M2M/IoT Routers and Gateways: Technological Analysis and Market Evolution

As the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) continues gaining traction with the proliferation of connected assets and cloud-based services, gateway devices are emerging as a critical component for addressing the diverse set of challenges and requirements in many M2M and IoT applications. In particular, as industrial and commercial applications become more sophisticated and data-hungry, gateways are becoming more intelligent and able to provide more advanced capabilities than simply network and protocol bridging.  

In this report, ABI Research provides an overview of this market, analyzing the current M2M / IoT gateway / router market both from a technical and a market point of view.

The first section is dedicated to the technical analysis of M2M / IoT gateway / router devices, where ABI Research discusses the role of gateways in the Industrial IoT and how their role is evolving from the traditional M2M approach. This section also discusses the required functionalitites of the emerging Industrial IoT gateways and the hardware specifications of commercially available products.

The second section presents an overview of the market, discussing in general how current OEMs are approaching the Industrial IoT market, and providing a number of market trends and observations. This section also contains market forecasts on estimated M2M / IoT gateways shipments and installed base.

Lastly, the third section analyzes the range of vendors active in this market, identifying a set of market leading companies that together made approximatively 50% of the market in 2014.

Table of Contents

  • 1. THE EVOLUTION TOWARD IOT GATEWAYS
    • 1.1. What is a Gateway?
    • 1.2. The Growing Importance of Gateways in Industrial IoT Applications
    • 1.3. The Role of Gateways in the Industrial IoT
    • 1.4. Ideal Features of an Industrial IoT Gateway for Industrial IoT Applications
    • 1.5. Current Hardware Trends
  • 2. OVERVIEW OF M2M AND IOT GATEWAYS MARKET
    • 2.1. Overview of Current Gateway Market for M2M / IoT Applications
    • 2.2. How are OEMs Approaching the IoT Market?
    • 2.3. Market Trends and Observations
    • 2.4. M2M / IoT Gateways Forecast
  • 3. MAIN VENDOR PROFILES
    • 3.1. CalAmp
    • 3.2. Cradlepoint
    • 3.3. Digi-International
    • 3.4. Eurotech
    • 3.5. Feeney Wireless
    • 3.6. MultiTech
    • 3.7. Nexcom
    • 3.8. Option
    • 3.9. Sierra-Wireless
    • 3.10. Systech

Tables

  1. M2M / IoT Router / Gateway Shipments by Region World Market, Forecast: 2014 to 2021
  2. M2M / IoT Router / Gateway Installed Base by Region World Market, Forecast: 2014 to 2021

Charts

  1. M2M / IoT Router / Gateway Shipments by Region World Market, Forecast: 2014 to 2021
  2. M2M / IoT Router / Gateway Installed Base by Region World Market, Forecast: 2014 to 2021

Figures

  1. Example of Typical Gateway-centric Connectivity Architecture Example of Typical Gateway-centric Connectivity Architecture
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Research Information

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Publish Date
4Q 2015
Code
AN-2105
Research Type
Technology Analysis Report
Pages
16