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...

ABI Research: 220M NLC units will light up smart buildings by 2030

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Network Lighting Control (NLC) is set to play a pivotal role in the development of smart buildings, as stakeholders such as building owners, energy companies, and regulators seek to enhance building performance and appeal.

According to a report by ABI Research, the deployment of related equipment in smart buildings is projected to reach nearly 220 million units by 2030, achieving a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.6 percent.

NLC enables intelligent automation and...

ABI Research predicts 2023 as breakout year for IoT energy harvesting startups

If you are looking for an area of focus in the IoT this year – or even investment – then energy harvesting may be the way to go. 

That is the verdict from ABI Research in its 2023 trends outlook. The analyst has published a whitepaper around technology trends which will or will not shape 2023 – 73 to be precise – and looks towards the energy and battery markets as needle-movers for IoT. 

Energy harvesting IoT startups, in particular, are a point of focus...

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...