Every year, the Bluetooth® Market Update provides the latest Bluetooth technology trends and forecasts. Featuring market projections and industry insights from ABI Research and several other analyst firms, the 2022 Bluetooth Market Update is intended to help global IoT decision makers stay up to date on the role Bluetooth technology can play in their technical roadmaps and markets. This annual report looks at the Bluetooth technology roadmap, examines new Bluetooth technology trends, and provides updated forecasts for key Bluetooth solution areas.

Updated Forecasts and Trends

With the support of a committed member community, Bluetooth® technology has met growing wireless innovation demands for more than 20 years. While 2020 proved to be a turbulent year for many global markets, by 2021, Bluetooth markets began quickly bouncing back toward pre-pandemic levels. In fact, in 2022, analysts expect to see a faster recovery from the pandemic than initially predicted.

Analysts anticipate that annual shipments of Bluetooth enabled devices will see 1.5x growth, a nine percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), from 2021 to 2026. For the first time, Bluetooth annual device shipments are on track to exceed seven billion in 2026.

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The Bluetooth® Market Update

The Bluetooth® Market Update provides updated forecasts and trends in key Bluetooth solution areas and highlights Bluetooth use cases that will drive future growth.

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Bluetooth LE Is Driving Innovation

According to ABI Research, the influence of Bluetooth® Low Energy (LE) will continue to drive peripheral device innovation. Bluetooth LE single-mode device shipments are forecasted to more than triple over the next five years, significantly influencing peripheral device development in the market.

Bluetooth LE will continue to have a decisive impact on the market, with 95 percent of all Bluetooth devices to include Bluetooth LE by 2026, a 25 percent CAGR.

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All Platforms Support Bluetooth Technology

Whether it’s Bluetooth® Classic, Bluetooth LE, or dual mode (Bluetooth Classic + Bluetooth LE), all key platform devices on the market support Bluetooth technology. Developers can count on Bluetooth Classic and Bluetooth LE to be in all key platform devices. With Bluetooth LE and Bluetooth Classic in 100 percent of phones, tablets, and PCs, the number of dual-mode devices supported by Bluetooth technology is reaching complete market saturation with a one percent CAGR from 2021 to 2026.

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The new trends showcased in the 2022 Bluetooth Market Update highlight the direction of Bluetooth technology. We’ll dive into some of the specific use cases and trends highlighted in the  report in the weeks to come – including recent advancements in networked lighting control, continued growth in Bluetooth Location Services, and the impact of the upcoming finalization of Bluetooth LE Audio.

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The Bluetooth® Market Update provides updated forecasts and trends in key Bluetooth solution areas and highlights Bluetooth use cases that will drive future growth.

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毎年「Bluetooth® 市場動向」では、Bluetooth技術の最新のトレンドと予測を紹介しています。2022年版では、ABI Researchをはじめとする調査分析会社による市場予測や業界展望を中心に、 IoT(モノのインターネット)に関わる世界中の意思決定者が、技術ロードマップや市場で Bluetooth 技術が果たす役割について、常に最新情報を入手できるよう支援しています。また、Bluetooth技術のロードマップを紹介するとともに、Bluetooth技術の新たなトレンドを調査し、Bluetoothの主要ソリューション分野の最新予測情報を提供します。

最新の予測とトレンド

精力的なコミュニティに支えられながら、Bluetooth®技術は20年以上にわたり、絶えず進化を遂げ、ワイヤレス技術への高まる期待・ニーズに応えてきました。2020年は世界中の多くの市場にとって激動の1年になりましたが、Bluetooth市場はすぐに立ち直りを見せ、2021年までにはパンデミック前の水準に回復し始めました。市場アナリストは、2022年中に、当初の予測よりも早く回復を確認できると期待を寄せています。

さらにアナリストは、2021年から2026年で、Bluetooth対応デバイスの年間出荷量が1.5倍に増加し、年平均成長率が9%になると予測しています。2026年にはBluetoothデバイスの年間出荷量が初めて70億台を超える見込みです。

Bluetooth LEがイノベーションを促進

ABI Researchによると、Bluetooth® Low Energy(LE)の影響力が今後も周辺機器のイノベーションを牽引していくと予想されています。シングルモードの Bluetooth LEデバイスの出荷台数は、今後5年間で3倍以上の増加が見込まれており、市場の周辺機器の開発に多大な影響を与えるでしょう。

Bluetooth LEは、これからも周辺機器の市場に決定的な影響をもたらすと想定されます。2026年までにはBluetoothデバイス全体の95%がBluetooth LEになり、年平均成長率は25%に達する見通しです。

すべてのプラットフォームがBluetooth技術を搭載

Bluetooth® Classicであれ、Bluetooth LEであれ、デュアルモード(Bluetooth Classic + Bluetooth LE)であれ、市場の主要プラットフォームデバイスはいずれもBluetooth技術を搭載しています。Bluetooth ClassicとBluetooth LEがすべての主要プラットフォームデバイスに搭載されているのは、開発者が信頼できる技術として考えているからにほかなりません。どのスマートフォンやタブレット、PCにもBluetooth LEとBluetooth Classicが100%搭載された結果、Bluetooth技術がサポートするデュアルモードデバイスの出荷台数は2021年から2026年の年平均成長率が1%と、今や市場は完全な飽和状態に達しつつあります。

2022年Bluetooth市場動向」で紹介されている新しいトレンドを見ると、Bluetooth技術の方向性がはっきりとわかります。私たちは今後数週間のうちに、本報告書で実際に取り上げたユースケースやトレンドに取り組む予定であり、たとえば、ネットワーク照明制御の新たな動き、Bluetooth位置情報サービスの今後の成長、今後最終化されるLE Audioが与える影響にもかかわっていきます。

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