The smart electricity metering market in Asia-Pacific is inching ever closer to the historic milestone of 1 billion installed smart meter devices.

The latest research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight analyses the development of smart metering technology in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand. According to the study, the installed base of smart electricity meters in Asia-Pacific will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4 percent from 818.6 million units in 2023 to nearly 1.2 billion units in 2029. At this pace, the milestone of 1 billion installed devices will be reached in mid-2026. The penetration rate of smart electricity meters in Asia-Pacific will at the same time grow from 61 percent in 2023 to 80 percent in 2029 while cumulative shipments during 2024–2029 will amount to a total of 872.7 million units.

East Asia, including China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, has led the adoption of smart metering technology in Asia-Pacific with ambitious nationwide rollouts and today constitute the most mature smart metering market in the region, accounting for more than 90 percent of the installed base in Asia-Pacific at the end of 2023. The rollout of smart electricity meters in China is now complete while Japan is in the end-phase of its rollout. The nationwide rollout in South Korea has suffered a number of delays and the national utility KEPCO now aims to complete the rollout by the end of 2024. Taiwan is the least mature market in East Asia and boasts an installed base of just 2.8 million smart meters. In China and Japan, replacements of first-generation smart meters have already begun, particularly in China where the meter life-cycle is relatively short.

Mattias Carlsson, IoT Analyst at Berg Insight, said:

“Replacements of aging first-generation smart meters will be the most important driver for smart meter shipments in Asia-Pacific throughout the forecast period. The number of smart meters tendered by the State Grid of China is also expected to become more stable going forward at around 65–70 million units per year.”

While East Asia constitutes the most mature smart metering market in Asia-Pacific, the fastest growing markets are on the other hand all found in South and Southeast Asia with a wave of smart metering projects now sweeping across the region. The most significant growth is expected in India where a massive new governmental funding scheme was introduced in the early 2020s with the goal of achieving the installation of 250 million smart prepayment meters.

“India is already reaping the benefits from the modernisation of its electricity grid and has in the last two years managed to reduce overall aggregate and technical losses significantly”, continued Mr. Carlsson.

In neighbouring Bangladesh, large-scale smart electricity metering installations are also emerging in a similar push to install smart prepayment metering by the government.

“We also observe positive developments in markets such as Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan – particularly the latter two. The Taiwanese smart metering market is showing stable growth, with a state-owned utility that has a track record of meeting set targets. Indonesia still constitutes a nascent smart metering market, but is also a huge market opportunity with a growing economy and impressive electricity user base of almost 86 million”, concluded Mr. Carlsson.

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According to a new market research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of active two-wheeler OEM telematics systems will grow at a CAGR of 37.1 percent from 11.1 million in 2023 to reach 53.8 million in 2028.

The report focuses on motor-powered two-wheelers including motorcycles, mopeds and scooters. Only some of the largest two-wheeler OEMs offer embedded telematics services today.

Martin Cederqvist, Senior Analyst at Berg Insight, said:

“Most major motorcycle OEMs have started to consider including embedded telematics systems. Important drivers for telematics adoption include safety and security services such as emergency and roadside assistance services and stolen vehicle tracking solutions. The increasing uptake of electric two-wheelers is also a major catalyst for adoption.”

Aftermarket telematics solutions have been available on the market for many years already. The main aftermarket telematics use cases are stolen vehicle tracking and theft prevention. The penetration rate of embedded OEM telematics solutions will increase in the coming years, but there will still be plenty of opportunities for aftermarket telematics service providers. The number of aftermarket two-wheeler telematics systems in active use is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 14.7 percent from 13.8 million at the end of 2023 to reach 27.4 million in 2028.

“The Asia-Pacific region accounts for the largest number of active aftermarket telematics systems followed by RoW including regions such as Africa, the Middle East and Latin America”, said Mr Cederqvist.

Even though the industry is in an early stage, some two-wheeler OEMs offer connected services today. Examples include BMW Motorrad in Europe, LiveWire and Zero Motorcycles in the US, Hero MotoCorp, TVS Motor, Bajaj Auto (Chetak) and Royal Enfield in India as well as Yadea, NIU Technologies, Segway-Ninebot and Sunra in China.

“BMW Motorrad has been the pioneer in terms of telematics adoption. The company has offered emergency call telematics services in Europe since 2017. The emergency call telematics services were further expanded to BMW Motorrad vehicles in North America in 2023”, continued Mr Cederqvist.

