IoT Market Research by Size, Trends Analysis by 2028

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IoT Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis by Offering (Hardware [Processors, Connectivity Modules, Sensors, Memory Devices, and Others], Software, and Services), and End User (Industrial, Commercial, and Residential)

Publication Month: Dec 2022 | Report Code: TIPTE100000128 | No. of Pages: 192 | Category: Technology, Media and Telecommunications | Status: Published

The IoT market is expected to grow from US$ 483.28 billion in 2022 to US$ 2,270.42 billion by 2028; it is estimated to register at a CAGR of 29.4% from 2022 to 2028.

The Internet of Things (IoT) extends Internet connectivity to physical objects and devices. Also, it gives greater control over lights, appliances, and door locks, offers insights into resource consumption habits, streamlines business processes, and enables connectivity between people and systems. Moreover, IoT devices can interact and communicate with each other over the Internet or directly via a wireless protocol and can be remotely monitored and controlled. IoT devices in the consumer market typically pertain to products that enable smart homes, for instance, lighting fixtures, thermostats, home appliances, cameras, and home security systems. Furthermore, IoT helps connect various smart devices to ease the business operation and sharing & collection of data, which are further utilized to enhance customer's experience.

Large, well-known, and financially strong companies in the global IoT market include Microsoft; IBM Corporation; Oracle; SAP SE; and Google, Inc., therefore— the bargaining power of buyers in the IoT market is quite high. Furthermore, the increasing number of smart city projects, the growing number of online and offline IoT product distributors, and escalating demand for implementing IoT technologies in the automotive sector are likely to propel the market growth. The major companies in the IoT market use different strategies while planning solutions and service models for different industry verticals. Continuous advancements in the technology sector are anticipated to put pressure on IoT solution providers to adapt to the changes to sustain their market position in the IoT market.

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Report Coverage - IoT Market
Report CoverageDetails
Market Size Value inUS$ 483.28 Billion in 2022
Market Size Value byUS$ 2,270.42 Billion by 2028
Growth rateCAGR of 29.4% from 2022 to 2028
Forecast Period2022-2028
Base Year2022
No. of Pages192
No. of Tables88
No. of Charts & Figures83
Historical data availableYes
Segments coveredOffering, and End User
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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on IoT Market


The COVID-19 outbreak dramatically impacted the global economy during its peak in 2020 and disrupted economies and businesses across the globe. Further, the adoption of IoT technology increased tremendously across several verticals, which helped smart cities sustain utility grids and guaranteed that the public’s electricity, water, and gas requirements were met while avoiding the risk of sending technicians for manual work in the field during the pandemic. Moreover, IoT technology played a vital role in the healthcare system as it enabled proper monitoring of COVID-19 patients by employing an interconnected network. In addition, this technology helps increase patient satisfaction and reduces the readmission rate in hospitals. Also, remote working, contactless payments, transmission chain tracking, and “Health 4.0” are a few factors that supported the demand for IoT applications during the pandemic. Hence, the COVID-19 outbreak positively impacted the IoT market growth.

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Market Insight – IoT Market

Reduction in Cost of Connected Devices and Increase in Investments in IoT

The number of connected devices or IoT devices that send data by connecting wirelessly to a network is increasing tremendously. Also, sensor technology embedded in IoT devices continues to become cheaper, more advanced, and widely available. In addition, devices' availability and cost-effectiveness create possibilities for new sensor applications, including large-scale monitoring and detection. Moreover, there is improved mobile connectivity with the advent of 5G, further accelerating new investments in IoT. Large enterprises continue to invest their sizable resources in IoT. In addition, companies are increasingly utilizing IoT as part of their business plans, rapidly revamping their IoT plans, and executing long-term IoT deals. Also, businesses are investing in connected device sensors, from tools and equipment to vehicles and buildings, and leveraging each use case’s layers of analytics to create actionable data sources that derive higher-level business insights. A growing shift toward long-term IoT adoption is becoming extremely important to professionals in the IoT industry. Several businesses are adding sensors to people, places, products, and processes to collect and analyze information for better decision-making and increased transparency. Therefore, IoT provides a compelling reason for all the investments in the cloud, data centers, global networks, and big data analytics by enabling innovations and revenue streams, enhancing better customer experiences and asset utilization, improving employee productivity, and increasing efficiency in supply chain and logistics operations. These factors, as a result, collectively boost the IoT market growth.

