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M2M News Weekly – Week of March 31, 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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Ericsson is looking to increase its business activities in Indonesia, its largest market in Southeast Asia, as it ramps up the deployment of M2M products to its operator customer base. Read Original Content

Connected cars are a significant area for consumer-based M2M growth, according to new research from Parks Associates, which projects by 2017, 17.6 million consumers will subscribe to embedded connected vehicle services such as General Motors’ OnStar and Chrysler’s UConnect Access. Read Original Content

According to a report published by the Carbon War Room, the M2M market will reach almost $1 trillion in value by the year 2020. 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.

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

IoT and M2M communication market in 2011 was worth $44.0 billion and is expected to grow $290.0 billion by 2017. It is expected to have an increasing CAGR of 30.1 percent from 2012 to 2017. Read Original Content

The “Wireless M2M Bible - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals and Forecasts: 2013 – 2018” report reveals that although Japan, China and Korea will account for merely 47 percent of M2M connections in the Asia Pacific region, the overall revenue from these three countries will account for nearly 71 percent of the revenue within the Asia Pacific region. Read Original Content
China will overtake the U.S. to become the largest M2M market in 2013, with volumes increasing by over 40 percent to reach 45 million and grow to 138 million in 2017, according to a report by Pyramid Research. Read Original Content

Worldwide smart meter shipments surpassed 20.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2012, representing year-over-year growth of 182.7 percent and a 33.9 percent increase over the third quarter of 2012, according to IDC Energy. Read Original Content

As part of a digital "smart meter" rollout, Santa Clara will now offer free citywide Wi-Fi. Santa Clara's electric meters are being systematically replaced, house by house, with high tech meters, eliminating the need for meter readers to manually check each one every month but raising concerns about health effects, privacy and cost. Read Original Content

A report by Pike Research - part of Navigant - announced in a press release last week says the market for smart grid technologies will total $494 billion in cumulative revenue from 2012 to 2020. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict is an opinionated futurist, Principal Analyst at the Center for Digital Intelligence™, C4DIGI.com, emerging technologies analyst, and digital transformation and business strategy consultant. In the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries, and is a keynote speaker at conferences worldwide. He spent nearly 5 years working as a Senior Analyst at Cognizant (CTSH), and 2 years serving in Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work where he wrote many reports, hundreds of articles, interviewed technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries. He has written articles published in The Guardian, wrote the Forward to SAP Press' book titled "Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP", published over 3,000 articles and was featured as thought leader and digital strategist in the Department of Defense's IQT intelligence journal. Kevin lectures and leads workshops, teaches and consults with companies and government agencies around the world to help develop digital transformation and business strategies. Visit his website at C4DIGI.com.