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 Telematics, Maingate Solutions, Numerex, [...]
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 between power consumption, traffic speeds [...]
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 to the fore as the areas that regulators are, [...]
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 whole country, affecting 52.6% of the population of 1.4 billion.
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.
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 [...]
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 automotive angle with its Connected Vehicle Cloud. [...]
Every year the mobile industry converges on Barcelona for Mobile World Congress. This year, machine-to-machine and the internet of things were prominent trends. New connected devices were everywhere. There were more connected cars on the show floor than ever before, with the likes of BMW, Ford and Tesla prominently on display. Wearables were also one of the hot topics at the show, [...]
In March 2014, M2M research firm Machina Research will publish its latest Strategy Report looking at the key issues related to M2M/IoT channels and routes to market. Over the last three years the M2M market has gone a long way to resolving many of the issues associated with delivering M2M, but it has, collectively, never quite found the optimum way to resolve the issue of channels to [...]
Over the last decade, a range of M2M platforms has emerged to assist with the development of M2M applications. Until recently, these M2M platforms have tended to focus on speeding the development of stovepipe M2M applications, rather than supporting an open application environment that allows application developers to easily configure applications that draw inputs from multiple M2M (and [...]
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