Monday, December 19, 2011

M2M News Weekly - Week of December 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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By 2020 the number of connected devices in the world is estimated by Machina Research to be 12 billion, up from one billion in 2010. In Australia Telstra is predicting the M2M market will be worth $1 billion annually in that country alone in 10 years. Read Original Content

RACO Wireless, an M2M partner for T-Mobile announced that the company is on pace to increase its year-over-year growth by 300 percent in 2011. Read Original Content

AT&T is launching a new business division in Atlanta called Digital Life Services, focusing on new opportunities like remote health care, energy management and home security. Read Original Content

Tech Endeavour structures a mobile application as a multi-layered application consisting of user experience, business, and data layers. The mobile application development process starts with definition of the mobile application, understanding key components, learning scenarios where it will be used, learning key patterns and technology considerations as well as identifying specific scenarios such as deployment, power usage and synchronization.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Tech Endeavour,

According to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, the age of wireless sensors and M2M technology has arrived. Verizon is increasingly getting involved with M2M projects that include home-energy management solutions and smart meters. Read Original Content

A study by the Northeast Group shows that the smart grid market is currently worth $27 billion in Eastern Europe, Latin America and North Africa. Read Original Content

Pike Research forecasts that the world market for smart meters will peak at just over 100 million units in 2015, followed by a gradual decline in annual unit shipments. By 2020, the global installed base will reach 963 million smart meters, a penetration rate of 59 percent among all installed electric meters. Read Original Content

Telefonica has stated that it expects the power and automotive industries to be the driving force behind M2M communications. 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.