless
Vodafone Group
WAVIoT
Weightless SIG
Wireless IoT Forum
WNC (Wistron NeWeb Corporation)
Xirgo Technologies
Xylem
ZiFiSense

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