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M2M News Weekly – Week of February 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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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 the U.S., the Department of Transportation is preparing regulatory proposals to make vehicle-to-vehicle communications compulsory to prevent crashes, reduce traffic congestion and save fuel. This new regulation is expected to significantly boost the mobile M2M market. Read Original Content

Telefonica has added availability of its own M2M management system in three more countries – Argentina, Chile and Mexico. The operator’s Smart M2M Solution, which was launched in Spain and Brazil a year ago, aims to provide local and regional customers with a service adapted to their particular needs. Read Original Content

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Juniper Research has forecast that M2M service revenues will reach $20 billion globally in 2015, as players across the industry focus on simplifying the process of rolling out M2M for the end-user. Read Original Content

According to a recent report the IoT & M2M communication market in 2011 was worth $44 billion, and is expected to grow $290 billion by 2017. It is expected to have an increasing CAGR of 30.1 percent from 2012 to 2017. Read Original Content

Eleven leading Asia Pacific mobile operators under Bridge Alliance formed the region’s largest M2M alliance recently, offering a “one-stop-shop” experience for M2M deployment across the Asia Pacific region and effectively becoming a center of excellence for M2M services and solutions to attract partnerships and provide customers with an end-to-end M2M regional capability. 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

TechNavio's analysts forecast the global smart grid technology market to grow at a CAGR of 29.47 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the aging power grid infrastructure. Read Original Content

Following a burst of activity in Q4 2013 after a largely lackluster year, venture capital funding into smart grid technology companies came in at $405 million in 63 deals in 2013, Mercom Capital Group has reported in its latest quarterly review. Read Original Content

IDC expects IoT technology and services revenue to expand from $4.8 trillion in 2012 to $7.3 trillion by 2017 at an 8.8 percent compound annual growth rate, with the greatest opportunity initially in the consumer, discrete manufacturing, and government vertical industries. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.