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M2M News Weekly - Week of September 12, 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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ABI Research estimates that the number of cellular M2M connections will triple by 2014 to 75 million.  Read Original Content

Canada's M2M market could reach $408 million in the next four years, but existing vendor and support channels are not mature enough to meet current M2M demands, according to a report from IDC Canada.  Read Original Content

The Utilities Telecom Council released a report this week that said spending on telecommunications equipment and services related to utilities will hit $3.2 billion this year, a 21 percent increase from 2009.  Read Original Content

According to IDC the total number of smart meter shipments increased 4.1 percent during the second quarter of 2011 as compared to the first quarter.  Read Original Content

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SAP announced this week that they have developed a smart meter related application that helps utility companies analyze data gathered through smart technology.  Read Original Content

The U.S. Department of Transportation is funding a program that will enable cars to talk with other cars in order to prevent accidents and traffic jams.  Read Original Content

In-Stat research forecasts that the deployment of smart meters will reach 280 million by 2016.  Read Original Content

NRGi, one of the largest consumer-owned energy companies in Denmark, is working on a project that will install 210,000 smart meters.  Read Original Content

IBM and the City of Dubuque, Iowa have announced the availability of the Smarter Energy Cloud that allows residents with smart meters to view their energy consumption online.  Read Original Content

GTM Analyst Chet Geschickter forecasts that utilities in the U.S. will spend $8.25 billion between 2011 to 2015 in three major areas: customer engagement, business services and grid operations.  Read Original Content

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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.