In 2017, The New Zealand IoT Alliance undertook a major research project and published The Internet of Things – Accelerating a Connected New Zealand.

Following the report’s publication, the key working groups were identified to further advance IoT.

Key Highlights

100 Billion IoT connections predicted by 2025

New Zealand is well positioned for IoT

4 out of 5

New Zealanders own and regularly use a smartphone or tablet.

600TB

The volume of data captured by Auckland City Council alone, the equivalent of watching YouTube videos non-stop for 65 years.

#4 NZ is ready for IoT

New Zealand ranks among leading countries in the world for readiness for IoT development.

However uptake in New Zealand is low

70%
of New Zealand businesses
21%
of New Zealand businesses
14%
of New Zealand businesses
Believe IoT will be transformational or strategic for their business.
Have concerns about the upfront cost of IoT.
Have deployed an IoT solution.

Yet the economic opportunity is enormous

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Economic benefit to New Zealand from better use of IoT in dairy farming.
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Economic benefit to New Zealand from the use of IoT for city infrastructure management.
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Economic benefit to New Zealand from better use of IoT across transport and logistics.
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Economic benefit to New Zealand from better use of IoT in horticulture.
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Economic benefit to New Zealand from better us if IoT in water metering.
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Economic benefit to New Zealand from better use of IoT for managing car-parking in cities.

Better use of IoT could create at least $2.2 billion in net economic benefit for New Zealand over the next 10 years.