Home / IoT Insights / 5 IoT Trends for 2019

5 IoT trends for 2019

How will IoT drive the connected economy? Explore our five IoT trends for 2019 and beyond.

Everyone knows connectivity and digitalization are rapidly transforming the global economy – but where will the biggest impact be felt? To help you find your way in an evolving business landscape, Telenor Connexion has worked with analysts from Stockholm-based consulting firm Northstream to identify five major trends related to IoT and digital transformation.

Report: 5 IoT trends 2019

Full report with five IoT trends for 2019 and beyond, including analysis from consulting firm Northstream.

Summary of our IoT trends & predictions report

IoT trends for 2021

IoT Predictions 2021

Explore this report where we reveal how global supply chains will be transformed by IoT solutions in the coming years.
Read more

Prediction 1: Enterprise data will take the lead in data trading


The abundance of data coming from connected “things” in the IoT has opened up new markets in which data is bought and sold in many forms. While it has been predicted that collected consumer data will be a valuable asset for many companies, there are still many privacy issues hindering the trade personal data.

In contrast, enterprises which deploy connected devices and products have an advantage when it comes to turning data into revenue. Aggregated, non-personal data coming from “things” in the IoT will be the “hotbed” of the emerging data trading industry.

Innovative collaborations between businesses will uncover the hidden value of IoT data.

Prediction 2: Digital value will be unlocked faster


IoT newcomers will “leap” over the complexity that first movers experienced and develop IoT solutions in a shorter amount of time and at a much lower cost than previously possible.

Early IoT adopters had to do the groundwork of integrating disparate systems and standards. The development of web services will allow IoT newcomers to quickly deploy the infrastructure needed for digital applications, with considerably less effort, time and resources than their predecessors.

Innovative collaborations between businesses will uncover the hidden value of IoT data.

Prediction 3: Connectivity will be at the centre of digital product innovation


Today, connectivity is a crucial part of product performance, and thus, the technical aspects and impact cost of connectivity must be considered at an early point in the product development cycle.

However, connectivity is still too often an afterthought. To enable new digital products and experiences, considerations related to connectivity technology, technical competence and commercial models will be important to consider at the very beginning of the product development process.

Innovative collaborations between businesses will uncover the hidden value of IoT data.

Prediction 4: Connectivity will push eCommerce even further


In an increasingly competitive eCommerce market, mobile connectivity creates a link to the logistics industry which is allowing innovative online retailers to differentiate and stay ahead of the game.

By inter-linking the logistics ecosystem, connectivity also facilitates real-time parcel tracking and fulfilment centre optimization. Increased integration of connectivity and logistics, combined with other technologies such as AI, will continue to bring highly advanced products and services to the logistics field.

Innovative collaborations between businesses will uncover the hidden value of IoT data.

Prediction 5: Managed connectivity will be even more important


As connectivity becomes an increasingly important aspect of a product or service, higher requirements will be placed on connectivity technologies. Connected services must be highly reliable, and troubleshooting or security issues can no longer be left to the end-user to handle on their own.

Reliable, managed connectivity solutions will thus become crucial to all types of businesses, requiring businesses to partner with connectivity service providers who can guarantee technical support and quality of service, including coverage, security, latency and reliability.

Innovative collaborations between businesses will uncover the hidden value of IoT data.

Learn more

IoT Trends 2020

What is the role IoT will play in fighting climate change? Explore our IoT trend report for 2020 and beyond.
Read more

IoT Basics – A Guide to IoT Terms

This guide helps you understand the Internet of Things and connected devices. We explain 185 IoT terms and technologies.
Read more

IoT Trends in the Automotive Industry

Explore how connected cars are interacting with other vehicles and the entire ecosystem of connected transport infrastructure.
Read more

IoT Trends in the Utilities Industry

Smart meters offer a gateway to smarter grids, greener energy production and better customer relations. Explore the value chain IoT creates for the utilities & smart metering industry.
Read more

IoT Trends in Transport and Logistics

From location tracking to assisted and autonomous driving, IoT is transforming the entire transportation industry.
Read more

IoT Trends in Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturers who grasp the full potential of IoT are able to not only streamline production, but can create entirely new business models and revenue streams.
Read more

Join Us for a Webinar

In this webinar on May 14 we discuss how Artificial Intelligence is transforming the IoT landscape.