Narrowband internet of things is a low power wide area network technology specially developed for IOT devices, which requires small amount of data for long time. According to International Energy Agency (IEA), which works to ensure reliable, affordable, and clean energy for its 29 member countries estimated that, 14 billion network devices will be enabled globally by 2020. These devices are connected for cost saving, remote control, and many more. Moreover, increasing innovation in IOT services and hardware offers an opportunity to generate a new revenue. For instance, internet connected wearable glasses are used for industrial application, control of IOT application from smart phones, and tablets etc. Hence, this increasing IOT devices and rising IOT innovation are some of the key factors, which drives the narrowband IOT chipset market globally.            

Narrowband Internet of Things Chipset Market Taxonomy

On the basis of devices, the global narrowband internet of things chipset market is classified into:

  • Trackers
  • Wearable Devices
  • Smart Appliances
  • Smart Metering
    • Smart Electric
    • Smart Gas
    • Smart Water
  • Alarms and Detectors
  • Others

Alarm and detectors device segment held the dominating position in 2016 and is projected to maintain its dominance over the forecast period. Moreover, the tracker device segment is expected to grow with largest CAGR in the forecast period. Due to increasing fraudulent activities, the companies have adopted tracking devices, which provides real-time location of the vehicle and shipments. 

On the basis of deployment type, the global narrowband internet of things chipset market is classified into:

  • Guard Band
  • In-band
  • Standalone

On the basis of end-use industry, the global narrowband internet of things chipset market is classified into:

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Building Automation
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Infrastructure
  • Retail
  • Safety & Security
  • Others

Infrastructure segment held the dominating position in 2016 and is projected to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period. Increasing safety concern has become one of the major factors for the growth of the market in infrastructure segment. Adoption of alarm and detector by various industries fuels the market of narrowband IOT chipset globally. Moreover, the automotive and transportation segment is expected to grow with largest CAGR over the forecast period. Increasing installation of vehicle infotainment and telematics application has increased the narrowband IOT chipset market in automotive and transportation segment.

Narrowband Internet of Things Chipset Market Outlook – Asia Pacific holds significant market share

On the basis of geography, global narrowband internet of things chipset market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa. North America narrowband internet of things chipset market held the dominant position in 2016 and is projected to retain dominance over the forecast period. The U.S and Canada are some of the major countries which drive the market in North America region. According to the SmartAmerica Challenge, increasing support of the U.S government and investment for the adoption of IOT technology in various industries such as utilities, manufacturing, and healthcare are providing a key growth opportunities for narrowband internet of things market in the U.S. The Asia Pacific narrowband IOT chipset market is projected to increase with largest CAGR in the forecast period. India, china, and Japan are some of the major countries driving the market in Asia Pacific region. The investment for smart city projects by the Asia Pacific countries has become one of the major driving factors for growth of the market in the region.     

Key Players in the Global Narrowband Internet of Things Chipset Market

Key players operating global narrowband internet of things chipset market include Vodafone Group PLC, Verizon Communications, U-Blox Holding AG, Samsung Electronics, Qualcomm Incorporated, Nokia Corporation, Mistase Communication System, Intel Corporation, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., and Ericsson.


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