Friday, November 04, 2011

M2M News Weekly - Week of October 31, 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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According to a new report from Pike Research, increased utility adoption of public wireless networks around the world will drive the cumulative shipment of 73 million cellular M2M communication nodes for use in smart grid applications during the period from 2011 through 2020.  Read Original Content

Advanced electricity meters with integrated cellular communication modules are forecast to increase from 2.6 million shipments in 2010 to 9.5 million shipments annually in 2016. This is one conclusion in the IMS Research study, The World Market for Smart Electricity Meters 2011.  Read Original Content

The volume of cellular M2M subscriptions is expected to increase almost fourfold between 2010 and 2016, from 72 million to 282 million, providing operators with long-term growth potential. Read Original Content

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NRG Expert’s new Utility Metering Deployment and Smart Grid Report shows the overall market size for new utility meters growing with an annual rate of 8 percent between 2010 and 2014. Value of the market nearly doubles to over $20 billion in the same period as old technology is replaced and newly installed smart meters take hold. Read Original Content

Sales of advanced electricity meters in Brazil may exceed $4 billion over the next decade as South America's largest economy seeks to curb energy theft. Read Original Content

GTM Research reports that the total available smart grid enterprise market in the U.S. will be $1.3 billion in 2011, with that figure expected to hit $1.8 billion per year in 2015. Read Original Content

According to a recent study, the U.S. smart grid optimization solutions market is expected to expand at an annual rate of 40.1 percent over the period 2010 to 2014, with North America expected to experience 50 percent growth of smart meter installations by 2016. Read Original Content

Parks Associates' research indicates utilities had installed 23 million AMI-capable meters on U.S. residences at the end of 2010. By the end of 2015, more than 55 million meters will be installed on 45 percent of U.S. households, with 10 percent enabled to communicate with systems and devices in the home. Read Original Content

BMW Group is planning to allow extensive integration of the Apple iPhone into its vehicle models. This includes allowing access to a range of Internet based features and apps. Read Original Content

AssetWorks has signed a contract to implement FleetFocus for Greenwich, Connecticut’s fleet of 500 vehicles. This solution would allow them to more effectively manage fuel consumption and driver habits. Read Original Content

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