The two-wheeler aftermarket telematics market is served by a wide range of companies. Some are large companies that have installed bases of hundreds of thousands of telematics devices for various vehicle types. There are also specialised companies that solely focus on telematics solutions for two-wheelers. Many telematics service providers offer solutions both for the OEM and the aftermarket segment. Examples of two-wheeler telematics service providers include Mapit IoT and Scorpion Automotive from Europe; SVR Tracking and Find it Now from North America; Carsystem and Lojack Argentina (Strix) from South America; Ajjas, Fleettrack, iTriangle Infotech, Onelap Telematics and Trak N Tell from India; WanWayTech from China as well as Tracker Connect from South Africa. There are also a range of companies that provide hardware telematics devices for two-wheelers. These companies either focus on the aftermarket, OEM or both segments. Examples of such companies include Actia, ERM Advanced Telematics, Jimi (Concox), Panasonic, Positioning Universal, Queclink Wireless Solutions, Teltonika and Tramigo.

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Rocket Lab USA, Inc., a global leader in launch services and space systems, today successfully launched its 50th Electron mission, deploying satellites for French Internet-of-Things (IoT) company Kinéis.

Electron has reached the milestone of 50 launches faster than any commercially developed rocket in history.

The ‘No Time Toulouse’ mission lifted-off from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 in Mahia, New Zealand at 6:13 am on 21 June NZST (6:13 pm, 20 June UTC), successfully deploying five satellites to a 635 km circular orbit. The mission was the first of five dedicated Electron launches for Kinéis, a company backed by private and public investors including the French government’s space agency CNES (Centre National d’Études Spatiales) and CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellites), an international space-based solutions provider, to improve global IoT connectivity.

The Kinéis constellation is designed to make it possible to connect and locate any connected object anywhere in the world, enabling data transmission to users in near-real time, at low bit rates and with very low energy consumption. By enabling internet connection to the Earth’s most remote locations, Kinéis constellation can support forest fire detection, water resource management, infrastructure and energy network monitoring, transport and logistics tracking, and much more.

Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck said: “When Electron lifted off the pad for the first time in 2017, we knew we’d unlocked a new era in spaceflight, one where small satellites got to call the shots for the first time with frequent, tailored and reliable access to orbit. Fifty launches later Electron is the most successful commercial small rocket globally. Making it to fifty launches faster than any commercially developed rocket in history is testament to the incredible team we have behind us. Today’s precise, tailored mission for Kinéis is yet another demonstration of the value Electron continues to provide to the small sat community. Congratulations to our team and thank you to our customers and supporters for helping us continue to break records and set new industry standards.”

Across 50 launches Rocket Lab has now deployed 190 satellites for a diverse range of customers and missions, including NASA missions to the Moon, the National Reconnaissance Office and Space Force missions supporting national security and defense, scientific research to combat climate change, and commercial constellations providing vital data and services to millions of people on Earth.

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1NCE now offers its Lifetime IoT subscription to Brazilian customers, supported by local network operator Claro.
Software and connectivity can be used in Brazil and 172 more countries to easily, securely and reliably collect device data.
1NCE Brazil is authorized by Anatel and operates out of a São Paulo office with local staff, logistics, and facilities that deliver premium local, regional and global IoT services to Brazilian customers at a fraction of current market rates.

1NCE, a company offering a software platform for connected products, today expanded its IoT footprint by offering its software and connectivity to Brazilian customers.

1NCE is supported by the local network operator Claro.

1NCE is a fast-growing industry leader in IoT, delivering software tools and global connectivity for a lifetime in 173 countries. It’s the best option for all Brazilian companies needing unrestricted nationwide IoT access, plus easy expansion options nearly anywhere in the world. Customers can now signup online with 1NCE for 70 BRL for two years — approximately half the current market rate. For local companies looking abroad, the 1NCE Lifetime Flat subscription is simple: customers can deploy, connect, and manage IoT sensors across the world.

In Brazil, it has never been easier to securely and reliably collect device data and turn it into actionable intelligence. Adding Claro and its strong local infrastructure helps deliver on the company’s mission: true cross-border, future-proof IoT without uncertainty or hassle. 1NCE’s São Paulo regional headquarters — authorized by Anatel, Brazil’s national telecommunications agency — offers local data management, staff, billing and logistics to speed up order fulfilment and get customers started with IoT.

Arthur Lobato, Vice President for Latin America at 1NCE:

“Brazil is a critical market for 1NCE, and I credit our great team for working hard to earn approval from Anatel. And we’re thrilled to join Claro in accelerating IoT adoption by companies of all sizes. Now there’s no reason for Brazilian companies to miss out on game changing tech that market leaders use to win.”

