Tuesday, March 05, 2013

M2M News Weekly – Week of March 2, 2013

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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Spending by utilities transitioning their networks to smart grid capabilities reached $23.68 billion in 2012, according to ABI. And that number highlights growing momentum behind the spending - ABI says last year's total alone represents 48 percent of smart grid spending to date. Read Original Content

Global investment in smart grid technologies totaled $13.9 billion worldwide in 2012, finds new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute. Read Original Content

World Smart Grid sales at installed prices climbed to $36.5 billion in 2012, a growth of 30 percent on 2011, as China took the lead, according to Memoori’s latest report. Read Original Content

ILS Technology provides ready-to-use cloud based platforms to implement and manage M2M (machine to machine) and embedded wireless devices that connect to SAP.  ILS Technology simplifies deployments and offers unparalleled security to protect company and customer data and to ensure regulatory compliance. This newsletter is sponsored in part by ILS Technology.

Machina Research believes there will be 12.5 billion “smart” connected devices, excluding phones, PCs and tablets, in the world in 2020, up from 1.3 billion today. Read Original Content

M2M technologies could help reduce global GHG emissions by 9.1 billion metric tons by 2020, equivalent to 18.6 percent of global GHG emissions in 2011, according to a report by AT&T and the Carbon War Room. Read Original Content
The global electricity submeter market is currently in the growth stage with key deployments restricted to the North America and Europe regions. The global market is expected to grow at annual rate of 12 percent during 2012-2020 if proper support is provided by the governments globally. Read Original Content

Vodafone has developed an intelligent parking guidance system called MyPark Space, which keeps track of available parking spots via M2M communication. Forty percent of urban traffic congestion is caused by drivers looking for parking spaces, according to Vodafone. The carrier joined with Azeti Networks to develop the product. Read Original Content

Ericsson and SAP will jointly market and sell cloud-based, M2M products and services to enterprises via operators around the globe. Read Original Content

The number of cellular M2M connections will rise from 143.7 million in 2012 to 478.1 million in 2017, when they will account for 5.6 percent of total mobile subscriptions, according to a new report from Pyramid Research. Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics UK has inked a deal with specialist memory firm M2M Distribution. The new partnership will focus on the B2B and corporate sector. 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 SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.