Friday, January 27, 2012

M2M News Weekly - Week of January 23, 2012

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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The cellular M2M connectivity service market grew 26.2 percent in 2011, rising from 87.7 million cumulative connections in 2010 to 110.6 million cumulative connections globally in 2011. Read Original Content

Japan's Tokyo Electric Power plans to install 17 million smart meters in customer households by March 2019 in a bid to increase efficiency. The total investment is expected to be $2.6 billion. Read Original Content

Service enablement services are set to become a driver in the M2M market and achieve a total market value of $2.2 billion worldwide by 2014, up from $350 million in 2011 according to the latest study by Beecham Research. Read Original Content

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According to leading analysts, the telematics sector represents one of the greatest business opportunities for M2M. From less than 90 million connections globally in 2010 the automotive M2M market will grow to almost 1.4 billion connections by the end of 2020. Read Original Content

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

DHL Express is taking on more than 400 delivery vans in the UK, which are being fitted with fuel-saving telematics systems. DHL’s fleet travels over 30 million miles each year. Read Original Content

Analyst firm Berg Insight, says that the worldwide installed base of smart electricity meters will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 26.6 percent between 2010 and 2016 to reach 602.7 million. Read Original Content

The Microsoft/OSIsoft Worldwide Utility Industry Survey 2012 shows a 25 percent increase over last year in the number of utilities companies that have implemented smart grid technology. 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.