Based in Germany with offices in 13 countries, 1NCE continues to prove itself as a new standard in IoT. The company boosts customers’ ideas not just when they need connectivity, but from the outset of their projects all the way through a device’s lifecycle. Across every type of industry, it’s easy to experiment early without major expenditures that can derail the plan. One example is in the fleet management sector: Brazil’s leading vehicle protection solution provider, Hinova, has partnered with 1NCE for enhanced stability, flexibility and autonomy in tracking fleets.

All 1NCE SIM cards and chips are delivered active and ready for deployment, also including IMEI lock to prevent fraud. Seamless switching is available across all radio standards (2G, 3G, 4G, LTE-M and NB-IoT). Customer service is offered in Portuguese and 24 other languages.

New customers can start today at the 1NCE Brazil online shop.

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In light of the upcoming implementation of the US Cyber Trust Mark, Wireless Logic shares insights on the potential impacts and challenges of this new regulation.

The Biden-⁠Harris Administration announced it would be launching the US Cyber Trust Mark back in July 2023, calling for stricter measures to protect end users. While an exact date hasn’t been confirmed, it is expected that the legislation will be enforced towards the end of this year. From there, connected device manufactures will be required to meet new cybersecurity standards and display a sticker on their products to confirm these standards have been met. This follows the UK’s recent Product Security and Telecommunications Act 2022 (PSTI), adding another layer to IoT-security.

Iain Davidson, senior product manager at Wireless Logic, maps the current IoT-security landscape:

“Hot on the heels of the UK PSTI Act, the US Cyber Trust Mark is a timely addition to the growing body of regulations aimed at enhancing the security of connected devices. It’s encouraging to see the industry’s collaborative efforts to tackle current and future IoT security threats by establishing robust standards that span the entire product lifecycle. There is a strong commitment to fostering a proactive, ‘secure-by-design’ culture, significantly reducing the burden on end users to ensure device security.

“However, these new regulations introduce a layer of complexity for device manufacturers. As guidelines evolve and differ across regions, companies with global operations will face challenges making sense of it all in a bid to remain compliant. With the NIS 2 Directive, the UK’s Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security and the Cyber Resilience Act, the landscape is becoming increasingly complicated. Although many of these regulations reference the ETSI EN 303 645 standard, there are growing concerns about how each regulation will be enforced and the specific territorial requirements that need to be met. It’s important to recognise that these developments are just the beginning. We can expect further legislative shifts as regulators continue to evaluate these measures and refine the IoT security landscape in their respective regions. It’s important to stay vigilant and adaptable to keep pace with this evolving environment.

“It looks like we’re seeing a gradual shift towards universal standards for connected device security. While this approach is great in theory, implementing it globally will be tricky due to varying international laws and compliance requirements. Therefore, device manufacturers must take greater accountability, ensuring they meet existing requirements while staying informed about sector-specific standards and incoming legislation.

“Adopting a 360-degree approach to security is essential to manage the complexities of international compliance and contribute to a more secure IoT ecosystem.”

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By the IoT Analytics team.

A new analysis by IoT Analytics highlights the top enterprise technology priorities in 2024 and for 2025.

Cybersecurity, process automation, and IT software (including ERP and CRM) take the top three spots. These priorities are expected to continue leading the way in 2025.

Furthermore, the analysis also indicates a rise in the importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI), projected to climb to the fourth-ranked priority next year. Internet of Things (IoT) remains a key focus, holding onto the fifth position. The research article delves deeper into these findings and enriches it with the latest findings.

Key insights:

Cybersecurity, process automation, and IT software were the top 3 enterprise technology priorities in 2024 and are expected to maintain these spots in 2025. AI is expected to rise to 4th place in 2025, and IoT is likely to remain the 5th-ranked priority.
Every year, IoT Analytics surveys senior IT decision-makers about their companies’ top technology priorities, giving insight into how many organizations prioritize technology investments.

Select quotes:

Knud Lasse Lueth, CEO at IoT Analytics, comments that

“We are witnessing a growing emphasis on AI across industries, yet cybersecurity remains a top priority as companies uncover new vulnerabilities during their digital transformation journey. As the CEO of a market research company focusing on IoT, I am pleased to see IoT in the top five priorities. While its climb has been slower than AI’s, IoT is steadily becoming more crucial to enterprises worldwide.”

