Report Overview

Juniper Research’s latest IoT Roaming research provides a comprehensive assessment of this growing market, including a regional analysis which meticulously assesses future opportunities within the IoT market for operators and roaming vendors. This report includes key recommendations for roaming stakeholders, 5-year forecasts aligned with strategic analysis, our Competitor Leaderboard for 18 IoT roaming vendors and in-depth examination of roaming over cellular network and LPWA network connectivity.

This report is aligned to 5-year forecasts for the market, including:
  • 3G IoT Roaming
  • 4G IoT Roaming
  • 5G IoT Roaming
  • LPWA IoT Roaming
This research suite includes:
  • Market Trends & Strategies (PDF)
  • Competitor Leaderboard (PDF)
  • Market Data & Forecasting (PDF)
  • 12 months’ access to harvest online data platform
Key Market Statistics
Market size in 2022: $13m
Market size in 2027: $63m
2022 to 2027 CAGR: 36.70%

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Key Features

  • Market Outlook: An assessment of IoT cellular network and LPWA network connectivity and a regional analysis of IoT deployments and the future of IoT roaming services.
  • Juniper Research Competitor Leaderboard: Key player capability and capacity assessment of 18 leading IoT roaming vendors, including:
    • A1 Telekom Austria Group
    • Arelion
    • BICS
    • Cellusys
    • Comfone
    • CSG
    • Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier
    • iBasis
    • Mobileum
    • Syniverse
    • Tata Communications
    • Tele2 IoT
    • Telefónica
    • Telenor Connexion
    • Telna
    • TNS
    • TOMIA
    • Vodafone Business
  • Technology Analysis: A thorough assessment of key technologies impacting the IoT roaming market, including 5G deployment, cloud connectivity, eSIMs and private networks. The report also examines the use of cellular and LPWA networks in IoT roaming; providing recommendations for efficient monetisation of roaming IoT traffic.
  • Benchmark Industry Forecasts: 5-year forecasts are provided for the total number of IoT roaming connections, total operator revenue from roaming IoT connectivity enablement and total data generated by roaming IoT connectivity. Forecast splits are included for 3G, 4G, 5G and LPWA connectivity.

Key Questions Answered

  1. What will the value of the IoT roaming market be by 2027?
  2. Which IoT roaming vendors are leading the market in 2022?
  3. How can roaming vendors best position themselves to capitalise on the growth of IoT connectivity over the next 5 years?
  4. What are the main technologies impacting the growth of IoT roaming?
  5. Which geographic regions represent the greatest opportunities for IoT roaming vendors?

Companies Referenced

Interviewed: Arelion, BICS, Cellusys, CSG, Mobileum, Syniverse, Tata Communications, TNS, TOMIA, Vodafone Business.
Case Studied: Pod Group.
Included in Juniper Research Competitor Leaderboard: A1 Telekom Austria Group, Arelion, BICS, Cellusys, Comfone, CSG, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier, iBasis, Mobileum, Syniverse, Tata Communications, Tele2 IoT, Telefónica, Telenor Connexion, Telna, TNS, TOMIA, Vodafone Business.
Mentioned: 9Solutions, acens, ADVAM, Air France, Airbus, ALD Automotive, Alias Robotics, Altice, Altostratus, AMD, Ameex, América Móvil, Annecto, Antel, Arbor, Artificial Solutions, ASTI, AT&T, ATCSC, Atrebo, Audax, Aviloo, AWS, BAE Systems, Banco de Alimentos Madrid, Barking, BASE Telenet, BBVA, Bell, BE-terna, Bharti Airtel , Bikeep, Bouygues Telecom, Budbee, Byte Lab, C Spire, CAF, Caja Rural De Asturias, Calypso Canada, Cancom UK&I, Candela, CARGURU, CBTS (Cincinnati Bell IT Services Division), Celcom, CenturyLink, Cequint, Charter Communications, China Unicom, Ciena, CIMC, Cisco, ClearX, Comba, Comcast, Cosmote, CR20, CrowdStrike, CSL, CTHING S.CO, Cuviva, CyberArk, Daikin Air Conditioning, Darwin, De Tune, Dell, DGIT Systems, Diebold Nixdorf, Digitanimal, DISH, DNA, Dosell, DT Polska, du, Dufry, Ecoembes, EcoPetrol, EE, Elisa, Elonroad, Enjay, Enterprise Ireland, Epic, Equinix, Equinix Metal, Ericsson, ESAB, Eseye, ESSAR, Etisalat, EuropeTrack, Everdrone, Éxxita Be Circular, Fastweb, Ferroli , Ferrovial, Fischer Akkumulatorentechnik, Foodora, Ford, Formula 1, Fortinet, General Motors, Geprom Connecting Industries, German Bionic, Gestamp, Global Omnium, Globe Telecom, Glosendas, GMS, Golan Telecom, Goodjob, Google, Göteborgs Parkering, Grameenphone, GreenFlux, Grundfos, Grupo Álava, H.I.G Technology Partners, Habeetat, HAVAS, HDFC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hidroconta, Highways England, Hitachi, HKT, Horisen, HOT Mobile, HP, Hrvatski Telekom, Husqvarna, Hutchison 3 Indonesia, IBM, IDEMIA, Imaginarium, Infobric, Inmarsat, INSYS icom, Inteliquent, Intelliventory, IoT Value, ISA, Jiricom, KDDI Corporation, KIOSK Information Systems, Kitewheel, KLM, KMPG, Koch Industries, Korea Telecom, KPN, KT, Kyivstar, Lebara KSA, LENS, LG U+, Link Solutions, Loterías Y Apuestas Del Estado, M1 Limited, M3-Brigade Acquisition II Corporation, Mada, Magenta Telekom, maginarium, Magyar Telekom, Maplewave, Maxis, MCM Telecom, Mediacom, Megafon, Meili Robots, Meizu, Meliá Hotels International, MEO, Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, Minifinder, Mobily, Mobius, MOBtexting, Monimoto, Monogoto, Movistar, Mphasis, MTN South Africa, MTS, Navantia, Nayar Systems, NEC, Nepal Telecom, NetXpress, NID ApS, Nofence, Nordic, NOS, Nova, NTT Docomo, O2, Objenious, One4Tech, Ooredoo, OpenCelliD, OpSiSe, Oracle, Orange, Panasonic, PCCW Global, Pelephone, Pfizer, Plivo, Polhem Infra, Polygon, Positive Technologies, Proximus, QRoam, Qrypt, QSI payment, Quside, R2G Services, R3, Rain, Reliste, Repsol, Ribbon, RoamsysNext, Rogers, Rohde & Schwarz, Route42, Safe4, SalesForce, SAMA, Samsung, Scania, Senseware , Sensoneo, SFR, Sharemac, Showmac, Siemens, Sigos, Singtel, SingTel, Siris Capital Group LLC, SK Telecom, Smart Communications, Smartone, Sonitus Systems, Sparkle, Speeron, Squire Technologies, StarHub, Sunrise, Sunrise UPC, Swegon, Swisscom, TalkTalk, Tango Telecom, TDC, Telecom Italia, Telenet, Telenor Global Services, Telstra, Telus, Thales, The Royal Spanish Athletics Federation, Three, TIM, TM (Telekom Malaysia Berhad), T-Mobile, Tofane Global, True Move H, Tunstall, Turkcell, Twilio, U Mobile, Umlaut, Unilever, US Cellular, Vale, Västtrafik, Vattenfall, Verisign Comms Group, Verisure Securitas Direct, Verizon, Viesgo, Vietnamobile, Virta, Vivo, Vodacom, VoerEir, VOI, Volvo, Walleye, WeDo Technologies, West, Westermo, Wideco Sweden AB, WIND Hellas, Xiaomi, XL Axiata, X-Shore, Z Energy, Zain, Zoom, ZScaler, ZTE.

