ABI Research has delivered its new estimate of the number of connected objects. Their analysts consider that it will be 40.9 billion objects connected with us in 2020 compared with 16 billion in 2014. And if currently smartphones, PC and other box Internet still represent 44% of connected objects, this share will fall to 32%. What networks will in the future use these objects connected to transmit their data? ZigBee, Bluetooth, WiFi, 2G, 3G, 4G or even NFC and RFID a number of technologies are available to manufacturers. Which will prevail?
Cellular communications of objects multiplied by 3 in 5 years
According to the firm Berg Insight, the M2M communications market will grow 21% in 2014, reaching $ 213.9 million. This growth will continue in the next 5 years, so that in 2019, this market has almost reached $ 600 million.
Will 4G this market flourishing of the Internet of things? Experts President a studious future for the new communication standard. ABI Research analysts including evoke standards LTE – MTC and LTE – M, an optimization of the 4G for connected objects. Berg Insight Swedes consider that 3G and 4G will position itself in the cellular M2M (Macine-to-Machine) communications. At the international level, these cellular networks 3G / 4G will represent less than 20% of all communications in 2014. In 2018, it will be more than 50% and they will exceed the good old GSM in the M2M as early as 2017. Asia and the United States show the way in the adoption of new generation networks, Europe is in withdrawal. GSM could survive beyond 2020 so that AT & T is already considering the judgment of its 2 G network.
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“Berg Insight: Europe lags as M2M shifts from 2G to 3G and LTE”, FierceWireless, August 25, 2014
“Berg Insight says 3G/4G technologies will dominate cellular M2M communications by 2018”, Communiqué Berg Insight, August 22, 2014
“M2M Communication to Reach 213.9 Million by Year-End”, HospitalityTechnology, August 21, 20114
“The Internet of Things Will Drive Wireless Connected Devices to 40.9 Billion in 2020”, ABI Research press release, August 20, 2014