Top 5 enterprise technology priorities: AI on the rise, but cybersecurity remains on top

AI rising in corporate technology priorities. CEOs discussed AI more than any other technology topic in earnings calls since Q1 2023, reaching 34% of calls in Q2 2024. As a result, AI is rising quickly in corporate technology priorities. In 2019, senior IT decision-makers from the industrial and manufacturing sectors ranked AI 11th in prioritization. However, it started inching up in 2021, rising to 8th place between 2022 and 2024, and it is expected to make a significant jump in 2025.

The top 5 enterprise technology priorities in 2024 and 2025

The following are the top 5 priorities in 2024 in IoT Analytics’ latest survey:

Cybersecurity, maintaining its place from 2023
Process automation, maintaining its place from 2023
IT software (e.g., ERP and CRM), up one spot from 2023
Cloud, up one spot from 2023
IoT, maintaining its place from 2023

For 2025, survey respondents project a significant change, with AI expected to rise 4 spots to 4th and cloud expected to drop 4 spots to 8th place after companies heavily increased their spending on cloud projects during and just after the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2025 expectation is as follows:

Process automation
IT software (e.g., ERP and CRM)
AI/ML (including generative AI)

Other noteworthy priority shifts for 2025 include IT/OT convergence (rising 1 spot to 9th) and sustainability (rising 1 spot to 10th). Meanwhile, supply chain-related technology dropped from 9th place to 11th.

Recent research into the top enterprise technology priorities for 2024

1. Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity in top position for 4th consecutive year. Cybersecurity has held the #1 spot since 2021, rising from 3rd in 2019. IoT Analytics mostly looks at cybersecurity from the lens of connected IoT devices and operational assets, so much of its research into cybersecurity revolves around such.

Recent IoT Analytics research findings related to cybersecurity

Cybersecurity the top priority globally. Across all regions, cybersecurity was generally ranked as the top enterprise technology priority for companies adopting IoT software in 2023, with mid-sized and multinational companies globally, on average, marking it as a top priority.
Cybersecurity is one of the biggest concerns for OEMs developing connected IoT products. Data security was the biggest concern/roadblock end users reported to connected-product OEMs when adopting new digital services and software. Additionally, regulatory hurdles were a major factor in longer timelines in getting their products to market.
Security is a major factor when selecting an IoT adoption approach. On the end-user’s end, when adopting enterprise IoT projects, 84% of companies that custom-built their IoT solutions did so due to feeling that IT security considerations could be better addressed with that approach. Of the companies who adopted off-the-shelf IoT solutions and used a systems integrator (comprising 42% of those surveyed), 100% shared that a solid IT security track record or reputation was either very important or important.

Select quotes on cybersecurity from recent IoT Analytics research

“The risk of cyberattacks was our greatest concern [during our IoT adoption initiative] because of the greater vulnerability.” – Senior manager of product management at a Japan-based oil and gas company

“The major challenge with [our IoT adoption] initiative has been gaining IT security approval and requesting the vendor to meet our standard for protocol and utilization of our cloud services.” – Senior manager of production and manufacturing at a US-based transportation equipment company

2. Process automation

Process automation remains the 2nd-ranked priority. IoT Analytics added process automation—defined as the use of technology to automate repetitive business tasks and processes—to its 2022/2023 survey, and it has remained the #2 spot ever since.

Recent research findings related to process automation

Process automation a top-5 priority globally. In 2023, North American and APAC enterprises ranked process automation 2nd in technology priority, while European companies ranked 5th. Additionally, process automation ranked 1st for small-to-medium enterprises.
IoT plays an important role in process automation: It is the top IoT use case. Ongoing IoT Analytics research into IoT use cases has observed that among 27 such cases, IoT-based process automation is ranked #1, with nearly 58% of enterprises either currently rolling out or having fully rolled out process automation in their operations. Further, between 2021 and 2024, the share of companies that have seen positive a return on investment after implementing process automation rose from 96.7% to 98.1%, indicating why companies prioritize it so highly.

3. IT software

IT software holds steady as a top tech priority. In 2024, senior IT decision-makers ranked IT software as the 3rd highest technology priority on average. With large-scale ERP, CRM, and other IT software rollouts and modernizations paused during the pandemic, such initiatives are now prioritized again.

