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M2M News Weekly – Week of February 2, 2014

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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An industry group comprising mobile operators in Asia-Pacific has unveiled a new alliance to provide a "one-stop-shop" to support machine-to-machine deployments in the region.  Read Original Content

The number of cellular M2M connections in the retail industry is set to grow from 18.4 million in 2013 to 33.3 million in 2018, according to new research from Berg Insight. Read Original Content

It’s a good time to be in Connected Objects. European digital think tank IDATE has concluded their annual M2M study which this year forecasts the M2M market is set to take off in a big way, reaching €40 billion in 2017 on the back of 30 percent volume growth and 10 percent value growth over the period. Read Original Content

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Revenues from M2M services are set to almost triple globally over the next five years, according to research firm Ovum. Read Original Content

According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the internet of things and machine-to-machine communications market is expected to reach $290 billion by 2017 at a CAGR of 30.1 percent from 2012 to 2017. Read Original Content

The machine-to-machine industry is forecast by Strategy Analytics to grow at a CAGR of 18 percent, from $45 billion in 2013 to reach $242 billion in 2022, according to the new Strategy Analytics Machine-to-Machine Strategies service report. Read Original Content
AT&T, the leader in connected cars, and Tesla, the premier all-electric vehicle manufacturer, have entered into a new multi-year exclusive agreement to enable current and future Tesla vehicles in North America with high speed wireless connectivity. Read Original Content

According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide vendor revenue from microgrids will grow from $4.3 billion in 2013 to $19.9 billion in 2020, in the base scenario. Read Original Content

Siemens Smart Grid has introduced a comprehensive distribution management system specifically developed for enhancing and expanding smarter grids. Read Original Content

Technicolor has announced it is launching Virdata to provide businesses with cloud-based monitoring and management services for “Internet of Things” and M2M services. 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 digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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