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


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

SKU SNSNOV301601
Category IT Networking
Publisher SNS Telecom
Pages 239
Published Nov-16
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3GPP technologies to account for 35 percent of all LPWA network connections by 2020, says New Research report

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. 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. However, 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,Research estimates that more than 35% of all LPWA profile IoT devices will be served by 3GPP networks operating in licensed spectrum.

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.

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?

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, 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, 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.


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Table of Content

Chapter 1: Introduction
Executive Summary
Topics Covered
Forecast Segmentation
Key Questions Answered
Key Findings
Methodology
Target Audience
Companies & Organizations Mentioned

Chapter 2: An Overview of LPWA Networks
M2M Networks & the IoT Vision
What is M2M Technology?
The IoT Vision
M2M & IoT Architecture
The Limitations of Traditional M2M Networking Technologies
What are LPWA Networks?
Key Characteristics of LPWA Networks
Long Range & Strong Propagation
Star Network Topology
Low Data Rates
Low Power Consumption
Battery Life Requirements
Scalability
Low Cost Modules & Infrastructure
Supplementary Features
Market Growth Drivers
Addressing Low Throughput IoT Use Cases
Cost Saving Potential
Energy Saving: Towards Green IoT Networks
The 2G Sunset
Regulatory Initiatives & Mandates
Interest from Vertical Markets
Commitments by Industry Giants
Market Barriers
Lack of Standardization
Interference Concerns
Low Revenue per Connection
Integration Complexities

Chapter 3: LPWA Networking Technologies
UNB (Ultra Narrow Band)
Sigfox
Telensa
LoRa Alliance
Semtech’s LoRA RF Platform
LoRaWAN
Link Labs’ Symphony Link
Weightless SIG
Weightless-W
Weightless-N
Weightless-P
Ingenu’s RPMA (Random Phase Multiple Access)
Xylem's FlexNet
Aclara's Synergize
Standardized 3GPP Technologies
LTE Cat-M1
NB-IoT (Narrow Band Internet of Things)
EC-GSM-IoT (Extended Coverage GSM for the Internet of Things)
Key Enhancements & Simplifications to Enable LPWA Operation
The Future: 5G NB-IoT
IEEE 802.11 ah & af
Spectrum Options for LPWA Networks
ISM (Industrial, Scientific, and Medical Radio) Bands
TVWS (TV White Spaces)
Licensed Spectrum
Competing M2M Networking Technologies
Conventional Cellular Technologies
2G & 3G
LTE
5G
Satellite Communications
Wireline Networks
Short Range Networks
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
ZigBee
Others

Chapter 4: Vertical Market Applications, Opportunities & Case Studies
Agriculture
Precision Agriculture
Livestock Management
Agricultural Equipment Monitoring
Asset Management & Logistics
Maintaining Real-Time Asset Inventories
Supply Chain Visibility
Tracking Containers & Goods
Monitoring of Shipment Conditions
Other Applications
Automotive & Transportation
Tracking & Location Services
Remote Vehicle Management
Safety & Security
Other Applications
Consumer Applications & Home Automation
Wide Area Tracking
Sports & Fitness
Smart Homes & Intelligent Appliances
Energy & Utilities
Smart Metering
Applications in the Oil & Gas Sector
Healthcare
Health & Wellness Monitoring
Diagnostic Tools
Connected Prescription Reminders
Other Applications
Intelligent Buildings & Infrastructure
Intelligent Buildings
Public Infrastructure Management
Parking Management
Lighting Control
Waste Management
Environmental Monitoring & Other Applications
Public Safety, Security & Surveillance
Perimeter Access Control
Connected Security Alarms
Other Applications
Retail & Vending
POS (Point of Sale) Applications
Intelligent Shopping
Smart Restocking
Other Applications
Other Verticals
LPWA Deployment Case Studies
AT&T: Targeting New IoT Markets with LTE Cat-M1
BT: Creating the UK’s First IoT Enabled Smart City
Enevo: Waste Logistics Optimization with LoRaWAN
KT Corporation & LG-Uplus: Collaborating to Accelerate the Adoption of NB-IoT
Orange: Capitalizing on Multiple LPWA Technologies
Securitas: LPWA Powered Home Security Monitoring
Senet: Optimizing Fuel Delivery with LoRaWAN
Smarteo Water: Enabling Smart Metering with Sigfox
Telensa: Powering Smart Parking & Street Lighting with UNB Technology
The Things Network: Crowdsouring IoT Networks
Vodafone Group: Establishing a Global NB-IoT Network