Recent research findings related to IT software

IT software often a foundation for future digitalization. Based on 22 industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 case studies, many manufacturers elect to prioritize upgrading their ERP systems to ensure their various data sources are connected before other digital transformation initiatives. (Note: The IoT Analytics team has entertained discussions on whether this is a good approach—here, this is simply an observation. IoT Analytics does not endorse this approach.)
Microsoft a leading IT and industrial software vendor. Looking at software adoption across different layers of the IoT stack, Microsoft was used by 41% of companies that procured IT software, followed by AWS and Google at22% and 11%, respectively.
Software procurement experiencing a paradigm shift. Often, IT software is procured directly from the vendors themselves; however, a new paradigm is rising: the B2B software marketplace. In 2023, marketplaces accounted for 1.8% of enterprise software purchases in terms of procurement channels. By 2030, this is expected to grow to nearly 10%.

4. AI/ML

AI/ML in the top 5 tech priorities for the first time. AI/ML (including generative AI) is expected to rise 4 spots in technology priority in 2025, from 8th place in 2024 to 4th. Given the amount of attention AI has had since the public release of ChatGPT in late 2022, it is reasonable to expect AI to have climbed to the top 5 by 2024. However, there is a difference between looking ahead at AI initiatives and undertaking them. Many companies find they need to either satisfy other technology needs or lay the foundation for effective AI first.

Recent research findings related to AI

Groundwork is needed before implementing AI. Often, other technology aspects need to be in place before building and enabling AI, such as a data management strategy and the related software and infrastructure requirements.
Generative AI market set to experience substantial growth. As other technology priorities are satisfied, AI is likely to climb in prioritization, given projected market growth. The markets for foundational models/platforms and generative AI services (including consulting, integration, and implementation support) are projected to grow at a CAGR of 63% and 37%, respectively.
Vendors appear poised to capitalize on AI prioritization. The IoT Analytics team has noted a significant increase in AI showcases at Smart Production Solutions (SPS) 2023, Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024, and Hannover Messe 2024.

Select quote on the need for other prioritization ahead of AI

“Generative AI is at the forefront of customer conversations. However, enterprises are also realizing that they cannot have an AI strategy without a data strategy to base it on.” – Frank Slootman – former CEO, Snowflake, during Snowflake’s Q3 2023 earnings call

Select quote on the future of enterprise generative AI

“Nearly half of all Bosch plants are already using AI in their manufacturing operations. With the help of Gen AI, we’re not only improving existing AI solutions, but we’re also laying the foundations for the optimum take-up of this future technology in our global manufacturing network.” – Stefan Hartung, chairman of the board of management at Robert Bosch GmbH, in a company press release in Q3 2023

5. IoT

IoT closes out the top 5 tech priorities. On average, IoT ranked 5th as a 2025 technology priority among the senior IT decision-makers. It has also seen a steep climb over the last five years, climbing from 10th. This prioritization aligns with IoT Analytics’ Global IoT Enterprise Spending Dashboard (updated June 2024), which shares end-user spending of IoT markets globally and includes the top 100 IoT companies, their market share, and over 40 use cases. According to the dashboard, the enterprise IoT spending growth rate is expected to increase to a CAGR of 15% until the end of 2030.

IoT encompasses a broad scope of subjects. As IoT Analytics’ founding topic, IoT is central in almost every report, and the topic comprises connectivity and hardware, platforms and software, industrial and non-industrial applications, and—more generally—even market players themselves, among others. Readers are encouraged to explore IoT Analytics’ coverage areas to stay apprised of current IoT research.

Recent research findings related to IoT connectivity and hardware

Cellular IoT module market witnesses renewed growth. In Q1 2024, the cellular IoT modules experienced growth for the first time in 4 quarters due to increased demand in China and continued adoption of 5G and LTE Cat 1 bis modules worldwide.
AI-capable cellular IoT modules are on the rise. By 2027, these modules are expected to comprise 9% of total cellular IoT module shipments—a CAGR of 73%.

Recent research findings related to IoT platforms and software

Strong market growth projected for data management and analytics. Data sources are the 1st of 7 key components of the data management key stack, and IoT devices are a key data source in most industrial and manufacturing settings. By 2030, the data management and analytics market is expected to reach $513 billion at a CAGR of 16%.
IoT software offerings gaining popularity on hyperscaler and edge marketplaces. The aforementioned rise of B2B marketplaces has brought forth new means for companies to procure IoT software. Many IoT applications require data storage, analytics, and visualization integration with cloud services. Of the hyperscalers, Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace currently offers the most IoT products, with over 1,000. Likewise, edge marketplaces are gaining importance due to their ability to reduce latency, enable offline operation, and facilitate edge device customization.

