Tuesday, February 26, 2013

M2M News Weekly – Week of February 24, 2013

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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Global greenhouse gas emissions could be cut by almost a fifth over the coming decade thanks to the rapid development of M2M advancements. That is the conclusion of a major new report from the Carbon War Room NGO and telco giant AT&T. Read Original Content

More than 400 vendors are vying for the more than $66 billion smart grid market opportunity by 2023 across 35 emerging market countries, according to a new report from the Northeast Group. Read Original Content

The global electricity submeter market is currently in the growth stage with key deployments restricted to the North America and Europe region. The global market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12 percent during 2012-2020 if proper support is provided by governments globally. Read Original Content

ILS Technology provides ready-to-use cloud based platforms to implement and manage M2M (machine to machine) and embedded wireless devices that connect to SAP.  ILS Technology simplifies deployments and offers unparalleled security to protect company and customer data and to ensure regulatory compliance. This newsletter is sponsored in part by ILS Technology.

Vodafone is the latest mobile operator to expand its M2M data-sharing offering. At this month's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Vodafone will unveil MachineLink 3G, an M2M terminal combining hardware and managed M2M connectivity. Read Original Content

Telefónica aims to help utilities meet the challenges of monitoring and supervision. The company has developed an integrated solution, called the Connected Metering Platform, which allows both communications and utility operators to enhance smart metering deployments. Read Original Content

Analysts forecast the Global Wireless M2M Modules market to grow at an annual rate of 16.96 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing adoption of mobile devices. Read Original Content
Frost & Sullivan estimates a broad enterprise M2M strategy will stimulate revenue growth by 22.3 percent in the next five years as M2M functions and customer needs evolve. Read Original Content

Despite its low ARPU, the wireless M2M market has become a key focus of many mobile network operators as their traditional voice and data markets become saturated. Likewise, government and regulatory initiatives such as the EU initiatives to have a smart meter penetration level of 80 percent by 2020 and the mandatory inclusion of automotive safety systems such as eCall in all new car models, have also helped to drive overall wireless M2M connections and revenue. Read Original Content

The State Grid Corporation of China has begun testing smart grid technology that could eventually be deployed nationwide to make the delivery of electricity more reliable and efficient. Read Original Content

Global investments in smart grids rose seven percent to $13.9 billion in 2012, with the U.S. and China accounting for almost half of that, according to data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Read Original Content

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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.