Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »
More than 10 billion wirelessly connected devices in today’s market
May 9th, 2013 by Susan Smith
According to ABI Research’s latest data on the Internet of Everything (IoE), there are more than 10 billion wirelessly connected devices in the market today; with over 30 billion devices expected by 2020.
“The emergence of standardized ultra-low power wireless technologies is one of the main enablers of the IoE, with semiconductor vendors and standards bodies at the forefront of the market push, helping to bring the IoE into reality,” said Peter Cooney, practice director. “The year 2013 is seen by many as the year of the Internet of Everything, but it will still be many years until it reaches its full potential. The next 5 years will be pivotal in its growth and establishment as a tangible concept to the consumer.”
While we are familiar with many of the wireless technologies used such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Cellular, RFID, they and many more are all important to drive Internet of Everything growth. Wireless technology will become invisible so that the consumer will be oblivious to which technology is used and only know that it works which will in turn, fuel the long term expansion of the market.