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M2M News Weekly

Week of January 26, 2014

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 cellular M2M connections in the retail industry reached 18.4 million worldwide in 2013. The figure will grow at a CAGR of 12.6 percent during the next five years to reach 33.3 million connections in 2018, according to a report from Berg Insight. Read Original Content

According to Frost and Sullivan, the global M2M communications test equipment market is expected to reach $321.7 million in revenue in 2013. Read Original Content

Global machine-to-machine market revenue is forecast by IDATE to increase 13 percent annually, reaching €40 billion ($54.3 billion) in 2017. In addition, M2M market volume is forecast to jump 30 percent annually, reaching 470 million modules in 2017, according to IDATE stats. Read Original Content

The True Cost of Mobility - Companies are under tremendous pressure to develop and deploy mobile apps for their business systems, yet the traditional approach to mobile app development typically costs $250K+ and takes 6+ months for a single app. Today IT professionals are exploring platforms that radically reduce costs and time-to-market for their mobile initiatives, especially around complex applications such as SAP, Oracle, or custom applications. Download the whitepaper - https://www.capriza.com/resources/whitepapers/?resource=true-cost-of-enterprise-mobility&adgroup=MES

Revenues from M2M services are set to almost triple globally over the next five years, according to research firm Ovum. However, mobile operators stand to miss out on this revenue opportunity unless they strategically partner with other stakeholders in the M2M ecosystem, the research firm warned. Read Original Content

The machine-to-machine industry is forecast by Strategy Analytics to grow at a CAGR of 18 percent, from $45 billion in 2013 and reaching $242 billion in 2022, according to the new Strategy Analytics Machine-to-Machine Strategies service report. Read Original Content


Brazil ended the month of November with 8.175 million M2M data terminals, compared to 6.767 million the year before, according to estimates by Teleco. Read Original Content

IBM is teaming up with Technicolor to launch a cloud-based monitoring and management service to handle the Internet of Things and machine-to-machine services at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show 2014 [CES]. Read Original Content

Strategy Analytics forecasts the machine-to-machine industry to grow at a CAGR of 18 percent, from $45 billion in 2013 and reaching $242 billion in 2022. Read Original Content

Deloitte predicts smart glasses, fitness bands and watches, should sell about 10 million units in 2014, generating $3 billion according to its Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions 2014 report.Read Original Content

According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide vendor revenue from microgrids will grow from $4.3 billion in 2013 to $19.9 billion in 2020, in the base scenario. Read Original Content

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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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