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M2M News Weekly – Week of December 30, 2012

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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The Smart Meter Manufacturing industry has surged ahead during the past five years, fueled by growing demand for smart meters as utilities convert to smart grids. Revenue growth has also been encouraged by $3.4 billion in stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the need for utilities to modernize their increasingly outdated infrastructure. Read Original Content

Machina Research, a UK-based telecom research advisory, estimates that global M2M revenue will increase from 91 billion euros in 2010 to 714 billion euros in 2020, a compound annual growth rate of 22.9 percent. Read Original Content

M2M communications is starting to show potential, with 22 percent growth expected in 2013, spurred by falling M2M device costs; ubiquitous and affordable wireless connectivity; increasing enterprise awareness and business case viability; and government mandates driving areas such as smart metering and e-Call services. 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.

The cellular M2M market is expected to increase 14 percent in 2012 over 2011, reaching €22 billion, according to a recent report by consulting and research firm IDATE. Read Original Content

The automotive industry will continue to fuel M2M growth in Europe next year, while in the U.S. the health sector will be the main M2M spur. These are the predictions of German telecoms incumbent Deutsche Telekom (Bonn, Germany), which has put M2M at the heart of its growth strategy. Read Original Content
M2M is expected to bring a minimum of 25 billion devices online in the next seven years, according to United Nation’s arm the International Telecommunications Union. Read Original Content

Business analytics as a service and consulting on M2M implementations are just two of the predictions IDC Australia has tipped as sure bets in 2013. Read Original Content

Shipments of wireless M2M modules for security applications in EU27+2 is forecasted to grow from 2.9 million in 2011 at a compound annual growth rate of 47.1 percent to reach 20.0 million in 2016, according to a new research from Berg Insight. Read Original Content

Revenues for the global gas meter market are to surpass $2 billion annually in 2013, according to a new market study from IMS Research, part of IHS Inc. Read Original Content

Worldwide smart meter shipments surpassed 15.4 million units in the third quarter of 2012, representing year-over-year growth of 126.9 percent and a 58.6 percent increase over the second quarter, according to the IDC Energy Insights Worldwide Quarterly Smart Meter Tracker. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.