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M2M News Weekly – Week of March 10, 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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According to Pyramid Research, the Chinese cellular M2M market will become the world's largest this year, with device volumes increasing by over 40 percent to reach 45 million and growing on to reach 138 million by 2017. Read Original Content

U.S. telecom revenue will rise 7.1 percent in 2013, with cloud computing, M2M wireless services and cybersecurity the fastest-growing sectors, says the Telecommunications Industry Association. Read Original Content

M2M leader Ericsson and big database specialist SAP AG will jointly market and sell cloud-based M2M solutions and services to enterprises via operators around the globe. The solutions, says Ericsson, will be based on a combined software-as-a-service offering from Ericsson and SAP within M2M. 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.

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

M2M communications arising as part of the “internet of everything” trend are going to contribute significantly to a six-fold increase in mobile data traffic forecast for Australia by 2017 says Cisco. Read Original Content
According to a new report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant's Energy Practice, the market for smart grid technologies will grow from $33 billion annually in 2012 to $73 billion by the end of 2020, totaling $494 billion in cumulative revenue over that period. Read Original Content

A report by nonprofit companies Carbon War Room and AT&T at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona predicts an annual growth of M2M technologies of 23 percent over the next seven years to hit $948 billion annually by 2020, equivalent to 18.6 percent of global greenhouse emissions in 2011. Read Original Content

The market for smart grid technologies will grow from $33 billion annually in 2012 to $73 billion by the end of 2020, totaling $494 billion in cumulative revenue over that period. This is according to a new report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant's Energy Practice. Read Original Content

Zpryme forecasts the smart grid related cloud services market will reach $4 billion by 2020. Global smart grid technology deployments are not only re-shaping the global energy landscape, but are also poised to challenge the traditional business, IT, operations, and management structures that utilities have grown accustomed to over the past 50 years. Read Original Content

According to a new market research report published by the analysts at MarketsandMarkets, the smart grid technology industry is expected to expand at a 28.7 percent compounded annual growth rate and reach more than $80.6 billion by 2016. Read Original Content

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