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Internet of Things (IoT) and Wireless Networks: Technologies, Business Drivers and Market Outlook


May 2014




Single-user License: $ 1,995 USD
Company-wide License: $ 4,995 USD
Team License (Up to 5 Users): $ 2,995 USD


Internet of Things, IoT, Intelligent Internet, Internet of Everything, Internet of Things Companies, Internet of Things Leaders, IoT Wireless, IoT Technologies, IoT Applications, IoT Industry Verticals, IoT Solutions, IoT Future


The world is moving beyond standalone devices into a new era where everything is connected. The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to uniquely identifiable objects (things) and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure. Stated differently, the concept involves the notion that there are many things (assets, objects, etc.) in the world that may be addressed/labelled/catalogued for various purposes. The Internet is associated with and mapped to the real world by attaching object tags with URLs as meta-objects to tangible objects or locations.

In addition to the wireless technologies that make connecting different things possible, there are wide number of technologies that gain benefit from the IoT or support it. Since the technology of IoT will have an unlimited number of devices there will many of technologies evolved whether to deploy, manage or even identify things.

This research addresses the business drivers, technologies and future outlook for the Internet of Things (IoT) with an emphasis on business opportunities, industry sectors, and leading applications. The report includes analysis of leading sectors to adopt IoT: Connected Homes, Connected Vehicles, and Industrial Internet. The report also includes analysis of key issues and success factors for the long-term success of IoT.

Purchasers of this report at the Team License or higher level will also receive an enterprise license of the following company-specific reports at no additional cost:

• Internet of Things (IoT) Leaders: Intel
• Internet of Things (IoT) Leaders: Oracle
• Internet of Things (IoT) Leaders: Cisco
• Internet of Things (IoT) Leaders: Qualcomm

See Table of Contents for complete list of areas covered.

Report Benefits

  • Identify business drivers for IoT
  • Identify leading IoT applications
  • Understand IoT supporting technologies
  • Identify key issues for the long term success of IoT
  • Understand the dynamics of IoT in leading industry verticals
  • Obtain reports on IoT leaders: Intel, Oracle, Cisco, and Qualcomm

Target Audience

  • Semiconductor companies
  • Embedded systems companies
  • Application developers and aggregators
  • Managed service and middleware companies
  • Wireless network operators and service providers
  • Data management and predictive analysis companies
  • Sensor, presence, location, and detection solution providers
  • Internet identity management, privacy and security companies
  • M2M, Internet of Things (IoT) and general telecommunications companies
  • Wireless infrastructure (cellular, WiMAX, WiFi, RFID/NFC, and Beacon) providers

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Defining IoT
  • Embedded Systems and IoT
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Teleoperation and IoT
  • IoT Industry Groups
  • IoT Communication Protocols and Standards
  • Many Organizations and Many Standards Efforts
  • Overlapping Standards, Protocols and Technical Approaches
  • IoT Solutions and Applications
  • Underlying Technologies Supporting IoT
  • Connected Devices
  • Macro Area Wireless: Cellular
  • Most Prevalent Digital Cellular Systems: 2G and 3G
  • 4th Generation (4G) Cellular
  • LTE Direct (LTE-D)
  • LTE Advanced
  • Heterogeneous Networks (HetNet)
  • Macro Area Wireless: Non-cellular
  • WiMAX
  • Satellite
  • Short Range Wireless
  • WiFi
  • LiFi
  • RF Identification (RFID)
  • Bluetooth
  • ZigBee
  • Ultra Wide Band (UWB)
  • Dedicated Short-range Communications
  • Beacon Technologies
  • Internet Protocol version Six (IPv6)
  • Sensors and Detection Technologies
  • Data Storage/Management
  • APIs and Data Integration
  • Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
  • Wearable Wireless and Computing
  • Augmented Reality and Media
  • Big Data, Predictive Analysis, and Business Intelligence
  • IoT and Cloud Technologies/Solutions
  • IoT Mediation and Orchestration
  • IoT in Industry Verticals
  • Retail
  • Smart Cities
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Environmental Control
  • Power Management
  • IoT and Connected Homes
  • Opportunities and Obstacles
  • Residential Applications
  • Security Systems
  • Smart Grid Applications
  • Home Infotainment
  • Elderly Monitoring
  • Smart Appliances
  • IoT and Connected Cars
  • Connected Devices in Vehicles
  • Connected Automotive Apps
  • A Mixture of Safety Features and Concerns
  • Connected Car Challenges
  • Online-Connected Automobiles
  • Connected Commercial Vehicles
  • Connected Cars: AT&T
  • Connected Cars: BMW
  • IoT and the Industrial Internet
  • Energy Control
  • Facilities Control
  • Teleoperation and Telerobotics
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Key Evolutionary Trends Driving IoT
  • Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device Access
  • Increased Emphasis on Non-human Communications
  • Convergence and Integration of Many Things
  • Open Networks and Interfaces
  • Ubiquitous Wireless Access and Connectivity
  • Ambient Intelligence: Self-Aware Networks and Devices
  • Key Issues to the Long-term Success of IoT
  • Device and Interface Interoperability
  • Openness: Interfaces, Standards, and More
  • Ease of Configuration and Administration
  • Appendix
  • Security and Privacy in IoT
  • Illustrative IoT Concern Area: Connected Homes
  • Illustrative IoT Concern Area: Wearable Technology
  • Identity, Personal Data, and Preference Management
  • Leading Companies Driving IoT
  • Cisco
  • Cisco's Vision for Internet of Everything
  • Cisco's IoT Related Predictions
  • Intel
  • Intel's Vision for IoT
  • Three Pillars of IoT
  • Real-World IoT-driven Applications
  • Intel Positioning Itself for Success in IoT
  • Oracle
  • Oracle and IoT
  • Oracle's Vision for IoT
  • Qualcomm
  • Qualcomm and IoT
  • Qualcomm's Vision for IoT
  • IoT and Unstructured (Big) Data
  • IoT and System Generated Data
  • IoT and Machine Generated Data
  • IoT and the Cloud
  • IoT, DaaS, and APIs (Telecom and Enterprise)

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Everything Becomes Connected
  • Figure 2: The Evolution of IoT
  • Figure 3: IoT Industry Roadmap 2000-2020
  • Figure 4: Growth of Connected Devices
  • Figure 5: Market Share by Wireless Technology
  • Figure 6: Evolution of LTE in time
  • Figure 7: HetNet Topology
  • Figure 8: WiMAX Communications
  • Figure 9: RFID Chip Compared to a Grain of Rice
  • Figure 10: Embedded Thermal Sensors
  • Figure 11: Sensors in Macro Environment for IoT
  • Figure 12: Automated Retail
  • Figure 13: Hybrid System Architecture for Healthcare-WAITER
  • Figure 14: Connected Home
  • Figure 15: Sensors in the Connected Home
  • Figure 16: Energy Smart Home Lab
  • Figure 17: Smart and Connected TV
  • Figure 18: Global TV: Smart vs Traditional 2013-2017
  • Figure 19: Elderly Tracking
  • Figure 20: Connected Vehicle Console
  • Figure 21: Connect Vehicles by Application Type 2014-2019 1
  • Figure 22: IoT in Industrial Automation
  • Figure 23: IoT in Facilities Control
  • Figure 24: IoT and Telecom API Topology