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M2M News Weekly – Week of January 27, 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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Global investments in smart grid technologies increased by seven percent in 2012 to $13.9 billion, due to demand in the U.S. and China, according to new figures by research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Read Original Content

Smart grid expenditure for rural cooperative utilities in the U.S. is estimated to reach $4.1 bn in 2017, according to a new report from GTM Research. Read Original Content

M2M technologies are quietly taking the world by storm with connections expected to rise from two billion in 2011 to 18 billion by 2022, according to Machina Research. 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.

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

San Diego-based Novatel Wireless, the developer of wireless communications modules and wireless hotspots, reported today its M2M module has received technical approval from Verizon. The firm said its MT 3050 device is being used for insurance telematics and fleet management applications. Read Original Content

M2M device connections in the energy/utility sector are forecast to grow at a 50 percent CAGR for the next 11 years, reaching 1.3 billion worldwide by 2021. Read Original Content
According to VDC Research, the M2M and embedded device market is about to experience explosive growth, growing from $1.4 billion in 2011 to $25.9 billion in 2016. Read Original Content

Research firm Berg Insight, reported growth in mobile network connections used for wireless M2M communication in all three major regional markets last year. Asia-Pacific was the strongest market in 2011, recording a year-on-year growth rate of 64 percent and reaching 34.5 million connections by the year-end. Read Original Content

Smart grid revenues in Australia will shrink to $260 million in 2016 from $400 million in 2012 because of concern about the investment case and disappointing tests of the technologies, according to new research from Frost & Sullivan. Read Original Content

As Chinese utility companies start 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

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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.