Friday, October 28, 2011

M2M News Weekly - Week of October 24, 2011

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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A recently published study from Berg Insight predicts that the global use of smart electricity meters will grow at a rate of nearly 27 percent over the next five years, reaching 602.7 million units by 2016.  North America and Europe will experience a 50 percent increase in their smart meter market.  Read Original Content

According to a study by GTM the increase in smart meter installations will drive $8.2 billion in utility enterprise spending in the U.S. between now and 2015.  Read Original Content

NRG Expert’s new Utility Metering Deployment and Smart Grid Report shows the overall market size for new utility meters growing with a CAGR of 8 percent between 2010 and 2014.  Read Original Content

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China plans to invest $90 billion in smart grid technologies before 2020, the Center for American Progress reports.  Read Original Content

A new report from Pike Research concludes that initiatives to secure utilities’ infrastructure will increase investment in cyber security systems to $14.0 billion by 2018.  Read Original Content

According to Berg Insight, the number of M2M connections will grow to 187 million by 2014.  Read Original Content

Pyramid expects the number of cellular M2M subscriptions to quadruple between 2010 and 2016, going from 72 million last year to 282 million in 2016.  Read Original Content

IDTechEx predicts the real time location systems market will reach $666 million worldwide by 2015.  Read Original Content

According to Global Markets, the world markets for environmental sensors and the related sub-segments (monitoring, networks, remote sensing) account for approximately $13 billion of economic activity at present, with a projected average annual growth of 5.4 percent through 2016.  Read Original Content

Under the GB Smart Metering Implementation Programme, 50 million smart meters will be installed in homes and businesses in the United Kingdom in upcoming years.  Read Original Content

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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.