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New Trends in Smart Homes

As the smart home market continues its rapid growth, solution providers are exploring opportunities to expand consumer adoption. OEMs and device manufacturers are challenged by multi-vendor compatibility and development costs. While retailers are exploring how to launch branded solutions at a low cost and easily expandable. Join Ayla and ABI Research to learn about current trends and requirements in the smart home industry including Matter, WiFi, AI, and Security.

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CES 2022 Wearables Highlights

The show had 276 fitness and wearables exhibitors, 56 more from the previous year, although not much had changed as wearable gadgets are still mainly focused on healthcare monitoring and hardware improvements. Some of the changes we did see this year were with earbuds, smartwatches, and Extended Reality (XR) and Augmented Reality (AR) glasses.

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Enterprise Digitization Requires More Than Just Private Networks

Within enterprise implementers the initial hype around private networks is vanishing as the discussion about enterprise digitization matures, raising two questions: what are the underlying reasons for this vanishing interest? And, what is the industry turning towards instead of private networks?

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RTLS Hybridization is Here to Enable Seamless Indoor and Outdoor Location Visibility

Where traditionally location-based services would operate “technology-agnostic” systems to collate information from multiple location technologies in software, RTLS vendors are increasingly finding ways to include their technology and services at a more integrated, hardware level.

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Will 2022 be the Year Pakistan’s Booming Tech Startups Drive Adoption of IoT Technologies?

Pakistan has skipped several iterations of mass consumption of ‘dinosaur’ digital technologies like desktop computers, 2G phones, PDAs (personal digital assistants), and legacy chip-and-pin payment terminals altogether, creating fertile ground for businesses and consumers alike to embrace next-gen IoT technology from the get-go.

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Ryan Martin
Ryan Martin
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Value-Added Services for Connectivity, Data Management, and IIoT Platforms will Drive Smart Manufacturing Spend to US$950 Billion in 2030

According to ABI Research, spending on smart manufacturing will grow from US$345 billion in 2021 to more than US$950 billion in 2030 as manufacturers advance their digital transformation initiatives. This market refers to factories that adopt Industry 4.0 solutions, such as autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), asset tracking, simulation, and digital twins. 

While most of the revenue today is attributed to hardware, a greater reliance on analytics, collaborative industrial software, and wireless connectivity (Wi-Fi 6, 4G, 5G) will drive spending on value-added services, namely connectivity, data management, and enabling platforms, to more than double over the forecast,” explains Ryan Martin, Industrial & Manufacturing Research Director.

The top producing manufacturing regions are China, the United States, Japan, and Germany (in that order) and the transportation industry, more specifically automotive manufacturing, is the top industry in terms of revenue in all regions except China, where automotive is second and electronics manufacturing is first. These regions are also the early adopters of advanced manufacturing technology and are the most developed manufacturing economies globally. In terms of automation, the automotive industry leads, having automated close to 50% of operations.

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Jamie Moss
Jamie Moss
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OEMs, Enterprises, and Municipalities to Spend Over US$31 Billion on Connectivity Management Platforms in 2026

Connectivity Management Platforms (CMPs) are a long-standing feature of the Internet of Things (IoT). They allow connectivity to be intelligently packaged for sale to IoT customers. But although CMPs are table stakes abilities for any company wishing to become an IoT service provider,  CMP development has not abated, and the market is only becoming more competitive. In a new report, ABI Research identifies 62 companies offering CMPs, operated either proprietarily or commercially available to license. These companies span from connectivity resellers and aggregators to enterprise software developers, IoT service providers, and carrier grade infrastructure manufacturers.

’The largest CMP vendors such as Cisco and Ericsson, and their products have always acted as gateways for third party partnerships to jointly sell through to the same IoT enterprise customers,” explains Jamie Moss, Research Director for M2M, IoT, and IoE explains. IoT platforms are famously modular, with enterprises and service providers piecing together what they need from a variety of suppliers. “Today, the CMP is also a nodal product for turnkey IoT system providers, acting as a gateway product to promote the sale of value-added components of their portfolio, and ideally the full stack. From an enterprise customer perspective, CMPs are not typically charged for, but device management, and security management, and data orchestration platforms are, with CMPs acting as a “single pane of glass” interface over them all.”

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How the metaverse could transform upskilling in the enterprise

VentureBeat

Today’s digital training platforms technically fall short of the widely accepted “metaverse” definition because they aren’t interconnected; they’re siloed instead. 

According to an ABI Research report, before the pandemic, the VR market was forecasted to grow at a 45.7% compound annual rate, surpassing $24.5 billion in revenue by 2024. But even amid the health crisis, VR is booming. 

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Novel developments and innovation in Massive MIMO design are maximizing 5G macro site potential (Analyst Angle)

RCR Wireless (written by Jake Saunders, ABI Research Vice President, Asia-Pacific and Advisory Services)

5G will have a seismic impact on the network. At the end of 2021, there will be 507 million 5G subscriptions, showing a growth rate of 92% Year on Year (YoY). By the end of 2025, ABI Research forecasts that 5G subscriptions will surpass 1.78 billion, which is equivalent to 22% of the total worldwide cellular subscriptions. But it is not just about “person-centric” communications, as cellular-based Internet of Things (IoT) devices are expected to grow to 2.56 billion by 2025 from 1 billion in 2021.

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