The US Market for Cellular M2M connections is experiencing growth in multiple industry segments, competition from new providers with LPWA technologies while also transitioning to new Lte based standards for IoT. New competitors and alliances are forming, offering a variety of solutions and alternative options. The operators are exhibiting a variety of strategies to on-board new IoT applications with promotions for rate-plans, platforms, support services, as well as subsidies.
This report examines and quantifies the highly competitive U.S. market for operator M2M services. Review includes both value chain analysis as well as assessment of key verticals expected to capture a large share of M2M connections. A competitive review is included with the detailed analysis of the four largest mobile operators: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.
Market quantification is provided for operator cellular connections both in the historical context and for future M2M connections. Connection market share from 2014 through 2016, together with forecast projections through 2022 is provided for seven industry verticals:
Connection forecasts by mobile operator are provided by industry vertical. The report concludes with forecast assessment and operator recommendations.