Manufacturing: Cellular IoT Opportunities & Forecasts 
33 Pages
April 2023

Manufacturing: Cellular IoT Opportunities and Forecasts 

Research Highlights: 

  • Manufacturing connectivity trends  
  • Manufacturing value chain analysis and business models  
  • Manufacturing findings from Kaleido’s IoT Connectivity Survey  
  • Forecasts for cellular connections and data revenues from the manufacturing industry 

The new report in Kaleido Intelligence’s Vertical Sector Connectivity series presents the market for cellular connectivity in manufacturing, also called smart manufacturing. This is driven by increasing adoption of automation and private networks, producing a number of different business models and use cases, discussed in the report alongside the consequences of these new models for the industry. 

Based on direct feedback from manufacturing stakeholders through Kaleido’s ongoing survey programme, the report provides valuable insights showcasing requirements and expectations surrounding the provision of connectivity as part of a manufacturing cellular connectivity deployment. In addition, the report highlights the impact of macro technology trends on the manufacturing industry’s use of connectivity in the coming years. 

The 33-page concise report provides forecasts for smart manufacturing cellular connections split by use case, and regional and country markets. In addition, readers will gain insight into the growth of manufacturing data usage and IoT connectivity revenues.  

The PDF report provides market data at a global & regional level for the following metrics:  

  • Number of manufacturing cellular connections  
  • Manufacturing data volume 
  • Airtime revenues from manufacturing cellular connectivity  

Clients with access to our Data Hub will receive full metrics including regional forecasts for low, moderate, and high uptake scenarios, including ARPU. Members will be able to access the research directly. 

For more information on accessing this research, or having membership access, please contact [email protected]. 

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2016 – 2022


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Report Authors

James Moar
Principal Analyst
Steffen Sorrell
Chief of Research
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