Cellular IoT module shipments saw their first decline in 2023

Global shipments of cellular IoT modules experienced their first-ever annual decline in 2023, falling two percent year-over-year.

Counterpoint Research’s latest report cites inventory adjustments following supply chain disruptions and reduced demand in key verticals like industrial and enterprise as driving factors behind the decline.

One bright spot was the rapid growth of 4G Cat 1 bis modules, which captured over 22 percent of shipments in 2023. In China, this...

IoT MVNOs shift focus to value-added services

The IoT Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) market is experiencing a shift in strategy as connectivity revenue growth faces challenges.

According to ABI Research, the increase in Low Power, Wide Area (LPWA) connections – coupled with disruptive pricing models and discounted connectivity rates – has impacted the profitability of connectivity services for virtual operators.

Connectivity, traditionally the cornerstone of MVNO offerings, is no longer sufficient for...

Enterprises accelerate IoT deployments to drive digital transformation

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital transformation, IoT deployments have emerged as a pivotal component in the strategies of enterprises.

IoT deployments enable businesses to reap rewards such as enhanced productivity, reduced costs, and the realisation of environmental sustainability objectives.

Omdia’s latest Internet of Things Enterprise Survey underscores the escalating commitment of businesses to IoT solutions, with a marked increase in spending and...

Vodafone’s 4G now available in 50+ rural UK locations

Vodafone customers living, working or visiting 57 rural communities and locations across the UK are now receiving 4G as part of Vodafone’s ongoing commitment to the nationwide Shared Rural Network (SRN) programme. 

The arrival of Vodafone 4G at sites in locations from Orkney Islands to Devon means residents, businesses and visitors are now enjoying faster and more reliable data speeds as well as better quality voice calls.

The Shared Rural Network (SRN) programme...

Berg Insight: Global cellular IoT connections grew 22% in 2021

Berg Insight says that global cellular IoT connections grew an impressive 22 percent in 2021.

According to the company’s analysts, global cellular IoT connections reached 2.1 billion last year.

No particular region stood out for growth. The major regional markets of China, Western Europe, and North America grew similarly during the year as the world recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, China continues to lead the way for cellular IoT...

Juniper Research: Vodafone Business leads IoT roaming vendors

According to Juniper Research, Vodafone Business is the leading service provider in the IoT roaming space.

The research giant assesses vendors based on a number of key indicators which include: capacity and capability, solution positioning, size of operations, financial performance, and product sophistication.

Here are Juniper’s top six IoT roaming vendors:

Vodafone BusinessTata CommunicationsTNSBICSSyniverseiBasis

“Vodafone Business is delighted to have...

ABI Research: 4G is still the go-to for IoT connectivity

A study conducted by ABI Research finds that 4G is still the go-to solution for IoT connectivity.

The new year hasn’t brought with it a new dominant IoT connectivity standard. ABI Research monitored the activities of 1,037 IoT models across 52 module vendors and found competing standards have some way to go to catch up to 4G.

4G accounts for over 60 percent of cellular modules—spanning both high bandwidth CAT12 to CAT20, and high bandwidth CAT1 to CAT4. 5G represents...

BT and ABP launch IoT trial at the Port of Ipswich

BT has partnered with Associated British Ports (ABP) to launch an IoT trial at the Port of Ipswich.

The trial will explore how the IoT can help to digitise the port’s logistics and operations processes and speed up the movement and processing of goods.

Andrew Harston, Region Director, Wales and Short Sea Ports, Associated British Ports, said: 

“The trial with BT is an exciting step in the Port of Ipswich’s journey to becoming a smart port.

The...