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Low Power M2M
OverviewJuniper Research’s Low Power M2M (Machine-to-Machine) research provides a comprehensive evaluation of the emerging technologies that will shape the market. It offers an in-depth assessment of the future impact of cellular low power networks, such as NB-IoT and LTE-M, and competing networks operating in unlicenced spectrum, such as Sigfox and LoRa. It provides crucial insights for operators and network providers, in addition to a viability assessment for low power M2M service providers.

This research suite includes:
  • Market Trends & Opportunities (PDF)
  • 5 Year Forecasts (PDF & Excel)

Key Features

  • Technology Impact Assessment: Extensive analysis of the future impact of cellular and unlicenced low power M2M networks, including:
    • LTE-M (Long Term Evolution for Machine-Type Communications)
    • NB-IoT (Narrow Band Internet of Things)
    • EC-GSM-IoT (Extended Coverage GSM IoT)
    • Sigfox
    • LoRa
    • Ingenu
  • Sector Analysis: Analysis of viability prospects, including cost per connection, hardware costs, range of network and network speeds, across 7 key vertical markets including:
    • Smart Metering
    • POS & Banking
    • Digital Health & Remote Health Monitoring
    • Smart Home & Security
    • Agricultural M2M
    • Smart Cities
    • Industrial & Commercial BEMS (Building Energy Management Systems)
  • Benchmark Industry Forecasts: Includes benchmark industry forecasts for size and growth of the various M2M sectors.
    • Number of Cellular Low Power M2M SIMs in Services, split by wireless technology
    • Low Power M2M Service Revenues
    • Low Power M2M Connectivity Enablement Revenues
    • Number of Low Power Non-cellular M2M Connections in Services
    • Non-Cellular Low Power M2M Service Revenues
  • Juniper Leaderboard: 12 leading Low Power M2M platform vendors compared, scored and positioned on the Juniper Leaderboard.

Key Questions

  1. What are the prospects for each LPWA technology?
  2. Which key vertical M2M sector will benefit from LPWA adoption?
  3. What are the key challenges of LPWA M2M connections over unlicenced spectrum?
  4. What will the value of the LPWA M2M market be by 2022?
  5. What is the size of the operator opportunity for LPWA connectivity enablement?

Companies Referenced

AIS, Altair, Apple, AT&T, China Mobile, China Unicom, CrossBridge Solutions, Deutsche Telekom, Digimondo, ecrogener, Etisalat, Fiorentini Spa, Fitbit, Flex, GE (General Electric), Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Glen Canyon, GlobalConnect, Globalsat, Google, GSMA, Huawei, Hughes Telematics, Ingenico, Ingenu, Kamstrup, Kerlink Gateways, KT, LoRa Alliance, M1, Motorola, Movistar, Navman Wireless, NTT DoCoMo, O2, OMV Petrom, Ono, Optus, Orange, Qualcomm Technologies, SafeNet, Semtech, SensorLogic, Sequans Communications, Sierra Wireless, Sigfox, Singtel, StarHub, Stream Technologies, Swisscom, Telenor, Telnet, Telstra, The Things Network, Thinxtra, T-Mobile, u-blox, Uplus, Verifone, Verizon, Vision Metering, Vivo, Vodafone, WaterGroup, Waylay, Worldsensing.

Data & Interactive Forecast

Juniper’s Low Power M2M forecast suite includes:
  • 5 year benchmark forecasts with key metrics by 8 key regions and 9 country level splits including:
    • US
    • Canada
    • Denmark
    • Germany
    • Norway
    • Portugal
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • UK
  • SIMs and connections in service, service revenues and connectivity enablement revenues according to vertical:
    • Smart Metering
    • POS & Banking
    • Digital Health & Remote Health Monitoring
    • Smart Home & Security
    • Agricultural M2M
    • Smart Cities
    • Industrial & Commercial BEMS (Building Energy Management Solutions)
    • Connection splits according to technology, including:
  • LTE-M
  • NB-IoT
  • EC-GSM-IoT
  • Unlicenced LPWA
  • Access to the full set of forecast data of 190 tables and over 14,200 datapoints.
  • Interactive Excel Scenario tool allowing the user to manipulate Juniper’s data for 10 different metrics.
Juniper Research’s highly granular interactive Excels enable clients to manipulate Juniper’s forecast data and charts to test their own assumptions using the Interactive Scenario Tool; and compare select markets side by side in customised charts and tables. IFxls greatly increase clients’ ability to both understand a particular market and to integrate their own views into the model.

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Low Power M2M: Technology Impact Analysis, Vertical Assessment & Forecasts 2018-2022

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Juniper has comprehensively assessed the global Low Power M2M market. Readers will understand the current market and gain crucial insight into future developments driven by emerging forces, such as low power cellular technologies.
The study includes regional and sector-specific analysis, alongside an impact and opportunity assessment for low power M2M service providers and network operators.
  1. Technology Impact Analysis: Strategic analysis of emerging low power M2M technologies, together with a detailed investigation of key low power M2M vertical markets and player analysis through the Juniper Leaderboard (PDF).
  2. Key Vertical Analysis: analysis of future opportunities and strategic opportunities across key verticals in the Low Power M2M market
  3. 5 Year Forecasts: covering cellular and unlicenced low power M2M networks, including:
    1. Total Low Power M2M SIMs in service, split by wireless technology
    2. Low Power M2M Service Revenues
    3. Connectivity enablement revenues from Low Power M2M SIMs
    4. Total Low Power M2M Unlicenced Connections in service
    5. Service revenues from Unlicenced Low Power M2M Connections
  4. Interactive Forecast Excel: Highly granular dataset comprising more than 14,200 data points, allied to an Interactive Scenario tool giving user the ability to manipulate Juniper’s data.
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Research Details

Sam Barker
8 Key Regions - includes North America, Latin America, West Europe, Central & East Europe, Far East & China, Indian Subcontinent, Rest of Asia Pacific and Africa & Middle East
Canada, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA

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