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M2M News Weekly – Week of May 12, 2013

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Cumulative global spending on smart-grid-related analytics will top $20.6 billion between 2012 and 2020, with annual spending reaching $3.8 billion globally in 2020, and utilities deploying these technologies, will achieve a return on investment of more than $121.8 billion globally over the same time period, according to GTM Research. Read Original Content

The deployment of M2M technology is expected to speed up enterprise mobility, according to a survey of IT decision makers by Harris Interactive on behalf of SAP. Read Original Content

Panasonic has developed a tiny, low-power chip for sensor networks and Internet-connected appliances, which it says is the first to support a broad range of frequency bands. The new chip, which measures about five millimeters square, can send and receive signals for over 20 years on a 1,200mAh battery, if used to transmit twice a minute, the company said. 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.

Deutsche Telekom and DriveFactor have unveiled a complete usage-based insurance system that enables motor insurers to offer their customers special benefits for driving safely. The offering is based on an M2M system that evaluates driving behavior. Read Original Content

According to Current Analysis, AT&T is the leader in the global M2M market among global M2M service providers. In a recent report MarketsandMarkets says the total M2M market is expected to reach $85.96 billion by 2017 at an annual rate of 26.1 percent from 2012 to 2017. Read Original Content
Telefonica Digital and Dell have signed an agreement to provide integrated mobile connectivity for Windows 7 and Windows 8 devices anywhere in Europe through the Dell NetReady pay-as-you-go connectivity bundle. Dell NetReady gives users immediate access to the internet on their devices anytime and anywhere, via an incorporated M2M SIM-card and an application that allows customers to choose in real time from a range of connectivity bundles the one that best suit their needs. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global M2M market to grow at an annual rate of 26.08 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the falling price of M2M devices and M2M services. The Global M2M market has also been witnessing the increasing adoption of M2M services across industries. However, the challenges of M2M device integration could pose a challenge to the growth of this market. Read Original Content

An analysis from the U.S. Department of Energy, “Economic Impact of Recovery Act Investment in the Smart Grid,” reports smart grid projects funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act created nearly $7 billion total economic output, nearly 50,000 jobs, and over $1 billion in government tax revenue. Read Original Content

The Smart Grid market in China is expected to grow at annual rate of 17.4 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is China's systematic smart grid implementation plan. The Smart Grid market in China has also been witnessing increased governmental investment. Read Original Content

As of September 2012, a total of 281 smart grid projects and around 90 smart metering pilots and rollouts have been identified across 30 countries in Europe, accounting for total investments respectively of €1.8 billion and at least €5 billion, according to the Joint Research Center’s latest review. Read Original Content

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