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M2M News Weekly – Week of June 23, 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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Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest Mobile M2M Modules report, which says, “The mobile M2M module is just one of many technology solutions available for M2M services, one that represents less than 15 percent of active M2M connections today.”  Read Original Content

A new study from ABI Research finds that integration with social networks will add significant value to enterprises' M2M strategies in the coming years. Initially, this trend will concern companies' internal social channels, such as Salesforce.com's Chatter, which is forecasted to be actively used by 60,000 enterprises at end-2013.  Read Original Content

Between now and the end of 2015, RWE and competitors like British Gas, E.ON, Scottish & Southern Energy, EDF Energy and First Utility -- the “big six” energy retailers that control the majority of the U.K.’s market -- are expected to deploy as many as two million smart meters, out of the eventual 50 million or so mandated for rollout by 2020.  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.

According to Research and Markets, the U.S. smart grid market is expected to continue its double-digit growth momentum of the last five years to reach approximately $26.7 billion by 2017 with a CAGR of 13 percent over the next five years. Growing use of renewable energy sources and their integration into a common grid is likely to drive the market over the forecast period.  Read Original Content

Based on the new report from Zpryme, U.S. Smart Meter Trends, major utilities in California, such as Pacific Gas & Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric, and Southern California Edison, from 2007 to 2011, cumulative smart meter installations in the U.S. grew from 2.47 million to 37.29 million.  Read Original Content
A new report released by Navigant suggests smart grid technology is set to double global revenue rates by 2020.  The research suggests that while smart grid technology is already a “colossal” market that generated $33 billion in global revenue last year, this will double by the end of the decade and hit $73 billion by 2020.  Read Original Content

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, the demand for smart electricity meters was 25 million units in 2011, and is expected to reach over 148 million units in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 18.7 percent from 2012 to 2018.  Read Original Content

First Utility was the first UK supplier to roll out smart meters to customers, which has since become an industry requirement. The Government has mandated that all domestic energy users in the UK be connected to smart meters by 2020.  Read Original Content

According to a new Research and Markets report, countries in the Central & Eastern Europe region are leaders for their smart grid and smart metering potential among emerging market nations. The smart metering market alone will reach $10.3 billion by 2023, with further billions spent on additional smart grid infrastructure.  Read Original Content

According to a new report from Pike Research, the worldwide installed base of smart and smart-enabled water meters will grow to 31.8 million by 2016, up from 5.2 million in 2009.  By the end of that period, the cleantech market intelligence firm forecasts that smart water meters will account for 31 percent of all new water meter shipments.  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.