Internet of Things market (IOT) 2022

Internet of Things (IoT) Testing market is estimated at $302.9 million in 2016 and is expected to reach $1776.52 million by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 34.2% from 2016 to 2022. Need for shift left testing of IoT applications and increasing importance of Devops are fueling the market. However, lack of consistency among standards for interconnectivity and interoperability is inhibiting the market growth. Moreover, advent of software-defined application platform and controllers provides huge growth opportunity for the market in the future.

Amongst Professional Services Type, mobile application testing held the largest market share. Mobile application testing service providers offer both automated and manual mobile application testing to their customers to test both hybrid and native mobile applications. North America is anticipated to hold the largest market share. The growth in this region is attributed to major dominance with sustainable and well-established economies encouraging them to strongly invest in research and development activities, thereby contributing to the development of new technologies such as IoT, big data, DevOps, and mobility.

Internet Of Things
Internet Of Things

Some of the Key players in the market include Happiest Minds Technologies, Novacoast, Inc., HCL Technologies Ltd., Ixia, Tata Consultancy Services, Apica System, Rapidvalue Solutions, Afour Technologies Pvt Ltd, Saksoft Limited, Beyond Securit, Trustwave Holdings, Praetorian, Smartbear Software, Rapid7 Inc., Infosys Limited and Capgemini S.A.

Regions Covered:

  • North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • Italy

Service Types Covered:
• Managed Services
• Professional Services
• Device Field Testing Services
• Device and Application Management Services
• Business Consulting Services
• Training and Support Services
• Platform Testing Services
• Mobile Application Testing Services
Testing Types Covered:
• Compatibility Testing
• Network Testing

By Application :

Smart Healthcare
Vehicle Telematics
Capillary Networks Management
Smart Building and Home Automation
Smart Manufacturing
Smart Utilities

Refocusing: Google’s Android Things is not much of a thing anymore

Google may not be throwing in the towel on Android Things, but it’s at least neatly folding the towel and setting it on the ground. In a blog post today, Google said that it’s refocusing Android Things — its Android-based platform for smart devices — exclusively on smart speakers and smart displays. That’s a much narrower scope than the all-encompassing Internet of Things platform that Google had initially dreamed up.

When Android Things was first announced in December 2016, Google envisioned it as an operating system that would let developers code for a whole world of smart devices using the tools they already knew from coding for Android phones. At the time, that included speakers and displays, but also more experimental gadgets, like small robots, art installations, a projector, a 3D printer, and more. Google’s initial vision was to connect everything with various IoT tools

But it took two years for Android Things to actually ship, and it seems to have only arrived on a small number of speakers and displays.

On top of that, Google has recently put a bigger emphasis on using Google Assistant rather than Android Things as the connective tissue for smart devices. In January, Google announced Google Assistant Connect, a way to build Assistant into all kinds of devices, from simple e-paper displays to connected dishwashers. Google may not run the core of those devices, but its software still enables the same types of connectivity.

Google’s original ambitions for a smart device platform were actually even bigger. Android Things was itself a reinvention of a platform called Brillo, announced in 2015, that was described as the “underlying operating system for the internet of things.” It was an “Android-derived” OS meant to simplify development of all kinds of smart gadgets and IoT integrations.

“You can imagine a farmer managing the entire farm from a smartphone, the security cameras, the sensors, the irrigation equipment. All of them can be connected so that it works better together,” then-Android chief (and now-CEO) Sundar Pichai said back in 2015. Brillo and other Google-made tools were supposed to make that happen.

So Google’s Android IoT ambitions seem to have gone from “everything” to “consumer smart devices” to just “speakers and smart displays.”

That said, Android Things has delivered a growing wave of Google Assistant-enabled screens, like this one from Lenovo, which are important in Google’s play for the smart home market. But it’s far smaller than what Google had initially envisioned.

10 Leading African countries with the fastest mobile internet

According to the GSMA Intelligence report in June 2018, these are the top ten African countries in terms of the fastest mobile internet:

10. Uganda

Download speed: (Mbps)-8.55

Upload speed: (Mbps)-3.96

Global ranking: 115

Active social media users: 2.6 million

Internet Penetration rate: 44%

 

9. Tanzania

Download speed: (Mbps)-9.13

Upload speed: (Mbps)-4.94

Global ranking: 112

Active internet users: 23 million

Mobile internet subscriptions: 99.6%

 

8. Nigeria

Download speed: (Mbps)-10.04

Upload Speed: (Mbps)-4.23

Global ranking: 108

Active internet subscriptions: 162 million

Mobile internet subscription market penetration: 84%

 

7. Namibia

Download speed: (Mbps)-10.82

Upload speed: (Mbps)-8.19

Global ranking: 106

Mobile internet subscriptions: 1.6 million

Mobile internet subscription market penetration: 110%

 

6. Mauritius

Download speed: (Mbps)-13.24

Upload speed: (Mbps)-5.84

Global ranking: 106

Mobile internet subscription market penetration: 101%

 

5. Côte d’Ivoire

Download speed (Mbps)-14.71

Upload speed (Mbps)-8.46

Global ranking: 91

Mobile internet subscription market penetration: 80%

 

4. Kenya

Download speed: (Mbps)-15.39

Upload speed: (Mbps)-7.82

Global ranking: 87

Mobile internet subscription market penetration: 83%

 

3. Egypt

Download Speed (Mbps)-15.89

Upload Speed (Mbps)-7.67

Global ranking: 85

Smartphone users: 28 million

Mobile internet subscription market penetration: 83%

 

2. Morocco

Download Speed: (Mbps)-18.52

Upload Speed: (Mbps)-9.08

Global ranking: 72

Smart phone users: 526,080

 

1. Tunisia

Download Speed (Mbps)-19.21

Upload Speed (Mbps)-7.99

Global ranking: 71

African ranking: 1

 

Africa’s Mobile Operators Are Failing to Meet the Innovation Challenge

Innovation is one of those words that everyone has to say. It’s always a good thing when it’s disrupting others but not if it upsets your own carefully prepared apple cart. Russell Southwood looks at how innovation in Africa’s banking industry compares to the continent’s mobile industry and what the MNOs might do.

We have provided a steady stream of coverage looking at how Africa’s mobile operators have involved themselves in innovation and start-ups, most recently: Africa’s three major mobile operators now have a digital playbook – highlighting the continent’s digital services sector:

The interesting thing is that almost all of this innovation is not in their core business streams. You can argue that for those who have more developed m-money revenues that there is potential innovation impact through Fintech start-ups. But almost without exception there are no start-ups seeking to explore how the traditional core mobile business model might be recast for a digital future.