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Latest Insights

Bringing you our most recent insights from across the interconnected technology, media and telecommunications landscape from our team of expert analysts.

Internet of Things

IoT the Extraterrestrial – 10 million satellite connections launching by 2025

By Sam Lucero 31 Mar 2020

The IoT is blasting off into space, with cumulative satellite connections expected to rise to more than 10 million by 2025.

Industrial Technology

The internet of things moves to the final frontier, with 10 million satellite-connected IoT devices by 2025

By Sam Lucero 30 Mar 2020

The internet of things (IoT) has already conquered the earth, with billions of devices everywhere—from cars, to factories, to entire cities. Now the IoT is blasting off into space, with cumulative satellite-connected IoT devices expected to rise to more than 10 million by 2025.

Consumer Electronics

Haier, Midea and Samsung lead the major home appliance industry

By Liliana Alvarez Temix 26 Mar 2020

Haier, Midea and Samsung are leading the major home appliance (MHA) market, accounting for almost 30 percent of unit shipments in 2018.

Enterprise IT Strategy and Selection

College Back To School Prep Offers Glimpse Into The Future

23 Mar 2020

When college students head back to school this fall, most will bring along a laptop to take notes in class, a desktop computer to do homework in their dorm rooms, a smartphone to stay in constant communication, a TV that connects to the internet, and a couple of gaming devices just for fun.

Industrial Technology

Global smart-city artificial intelligence software revenue set to rise sevenfold by 2025, spurred by advancing AI and connectivity technologies

12 Mar 2020

Software solutions migrate online to capitalize on AI innovations; video surveillance represents a key driver

Industrial Technology

AHR Expo 2020: IIoT continues to be significant to HVACR industry

By Preston Reine 11 Mar 2020

At the recent 2020 AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida, Omdia analysts were among more than 50,000 attendees and 1,900 exhibiting companies attending the world’s largest event on heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR). This insight summarizes below the key themes and takeaways that our analysts drew from the event.

Internet of Things

Track the latest internet-of-things news at IoT World 2020

By Alexandra Rehak 04 Mar 2020

The worldwide installed based of internet of things devices (IoT) is expected to soar to 106 billion units in 2030, rising by nearly a factor of four from 28 billion in 2020

Internet of Things

5G can be an industrial IoT accelerator

By Bill Morelli 20 Feb 2020

With its potential to accelerate and augment the industrial internet of things (IIoT), 5G technology is poised for major growth in industrial sector, with 5G IIoT connections forecasted to rise to nearly 140,000 units in 2023, up from only about 1,000 in 2021, according to an optimistic scenario forecast from Omdia.    

Industrial Technology

Automotive stakeholders seek to monetize vehicle data

By Alexandra Rehak 20 Feb 2020

The global installed base for connected cars/ light-duty vehicles is expected to expand to more than 360 million units in 2021, up from slightly more than 250 million in 2019, presenting a massive opportunity for collecting and selling data collected by these vehicles.

Internet of Things

CHIP standard is a turning point for the smart home

By Lee Ratliff 22 Jan 2020

The goal of the Connected Home over IP (CHIP) project is to create an application-layer interoperability protocol built on top of existing native-IP connectivity standards, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Thread.