Friday, December 09, 2011

M2M News Weekly - Week of December 5, 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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Smartphones are expected to account for 90.8 percent of all handsets sold in the UK by 2016, driving demand for mobile data, according to a new study from Pyramid Research. Mobile penetration in the UK is expected to reach 152.8 percent or 98 million subscriptions by 2016, driven by the growth in data card usage and M2M service adoption. Read Original Content

CEO of Telifonica, Gilli Coston believes the M2M market in the United Kingdom will grow at 25 percent per year through 2020. Read Original Content

Power and engineering firm Siemens will buy smart meter software company eMeter as they both continue to work in smart meter projects globally. 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, http://www.techendeavour.com/.

Within the first month of implementing Networkfleet, a fleet management solution, Campbell Oil Company saved $1800 and also reduced speeding, increased on-time deliveries, and streamlined fuel tax reporting. Read Original Content

According to Cisco, the cloud-based services market will grow at an annual rate of 66 percent through 2015 as people begin to adopt new connected technologies. Read Original Content

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Pike Research forecasts that global investment in smart transportation systems will total $13.1 billion between 2011 and 2017. Read Original Content

M2M communications may have had a subdued year in Australia during 2011, but telco services provider Verizon Business is expecting big things of one of the underlying technologies of smart grids, smart homes and e-health in 2012. Read Original Content

According to research firm IDC, global shipments of smart meters reached a new high in the second quarter of 2011. In second quarter, shipments grew 4.1 percent over the first quarter of 2011, 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

In Bermuda taxi companies are using M2M communication technology to communicate with their drivers via android tablets. Read Original Content

After implementing TomTom fleet management solution, Zenith Hygiene Group is expecting annual fuel savings of £90,000 a year. 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.