Global Active Internet-of-Things Units Installed Base

Global Active Internet-of-Things Units Installed Base

Proof Point

Global number of connected IoT devices forecasted by IoT Analytics to grow 19% annually between 2015 and 2025, from 3.8 billion to 21.5 billion

Global Active Internet-of-Things Units Installed Base

2015 – 2025F (billion units)

Note: IoT Connections do not include any computers, laptops, fixed phones, cellphones or tablets. Counted devices are active nodes or gateways that concentrate the end sensors, not every sensor/actuator. Simple directional communications technology not considered.

Proof Point Findings

  • IoT Installed Base – IoT Analytics reported global active Internet-of-Things (IoT) units installed to increase 18.9% yearly from 2015 to reach 21.5 billion in 2025
  • Largest Category – Most IoT devices are connected through short-range technology or WPAN, which does not exceed 100 meter range (e.g. bluetooth-connected devices, smoke alarms, thermostats)
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include increasing affordability of IoT devices, proliferation of new IoT modules, expanding network connectivity, and growing industrial application of IoT devices





Date Last Updated

February 14, 2019

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