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M2M News Weekly - Week of October 17, 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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The volume of cellular M2M subscriptions is expected to increase almost fourfold between 2010 and 2016, from 72 million to 282 million.  Read Original Content

According to ON World, smart home sensor network shipments will approach 100 million worldwide in 2015, enabling nearly $6 billion in cloud services for energy and home service providers.  Read Original Content

Research shows that the number of total connected devices is expected to increase from approximately 9 billion today to more than 24 billion in 2020 and mobile connected devices will grow 100 percent from more than 6 billion today to 12 billion in 2020.  Read Original Content

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According to a new report from Berg Insight, the installed base of smart electricity meters in North America will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 22.5 percent between 2010 and 2016 to reach 87.4 million at the end of the 2016.  Read Original Content

Of the global M2M revenues, mobile network providers are expected to take in approximately $56 billion of the $991 billion expected for 2020 revenues.  Read Original Content

The United States Department of Agriculture, through the U.S.D.A. Rural Development’s Rural Utilities Service, will loan $603 million to 27 rural electric cooperative utilities to fund generation and transmission projects, distribution facilities, and smart grid technologies.  Read Original Content

ABI Research has reported the M2M embedded module market's performance was less than anticipated for 2011, with the module industry as a whole earning only about $500 million in the first half of the year.  Read Original Content

Aggressive national and state regulations aimed to develop smart grids will result in around 602.7 million smart meters installed worldwide in the next five years, according to a new report from Berg Insight.  Read Original Content

Trimble and nPhase are working together to improve the Trimble Connected Farm solution that allows farmers to use wireless broadband networks to use “smart” farming strategies.  Read Original Content

O2 has agreed to provide M2M services for electric car charging stations throughout the United Kingdom.  Read Original Content

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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.