M2M Adoption Barometer 2013 from Vodafone shows Asia Pacific will overtake Americas by 2021

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(Newbury, UK) — Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is going to be big in every industry – very big. So says mobile network operator Vodafone, whose analysts forecast that 2.1 billion devices will be internet-connected by the end of the decade.

To use the old cliche, and Vodafone does, “It’s an exploding market”. But what, asks the report, is actually happening beyond the hype? How are M2M technologies being used to add value in your industry, right now? Is M2M delivering the expected returns? Are your competitors getting ahead?

Informed by responses from 327 senior executives across the automotive, manufacturing, utilities, transportation and retail sectors, the M2M Adoption Barometer 2013 claims to separate the fact from the fiction and show where your organisation really stands.

The report is supported by the findings of a survey conducted for Vodafone by Circle Research and analysis by Steve Hilton, lead analyst for Analysys Mason’s Enterprise and SME Strategies research programmes. Analysys Mason is a global specialist in telecoms, media and technology (TMT).

 

Key findings include:

  • 78% of respondents see M2M adoption as crucial to business success
  • Smaller organisations starting to adopt M2M faster than larger enterprises
  • M2M adoption in Asia Pacific set to overtake the Americas
  • Manufacturing & consumer electronics industry set to lead M2M growth

 

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