Asia-Pacific to become largest M2M market in 2013

Asia-Pacific is forecast to become the largest market for machine-to-machine (M2M) subscriptions in volume terms in 2013, and in 2016 is expected to account for 37 percent of the total market, according to a new report from Pyramid Research.

The Machine-to-Machine Market: A high-growth opportunity for MNOs first provides an overview of the market, including important trends and regulatory and technological developments.

The second section analyses the value chain, how the different elements interact and the breakdown of revenue between them. This includes an evaluation of different mobile operator approaches to the market. The third section provides market sizing and forecast details, with breakdowns by region and application.

An excerpt of the Report can be found here

“China is the key market in the region, where the government is driving the adoption of smart meters in order to better manage the growth in demand for energy,” says Pyramid Research Analyst at Large, Jan ten Sythoff.

However, adoption in most other large, emerging countries in the region is more limited, with operators focused on cost reduction, capacity management and subscription acquisition. “Total subscriptions are expected to increase from 18.4 million in 2010 to 104.8 million in 2016. During this time, revenues are expected to increase from $423 million to $1.80 billion, representing a CAGR of 27.3 percent,” he comments.

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