“With the emergence of 5G, IoT devices utilizing Skyworks’ carrier-certified solutions will go to market faster and be more cost-effective than implementing discrete architectures,” said John O’Neill, vice president of marketing for Skyworks. “Skyworks has established itself as a leader in developing breakthrough 5G platforms for mobile and has now combined this expertise with market leading modem technology to provide extremely power-efficient and unmatched integration for IoT innovations globally.”
According to a recent 5G Americas white paper, in parallel to the 5G rollout, cellular IoT (also known as Massive IoT) is becoming the technology of choice for wide area IoT applications. In a 2019 Mobility Report from Ericsson, cellular-connected IoT devices are predicted to grow from 1 billion units in 2018 to 4.1 billion units by 2024, representing a 27 percent compounded annual growth rate. As a subset, LTE-M/NB-IoT (Massive IoT) is expected to represent 45 percent of this figure, or roughly two billion connections, up from less than 10 million in 2018.