Friday, February 10, 2012

M2M News Weekly - Week of February 6, 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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According to ABI the market for cumulative cellular M2M connections will reach approximately 365 million by 2016. Read Original Content

Currently, the only mature smart meter markets in Europe are Sweden and Italy, but new research from Frost & Sullivan finds that smart meter revenue in Europe is expected to grow from $318.4 million in 2010 to $1.93 billion in 2017. Read Original Content

According to a number of forecasts the global smart grid market will reach $80.6 billion in 2016 from $22.8 billion in 2011 growing at an annual rate of 28.7 percent from 2011 to 2016. Read Original Content

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Harbor Research reports that the annual number of cellular M2M connections will grow to 161 million globally by the end of this year, and is projected to reach 390 million by 2014. Read Original Content


The M2M market is growing rapidly in the cellular industry and is being used by a number of mobile network operators in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region in particular. Major operators like Verizon and AT&T have recently entered the market hoping to increase profits. Read Original Content

Swisscom and Ericsson have jointly launched a partnership to develop an M2M market. Swisscom will offer enterprises with services to harness efficiencies along their customer's value chain, from production to distribution. 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 an annual rate of 30.2 percent. Read Original Content

The smart grid division of Siemens and TIBCO Software are prepared to offer smart grid enterprise integration services to Consolidated Edison for a smart grid demonstration project financed by Department of Energy under American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus program. 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.