Sunday, January 22, 2012

M2M News Weekly - Week of January 16th

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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According to ABI Research, smart energy is one of the top two market segments for cellular M2M, the other being automotive telematics. The market for smart energy will represent more than $7.5 billion in 2016 according to ABI. Read Original Content

The market for cumulative cellular M2M connections will rise from about 110 million connections in 2011 to approximately 365 million connections by 2016. This represents a compounded annual growth rate of roughly 27% through 2016 and about $35 billion in connectivity services revenue. Read Original Content

According to Zpryme’s, the total Smart Grid Communications market is slated to experience strong market growth through 2015, projected to reach nearly $1.6 Billion. Read Original Content

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The smart grid is on pace to hit a $2 trillion cumulative investment between 2010 and 2030, according to a new study from UK research firm Memoori. The firm estimates the sector will need to grow by a compound annual growth rate of 23% to hit that mark, peaking at $155 billion in 2022. Read Original Content

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Accenture has released a telematics platform for cars called the Accenture Connected Vehicle Integrated Solution. Among other features, the system allows cars to process mobile payments for parking, insurance and tolls. Read Original Content

According to experts the global automotive M2M market will grow from 90 million connections globally in 2010 to almost 1.4 billion connections by the end of 2020. The experts also expect the sector will generate €157 billion revenue in 2020. Read Original Content

OnStar and Verizon Wireless have unveiled a second-generation connected research vehicle at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show.  The Chevrolet Volt research concept vehicle focuses on in-vehicle experience giving drivers access to streaming content from the Cloud and building on OnStar's Advanced Telematics Operating System. Read Original Content

The service enablement services are set to become a key differentiator in the machine-to-machine market and achieve a total market value of $2.2 billion worldwide by 2014, up from $350 million in 2011, according to Beecham Research. 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.