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M2M News Weekly – Week of April 21, 2013

Welcome to M2M News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market.

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TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global M2M market to grow at an annual rate of 26.08 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the falling price of M2M devices and M2M services. Read Original Content

The wireless M2M communications market is expected to increase at a 23 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018, reaching nearly $136 billion in revenues by then, according to a report by research firm Signals and Systems Telecom. Read Original Content

Sierra Wireless has launched the AirLink LS300 gateway, which can be used to connect things as varied as trucks or soda machines to a wireless network. Read Original Content

ILS Technology provides ready-to-use cloud based platforms to implement and manage M2M (machine to machine) and embedded wireless devices that connect to SAP.  ILS Technology simplifies deployments and offers unparalleled security to protect company and customer data and to ensure regulatory compliance. This newsletter is sponsored in part by ILS Technology.

Telefonica Germany has unveiled a new insurance telematics service based on M2M technology. The new service analyzes driving behavior to more accurately calculate the cost of car insurance, allowing insurance providers to use driving information in their risk calculations. Read Original Content

Oracle has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Tekelec, a leading provider of network signaling, policy control, and subscriber data management solutions for communications networks. Read Original Content
Globe Tracker International, a leader in data sharing, data analytics, and asset tracking and monitoring, has announced Vodafone is providing M2M communications via its Global SIM services to GTI's Smart Autonomous Asset Solution. Read Original Content

Rural electric cooperatives and transmission companies in 13 states will share $280 million in loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Of that, an estimated $6 million will be used for smart grid projects. Read Original Content

After reviewing the U.S. government’s 2014 budget, GTM Research sees a potential $200 million available for smart grid in 2014. Read Original Content

The smart grid market in central and Eastern Europe will be worth a cumulative $10.3 billion by 2023, according to a report by market research group Northeast Group LLC. Read Original Content

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