Cellular IoT Market Growth, Size, Share, Trends, Key Players Analysis, and Forecast by 2031

Cellular IoT Market Size and Forecast (2021 - 2031), Global and Regional Share, Trend, and Growth Opportunity Analysis Report Coverage: By Technology (2G & 3G, 4G, LTE-M, NB-IoT, and 5G); End-Use Industry (Industrial, Infrastructure & Construction, Retail, Consumer Electronics, Automotive & Transportation, Energy & Utilities, Healthcare, and Others), and Geography

  • Report Code : TIPRE00003104
  • Category : Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • No. of Pages : 150
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The cellular IoT market size is projected to reach US$ 33.15 billion by 2031 from US$ 5.60 billion in 2023. The cellular IoT market is expected to register a CAGR of 24.9 % in 2023–2031. Cellular IoT modules are increasingly being used in smart city infrastructure and building automation, as well as in agricultural automation and environmental monitoring, driving market expansion.

Cellular IoT Market Analysis

Cellular IoT can manage the very sensitive and unique requirements of complicated applications and settings, as well as the more basic needs of the massive IoT market. There are two primary types of cellular IoT: Long Term Evolution for Machines (LTE-M) and Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT). Examples of NB-IoT and LTE-M applications include precision agriculture, smart cities, vending machines, fleet monitoring, and others, all of which present considerable prospects for cellular IoT market share. These applications require long-distance communication that is both reliable and secure.

Cellular IoT Market Overview

The presence of quickly growing nations, rising acceptance of advanced technologies, and an growing number of connected devices are among the primary reasons projected to drive the global expansion of cellular IoT. The global cellular IoT market is predicted to grow due to increased digitalization and automation in industries such as automotive, manufacturing, and energy & utilities. Increased demand for extended network coverage, improved inclination toward business development beyond mobile broadband, and the need to accommodate a huge number of connected devices among businesses worldwide are all anticipated to drive the size of the cellular IoT market.

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Cellular IoT Market: Strategic Insights

Cellular IoT Market

  • CAGR (2023 - 2031)
    24.9 %
  • Market Size 2023
    US$ 5.60 Billion
  • Market Size 2031
    US$ 33.15 Billion

Market Dynamics

  • Implementing Cellular IoT Modules in Smart City Infrastructure and Building Automation
  • LTE-M and NB-IoT
  • Increasing Applications in Vehicle Telematics and Fleet Management

Key Players

  • Arm Holdings Plc
  • AT&T, Inc.
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Mediatek Inc.
  • Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Sierra Wireless, Inc.
  • Sequans Communications SA
  • Thales group
  • ZTE Corporation

Regional Overview

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South and Central America
  • Middle East and Africa

Market Segmentation

  • 2G & 3G
  • 4G
  • LTE-M
  • NB-IoT
  • 5G
 End-Use Industry
  • Industrial
  • Infrastructure & Construction
  • Retail
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Healthcare
  • Others
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Cellular IoT Market Drivers and Opportunities

Implementing Cellular IoT Modules in Smart City Infrastructure and Building Automation to Favor Market

Smart city building and infrastructure automation are the two most important vertical deployments of cellular IoT modules, accounting for the majority of the cellular IoT market's revenue. Battery-operated devices can now connect to the internet thanks to emerging cellular IoT technologies such as NB-LTE-M, NB-IoT, and 5G. These technologies connect devices more effectively than current 2G and 3G technologies, including smart parking and smart street lighting. Streetlights, traffic sensing and control devices, garbage management devices, and parking management devices are just a few of the many uses for cellular IoT in Smart Cities. Modern infrastructure improvements are a top priority for governments around the world, and several pilot projects are being launched to achieve this goal.

Increasing Applications in Vehicle Telematics and Fleet Management

Vehicle telematics is one of the most important new applications for cellular IoT, as it enhances performance and connection while utilizing an organization's resources. The trend of deploying telematics systems in off-highway and highway vehicles is expected to generate significant development potential. When it comes to off-highway equipment, such as cranes and excavators, with a limited number of professionals, time is critical. Implementing IoT and telematics solutions is necessary for monitoring equipment and on-road assets. As a result, telematics solution providers are incorporating cellular IoT modules into their product offerings, making it easy for fleet managers and off-highway vehicle OEMs to gather and analyze field data, trends, and problems.

Cellular IoT Market Report Segmentation Analysis

Key segments that contributed to the derivation of the cellular IoT market analysis are technology, deployment, end-use industry, and end user.

