MWC is a conference you should not miss if you are in IoT

Every year Machina Research’s analysts are out in force at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This year’s event marked an important milestone as attendance surpassed 100,000 for the first time. MWC is now a showcase for a much wider ecosystem of operators, technology players, service professionals, developers and customers. In particular it has become a

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3GPP’s new NB-IOT standard adds much needed choice to M2M landscape

Last week saw one of the year 2015’s most far-reaching developments in M2M connectivity, as 3GPP’s plenary meeting in Phoenix, Arizona reached a decision on the standardization of a new “NarrowBand IoT” (NB-IOT) technology. It means that there is now a common standard for rolling out and operating cellular-based Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks,

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The global M2M market is set to reach 27 billion connections in 2024, generating US$1.6 trillion in revenue

Every year Machina Research takes a snapshot from its M2M Forecast Database to look at the current state of the M2M market and expectations for how the market will grow over the next 10 years.

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The role of Smartphones in connected car and driver services

The vision of M2M services in the connected car is both compelling and reasonably well understood. The OnStar service, launched by GM as long ago as 1996, has provided a template for communication services for both car and driver that has proven both stable and capable of extension.

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IoT promises to disrupt a lot of existing industries

At the Stream IoT conference in April, the author spent some time discussing the impact that IoT might have on existing industries and business processes. During that session I hypothesised that IoT has the potential to substantially disrupt the capitalist system as we know it. In much of the research on the Internet of Things,

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Will the global IoT market opportunity reach US$4.3 trillion by 2024?

Machina Research predicts that the IoT market opportunity will be worth US$4.3 trillion in 2024. That would position it amongst the top five largest national economies, surpassing such giants as Germany, Brazil and the UK. It will undoubtedly be a contributing factor to many developing economies and industries. But is the figure too high? With global

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Smart Streetlights are the drivers of the Smart City

Margaret Ranken, principal analyst, Machina Research Last month’s article from Machina Research looked at the potential for connected lighting to incorporate sensors that will help drive a range of new smart services in buildings. Connected street lighting has the potential to play a similar role in Smart Cities. As part of our new Smart City

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Connected lighting – the new killer application in IoT?

Emil Berthelsen – Principal Analyst, Machina Research Facility Managers are open to innovations that will help them to reduce costs and add value to their customers. One such innovation may come from the providers of connected lighting services who have started to respond to the decline of a very traditional industry.

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The highlights of CES 2015: IoT dominates the show, but we’re not there yet

Matt Hatton, Founder & CEO, Machina Research At CES in 2011 a former colleague of the author quizzed me on why we had set up a research and advisory firm to look specifically at IoT and M2M. At the time the show was dominated by tablets, smartphones and 3D technology. By CES 2015 the situation

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Machina Research predicts that the European M2M Service Provider market place will heat up in 2015

Matt Hatton, Founder & CEO, Machina Research Over the last few months Machina Research has been looking closely at the market for M2M Service Providers. This is our term for those companies that are sometimes known as value-added resellers, MVNOs, and a host of different other terms. It comprises the likes of Aeris Communications, Kore

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Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) M2M connections will top 3.1 billion by 2023

Potentially one of the most significant developments in the M2M market in recent years has been the emergence of a range of ‘alternative’ wide area wireless technologies, such as SIGFOX, M2M Spectrum, Neul, NWave, SemTech and Senaptic to name but a few. These technologies are designed specifically for M2M. Wireless networking is always a trade-off

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M2M is coming under increasing legal and regulatory scrutiny, with significant implications, both good and bad

Over the last few months Machina Research has been engaged in a lot of research on the legal and regulatory environment surrounding M2M and the Internet of Things. This has included extensive interviews with dozens of regulators complemented by lots of secondary research and analysis. There are a number of important regulatory issues that come

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China’s Smart City initiatives pick up pace and will have a global impact

Since the inclusion of ‘Smart City’ as a focus area in the Twelfth Five Year Plan (FYP) for National Economy, the number of cities in China (the PRC) to embrace Smart City concepts has rocketed. As of September, 2013, 311 cities have proposed or started Smart City projects, covering cities of all size across the

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The critical role of connectivity platforms in M2M and IoT application enablement

By Jim Morrish, Director and Emil Berthelsen, Principal Analyst of Machina Research The growth of connected devices in M2M and the Internet of Things – including sensors, devices, and systems – is set to be pervasive and to extend into all aspects of our society.

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Consumerization of connected health devices sparks innovation and growing investment

By Andy Castonguay, Principal Analyst, Machina Research While the US government continues to suffer political apoplexy when it comes to creating efficient national healthcare policies, the venture capital and angel investor communities in the United States have seized on the market’s potential and have been aggressively funding health-focused companies so far in 2014. Recent investment

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Machina Research ranks BMW the number one connected car manufacturer

Over the last few months there has been an increasing focus from key M2M stakeholders on pursuing the connected car market in a more meaningful way. Earlier this year AT&T launched its Drive Platform (in conjunction with the likes of Amdocs, Ericsson and Jasper Wireless) and Drive Studio lab. Ericsson has particularly been pushing the

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