M2M, IoT & IoE
Asset Tracking: Market Opportunities in the Era of LPWA
Asset tracking solutions have evolved from processing asset tracking data periodically in batches to near-real-time through the integration of hardware, software, and processes. A number of industries have adopted IoT-based asset tracking using Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) Network connectivity technologies to derive valuable insights to deliver more efficient operations.
This report analyzes the asset tracking market, which includes location tracking of stationary or slow-moving assets. This analysis includes asset tracking solutions where location tracking as an application is the entry point for solution providers to offer other value-added monitoring of environmental conditions, such as light, temperature, humidity, pressure, altitude, etc.
The report introduces different connectivity technologies which includes both short-range wireless and Wide area network technologies but focuses on Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) network technologies that are seen as popular WAN connectivity choices to connect battery powered sensor devices used for geolocation and asset tracking solutions.Continue
Reports & Data
In 2018, network technologies witnessed significant growth in building public network infrastructure. While the Sigfox and Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) networks were commercially available through large-scale network deployments in more than 40 countries, telcos have globally launched more than 77 Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) and Long-Term Evolution-Category M1 (LTE-M) networks. Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks added nearly 48 million new connection in 2018, with proprietary technologies accounting for over half of the market share, followed by LoRaWAN with 25% of the total LPWAN connections. Some end of 2018 highlights include:
Vodafone has been an aggressive operator in the B2B IoT market, mostly driven by its heritage in DSL/fiber infrastructure, unified communications, and mobile networks. In addition, the enterprise emphasis also comes about due to its international mobile network footprint spanning countries with a large business base of customers and significant business activity, including the United Kingdom, Germany, and India. But a review of Vodafone’s IoT strategy based on information provided by its recent analyst event suggests that it is de-emphasizing the middle of the IoT value chain and placing greater emphasis on its own cloud services. This is interesting, but also risky!
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As connected Things are expected to exceed 50 billion within the next few years it would seem that traditional Identity and Access Management models cannot fully grasp the potential of the IoT era. Communication, data exchange, device management and security are not addressed holistically by existing frameworks leaving companies with less-than-optimal IoT strategies and proving to be a serious threat to existing cloud-based investments.
Through this presentation, ABI Research aims to provide the audience with an examination of role of identity for enhancing IoT solution enablement followed by the introduction of the next evolutionary stage for the Identity of Things: the realization of the IAM 2.0. The framework suggests that both existing and emerging industry players should learn to address the demands of the IDoT in a comprehensive manner by embracing a wider spectrum of technologies which escapes the confines of API design and PKI encryption.
- This webinar will address the following five questions:
- Why is the Identity of Things important for the IoT?
- How can companies tackle Thing identity and management services?
- What to expect from the industry’s transition towards IAM 2.0?
- Which markets will be the first to evolve under this transformative paradigm?
- What are the most important aspects for enabling secure IoT services?
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