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This is Ovum’s data set covering investments and acquisitions in the Internet of Things sector by OEMs and vendors from across the TMT landscape.


  • There were 27 new deals listed in 2H16, of which 14 disclosed the terms of purchase. Across those 14 deals, companies spent a total of $90bn. The majority of acquisitions and investments continued to be for US-based companies, and in the IT services sector.
  • Notable deals for 2H16 include Qualcomm's $47bn acquisition of NXP Semiconductors, and Softbank's $31bn acquisition of ARM.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the spending by TMT companies on IoT, including which sectors they invest in, which regions, and how much money is being invested.
  • Identify key trends and growth areas in IoT investment.

Key questions answered

  • How many TMT companies have invested in IoT since 2011?
  • How much money have TMT companies invested in IoT since 2011?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: IoT Investments Tracker: 2H16
  • Methodology
  • Further reading

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