Chapter 5: Regulatory Landscape
3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project)
Release 12
Release 13
Release 14 & Beyond
ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute)
IoT LTN (Low Throughput Networks) Initiative
LoRa Alliance
Weightless SIG
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
Wireless IoT Forum
GSMA
Mobile IoT (LPWA) Initiative
NB-IoT Forum
LTE-M Task Force
EC-GSM-IoT Group

Chapter 6: Industry Roadmap & Value Chain
Industry Roadmap
2017 – 2020: Initial Rollouts to Support Smart City Applications
2020 – 2025: Growing Proliferation of NB-IoT and Licensed LPWA Technologies
2025 – 2030 & Beyond: Cannibalizing Legacy Cellular M2M Connections
Value Chain
Enabling Technology
Hardware Providers
Software Providers
Connectivity
Mobile Operators
MVNOs & Aggregators
Service Enablement
CDP (Connected Device Platform) Providers
Application Platform Providers
Vertical Solutions
System Integrators
Vertical Market Specialists
Other Ecosystem Players
Cloud Platform Providers
Big Data & Analytics Specialists
Supplementary Service Providers

Chapter 7: Key Market Players
Accellus Communication Networks
Aclara Technologies
Actility
Adeunis RF
Aerea
Altair Semiconductor
AM Telecom
AMBER Wireless
Arkessa
Arqiva
AT&T
Atim
Atmel Corporation
Augtek
Bouygues Telecom
BT Group
Cellnex Telecom
CG-Wireless
Cisco Systems
Digi International
DT (Deutsche Telekom)
Du (Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company)
Elster Group
Encore Networks
Endetec Homerider Systems
Eolane
Ericsson
Etisalat Group
Eutelsat
FLASHNET
Gemalto
Helium Systems
Hope RF (Hope Microelectronics)
Huawei
IBM
IMST
Ingenu
Intel Corporation
KCCS (Kyocera Communication Systems)
KDDI Corporation
Kerlink
KPN
LG Innotek
Libelium
Link Labs
M2COMM (M²Communication)
M2M Spectrum Networks
MediaTek
Microchip Technology
Multi-Tech Systems
Nemeus
Nettrotter
NimbeLink
NNNCo (National Narrowband Network Communications)
Nokia
NTT DoCoMo
Nwave Technologies
ON Semiconductor
Orange
OrbiWise
Oviphone
PicoWAN
Plextek
Proximus Group
Qowiso
Qualcomm
Quectel Wireless Solutions
Radiocrafts
Sagemcom
Samsara Networks
Samsung Electronics
Semtech Corporation
Senet
Sequans Communications
Sierra Wireless
Sigfox
Silicon Labs (Silicon Laboratories)
SimpleCell Networks
Singtel Group
SK Telecom
SoftBank Group
Stream Technologies
Swisscom
Tata Communications
TechPLEX
Tele2
Telecom Design
Telecom Italia
Telefónica Group
Telensa
Telit Communications
Telkom SA Group
Telstra
The Things Network
TI (Texas Instruments)
Ubiik
U-blox
Verizon Communications
Vodafone Group
WAVIoT
WNC (Wistron NeWeb Corporation)
Xirgo Technologies
Xylem
ZiFiSense

Chapter 8: Market Analysis & Forecasts
Global Outlook of LPWA Networks
LPWA Network Connections
LPWA Network IoT Service Revenue
Connectivity vs. Application Services
Connectivity Revenue
IoT Application Service Revenue
Technology Submarket Segmentation
Proprietary LPWA Technologies
NB-IoT
LTE Cat-M1
EC-GSM-IoT
Vertical Market Segmentation
Agriculture
Asset Management & Logistics
Automotive & Transportation
Consumer Applications & Home Automation
Energy & Utilities
Healthcare
Intelligent Buildings & Infrastructure
Public Safety, Security & Surveillance
Retail & Vending
Others
Regional Segmentation
Asia Pacific
Eastern Europe
Middle East & Africa
Latin & Central America
North America
Western Europe

