Monday, October 13, 2014

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of October 12, 2014

The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

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Analyst firm Berg Insight, based in Sweden, says the worldwide installed base of smart electricity meters will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 26.6 percent between 2010 and 2016 to reach 602.7 million. Read Original Content

Frost & Sullivan's report, European Smart Meter Markets, finds the smart meter revenue in Europe is expected to grow from US $318.4 million in 2010 to US $1.93 billion in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate of 29.3 percent. Read Original Content

Worldwide smart meter shipments surpassed 15.4 million units in the third quarter of 2012, representing year-over-year growth of 126.9 percent and a 58.6 percent increase over the second quarter, according to the IDC Energy Insights Worldwide Quarterly Smart Meter Tracker. Read Original Content

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The use of commercial fleet management or telematics systems in North America is expected to increase at a 15.3 percent compound annual growth rate over the next four years, as tighter trucking regulations in the U.S. drive adoption of technology, Berg Insight said today. Read Original Content

A recent report by ABI Research forecasts revenues in the commercial fleet telematics market will increase from $7.25 billion in 2012 to reach a total of $26.8 billion in 2018. The bulk of this growth will be in the United States, but Asia – including the Middle East – comes in close second. Read Original Content

BCC Research reveals in its new report, Wireless Sensors: Technologies and Global Markets, the global wireless sensor devices market is expected to grow to $4.3 billion by 2019, with a five-year compound annual growth rate of 23.7 percent. Read Original Content

Alien Technology has raised $35 million in a new round of funding to expand production of its radio frequency identification tags and readers, which enable the Internet of things. Read Original Content

IDTechEx has found that in 2013, the total RFID market was worth $7.88 billion, up from $6.98 billion in 2012, and growing to $9.2 billion in 2014. Read Original Content

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