Monday, March 02, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of March 1, 2015

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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New research conducted by IDTechEx finds the RFID market—including tags, readers, software and services, for passive and active RFID—will grow from $7.88 billion in 2013 to $9.2 billion in 2014. Most growth is due to active RFID/RTLS systems, interrogators, and then tags, in terms of total money spent. Read Original Content

Con Edison is planning to spend $1.5 billion to make its electric and gas meters "smarter." The utility, which serves nearly 10 million people in New York City and Westchester, wants to embark on an eight-year "advanced metering initiative," as part of its recently filed rate case. Read Original Content

The China Smart Meter Industry Report, 2014-2018 market research says the advancing smart grid construction in China spurred the constant growth of smart meter demand. By the end of 2013, 370 million smart meters had been accumulatively installed in China, and the figure is expected to hit 500 million in 2015. Read Original Content

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A new report forecasts global revenue from smart meters will increase over the next decade from $5.1 billion in 2014 to $6.6 billion in 2023. The data from Navigant Research examined the worldwide market opportunities for smart electric meters. Read Original Content

The number of fleet management systems in active use in China is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 22.9 percent from 2.1 million units at the end of 2014 to 5.9 million by 2019. Read Original Content reports the fleet management system market in the Americas will grow at a combined annual growth rate of 16.71 percent by volume over the period 2014-2019. Read Original Content

The consumer telematics market generated revenue of $51.5 billion in 2013. This market is estimated to grow at a high rate by 2020 to reach $137.7 billion. Read Original Content

According to market analysts, India telematics market is projected to touch $301.23 million by 2021. In India’s telematics market, aftermarket segment has accounted for the largest market share and is anticipated to lead in the forecast period. 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 digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.