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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Standards will be critical for the emergence of the Internet of Things

Machina Research has published a new report entitled, “Standards for the Internet of Things”. The report examines existing and emerging standards for communications, connectivity, networking, service layers, data abstraction and discoverability.

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Mobile network congestion could see IoT failures hit 30% says ISV. Not yet if ever, analyst and CSPs reply

Mobile operators could face a 30% failure rate for M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) sessions. So says one provider of self-organising networks (SON) solutions for wireless operators, Cellwize. Amid forecasts of up to 26 billion IoT devices by 20201, the solution vendor believes it has identified the potential pitfalls and the opportunities for mobile

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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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Servitisation heralds greater importance for M2M and a more fraught decision-making process

Today, Vodafone publishes its annual M2M Barometer, supported by Circle Research, which undertook the surveying, and Machina Research, which provided market insight on the results.

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M2M CSP Benchmarking Report 2014: globalisation, strategic reinvention and a gradual move towards IoT are the key themes, and Vodafone retains top spot

Vodafone maintains its position as the number one global CSP for machine-to-machine, with AT&T, Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica making up the top tier. The last year has seen an evolution in operators’ approach to the M2M market from ‘global’ to ‘multi-local’ with implications for CSPs large and small.

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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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New ranking from Machina Research reveals the top global connected car manufacturers

London, UK – A new study from Machina Research, commissioned by Vodafone, has revealed that BMW is the motor manufacturer with the most complete approach to the delivery of connectivity in cars. GM, Ford, Audi and Chrysler complete the top five.

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Neul and Machina Research highlight the MNO opportunity in the Internet of Things

Cambridge, UK – Neul has announced the launch of an industry whitepaper on the Internet of Things (IoT) in conjunction with Machina Research, The need for low cost, high reach, wide area connectivity for the Internet of Things. The paper highlights the Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) network technology opportunity in addressing the Internet of

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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

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Machina Research offers ten predictions for the M2M and IoT world in 2014

Reading, UK, January 8, 2014 – Every year Machina Research provides ten predictions for what will happen in the M2M and IOT world.  Here is the list for 2014.

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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

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Advancing LTE migration heralds massive change in global M2M modules markets, says Machina

London, UK — The LTE network migration initiatives in top macine-to-machine (M2M) markets are creating a virtuous cycle of key changes in module design, pricing and the product design process for embedding connectivity in products and devices.

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M2M, mobile data traffic and next generation backhaul

(Blog) — M2M communications are transforming the world into one where everything and everyone is networked and connected. The GSMA and Machina Research predict that the number of connected devices is set to double over the next eight years to 50 billion globally. If that’s correct, writes Dr John Naylon (pictured) of CBNL, communication between

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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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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 coverage by 2015.

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