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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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January 20, 2014

Channels to market is the next key battleground for M2M

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 [...]

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December 13, 2013

The rise of M2M/IoT Platforms highlights new commercial dynamics, and new challenges

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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November 26, 2013

The connected car: a US$282 billion opportunity, but who pays?

Matt Hatton – Director, Machina Research

In October 2013 Machina Research published its annual view on the connected car market. While it represents a tremendous opportunity, there remain critical issues to be resolved, not least who pays for the services and how?

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October 25, 2013

Technology migration strategies of US carriers will trigger a new era of LTE for the M2M industry

By Andy Castonguay, Principal Analyst, Machina Research

The US mobile market’s rapidly growing appetite for mobile data, spectrum constraints and fierce competition among the top US operators (i.e. AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile) have triggered significant network migration strategy decisions by AT&T and Verizon that will support the near nation-wide LTE [...]

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July 22, 2013

Connected Cars Drive M2M Innovation

The European Commission’s recent news that its vehicles will be equipped with emergency calling technology by October 2015 is an exciting jumping off point for the automotive industry, which is quickly ramping up its adoption of M2M technology and innovation.



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