Chapter 9: Conclusion & Strategic Recommendations
Why is the Market Poised to Grow?
Competitive Industry Landscape: Acquisitions, Alliances & Consolidation
Prospects of Licensed Spectrum for LPWA Networks
Uncertainty for Proprietary Technologies
Spectrum Allocation Strategies for NB-IoT, LTE-M and EC-GSM-IoT
SWOT Analysis: LPWA vs. Competing Technologies
Geographic Outlook: Which Regions Offer the Highest Growth Potential?
Reducing LPWA Module Costs
Smart City Infrastructure Projects: Driving LPWA Network Rollouts
Impact on Mobile Operators: Opportunities & Challenges
Future Prospects for Proprietary LPWA Technologies
How Are Vendors Differentiating Their Offerings?
Strategic Recommendations
LPWA Technology Providers
Other Enabling Technology Providers
Mobile Operators
MVNOs & Aggregators
IoT Platform Providers
System Integrators & Vertical Market Specialists

List of Figures

Figure 1: The IoT Vision
Figure 2: M2M & IoT Network Architecture
Figure 3: Global Wide Area M2M Connections by Technology: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 4: Telensa’s Smart Lighting Solution
Figure 5: LoRaWAN Architecture
Figure 6: Comparison of Weightless Open LPWA Standards
Figure 7: Key Performance Characteristics of 3GPP LPWA Technologies
Figure 8: NB-IoT Deployment Options
Figure 9: LPWA Networks Industry Roadmap
Figure 10: LPWA Networks Value Chain
Figure 11: Global LPWA Network Connections: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 12: Global LPWA Network IoT Service Revenue: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 13: Global LPWA Network IoT Service Revenue by Submarket: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 14: Global LPWA Network Connectivity Revenue: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 15: Global LPWA Network IoT Application Service Revenue: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 16: Global LPWA Network Connections by Technology: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 17: Global LPWA Network IoT Service Revenue by Technology: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 18: Global Proprietary LPWA Network Connections: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 19: Global Proprietary LPWA Network IoT Service Revenue: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 20: Global NB-IoT Network Connections: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 21: Global NB-IoT Network IoT Service Revenue: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 22: Global LTE Cat-M1 Network Connections: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 23: Global LTE Cat-M1 Network IoT Service Revenue: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 24: Global EC-GSM-IoT Network Connections: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 25: Global EC-GSM-IoT Network IoT Service Revenue: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 26: Global LPWA Network Connections by Vertical: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 27: Global LPWA Network IoT Service Revenue by Vertical: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 28: Global LPWA Network Connections in Agriculture: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 29: Global LPWA Network IoT Service Revenue in Agriculture: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 30: Global LPWA Network Connections in Asset Management & Logistics: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 31: Global LPWA Network IoT Service Revenue in Asset Management & Logistics: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 32: Global LPWA Network Connections in Automotive & Transportation: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 33: Global LPWA Network IoT Service Revenue in Automotive & Transportation: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 34: Global LPWA Network Connections in Consumer Applications & Home Automation: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 35: Global LPWA Network IoT Service Revenue in Consumer Applications & Home Automation: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 36: Global LPWA Network Connections in Energy & Utilities: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 37: Global LPWA Network IoT Service Revenue in Energy & Utilities: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 38: Global LPWA Network Connections in Healthcare: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 39: Global LPWA Network IoT Service Revenue in Healthcare: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 40: Global LPWA Network Connections in Intelligent Buildings & Infrastructure: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 41: Global LPWA Network IoT Service Revenue in Intelligent Buildings & Infrastructure: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 42: Global LPWA Network Connections in Public Safety, Security & Surveillance: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 43: Global LPWA Network IoT Service Revenue in Public Safety, Security & Surveillance: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 44: Global LPWA Network Connections in Retail & Vending: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 45: Global LPWA Network IoT Service Revenue in Retail & Vending: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 46: Global LPWA Network Connections in Other Verticals: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 47: Global LPWA Network IoT Service Revenue in Other Verticals: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 48: LPWA Network Connections by Region: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 49: LPWA Network IoT Service Revenue by Region: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 50: Asia Pacific LPWA Network Connections: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 51: Asia Pacific LPWA Network IoT Service Revenue: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 52: Eastern Europe LPWA Network Connections: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 53: Eastern Europe LPWA Network IoT Service Revenue: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 54: Middle East & Africa LPWA Network Connections: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 55: Middle East & Africa LPWA Network IoT Service Revenue: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 56: Latin & Central America LPWA Network Connections: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 57: Latin & Central America LPWA Network IoT Service Revenue: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 58: North America LPWA Network Connections: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 59: North America LPWA Network IoT Service Revenue: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 60: Western Europe LPWA Network Connections: 2017 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 61: Western Europe LPWA Network IoT Service Revenue: 2017 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 62: SWOT Matrix: LPWA vs. Competing M2M Networking Technologies
Figure 63: Price Breakdown of an LPWA Module

Companies Profiled

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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