Connectivity Data Hub H2 2021
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December 2021

HISTORICAL & MARKET FORECAST connectivity DATABASE, including: 5G, Cellular IoT, esim, fraud, nb-iot, private networks and security

Data Hub Highlights:

  • New data for all metrics based on Kaleido’s ongoing industry surveys, interviews, briefings and analysis. Includes:
    • Connections, traffic and revenues from
      • Cellular IoT
      • Cellular 5G
    • eSIM, broken down by consumer and M2M profiles. including:
      • Active connections, installed base, shipments, operator billed revenues and remote sim provisioning revenues
    • Mobile Fraud & Security, including:
      • Threads, detection levels and revenue losses
    • Private Networks, forecast by region and vertical, including
      • Private LTE and 5G Capex and Opex
    • Over 60 country market data projections, alongside historical data

Kaleido’s H2 2021 Connectivity Data Hub is designed to help firms quantify the size of key connectivity sectors and markets now and in the future.  The viewpoints delivered empower those looking at high priority growth markets, such as eSIM, NB-IoT, Security etc.

Delivering highly robust data on the connectivity sector, the Data Hub covers over 60 markets worldwide, allowing clients to help prioritise market entry and understand growth patterns around the world.


Kaleido’s H2 2021 data update considers the impact of COVID-19 and the global chipset shortage on key technologies and vertical sectors. The database builds on our previous market data, clearly quantifying the opportunity for all sub-sectors covered, to enable clients to view historical curves alongside 5-year forecast projections.

Key metrics tracked through the Connectivity Data Hub include:

  • Consumer & M2M eSIM, including:

    • Total Active eSIM Connection Installed Base

    • Total eSIM Shipments

    • Total eSIM Shipment Sales Value

    • Total eSIM Operator Billed Revenues

    • Total eSIM RSP Management Revenue

  • 5G forecasts, including:
    • Total 5G Cellular M2M Connections
    • Outbound Cellular M2M Connections that are Roaming on 5G Networks
    • Total 5G M2M Roaming Outbound Connectivity
    • Total Consumer 5G Connections in Millions
    • Annual 5G Operator Billed Consumer Retail Revenues
    • Total 5G Consumer Mobile Data Usage Per Annum
    • Number of Active 5G Outbound Mobile Roamers
    • Total Outbound Retail Roaming Spend by Active 5G Roamers
  • Mobile Fraud & Security Threat & Losses for SMS, Voice, Subscriber Fraud, Denial of Service and Others,  including

    • Total Security & Fraud Events per Annum

    • Total Detected Security & Fraud Events per Annum

    • Total Annual Operator Revenue Loss Resulting from Security/Fraud Events

  • Private Networks by industry vertical, including:

    • Private LTE/5G Network Sites Deployed

    • Total Private LTE and 5G Networks, Split by Vertical

    • Total Private LTE and 5G Network Capex

    • Total Private LTE and 5G Network Opex

  • Total Cellular M2M Connections
  • Total 5G Cellular M2M Connections

All metrics are split by 7 global regions and 60+ country markets, with a data range from 2016 to 2025.

Clients can compare growth curves by market, or by channel, delivering clear viewpoints to make the best business decisions.

Members will be able to access the research directly. New customers can purchase the Data Hub as a one-off product, or have 12-month access; the latter includes all-new metrics and updates throughout the year. Please contact us to learn more about pricing options.

Historical, current and forecast Roaming projections for the following global markets:

North America Europe & Central Asia South Asia Middle East & North Africa
Canada Austria India Bahrain
United States of America Belgium Others Egypt, Arab Rep.
Czech Republic Iran, Islamic Rep.
Denmark Israel

Latin America & Caribbean

France East Asia & Pacific Jordan
Argentina Germany Australia Kuwait
Brazil Greece China Lebanon
Chile Hungary Indonesia Morocco
Colombia Ireland Japan Oman
Ecuador Italy Korea, Rep. Qatar
Mexico Netherlands New Zealand Saudi Arabia
Peru Poland Philippines United Arab Emirates
Uruguay Portugal Singapore Others
Others Russian Federation Thailand
Spain Others Sub-Saharan Africa
Sweden Kenya
Turkey Nigeria
United Kingdom South Africa
Others Others


The Connectivity Data Hub is updated every 6 months, ensuring clients always have up-to-date metrics based on the latest market developments and trends.

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Report Authors

Nitin Bhas
Chief of Strategy & Insights
Steffen Sorrell
Chief of Research

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