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Saudi Arabia: IoT market report 2019

Karim Yaici Senior Analyst, Research

"We expect that the automotive sector will be the largest IoT sector in Saudi Arabia in 2027 in terms of the number of connections, followed by smart buildings and tracking."

Demand for IoT services in Saudi Arabia remains subdued due to lack of interest and awareness and uncertainty about their commercial value, despite the availability of offerings from the three telecoms operators and ICT players. We expect that the planned diversification of the economy will lead to the transformation of the logistics sector and will drive the demand for IoT in the transportation and fleet management fields. The push to modernise city infrastructure, automate services and improve energy efficiency will probably lead to a wider use of IoT services in residential and office buildings.

This country report provides an overview of the IoT market in Saudi Arabia, including data on connections and revenue and an analysis of the strategies of major players.


  • an overview of the IoT market, associated regulation and country plans
  • historical data and forecasts for the number of cellular and LPWA IoT connections and revenue by sector
  • key milestones and market dynamics
  • profiles of CloudIoT, MachinesTalk, Mobily, Saudi Business Machines (SBM), STC and Zain.