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LPWA networks for IoT: worldwide trends and forecasts 2015–2025

Michele Mackenzie Principal Analyst, Research

"LPWA connectivity applications with existing or emerging use cases will account for 70% of a total of 3.5 billion connections by 2025."

This report presents our detailed 10-year worldwide forecast for low-power, wide-area (LPWA) network device connections, LPWA connectivity-related average revenue per connection (ARPC) and LPWA connectivity-related revenue.

This forecast report provides:

  • detailed forecasts for eight world regions and 74 countries
  • forecasts of six industry sectors, 22 applications and an 'Other' category (to capture new use cases)
  • connections, connectivity revenue and ARPC
  • an overview of the key LPWA network technologies and the players promoting those technologies.



Key metrics

  • Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)
  • Developed Asia–Pacific (DVAP)
  • Emerging Asia–Pacific (EMAP)
  • Latin America (LATAM)
  • Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
  • North America (NA)
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
  • Western Europe (WE)


  • LPWA network device connections
  • LPWA connectivity-related ARPC
  • LPWA connectivity-related revenue
  • Six industry sectors and 22 LPWA applications (not including ‘Other’) within those sectors
    • Agriculture
    • Industrial
    • Logistics and tracking
    • Smart buildings
    • Smart cities
    • Utilities