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M2M News Weekly – Week of February 23, 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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According to Cisco around 27 million machine-to-machine devices will be connected to mobile networks across Australia by 2018, driven largely by wearable computers, intelligent transportation systems, and smart city applications. Read Original Content

In a unique effort to eliminate roaming costs for M2M users in the US and Canada, T-Mobile has announced their new eSIM. Users of the eSIM won't have to worry about expensive roaming fees, as they'll see local data rates even when they cross the border. Read Original Content

The increasing deployment of machine-to-machine technologies is spurring growth in the M2M test equipment market, which is forecast by Frost & Sullivan to reach $981.1 million in 2020, more than triple the revenues generated in 2013. Read Original Content

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According to the GSMA, the number of global M2M connections reached 195 million in 2013, having grown by nearly 40 percent between 2010 and 2013, and accounted for 2.8 percent of all global mobile connections at the end of 2013 – up from 1.4 percent in 2010. Read Original Content

Machine-to-Machine service revenues will reach $20 billion globally in 2015 as players across the industry focus on simplifying the process of rolling M2M out for the end-user. That's according to a new report from Juniper Research, which says monetization opportunities offered by M2M services differ significantly according to the industry to which they are being applied. Read Original Content
AT&T and IBM have announced a new global alliance agreement to develop solutions that help support the “Internet of Things.” The companies will combine their analytic platforms, cloud, and security technologies with privacy in mind to gain more insights on data collected from machines in a variety of industries. Read Original Content

The number of cellular M2M connections in the retail industry reached 18.4 million worldwide in 2013, according to a new research report from Berg Insight. Read Original Content

OEM Technology Solutions, a railway technology specialist has inked a deal with M2M specialist Digi International this week that will see the two partner on deploying an M2M platform as a service in the cloud to link railway condition monitoring information on one global platform. Read Original Content

IDC estimates there will be an installed base of around 212 billion “things” by 2020. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the M2M market in India to grow at an annual rate of 33.81 percent over the period 2012-2016. The new income opportunities generated through the adoption of M2M technology constitute one of the key factors for this market growth. Read Original Content

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