The corona pandemic has postponed the annual growth in deliveries of devices with Bluetooth by one year.
The annual shipments of Bluetooth-enabled devices will increase to more than six billion by 2025.
The updated forecasts in the Bluetooth Market Update 2021, which was published by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), suggest that demand will be strong in the years to come.
According to this, the annual shipments of Bluetooth-enabled devices will increase from four billion last year to more than six billion in 2025. Thanks to strong demand for connectivity solutions, global growth will accelerate over the next five years, with an average annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10 percent for Bluetooth-enabled devices. Driven by the demand for wireless headphones and speakers, more Bluetooth audio streaming devices are shipped annually than in any other area of Bluetooth solutions (1.3 billion units).
The move to the home office has accelerated the growth in Bluetooth PC accessories. In 2020, 153 million Bluetooth PC accessories were shipped, which is 10 percent higher than the previous year’s forecast. The analysts forecast a further significant increase in annual device shipments due to the increase in virtual remote connections with friends, family, colleagues and services.
The market for Bluetooth device networks was largely unaffected by the pandemic, as it is primarily geared towards supporting building automation, control and operational efficiency. Spending time in your own home is creating increased demand for voice-controlled smart speakers and displays that create new opportunities for smart lighting.