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February 16, 2015

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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January 12, 2015

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 had changed dramatically: everything at the show was about the Internet of Things. [...]

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December 15, 2014

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 Telematics, Maingate Solutions, Numerex, [...]

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November 25, 2014

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 between power consumption, traffic speeds [...]

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August 18, 2014

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 to the fore as the areas that regulators are, [...]

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July 19, 2014

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 whole country, affecting 52.6% of the population of 1.4 billion.

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June 22, 2014

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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May 20, 2014

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 [...]

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April 22, 2014

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 automotive angle with its Connected Vehicle Cloud. [...]

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March 18, 2014

M2M and IoT take centre stage at Mobile World Congress 2014

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, [...]



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