Tuesday, June 04, 2013

M2M News Weekly – Week of June 2, 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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According to Cisco’s latest global Internet traffic report, there were two billion M2M connections as of 2012. Projecting current trends that number will triple to six billion by 2017. M2M traffic is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 82 percent.  Read Original Content

According to Analysys Mason, the Latin American market for M2M device connections will grow from 12 million devices in 2012 to 212 million devices in 2021 at a 37 percent compound annual growth rate over the forecast period. The largest sectors by number of connections will be utilities, automotive and transport, and security.  Read Original Content

The M2M market is expected to grow 33 percent year-on-year between 2011 and 2016, according to Frost & Sullivan, taking the total number of SIM connections to 75 million by 2016.  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.

Revenues generated by the sale of M2M modules failed to break the $1 billion mark last year as the industry had hoped but look set to exceed that figure in 2013, according to a new study from ABI Research.  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 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
France plans to deploy 35 million smart meters by 2020, Spain 13 million by 2018, while the UK will kick-start efforts in 2015 to cover 30 million properties over five years.  Read Original Content

Denver’s Road Home in 2007 set up red parking meter-like devices around town where people could deposit coins to help the homeless. The city has said those meters are being replaced with blue smart meters that also can accept debit and credit cards. The 85 new donation meters were donated by IPS Group, Wyless and Arrow Electronics.  Read Original Content

Global shipments of smart meters for the commercial and industrial market will grow from 10 million annually in 2013 to 12.7 million annually by 2020, according to Navigant Research.  Read Original Content

U.S. water utilities will spend $2 billion on smart meters in infrastructure upgrades this year through 2020, almost matching all previous investment in the leak-finding devices, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.  Read Original Content

AT&T has signed an exclusive agreement with PayGO to offer prepaid smart grid applications that help manage energy usage and reduce costs. The deal calls for AT&T to be the sole United States provider for PayGo’s utility payment solutions, which includes near real-time processing of meter information for prepaid services.  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.