Friday, April 01, 2011

M2M News Monthly - April 2011

Welcome to Kevin's M2M News Monthly, 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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Analysys Mason research projects that there will be 2.1 billion M2M devices by 2020, up from 62 million last year.

http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=206045&f_src=lightreading_gnews

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Cellular M2M connections are forecast to more than double from their 2011 level of 19.6 million to 50.2 million in 2015.

http://urgentcomm.com/networks_and_systems/commentary/m2m-cellular-interest-20110330/

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Forecasts shows mobile data services, including messaging, Internet, apps, entertainment services, and M2M, will generate $500 billion in global revenues for mobile carriers in 2015.

http://www.prlog.org/11362636-mobile-data-services-will-generate-500-billion-in-global-revenues-for-mobile-carriers-in-2015.html

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Sprint has further expanded its M2M ecosystem with solution partner relationships that bring specialized expertise in connected transportation, fixed and portable solutions, SmartGrid and utilities and health care.

http://insurancenewsnet.com/article.aspx?id=252630&type=newswires

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As mobile penetration rates level off, the wireless industry is setting its sights on vertical markets such as M2M and mobile healthcare products for the next wave of growth.

http://www.fiercewireless.com/special-reports/ctia-2011-preview-what-expect-show/m2m-wireless-healthcare-tap-ctia-2011-preview

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In a multi-million pound deal over three years, O2 UK will provide M2M technology, including around 200,000 SIM cards, to connect smart meters across the UK to G4S’ data center.

http://www.telecoms.com/25239/telefonica-o2-uk-to-support-national-m2m-network/

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In its new study “Energy Harvesting for M2M Devices,” ABI Research has determined that the market for energy harvesting systems totaled just $3.82 million in 2009, and that it will reach $418 million by 2016.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110308006700/en/Ambient-Energy-Harvesting-Power-M2M-Devices-ABI

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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 - http://www.clicksoftware.com/.

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Latin America is forecast to account for some 9 percent of global M2M device connections in 2020.

http://www.bnamericas.com/news/telecommunications/latin-america-expected-to-have-9-of-global-m2m-device-connections-in-2020

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The Health Minister of Northern Ireland, Michael McGimpsey, has announced a new contract to enable the health service to begin using remote monitoring technology.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-12764627

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Remote healthcare monitoring improves mortality rates for patients in some hospitals.

http://www.wuwm.com/programs/news/view_news.php?articleid=8140

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst, SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.