It is almost a commonplace now that we – and our stuff – is making an awful lot of data. According to IBM, 90% of all data that there has ever been was produced in the last two years.
In the last post I discussed the growth in the fleet management and the wave of M&A (merger & acquisition) activity it seems to have triggered among the suppliers. But the turbulence in the fleet management market is not simply a game of musical chairs among the traditional specialists. Outsiders have also been buying into telematics.
At Machina Research we recently updated our outlook on the fleet management sector. Although it is often considered as one of the more mature M2M sectors, it is growing rapidly and, more importantly, evolving in many different ways.
Connected car installations have thus far been dominated by low-bandwidth 2G connectivity. But this is set to change; by 2023 LTE will account for 60% of all automotive mobile connections, according to Jeremy Green of Machina Research. By that time 2G connections will be a small and rapidly diminishing proportion of connections, and LTE will be outstripping 3G connectivity too. There are [...]
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