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SEP 07, 2023 | Matt Hatton| Jim Morrish

M&A, eSIM/iSIM, CMPs, devices, satellite, 5G and LoRaWAN loom large in September IoT connectivity events

This month our analysts will speak at several major events which are focused on the Internet of Things, particularly IoT connectivity. These include Digital X in Cologne, The Things Conference in Amsterdam, Mobile World Congress in Las Vegas and then back to Amsterdam for the IoT Tech Expo Europe. Along the way our analysts will chair, moderate and speak in various sessions. In this blog post we provide a preview of what we think will be the hot topics that will dominate the conversation around IoT connectivity at these events.
region: ALL sector: ALL Internet of ThingsHyperconnectivity
AUG 21, 2023 | Paras Sharma| Joydeep Bhattacharyya

The Internet of Things enables personalised and location-based digital-out-of-home (DOOH) advertisement

In April, Transforma Insights published a report ‘Public Information & Advertising Screens: Adoption of digital information screens for enriched customer experience’, which discussed in great detail how enterprises are increasingly deploying digital-out-of-home (DOOH) screens such as kiosks, billboards, and signage to offer enriched customer experience, reduce manual labour, and earn additional revenue. In this blog, after briefly describing the advantages of DOOH screens, we explain how increasing implementation of IoT devices delivers highly personalised location-based advertising.
region: ALL Arts & EntertainmentReal EstateRetail & WholesaleAccommodation & Food ServiceInformation & CommunicationAdministrative Internet of Things
AUG 18, 2023 | Paras Sharma| Jim Morrish| Joydeep Bhattacharyya

Surgical Robots: a paradigm shift in healthcare

The healthcare industry and its related fields have been through a significant shift in recent years, particularly through the application of some of the critical new emerging technologies. In a report titled ‘Digital Transformation in the Healthcare Sector’, Transforma Insights highlighted eight domains of change occurring in the healthcare industry, largely facilitated by disruptive technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) (as explained in a separate blog, ‘Digital transformation in healthcare is driven by AI and IoT’).
region: ALL Health & Social Care Internet of ThingsArtificial IntelligenceAutonomous Robotic SystemsEdge Computing
JUL 25, 2023 | Matt Hatton

The road to ‘Connected-by-Design’ for the Internet of Things

In July 2023, Transforma Insights published a Position Paper entitled ‘Connected-by-Design: Optimising Device-to-Cloud Connectivity’, sponsored by Eseye, in which we outlined the reasons why it is critical for IoT developers to build their applications with considerations of connectivity permeating the development process. In this blog post we examine one perspective on the march towards Connected-by-Design, specifically some of the alternative approaches and the pitfalls associated with them.
region: ALL sector: ALL Internet of ThingsHyperconnectivityEdge Computing
JUL 19, 2023 | Nikita Singh| Joydeep Bhattacharyya

The growing role of Micromobility Vehicles in urban mobility

Transforma Insights’ recent report, 'Micromobility Vehicles: 328 million devices to support the demand for urban mobility in 2032' finds that by 2032, the total number of micromobility vehicle IoT devices will reach around 328 million and the market will grow at a CAGR of more than 50%. Greater China, North America, and Europe will be the three largest markets, and India & South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa will be the other regions experiencing significant growth. In this blog, we have provided a detailed understanding of why and how micromobility vehicles will play a role in urban environments, in addition to discussing the major challenges threatening the market at present.
region: ALL Transportation & Storage Internet of ThingsHyperconnectivity
JUL 18, 2023 | Matt Hatton

Why does IoT need to be delivered as a managed service?

Today, there is an increasing realisation amongst IoT adopters and vendors that the various constituent elements of an IoT solution must be delivered as a managed service or series of managed services. In June 2023 Transforma Insights published a white paper in collaboration with Telit Cinterion entitled ‘The Internet of Things can only be delivered as a managed service’ which looked at why enterprises should be more selective about demanding a more personalised service and picking their IoT connectivity partners.
region: ALL sector: ALL HyperconnectivityInternet of Things
JUL 17, 2023 | Matt Hatton

Use of eUICC to reach 2.4 billion in 2032

The number of eUICC/Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP) capable cellular-based IoT connections will grow from 240 million (16% of installed base) to 2.36 billion (40%) between 2022 and 2032, according to the new report from Transforma Insights, ‘Over 2.3 billion cellular connections will be eUICC/Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP) capable in 2032’. In this article we explore the drivers of adoption and the evolving dynamics of cellular-based IoT connectivity that will stem from this evolution.
region: ALL sector: ALL HyperconnectivityInternet of Things
JUL 12, 2023 | Nikita Singh

Global operator IoT connections top 2.4 billion at end March 2023

Every quarter the Transforma Insights team tracks how many cellular IoT connections are reported by the mobile network operators (MNOs) around the world. At the end of March 2023 that amounted to 2.4 billion connections.
region: ALL sector: ALL HyperconnectivityInternet of Things
JUL 11, 2023 | Matt Hatton

6 reasons why device/connectivity bundling makes sense for cellular-based IoT

In this blog post we examine the 6 key reasons why hardware (in the form of modules and gateways) and cellular connectivity might be natural bedfellows, based on a recent White Paper sponsored by Telit Cinterion..
region: ALL sector: ALL Internet of ThingsHyperconnectivity
JUN 29, 2023 | Rohan Bansal| Joydeep Bhattacharyya

Answering the question: Are gunshot detectors worth the investment?

Transforma Insights’ recent report, ‘Public Alarms & Monitors: Implementing IoT to provide timely emergency aid to citizens’ reports that in 2019 there were 250,227 gun-related deaths across the world, of which, 65.9% were accounted for by six countries, namely Brazil, the United States, Venezuela, Mexico, India, and Colombia. To combat this issue, governments (especially in the US) are heavily investing in deploying gunshot detectors. Most of these acoustic sensors are installed on buildings or different types of street furniture to track the sound of gunshots and timely alert the authorities. In this blog, we focus on the reasons behind the deployment of gunshot detectors in the US, the major concerns they pose, and why it still makes sense for the US government to invest in these solutions.
region: ALL Government Internet of ThingsArtificial Intelligence