Report Overview

Juniper Research’s Operator Connected Car Strategies research identifies the opportunities available to operators in the automotive industry, including the provision of connectivity, the emerging opportunities associated with 5G networks and the potential for disruption from technologies including embedded modules and edge computing.

The research features in-depth analysis of the strategies available to operators in the market; offering a comprehensive range of strategic recommendations that enable operators to best position their services and products in the automotive industry. These recommendations are aligned with 5-year market forecasts.

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  • Market Trends & Opportunities (PDF)
  • 5-year Deep Dive Data & Forecasting (PDF)
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Key Features

  • Future Market Outlook: A deep dive evaluation of the future of the market, outlining the development and deployment of new technologies in the automotive sector, including:
    • 5G Networks & Network Slicing
    • Edge Computing
    • Embedded SIMs
  • Strategic Recommendations for Operators: An assessment of the strategic recommendations for consumer vehicles for:
    • Operators’ Potential as IoT Platforms
    • Regulation, Security & Privacy
    • Automotive Vertical Specialisation
    • Emerging Services and Solutions
  • Benchmark Industry Forecasts: Provided for the total number of vehicles with embedded connectivity, 5G connected vehicles, and operator-billed revenue in the automotive industry for 8 global regions and 28 select countries including:
    • Australia
    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • China
    • Croatia
    • Denmark
    • France
    • Germany
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Mexico
    • Netherlands
    • New Zealand
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Russia
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Singapore
    • South Africa
    • South Korea
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • UK
    • United Arab Emirates
    • US

Key Questions Answered

  1. What strategies should network operators implement to capitalise on future opportunities in the automotive industry?
  2. What opportunities will 5G technologies give operators in the automotive industry?
  3. How many connected vehicles will be on the road by 2025?
  4. What strategies should network operators use to maximise potential connected car platform revenue?
  5. What is the total revenue opportunity for network operators in the automotive industry?

Companies Referenced

Mentioned: 1oT, 5GAA (5G Automotive Association), Apple, Audi, Automotive Edge Computing Consortium, Axiata, Batelco, BMW, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Citroen, Deutsche Telekom, Gemalto, Globe Telekom, GSMA, Honda, Kia, Mercedes, National Development and Reform Commission, Nokia, Ooredoo, Optus, Orange, Peugeot, Road Authorities, Rogers Communications, Sierra Wireless, Smart Telecoms, SoftBank, Spark, Synergic Partners, Telefonic, Telkmosel, Telstra, Telus, T-Mobile, Toyota, Viva, Vivo, Vodafone, Vodafone Automotive, Volkswagen, Zain.

Data & Interactive Forecast

Juniper Research’s latest Operator Connected Car Strategies forecast suite includes:
  • Automotive Embedded Connectivity, including:
    • Total Number of Vehicles with Embedded Connectivity
    • Average Revenue per Automotive Embedded Connection
    • Total Operator-billed Revenue from Automotive Embedded Connectivity
  • 5G Automotive Embedded Connectivity, including:
    • Total Number of Vehicles with 5G Embedded Connectivity
    • Average Revenue per Automotive 5G Embedded Connections
    • Total Operator-billed Revenue from Automotive 5G Embedded Connectivity
  • Automotive Data Usage, including:
    • Average Data Generated per Automotive Embedded Connection
    • Total Data Attributable to Automotive Embedded Connections
    • Average Data Generated per Automotive 5G Embedded Connection
    • Total Data Attributable to Automotive 5G Embedded Connections
  • Access to the full set of forecast data of 21 tables and over 5,300 datapoints.
  • Interactive Excel Scenario tool allowing users the ability to manipulate Juniper Research’s data for different metrics.

Geographical splits: 28 countries

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Forecast Summary

Juniper Research has found that the number of vehicles with embedded connectivity will reach 200 million globally by 2025; rising from 110 million in 2020. One of the main beneficiaries of this growth will be mobile operators. The incorporation of eSIMs (embedded SIM) into the vehicle will enable operators to leverage their existing network infrastructure to claim $3 billion of additional service revenue by 2025, by acting as an M2M (Machine-to-Machine) connectivity provider.

eSIMs will act as the catalyst for future operator’s service deployments in the connected car space. Smaller form factors and higher physical durability of eSIM modules will attract automotive OEMs to the new standard over existing traditional SIMs.

Operators must leverage wholesale agreements with automotive OEMs to create steady revenue streams from the connected car market. However, operators need to also ensure the provision of management services, either directly or via partnerships with established IoT platforms, to attract high spending automotive OEMs to their networks.

There will be 30 million vehicles globally with embedded 5G connectivity by 2025. As embedded 5G connectivity becomes more prevalent in vehicles, 25% of cellular data generated by vehicles will be attributable to 5G-capable vehicles by the same year, despite representing only 14% of the installed base of vehicles with embedded connectivity. As a result, operators will need to charge a premium for 5G automotive connections, in order to account for the additional network traffic generated by 5G- based automotive traffic.

Operator Connected Car Strategies Reports


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Sep 2020




Research Details

Juniper Research
Sam Barker, Julia Karant
Operators & Providers
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
Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, UK, USA