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M2M News Weekly

Week of March 16, 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 a recent Cisco report, 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

A Markets and Markets study reports the global M2M Satellite Communication Market is expected to grow from $2,983.4 million in 2014 to $4,763.4 million by 2019, at an estimated compound annual growth rate of 9.8 percent from 2014 to 2019. Read Original Content

Analysts forecast the Global Connected Health M2M Services Market to grow at a CAGR of 30.08 percent over the period 2013-2018. According to the report, one of the main drivers is the increase in the aging population.Read Original Content

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ORBCOMM Inc. a global provider of M2M solutions, has announced it has completed the acquisition of Euroscan Holdings, B.V, a leading global supplier of refrigerated transportation temperature compliance recording systems. Read Original Content

The size of Russian M2M market totaled 4.8 million Sims last year, reports Digit.ru, citing a study from mobile operator MTS. The figure jumped by 40 percent from the year before and is expected to reach 18.5 million by 2017. Read Original Content

Analysts forecast the Global Mobile M2M Module market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 16.21 percent over the period 2013-2018. According to the report, one of the main drivers in this market is the increased adoption of mobile devices. Read Original Content

Analysts forecast the Global Electronic Shelf Labels market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18.03 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the reduction in labor costs. The Global Electronic Shelf Labels market. Read Original Content

Intel is putting its energy into the development of smart grid standards and monitoring systems in Germany, with company executives announcing a number of initiatives at the Cebit trade show. Read Original Content

The global market for smart grid is growing rapidly with total spend expected to reach US $1 trillion by 2017. However, the implementation of the technology in Gulf Cooperation Council countries is yet to take off with regional utilities targeting greater efficiencies to meet escalating peak demand, according to a Frost & Sullivan report. Read Original Content

Hawaiian Electric Co. will soon install smart grid technologies for 5,200 customers on Oahu as part of its power grid modernization efforts. This is the first phase of a plan to develop smart grids across Oahu, in Maui County and on Hawaii Island by 2018. 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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