The 500 largest cellular IoT deployments together account for 548 million units

The 500 largest cellular IoT deployments together account for 548 million units

Berg Insight presents a unique database covering the 500 largest cellular IoT deployments identified as part of the company’s world-class IoT market research activities since 2004.

The extensive list includes various types of projects and product categories deployed across all types of vertical markets including OEM automotive, aftermarket automotive, transport & logistics, utilities, infrastructure, buildings & security, retail, industrial, consumer electronics, healthcare and other. The database includes project size and geographical distribution by the end of 2022 as well as a 5-year forecast for each individual project.

“The projects included in the top-500 list together account for approximately 548 million active cellular IoT subscriptions”, said Rickard Andersson, Principal Analyst, Berg Insight.

He adds that this corresponds to as much as 20.6 percent of the total number of cellular IoT connections worldwide at the end of 2022. The 500 projects on the list are in the coming years forecasted to grow to 1,024 million units by 2027, corresponding to an overall compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.3 percent.

Mr. Andersson continued:

“More than 100 deployments on the list have reached 1 million subscriptions or more, and the top-10 projects alone account for over 183 million units.”

graphic: Number of projects by IoT vertical on Berg Insight's Top 500 list world 2022

Transport & logistics is the largest vertical in terms of the number of projects that made the top list, followed by aftermarket automotive, retail, utilities, OEM automotive, buildings & security and healthcare.

“When comparing the number of active subscriptions represented by each vertical for the entries in the top-500 list, OEM automotive is instead the largest vertical, accounting for 191 million units, ahead of utilities at 118 million units and transport & logistics representing 97 million units”, concluded Mr. Andersson.

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