Since 2000, when the first camera phone was introduced, the number of mobile users has quintupled. By 2020, there will be 5.5 billion mobile users, representing 70% of the global population, according to the release of the Cisco Visual Networking Index™ (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast (2015 to 2020).
An evaluation jointly carried out by Starhome Mach and Machina Research has concluded that mobile network operators need to pay more attention to the impact of M2M roaming on their networks as M2M’s share of roaming doubled in the last 12 months.
Teclo Networks, has announced that its S-Series solution has been deployed by Stream Technologies to optimise the flow of data for IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (machine-to-machine) devices to deliver seamless network connections and increase battery lifecycles.
Over the past 18 months, Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networking technologies have emerged from the shadows and are now centre stage: Sigfox recently announced a US$115 million round of funding, Neul was acquired by Huawei in late 2014, and a new alliance of major technology players has coalesced around Semtech’s LoRa technology.
Tech giants Apple and Google have created a lot of connected car noise and ‘smoke in the room’ since making their intentions known in the first quarter of 2014. Apple led the charge by announcing their new smartphone based infotainment offering, CarPlay, at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show in March. Google followed shortly after with their own smartphone-based [...]
Technology market research firm Infonetics Research, now part of IHS Inc. IHS, +0.28% has released excerpts from its new Connected Health M2M Connections and Services report.
Mobistar, a subsidiary of Orange at the recent M2M event in Brussels, has announced that it has already connected more than 1 million M2M machines or objects – ranging from vending machines to vehicles. 55% of its M2M SIM cards are installed on machines within Belgium while the remaining are installed on machines operated across the world. According to Mobistar, one out of every 5 SIMs it [...]
Michael Barkway from TTP looks at the current state of play for the IoT without the hype and takes a look into the future.
Machine-to-machine (M2M) represents a strong growth market across various industry segments. The market will grow to 3.4bn connections worldwide by 2024, at a CAGR of 19%. Security and fleet management represent significant growth areas. This report presents the update to our forecasts for M2M connections and revenue worldwide.