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M2M News Weekly – Week of February 17, 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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M2M communications has been growing in recent years. The number of M2M connected devices in the world is expected to grow to 2.1 billion by 2020. Two years ago, M2M devices were estimated a 62 million worldwide. Read Original Content

The wireless M2M market will account for nearly $136 billion in annual revenues by the end of 2018, following a CAGR of 23 percent during the five-year period between 2013 and 2018, according to ReportsnReports.com. Read Original Content

Telefónica Digital has developed a proprietary M2M communications system to enable organizations to retrieve and exchange business data. Read Original Content

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The number of devices with cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil and gas applications worldwide is expected to rise at a compound annual growth rate of more than 20 percent over the next several years — from 164,000 at the end of 2011 to 435,000 by 2016, according to Berg Insight. Read Original Content

Worldwide shipments of cellular M2M modules are expected to reach 100 million units by 2015, according to a new report from ABI Research. Read Original Content
Telematics Update’s research has uncovered that M2M services are expected to grow by 41 percent in India and South Asia by 2017. Read Original Content

VDC Research has forecasted 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

Global investments in smart grids rose 7 percent to $13.9 billion in 2012, with the U.S. and China accounting for almost half of that, according to data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Read Original Content

After a slow start, venture capital funding in the smart grid sector came in at $434 million in 40 deals, compared to $377 million in 50 deals in 2011. There were a total of 66 investors that invested in 2012 compared to 92 investors in 2011. 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

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Kevin Benedict serves as the Senior Vice President, Solutions Strategy, at Regalix, a Silicon Valley based company, focused on bringing the best strategies, digital technologies, processes and people together to deliver improved customer experiences, journeys and success through the combination of intelligent solutions, analytics, automation and services. He is a popular writer, speaker and futurist, and in the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries. He has over 32 years of experience working with strategic enterprise IT solutions and business processes, and he is also a veteran executive working with both solution and services companies. He has written dozens of technology and strategy reports, over a thousand articles, interviewed hundreds of technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries.

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