The Role of Voice in IoT Applications


Report Summary:

As IoT applications proliferate they present new and innovative ways to collaborate, communicate and interact, both from a human and machine perspective. While most of the focus in the IoT has been on data, the integration of voice – including VoLTE – into IoT applications offers a versatile method to provide human interaction; communication and control, that with proper implementation and consideration for relevance, costs and human factors, can provide a more flexible user experience in a more economical way than traditional methods such as touch screens or data input.

This paper examines the previously under-explored role of voice in IoT and identifies use cases and opportunities where the inclusion of voice offers not only inherent value to the specific solution, but also makes practical economic sense. 

Table of Contents

1.       Executive Summary  3

2.       The IoT Opportunity is Significant and Growing  5

3.       IoT is all about the Data, Right?  7

3.1     The Changing Role of Voice  9

4.       Making the Case for Voice in IoT  10

4.1     Advantages to voice-machine interaction  10

5.       Use Cases for Voice Integration into IoT offerings  12

5.1     Consumer v Business and Industrial Applications  12

5.2     Consumer Applications  12

5.3     Commercial and Industrial IoT Applications  13

6.       Types of Voice Services in the IoT  15

6.1     Bi-directional voice  15

6.1.1       Bi-directional voice use cases  16

6.2     Mono-Directional Voice  19

6.2.1       Mono-directional voice use cases  19

6.3     Voice Recognition  20

6.3.1       Voice Recognition Use Cases  21

7.       Conclusions  23


Figure 1: What do you believe are the Primary Benefits of IoT? (n=450) 5

Figure 2: IoT Connections by Technology Type. 6

Figure 3: Planned IoT Deployments by Types of Services and Solutions (n=450) 8

Figure 4: In-car voice and Telematics Forecast in Passenger vehicles. 17

Table 1: IoT Voice Application Use Cases. 18

Figure 5: Developer Interest in Voice Recognition. 22

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