Recent research findings related to industrial IoT and Industry 4.0

Hardware and software vendors diverge on their 2024 economic outlook. The IoT Analytics team recently attended Hannover Messe 2024 in Hannover, Germany, and shared their top 10 industrial trends as seen at the industrial fair. Based on over 300 individual interviews, vendors with a large hardware footprint (e.g., large industrial automation suppliers) appeared cautious in their 2024 business outlook, as many still grappled with customer inventory surplus and limited demand. Meanwhile, companies with large software footprints appeared extremely optimistic, driven by excitement around AI products and their adoption.
Flexibility is a top priority amid economic turbulence. The team also attended the Smart Production Solutions (SPS) 2023 fair in Nuremberg, Germany, and shared their top 10 industrial automation trends. Topping this list were solutions addressing the need for flexibility in manufacturing to adapt to unforeseen demand shifts, drastic supply constraints, and a variety of workforce challenges.

Recent research findings related to general IoT market topics

Tech job openings experience continued decline. In April 2024, IoT Analytics released its inaugural report on the state of tech employment. The analysis of over 1 million US job postings found that tech job postings decreased 2% in Q1 2024 quarter-over-quarter, which marked the 7th consecutive quarter of overall tech job postings.
More than a third of IoT initiatives exceed expectations. 35% of organizations adopting IoT projects reported that their initiatives either exceeded or clearly exceeded the expectations they set. Meanwhile, a majority reported that their initiatives met their expectations.

What it means for technology vendors

5 questions that executives at technology vendors should ask themselves based on the insights in this article:

The rise of AI/ML. How can we enhance our product offerings with the increasing priority of AI/ML in enterprise technology?
The importance of cybersecurity. Are we doing enough to secure our products and communicate those security features well enough to our customers?
Capitalizing on process automation. How can we help our customers use our products so they tie into their workflows and enable process automation?
Importance of IoT. What new IoT technologies or enhancements should we invest in to differentiate ourselves in the competitive IoT market, given the projected growth in AI/ML and other emerging technologies?
Leveraging market insights for success. How can we leverage IoT Analytics reports and similar sources to anticipate and respond to shifts in technology priorities to get ahead of our competition?

What it means for technology adopters

5 questions that executives at companies adopting technology should ask themselves based on the insights in this article:

Aligning technology roadmap with enterprise priorities. How can we align our technology roadmap with the evolving enterprise priorities in cybersecurity, process automation, and AI/ML to maintain agility and competitiveness in the market?
Preparing for AI/ML implementation. As AI/ML climbs in priority, what foundational steps do we need to take now to prepare our data management strategy and infrastructure for successful AI implementation in the future?
Cybersecurity measures. How can we further strengthen our cybersecurity measures to ensure no hacks to our organization?
Process Automation. What specific processes within our organization can benefit most from automation, and how can we integrate IoT to enhance productivity and accuracy in these areas?
Leveraging market insights for success. How can we leverage IoT Analytics reports and similar sources to make smart decisions regarding technology adoption?

Source: IoT Analytics

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Expanded go-to-market integrates advanced connectivity and cloud capability to accelerate global IoT deployment.

Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, today announced that it has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate Program, a co-sell program for AWS Partners that provides software solutions that run on or integrate with AWS.

Soracom’s fully virtualized, cost-effective global platform provides full MVNO capability for cellular along with a powerful connectivity management platform, zero-touch provisioning services, secure networking capabilities, “single pane of glass” control for additional connectivity options including LPWA, Wi-Fi, and satellite, and advanced integrations with AWS.

“Soracom’s deep integration with AWS services and functions gives our customers an unfair advantage as they build and scale IoT deployments worldwide,” said Richard Halliday, Head of Sales and Partnerships, Americas at Soracom.

“As an AWS IoT Competency Partner since 2016, Soracom already connects millions of IoT devices to AWS. We’re thrilled to join AWS ISV Accelerate and continue working with AWS to drive IoT growth around the world.”

Whether launching new products and services or hardening million-scale deployments, Soracom customers can count on leading-edge technical capabilities and expert solutions support to help anticipate challenges in the field and reduce the cost of operating IoT networks at scale.

Soracom smart cellular connectivity for IoT has been available through the AWS Marketplace since 2019, and Soracom also participates in AWS Marketplace Private Offers. Joining the ISV Accelerate program ensures that Soracom will be able to offer an even wider array of commercial options designed to support long-term success for customers ready to take advantage of Soracom and AWS for their IoT deployments.

