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M2M News Weekly – Week of January 13, 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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AT&T is pushing ahead with its vehicle telematics offerings, according to Chris Penrose, senior vice president of emerging devices at AT&T Mobility. Penrose estimated that 4.3 million vehicles equipped with telematics were sold in the United States last year, with that number expected to reach 7.5 million by 2015. Read Original Content

Lucintel projects the global smart grid market will reach approximately $64.3 billion by 2017, with a compound annual growth rate of about 17 percent. Part of that growth will most likely be due to regulatory activity expected across Europe throughout the next several years. 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

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
As Chinese utility companies begin to migrate toward smart grids in their electric infrastructure and leverage PON equipment to backhaul electric data on usage and outages, Ovum forecasts this trend will be a $1.5 to $2 billion opportunity for PON component and equipment vendors. Read Original Content

With the global Smart Grid market value approaching $220 billion by 2020 Zpryme views the U.S. Smart Grid Investment Grant program as a major catalyst to worldwide Smart Grid development. Read Original Content

By the end of 2016 the global installed base of advanced (communicating) electricity meters is expected to double, according to a new market study from  IMS Research. Read Original Content

The M2M sector is one of the fastest-growing sectors in IT, according to M2M specialist VDC Research, which predicts around $25 billion will be spent on Internet-enabling inanimate objects by 2016. Read Original Content

The dramatic growth of the Internet over the last 30 years has surpassed the estimates of even the most optimistic pundits. Industry experts now predict the number of Internet-connected devices will exceed 15 billion nodes by 2015 and top 50 billion by 2020. Read Original Content

The number of connections with or between M2M devices is set to increase from two billion now to 18 billion by 2022, or so the market research people at Machina Research say. By then, most of these connections will be in China, but the analysts anticipate the highest earnings from M2M in the United States. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC, Cognizant
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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.

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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.