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M2M News Weekly – Week of December 1, 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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The number of M2M connections worldwide is set to rise from 368 million in 2013 to 2.9 billion by 2022, according to new research from Strategy Analytics. Read Original Content

Vodafone Qatar has signed a deal with NetComm Wireless to bolster machine-to-machine communications in the country. Under the deal Vodafone’s fixed and mobile networks will be extended to include devices and machines which are used to enable smart city applications such as security systems, intelligent transport systems, smart metering and smart medical devices, said a statement. Read Original Content

According to Research and Markets, the wireless M2M market will account for nearly $136 billion in annual revenues by the end of 2018, following a CAGR of 23 percent during the five-year period between 2013 and 2018. Read Original Content

ClickSoftware is an SAP mobility partner and the leading provider of automated workforce management and optimization solutions for every size of service business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by ClickSoftware.

According to a Gartner report, “In 2011, over 15 billion things on the Web with 50 billion+ intermittent connections will grow by 2020 to over 30 billion connected things, with over 200 billion with intermittent connections.” Read Original Content

Verizon has launched Networkfleet Asset Guard, an asset-tracking tool that will complement the company’s Networkfleet vehicle tracking Software-as-a-Service platform. Read Original Content
German operator group Deutsche Telekom is looking to emulate Apple’s success in the smartphone app market with its M2M offering. Read Original Content

Deutsche Telekom and the world’s leading energy provider ista International are cooperating on the collection of water, heating, gas and electricity data using mobile communications technology. Read Original Content

The analysts forecast the Global M2M Wireless Network Services market to grow at an annual rate of 29.05 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the new income opportunity for Mobile Network Operators. Read Original Content

ReportsnReports.com forecasts that Global Connected Car M2M Connections and Services Market will grow at an annual rate of 28.45 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content

The global mobile M2M module market rose 10 percent to $849 million in the first half of 2013 over the second half of 2012, according to Infonetics. Read Original Content

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