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This report discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the IoT market, including impact on different industry sectors; recommended strategies for IoT services and solutions providers; and examples of responses from IoT ecosystem players.


  • In Omdia’s view, the impact of COVID-19 on IoT will be more one of delay than derailment.
  • Enterprises and providers should be ready for a shift in emphasis in some areas of IoT over the coming 24 months, and negative impact on some sectors.
  • There will be positive impact on parts of the IoT market, as the virus situation creates a need for, and demonstrates the value of, connected solutions in new areas.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses impact on COVID-19 on IoT opportunities.
  • Compares impact and opportunities across different industry verticals.
  • Identifies examples of player strategies to respond to the COVID-19 challenge.
  • Highlights new use cases emerging in the IoT space to address COVID-19.
  • Recommends strategies for IoT ecosystem players.

Key questions answered

  • What will the impact of COVID-19 be on IoT opportunities and investment?
  • Which industry sectors will feel the most negative impact and which may actually see new IoT opportunities?
  • Which new IoT use cases are emerging to address the challenge of the virus?
  • What strategies are governments and IoT providers using to address the public health and commercial impact effectively?
  • What actions should our organization consider as we plan for the future in this new context?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: COVID-19 Market Impact: IoT