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UAE: IoT market report 2019

Karim Yaici Senior Analyst, Research

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

The UAE is the most developed IoT market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) thanks to investments by incumbent operators, the government and start-ups. Etisalat uses a combination of LTE, NB-IoT and LTE-M to offer tailored IoT solutions to public and private institutions. EITC (du) mostly uses LTE and NB-IoT, and is focusing on supporting smart city-related projects in Dubai.

This country report provides an overview of the IoT market in the UAE, 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 mobile and LPWA IoT connections and revenue by sector
  • key milestones and market dynamics
  • profiles of Etisalat, EITC (du), Pacific Controls and iWire Connect.