Sohini Mitter: China leads global IoT connections with 46 pc share, shows report

Asia led the world in IoT deployment with 57.2 percent share in the December quarter riding on growth in China, Japan and South Korea

It is no secret that Chinese smartphone manufacturers have taken over the world. It is not just China’s device-makers, but also its Internet of Things (IoT) operators that are leading global connections.

A report by Counterpoint Research reveals Chinese cellular operators accounted for nearly half the world’s IoT connections in the October-December quarter. China Mobile led the market with a 32 percent share, while China Unicom and China Telecom grabbed 9 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

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