Data & Interactive Forecast

Juniper Research’s IoT Roaming forecast suite includes:
  • IoT Roaming Market Summary, including:
    • Total Number of Roaming IoT Connections
    • Total Operator Revenue from Roaming IoT Connectivity Enablement
    • Total Data Generated by Roaming IoT Connections
  • Data splits are provided for:
    • 3G IoT Roaming
    • 4G IoT Roaming
    • 5G IoT Roaming
    • LPWA IoT Roaming
  • Access to the full set of forecast data of 49 tables and over 22,300 datapoints.
  • Interactive Excel Scenario tool allowing users the ability to manipulate Juniper Research’s data for 5 different metrics.

Geographical splits: 60 countries

Harvest: Our online data platform, harvest, contains the very latest market data and is updated throughout the year. This is a fully featured platform enabling clients to better understand key data trends and manipulate charts and tables, overlaying different forecasts within the one chart - using the comparison tool. Empower your business with our market intelligence centre, and get alerted whenever your data is updated.

Interactive Excels (IFxl): Our IFxl tool enables clients to manipulate both forecast data and charts, within an Excel environment, to test their own assumptions using the Interactive Scenario Tool and compare selected markets side by side in customised charts and tables. IFxls greatly increase a clients’ ability to both understand a particular market and to integrate their own views into the model.

Forecast Summary

The global number of roaming IoT connections will increase from 300 million in 2022 to 1.8 billion by 2027; representing a 500% growth.

Juniper Research’s Competitor Leaderboard tool assesses each vendor against a set of key indicators to derive their relative positioning in the matrix. These include a vendor’s capacity and capability, their product positioning, size of their operations, financial performance and the sophistication of their IoT roaming solution. The Competitor Leaderboard ranked the six leading IoT roaming vendors as follows:
  1. Vodafone Business
  2. Tata Communications
  3. TNS
  4. BICS
  5. Syniverse
  6. iBasis
Vodafone Business has built a scalable IoT product offering; supporting device management, LPWA (Low Power Wide Access) network services and mobile private networks. Juniper Research commended Vodafone for its ‘Application-as-a-Service’ model which will drive IoT roaming service adoption amongst SMEs by lowering the barriers to entry.

Harnessing AI to detect permanent roaming connections is key to distinguishing the services of leading vendors from their competitors. By enabling the accurate identification of permanent roaming IoT connections, vendors will support operators in the monetisation of these devices. Operators must move away from the use of punitive measures and adopt a monetisation mindset; drawing parallels with grey route mobile messaging traffic reduction.

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Juniper Research
Scarlett Woodford
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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
Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, South Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, UK, Uruguay, USA, Vietnam

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