Friday, August 26, 2011

M2M News Weekly - Week of August 22, 2011

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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In the first quarter of this year, there were 23.9 million connected devices in the M2M market, with future estimates of 82.5 million by 2016, according to U.S. Telecom Wired and Wireless Sizing and Share 2011-2016.  Read Original Article

Telecom networking equipment maker Ericsson has completed the asset purchase agreement to acquire Telenor Connexion's M2M technology platform.  Read Original Content

Cisco has announced that it now offers a new router device for M2M communications.  Read Original Article

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Wireless USB devices are rapidly growing at the global level according to Global Industry Analysts, illustrating the sharp increase in demand for M2M related technologies.  Read Original Article

According to Compass Intelligence, the M2M and connected devices market will reach 87 million endpoints by 2015, with a compound annual growth rate of over 25 percent.  Read Original Article

Machina Research predicts that in the year 2020 there will be 157 billion Euros generated by automobile related M2M sales.  Read Original Article

Based on new government enforced mandates by the year 2020 GTM predicts that there will be smart meters installed in 80 percent of European households.  Read Original Article

Oncor, a Texas-based electric distributor, has officially installed its two millionth smart meter, with plans to reach three million next year.  Read Original Article

The number of smart meters installed worldwide will reach 963 million by 2020, largely due to China's aggressive effort to modernize its electric grid.  Read Original Article

The energy vertical is a primary driver for M2M services growth in Europe, said Yankee Group analyst John Keough.  The Yankee Group forecasts subscriber information module volumes will almost triple from 23 million in 2011 to 61 million in 2015.  Read Original Article

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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.