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M2M News Weekly - Week of December 19, 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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Pike Research suggests that nearly nine out of ten plug-in electric vehicles sold during this year will include a basic telematics package.  That number will grow to 94 percent by 2017 and annual revenue from the market will reach $1.4 billion by the same year. Read Original Content

According to, telematics solutions are saving U.S. businesses millions of dollars yearly by recording driving behavior and engine performance using sensor technology embedded within vehicles. Read Original Content

Market research firm Telsyte expects M2M applications in Australia to present a $300 million opportunity for carriers over the next four years as the Australian mobile services market grows from around 29 million subscriptions this year to 35 million by June 2015. 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 Sam Lucero, practice director of M2M Embedded at ABI Research, the future of M2M largely depends on the creation of off-the-shelf, modular components that have core functionality but can operate across different applications. Read Original Content

Preparing for the global market for smart grids that will reach $183.6 billion in the next 20 years, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs has drafted a 20-year industrial development project with an investment of up to $150 billion, aiming to build a smart grid industry on the island with annual output value of over $1 trillion in 2030. Read Original Content
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Analysts and industry experts continue to predict big things for M2M and connected devices going forward. ABI Research points to the connected home energy-management solutions continued growth, following a year in which it says 1.8 million home automation systems shipped. Read Original Content

Ericsson estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices by 2020. With this growth comes significant revenue potential in M2M communications for mobile operators, technology entrepreneurs and enterprise businesses. M2M revenue is estimated to be more than $57 billion in 2014 according to Strategy Analytics. Read Original Content

According to the EU’s 2050 energy study, cumulative smart grid investments between 2011 and 2050 will cost between €1.5 trillion and €2.2 trillion. Read Original Content

Audi has announced that it will be equipping its cars with a new broadband Internet connection based on the ultra-fast LTE mobile connectivity standard. New cars will offer Internet radio and Google Street View functionality. The system currently is able to connect to Google, giving them access to up-to-date points of interest, and information on weather, travel data, breaking news and traffic updates. 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.