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Colombian Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Market Outlook 

  • February 2016
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  • Frost & Sullivan
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  • 72 pages

Colombian Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Market Outlook : Mobile Operators Expand Offerings from Connectivity to Solutions

This Frost & Sullivan research service on the Colombian M2M market provides detailed market forecasts, drivers and restraints as well as competitive analyses of participants from 2014 to 2020. It covers the four top verticals in the Colombian M2M market: POS, transport and automotive, utilities, and smart metering and security. Additionally, it provides LIS and revenue forecasts and market trends for each vertical. In this market research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts examine M2M value chain, market distribution channels, and key industry taxonomy, among others.

Executive Summary

The Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market in Colombia is still at the nascent phase of its product life cycle. However, with mobile penetration of %, Colombian carriers are turning their attention to M2M as a new revenue source with significant potential.

- The enormous potential of M2M lies in its manifold uses, from providing connectivity to popular consumer electronic devices. to providing households and businesses the tools to consume energy more efficiently. During 2015—2020, M2M Lines in Service (LIS) are expected to grow at a CAGR of %. Most M2M opportunities in Colombia lie within the energy industry and the automotive sector.

- Traditional mobile operators are implementing strategies aimed at both capturing emerging M2M deals and positioning their offerings to attract future growth opportunities.

- Mobile operators use different go-to-market strategies, depending on the size of the opportunity and the level of their own maturity regarding M2M. An increase in the number of technology partner options in the earlier stages of the M2M value chain are demonstrating that several M2M applications can become relatively well-defined and standardized in the short term.

- M2M portfolios from Colombian operators are still in the maturation process. Movistar is by far the market competitor with a broader set of options for both enterprises and consumers, but in the Q4 of 2014 Tigo and Avantel launched entry-level M2M solutions.

Key Questions This Study Will Answer

- What is the market size of the M2M market and what is the forecast growth for the future?
- What are the major drivers and challenges facing telecom operators that have implemented M2M?
- Which is the fastest industry vertical adopting M2M solutions in Colombia?
- Who are the mobile operators in Colombia that are offering M2M and how are they monetizing it through value-added services?

Table Of Contents

Colombian Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Market Outlook 
Table Of Contents

Executive Summary
1. Executive Summary
2. Measurements
3. CEO's Perspective


Market Overview
1. Market Overview—Definitions
2. Market Overview—Definitions
3. Market Overview—Abbreviation
4. Market Overview—Research Scope
5. Market Overview—Key Questions This Study Will Answer


M2M System Architecture, Distribution Channels, Value Chain and Industry Verticals
1. M2M System Architecture
2. M2M Market Distribution Channels
3. Market Distribution Channels Discussion
4. Market Distribution Channels Discussion
5. M2M Generic Value Chain
6. M2M—Key Industry Vertical Taxonomy
7. Key Enterprise Verticals and M2M Segments
8. Key Consumer Verticals and M2M Segments
9. M2M Adoption Trend by Industry Verticals
10. M2M Adoption Trend by Industry Verticals
11. M2M Adoption Trends for Consumers
12. M2M Adoption Trends for Consumers


External Challenges—Drivers and Restraints
1. Drivers and Restraints
2. Drivers Explained
3. Drivers Explained (Continued)
4. Restraints Explained
5. Restraints Explained (Continued)


Forecast and Trends
1. Measurements
2. Forecast Assumptions
3. Total M2M Market—LIS and Revenue Forecast
4. Total M2M Market—LIS, Revenue and ARPL Forecast
5. Total M2M Market—Forecast Discussion
6. Number of M2M Connections as a Percentage of Mobile Connections
7. Number of M2M Connections as a Percentage of Mobile Connections Discussion
8. Total M2M Market—Percent Revenue Forecast by Key Vertical
9. Total M2M Market—Percent of LIS by Key Vertical
10. Colombia M2M Revenue and LIS Breakdown by Key Vertical Adoption Discussion


Competitive Analysis
1. Competitive Environment
2. Competitive Overview
3. Movistar—M2M Key Takeaways
4. Movistar—Vertical M2M Portfolio: Colombia
5. Tigo—M2M Key Takeaways
6. Tigo—M2M Portfolio: Colombia
7. Claro—M2M Key Takeaways
8. Claro—M2M Portfolio: Colombia
9. Avantel—M2M Key Takeaways
10. Avantel—M2M Portfolio: Colombia


Vertical Analysis
1. POS—Industry Overview
2. POS—Number of M2M Connections and Revenue Forecast
3. Transport and Automotive—Industry Overview
4. Transport and Automotive—Main Trends
5. Transportation and Automotive Vertical—Number of M2M Connections and Revenue Forecast
6. Utilities and Smart Metering—Industry Overview
7. Utilities and Smart Metering Vertical—Number of M2M Connections and Revenue Forecast
8. Security—Industry Overview
9. Security Vertical—Number of M2M Connections and Revenue Forecast


Conclusions and Future Outlook
1. Key Conclusions and Future Outlook
2. Key Conclusions and Future Outlook (Continued)
3. The Last Word—3 Big Predictions
4. Legal Disclaimer


1. Methodology
2. Additional Sources of Information on ICT
3. Learn More—Next Steps

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