COVID-19 disruptions cause smart meter shipments to tank 25%

The market disruptions due to Covid-19 pandemic will result in a 25% Year on Year (YoY) decrease in annual smart meter shipments in 2020. Consequently, smart meter YoY revenue will contract by 31% US$3.3 billion (€2.9 billion) to reach US$7.39 billion (€6.5 billion), finds global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research.

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COVID-19 causes wearable shipments to fall 27mn against forecast

Wearables have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic because consumer interest in buying non-essential devices has dropped in the first quarter of 2020, along with the issues associated with a hampered supply chain.

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Device-to-cloud IoT platform services will reach US$18bn by 2026, says ABI

From the early days of Thingworx (PTC) and ILS (Telit) to the market today, the device-to-cloud IoT platform service market has changed dramatically. Early platform services included device connectivity and cloud integration, device management services, and simple alerting services.

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‘Transformative’ urban digital twin and city modelling deployments to exceed 500 by 2025, says ABI

The digital twin concept and the urban modelling paradigm, more generally, are transforming how cities are designed, monitored, and managed.

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Telit launches OneEdge software suite for IoT modules to shorten path to monetisation

IoT enabler Telit has unveiled OneEdge, a new initiative to speed Internet of Things deployments and reduce the time required to monetise the digitalisation of businesses.

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Water utilities forecast to propel growth with global smart meter revenue to reach US$14bn by 2026

Water and gas meter shipments will see double-digit revenue growth over the next five years. If this market forecast comes true it will be welcome news in a market where smart electricity shipments are contracting and greatly slowing growth of overall revenues across the entire metering segment.

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Smart cities: Is it wise to get smarter?

We are in an era of intelligent and urgent urban innovation. Our homes are connected, our streets are thriving labyrinths of interconnectivity, and our businesses are a hive of data streaming and surveillance.

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Enterprise video surveillance growing to US$12bn on edge and device analytics capabilities

As the video surveillance industry continues its transition toward IP camera systems with edge and on-device analytics capabilities, solution providers continue to offer connected products and services with vastly stronger value propositions than traditional, legacy analogue systems.

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IoT partner programmes choosing depth over breadth as maturity grows and enrolment falls

In its recent analysis ranking 547 companies on their IoT service capabilities, ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm providing strategic guidance on the most compelling transformative technologies, finds that partner programmes and their member companies are continuing to mature in their IoT offerings while simultaneously decreasing the average number of members per partner program.

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IoT module caters to sustained European demand for GSM / GPRS compact form factors

Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), has launched the GE310-GNSS. It is claimed to be the first IoT module with GSM/GPRS, multi-constellation satellite positioning and Bluetooth functionality, all in a 270mm2 form factor.

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FogHorn unveils lightning edge intelligence 2.0 to support fast-scaling IIoT deployments

FogHorn, a developer of edge intelligence software for industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, announced the availability of its Lightning 2.0 software. The additions to the Lightning portfolio establish new industry benchmarks for edge-based machine learning (EdgeML),

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Research shows how manufacturing will change for next ‘American Industrial Revolution’

The manufacturing landscape is about to change and change in a big way, says ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm providing strategic guidance on the transformative technologies.

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European cellular IoT market to grow 384% by 2023, but telcos warned of LoRa, Sigfox

The European market for cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communications will grow to 416.5 million connections by 2023, from 86 million at the end of 2017, according to ABI Research. This growth, of 384%, will come with the launch of new Internet-of-Things (IoT) based LTE-M and NB-IoT networks and services, notably.

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Strategic guidance from ABI on the 8 technologies that will transform manufacturing

In a recent report, ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm providing strategic guidance on the most compelling transformative technologies, outlines how technologies fit together with each other in Smart Manufacturing.

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ABI Research white paper pushes carriers to new strategies in IoT, outlines roles carriers must play to remain competitive

While carriers are keen to play a leading role in the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities markets, they may be bypassed by other market players if they do not act. And while a new white paper from ABI Research urges carriers to adopt new strategies to establish their position within the IoT

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NB-IoT, CAT-M, SIGFOX and LoRa battle for dominance drives global LPWA network connections to pass 1bn by 2023

Cellular and non-cellular LPWA network connections will grow globally at a 53% CAGR until 2023, driven by market growth in smart meters and asset trackers, according to a new report from ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm providing strategic guidance on the most compelling transformative technologies.

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