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Exolaunch, a global leader in launch mission management, integration, and satellite deployment services, today announced a new launch and deployment services agreement with Sateliot, the first company to operate a low Earth orbit (LEO) 5G NB-IoT satellite constellation based in Barcelona, Spain and San Diego, California, marking the first collaboration between the two companies.

Sateliot stands out as the pioneering LEO satellite connectivity provider operating within the 3GPP Standard framework, a benchmark set by leading tech giants, including Apple, Sony, and Samsung, among others. Leveraging this standard, Sateliot is a trailblazer in facilitating connectivity for all current narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) devices via satellite through its constellation. This breakthrough allows Sateliot to offer services at comparable costs to those of terrestrial cellular networks, a significant stride towards widespread adoption of IoT in previously inaccessible regions.

Sateliot is building a constellation of 250 unique satellites enabling 5G NB-IoT connectivity from space, revolutionizing connectivity solutions globally. Under the terms of this agreement, Sateliot is set to deploy four additional satellites to join its growing 5G IoT constellation, utilizing Exolaunch’s industry-leading services and hardware.

Sateliot’s four 6U satellites, named Sateliot_1, Sateliot_2, Sateliot_3, and Sateliot_4, are manifested via Exolaunch on the Transporter-11 Rideshare mission with SpaceX, which is slated to launch in mid-2024. Sateliot will benefit from Exolaunch’s renowned mission management services and integration support, and will leverage Exolaunch’s innovative and flight-proven containerized satellite separation system, the EXOpod Nova, for the deployment of its satellites.

Jaume Sanpera, chief executive officer at Sateliot, remarked:

“Partnering with Exolaunch marks a significant milestone for Sateliot as we continue our mission to revolutionize 5G IoT connectivity from space. With Exolaunch’s expertise and industry-leading services, we are confident in the successful launch and deployment of our next four satellites, further advancing our vision of ubiquitous IoT connectivity.”

“We are delighted to welcome Sateliot as our newest customer and partner,” said Pablo Lobo, mission manager at Exolaunch. “This agreement highlights Exolaunch’s dedication to facilitating the growth and success of innovative European companies like Sateliot.”

Exolaunch is proud to provide our industry-leading services and technology to support Sateliot’s vision of advancing 5G IoT connectivity from space. With the launch campaign underway, our team’s excitement for this mission is palpable and we look forward to a smooth and successful deployment of these satellites later this year.”

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Effortlessly build and run your IoT applications on a single platform, offering seamless global connectivity and highly accurate GNSS tracking.

Cavli Wireless proudly announces the launch of the new C17QS Cat 1bis cellular IoT module.

This latest addition to the renowned C-Series line leverages advanced LTE Cat 1bis technology and optional GNSS tracking to deliver seamless global connectivity and tracking solutions. Designed to meet the diverse needs of modern IoT applications, the C17QS sets a new standard for efficiency and versatility in the industry.

The Cavli C17QS Cat 1bis cellular IoT module has been engineered to perform the role of a spiritual successor of our earlier Cat 1bis module, the C16QS. The C16QS was developed to solve one of the long-standing problems within the IoT landscape, merging the high speeds of LTE networks within low power hardware. Capitalizing advanced LTE Cat 1bis technology, C16QS enabled OEMs to develop cost effective low power IoT solutions that could leverage the higher bandwidths of LTE networks with ease and the module has proven to be an industry benchmark, finding applications across a variety of use cases. Cavli aims to further push the boundaries of innovation with C17QS by engineering greater hardware and software capabilities into such a small, power efficient and versatile option for OEMs to incorporate into their future-proof connectivity solutions. Visit this link to watch the full module reveal video.

The Cavli C17QS Cat 1bis module is designed with an ARM Cortex M3 processor operating at up to 306MHz clock speed, running on the FreeRTOS platform. With an iSIM variant under development, the module’s extensive interface options include UART ports, USB 2.0, USIM, SWD, network status and power-on status indicators, ADCs, I2S, I2C, SPI, and GPIO pins. The C17QS iterates upon the earlier foundation laid by C16QS and offers upgraded hardware that includes 2MB of RAM and increased ROM capacity up to 8MB. Combining these upgrades with all new comprehensive SDK support ensures that OEM’s across the globe can build and scale connected solutions with use-case specific coding. Features like these are the key reason why C17QS is set to revolutionize Low Power IoT and reduce the time-to-market for IoT OEMs.