Offering-Based Insights

Based on offering, the IoT market is segmented into hardware, software, and service. In 2022, the hardware segment accounted for the largest share of the IoT market. The demand for hardware IoT devices continues to grow as they manage essential tasks and functions such as system activation, security, action specifications, communication, and detection of support-specific goals and actions. Moreover, hardware components achieve an interface with the physical world and perform more computationally complex tasks. Furthermore, there is a growing number of product launches and developments for hardware offerings in the market. For instance, in December 2021, Silicon Labs—which designs and manufactures semiconductors, other silicon devices, and software—launched Custom Part Manufacturing Service. In addition, this new service portfolio helps makers customize their Silicon Labs hardware at the factory. The Silicon Labs hardware portfolio includes wireless SoCs, modules, and MCUs, that help customers have a footmark, and they can be tracked throughout the entire chip’s journey. These factors are collectively driving the IoT market for the hardware segment.

Players operating in the IoT market are mainly focused on developing advanced and efficient products

  • In January 2022,  PTC Inc.—which develops parametric, associative feature-based, solid computer-aided design (CAD) modeling software, including an Internet-based product for product lifecycle management (PLM)—and Schaeffler, which is a global automotive and industrial supplier, announced a new alliance that will see Schaeffler standardize on PTC solutions to deploy an integrated, end-to-end IT landscape, which will further boost the development of Schaeffler’s initiatives for digital twins and visualization of 3D models.
  • In December 2021, CMC Microsystems—Canada's top hardware technology facilitator—and AIoT Canada, an industrial cluster promoting and accelerating IoT technologies, entered a strategic alliance. With this partnership, AIoT Canada planned to connect its industrial IoT partners with top experts and institutions in Canada.

The IoT market is segmented into five major regions—North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa, and South America. In 2022, Europe led the market with a substantial revenue share, followed by North America. Further, Asia Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR in the IoT market from 2022 to 2028.

Microsoft Corporation; Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP; SAS Institute Inc.; VMware, Inc.; Google, LLC; Oracle Corporation; Cisco Systems, Inc.; SAP SE; IBM Corporation; and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. are among the key players operating in the IoT market. The market report provides detailed market insights, which help the key players strategize growth in coming years.

Frequently Asked Questions

The rising adoption of IoT technology across end-use industries such as manufacturing, automotive, and healthcare is driving the market. With the traditional manufacturing sector undergoing a digital transformation, the IoT fuels intelligent connectivity's next industrial revolution. Moreover, e-commerce platforms are rapidly growing due to the ease of shopping and smartphone penetration, which is likely to propel market growth.
The integration of the 5G network is projected to enable seamless and reliable connection of billions of IoT devices, and the ongoing trend of the 5G IoT ecosystem, as well as growth of the critical communication services industry, are anticipated to create lucrative growth opportunities for the IoT market in the coming years.
North America dominated the IoT market in 2021. Organizations are implementing AI to enable capabilities such as visual image recognition and interpretation, as well as natural language recognition and processing, and improve user experiences. Moreover, as IoT devices are rapidly gaining traction—businesses across manufacturing, retail/wholesale, transportation, government, and healthcare industries continue to demand IoT solutions for smart homes, smart city, self-driven cars, IoT retail shops, farming, wearables, smart grids, and industrial internet. These factors, as a result propelling the market growth in the region.
The growing transition from traditional to digital ecosystems across industries is creating a huge demand for connected ecosystems, resulting in the growing demand for IoT-based solutions. Moreover, in e-commerce industry, IoT plays a significant role in process automation and enhancement of operational efficiency of retail stores, there is an increasing demand for the implementation of IoT in surveillance and security, supply chain optimization, energy optimization, inventory optimization, and workforce management, becoming a major trend in the IoT market.
Microsoft Corporation; Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, SAS Institute Inc.; VMware, Inc.; Google, LLC; Oracle Corporation; Cisco Systems, Inc.; SAP SE; IBM Corporation; and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. are the leading companies in the IoT market.

The List of Companies - IoT Market

  1. Microsoft Corporation
  2. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
  3. SAS Institute Inc.
  4. VMware, Inc.
  5. Google, LLC
  6. Oracle Corporation
  7. Cisco Systems, Inc.
  8. SAP SE
  9. IBM Corporation
  10. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
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