  • Based on technology, the cellular IoT market is segmented into 2G & 3G, 4G, LTE-M, NB-IoT, and 5G.
  • Based on the end-use industry, the cellular IoT market is segmented into industrial, infrastructure & construction, retail, consumer electronics, automotive & transportation, energy & utilities, healthcare, and others.

Cellular IoT Market Share Analysis by Geography

The geographic scope of the cellular IoT market report is mainly divided into five regions: North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and South America/South & Central America. Countries such as India and China have a huge number of semiconductor dealers. Furthermore, the growing entry of technology businesses in the region, as well as increased investment in IoT technologies, are projected to drive market expansion. Governments across Asian countries, such as India, are also interested in the cellular IoT industry and are implementing a number of smart infrastructure projects. The governments of India, Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore have advocated national cellular IoT policies.

Cellular IoT Market Report Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market size in 2023 US$ 5.60 Billion
Market Size by 2031 US$ 33.15 Billion
Global CAGR (2023 - 2031) 24.9 %
Historical Data 2021-2022
Forecast period 2024-2031
Segments Covered By Technology
  • 2G & 3G
  • 4G
  • LTE-M
  • NB-IoT
  • 5G
By End-Use Industry
  • Industrial
  • Infrastructure & Construction
  • Retail
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Healthcare
  • Others
Regions and Countries Covered North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
South and Central America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of South and Central America
Middle East and Africa
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa
Market leaders and key company profiles
  • Arm Holdings Plc
  • AT&T, Inc.
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Mediatek Inc.
  • Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Sierra Wireless, Inc.
  • Sequans Communications SA
  • Thales group
  • ZTE Corporation
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    Cellular IoT Market News and Recent Developments

    The cellular IoT market is evaluated by gathering qualitative and quantitative data post primary and secondary research, which includes important corporate publications, association data, and databases. The following is a list of developments in the market:

    • In May 2022, - Audi, offered an update on its collaboration with mobility platform Spoke and other partners to employ cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology to assist minimize accidents involving bicycles and vehicles. Furthermore, Audi worked with C-V2X, which uses LTE cellular signals and direct PC5 signals that do not require a cellular network to detect a cyclist.

    (Source: Audi, Press Release, 2022)

    • In January 2023, Sierra Wireless announced the launch of Smart Connectivity Premium in the United States, which includes eUICC capabilities and expanded connectivity coverage. Furthermore, with its multi-IMSI, multi-profile design supported by GSMA eSIM (eUICC) requirements, Smart Connection Premium delivers resilient IoT-managed connection that is future-proofed across countries and technologies using a single global SIM. 

    (Source: Sierra Wireless, Press Release, 2023)

    Cellular IoT Market Report Coverage and Deliverables

    The "Cellular IoT Market Size and Forecast (2021–2031)" report provides a detailed analysis of the market covering below areas:

    • Market size and forecast at global, regional, and country levels for all the key market segments covered under the scope
    • Market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and key opportunities
    • Key future trends
    • Detailed PEST/Porter's Five Forces and SWOT analysis
    • Global and regional market analysis covering key market trends, major players, regulations, and recent market developments
    • Industry landscape and competition analysis covering market concentration, heat map analysis, prominent players, and recent developments
    • Detailed company profiles
    Report Coverage
    Report Coverage

    Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

    Segment Covered
    Segment Covered

    Technology ; End-Use Industry

    Regional Scope
    Regional Scope

    North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

    Country Scope
    Country Scope

    Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the estimated market size for the global cellular IoT market in 2023?

    The global cellular IoT market was estimated to be US$ 5.60 billion in 2023 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 24.9 % during the forecast period 2023 - 2031.

    What are the driving factors impacting the global cellular IoT market?

    Implementing cellular IoT modules in smart city infrastructure and building automation are the major factors that propel the global cellular IoT market.

    What are the future trends of the global cellular IoT market?

    LTE-M and NB-IoT are anticipated to play a significant role in the global cellular IoT market in the coming years.

    Which are the key players holding the major market share of the cellular IoT market?

    The key players holding majority shares in the global cellular IoT market are Arm Holdings Plc., AT&T, Inc., Ericsson, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., and Mediatek Inc.

    What will be the market size of the global cellular IoT market by 2031?

    The global cellular IoT market is expected to reach US$ 33.15 billion by 2031.

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