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M2M News Weekly – Week of February 13, 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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Frost & Sullivan's report, European Smart Meter Markets, finds that the smart meter revenue in Europe is expected to grow from $318.4 million in 2010 to $1.93 billion in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate of 29.3 percent. Read Original Content

According to ABI Research the compound annual growth rate of global insurance telematics subscribers will grow by 90 percent from 2010 to 2017. That's an increase from 1.85 million telematics users to a whopping figure of 89 million. Read Original Content

ABI Research has predicted that the market for smart appliances will grow to reach 24 million shipments during 2017. Read Original Content

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Recently there have been a number of bold predictions for the M2M market. Cisco predicts there will be 50 billion devices by 2020, and IBM has recently predicted that by 2015 there will be 1 trillion devices connected. Read Original Content


Eight out of ten executives believe overall utility smart grid investment will continue to rise in 2012 according to a new study by Zpryme. Zpryme surveyed 312 executives in the U.S. energy, smart grid and utility space on their overall 2012 smart grid sentiment. Read Original Content

According to GBI Research, the cumulative number of smart meter units installed in Europe is expected to grow from 7.6 million units in 2010 to 105.99 million units in 2020 at a compound growth rate of 30.2 percent. Read Original Content

According to GBI Research, China will emerge as the leading nation for smart meter deployment in the Asia Pacific region. The Chinese smart meter market cumulative number of units installed is expected to grow from 12 million units in 2010 to 561 million units in 2020 at a compound growth rate of 46.9 percent. Read Original Content

Nearly 9 out of 10 electric vehicles sold in 2012 will include at least a basic telematics package, and that percentage will likely grow to 94 percent by 2017, according to Pike Research. The clean-technology market intelligence firm forecast that annual revenue from worldwide sales of electric vehicle telematics would total US$1.4 billion by 2017. 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.