Monday, March 09, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of March 8, 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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Telekom Austria Group M2M is partnering with bsf IT-Solutions on a smart meter deployment project for 23 grid operators with a total of 35,000 customer power systems in Austria. Read Original Content

By the end of 2013, 370 million smart meters had been accumulatively installed in China. This figure is expected to hit 500 million in 2015. Read Original Content

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

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According to new research, the GIS market in the US is set to grow at a combined annual growth rate of 10.96 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand from the government sector. Read Original Content

Analysts forecast the GIS market in China is set to grow at a combined annual growth rate of 11.75 percent over the period 2014-2019. Read Original Content

Central America and the Caribbean have plans to invest US $3.3 billion in smart grid infrastructure over the next decade.  This is part of a plan to lower the high cost of electricity in the region by using more renewable energy and tackling high non-technical losses. Read Original Content

Analysts forecast the global smart grid networking market to grow at a combined annual growth rate of 11.1 percent over the period 2014-2019. Read Original Content

MarketsandMarkets expects the smart grid analytics market to grow from $1.8 billion in 2014 to $5.5 billion by 2019, at a compound annual growth rate of 25.0 percent from 2014 to 2019. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict
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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.