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M2M News Weekly - Week of November 21, 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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Ford Motor Company has announced that it will accelerate plans to develop and deliver best-in-world in-car technology to customers across Asia, as it is establishing its connected services group in the Asia Pacific and Africa regions. Read Original Content

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

The global market for M2M communication is slated to grow to $1.5 billion by 2014 from around $842 million in 2010. Read Original Content

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According to analyst house Infonetics Research, the global M2M market will be worth $3.8 billion by 2015. Read Original Content

The advanced water metering market, estimated at about 5.5 million global shipments in 2010, and anticipated to be roughly 10 million shipments annually in 2016, continues to increase its product share, particularly in North America. Read Original Content

British Gas will accelerate its smart meter rollout with the deployment of 100,000 smart meters in 2012. Read Original Content

NRG expects the market for smart meters for both electric and water utilities to grow at 8 percent annually between 2010 and 2014 and will reach $11.9 Billion by the end of that period. Read Original Content

Pike Research forecasts that by 2018, 98 percent of all smart meters in North America will be covered by a machine data management system. Read Original Content

The Governor of Hawaii last week signed a $37 million smart meter project for the island of Maui that will help conserve electricity. Read Original Content

According to research firm IDC’s Energy Insights, global shipments of smart meters reached a new high in the second quarter of 2011. In the second quarter, shipments grew 4.1 percent over the first quarter, and smart meter manufacturers shipped 5.6 million units, bringing the total installed smart meter base to just less than 90 million. Read Original Content

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