Supporting a wide range of LTE bands, the C17QS module is equipped for global deployment, providing peak download speeds of up to 10Mbps and upload speeds of up to 5Mbps. The module features a compact LGA form factor with dimensions of 26.5 x 22.5 mm and is integrated with a more capable GNSS chipset, enabling support for multi-band (L1 and L5) GNSS constellations, including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, NavIC, BDS, QZSS, and SBAS.

Designed to operate in various temperature ranges, the C17QS module is suitable for diverse environmental conditions and remote applications. Its low power consumption and power-saving modes ensure prolonged device lifecycles, making it ideal for both battery-powered and externally powered use cases.

The Cavli C17QS Cat 1bis module is designed to power a wide range of IoT applications across various sectors. In agriculture, it enables remote monitoring and management of farming operations, improving efficiency and productivity. In healthcare and e-health, the module facilitates real-time patient monitoring and advanced telemedicine solutions, ensuring better health outcomes.

The C17QS offers a distinct advantage in scenarios where power or space constraints necessitate a combined host controller and connectivity chipset solution, surging ahead of competitors. The module has hardware powerful enough to handle the compute operations required in these applications, while simultaneously providing LTE connectivity, placing itself as a versatile and all-in-one solution to IoT OEMs.

Retail applications benefit from the C17QS module’s robust connectivity for inventory management, smart shelves, and enhanced customer experiences. For smart home applications, the module provides reliable connectivity and tracking for home automation systems, security devices, and energy management solutions. Its small form factor and low power consumption make it ideal for these space and power-constrained environments, ensuring seamless and efficient operation.

John Mathew, CEO & Chief Technology Architect of Cavli Wireless, expressed: “The C17QS Cat 1bis module represents a significant advancement in our IoT solutions portfolio. By integrating LTE Cat 1bis technology with SDK, and Hubble management platform support, we are delivering a product that can effectively compete neck to neck with our own range of LPWAN modules. This module is designed to meet the growing demands of various IoT applications, ensuring efficiency, reliability, and longevity in even the most challenging environments.”

With its exceptional global connectivity, advanced GNSS tracking, and efficient power management, the C17QS is set to revolutionize various IoT applications across industries. Cavli Wireless continues to lead the way in innovation, delivering solutions that meet the evolving demands of the IoT landscape. Explore the C17QS and experience the future of IoT connectivity today.

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Omdia’s latest research has found that the Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) IoT connections landscape is overwhelmingly dominated by NB-IoT and LoRa, which together accounted for 87% of total connections in 2023.

This dominance is set to continue, with these two technologies projected to maintain 86% of all LPWAN connections by 2030.

While NB-IoT’s significant growth is driven by its popularity in China, LoRaWAN leads in most other regions. Both technologies are ideally suited for the mid-range IoT applications currently in demand, ensuring their sustained leadership in the LPWAN market. LoRa is expected to remain the preferred choice in private IoT connections, while NB-IoT will expand through cost-effective implementations, with both technologies poised for continued success through 2030.

Commenting on the growth of LPWAN connections, Shobhit Srivastava, Omdia Senior Principal Analyst stated, “Although NB-IoT is the leading LPWAN technology, over 90% of its connections are in China. Outside China, LoRaWAN remains the leading LPWAN connectivity technology due to years of unchallenged growth and momentum. LoRaWAN, with its alliance-driven approach, boasts a mature ecosystem that allows customers to choose from a range of partners and application-specific experts. Its future success is assured by its differentiated offerings. Newer LPWAN technologies like Wi-SUN and Mioty are also growing, following the successful alliance model that LoRa initially championed to develop an ecosystem.”

While LoRaWAN and NB-IoT may compete fiercely in today’s market (and through the forecast period), there is ample room for both protocols to be successful. LoRaWAN has now focusing on high-growth areas, such as smart buildings, smart homes, and asset tracking.

Srivastava further noted, “NB-IoT will gain momentum in Europe after starting in 2023 as several service providers deploy satellite-based NB-IoT connectivity to address coverage gaps in remote areas. This, along with certain government regulations, will bolster NB-IoT growth in the region. By the end of 2023, China still accounted for nearly 90% of global NB-IoT connections. The Chinese government and the three national mobile operators continue to advocate for widespread NB-IoT adoption supported by Chinese chipset vendors. As Chinese vendors introduce affordable modules in Europe and South America, the technology will see further growth. NB-IoT use cases remain largely confined to stationary applications with the most popular being smart meters and utilities (water/gas/electricity) and connected spaces (smart cities).”

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