Friday, November 18, 2011

M2M News Weekly - Week of November 14, 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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Asia-Pacific is forecast to become the largest market for M2M subscriptions in volume terms in 2013, and in 2016 is expected to account for 37 percent of the total market, according to a new report from Pyramid Research. Read Original Content

Analysys Mason, a London-based market research company, expects the 100 million M2M devices currently installed worldwide to increase to 2.1 billion by 2020. The largest sectors will be utilities, automotive and transport, and security, with 1.3 billion, 446 million and 277 million respectively. Read Original Content

Sierra Wireless has released a new addition to its line of embedded wireless modules, launching the industry's smallest cellular solution for M2M communications. Read Original Content

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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

Recently European and North America shipping and cargo companies have been introducing M2M devices and RFID-enabled shipping pallets so companies can monitor freight in real time using GPS tracking solutions. Read Original Content

Cinterion, the global leader in cellular M2M communication modules has launched the AH3, its new high-speed automotive M2M module that allows passenger cars to be connected to 2G and 3G cellular networks enabling onboard computing and internet access from the vehicle dashboard. Read Original Content

The global market for M2M communications is expected to grow to $1.5 billion by year 2014 from around $842 million in 2010, according to a report by Decaan Herald. Read Original Content

Recent reports reveal that AT&T is establishing a new business division focusing on M2M and personal sensor-based devices and services. Read Original Content

Ford and Toyota are both focusing on “connected vehicles” for new models in the upcoming years as car makers are beginning to offer more M2M and cloud-based services. Read Original Content

Volkswagen Group of America has selected Hughes Telematics, a provider of next generation connected solutions, to deliver connected vehicle services starting in 2013. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and 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.