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Cellular M2M markets

Cellular M2M markets

  • November 2016
  • 89 pages
  • ID: 4451688
  • Format: PDF
  • By IDATE


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Consistent growth driven mainly by Automotive and Utilities

This report analyses the overriding trends and changes taking place in the M2M market around the globe. It explores the driving forces behind the market’s growth and transformation, including an examination of major market trends, plus volume and value forecasts up to 2020 by region (4) and by country (25). It also presents the quantitative evolution of cellular modules, by application and by networking technology.

The cellular M2M market is continuing its steady expansion. In 2015, the number of active cellular M2M modules (all technologies included) reached 283 million units.

Forecasts up to 2020 by region and by segment: Revenues for module, hardware, connectivity, integration segments:
- Installed base of M2M subscribers
- Installed base of different networking technologies
- Installed base of different cellular-networking technologies

Accenture,Aeris,Alcatel-Lucent,AT&T,Atos Origin,AWS,Bouygues Telecom,BT,Cap Gemini,China Mobile,Cinterion Wireless (now Gemalto),Comtech M2M,Coronis (Elster group),Cubic,EmWare,Erco Gener,Ericsson,Gemalto,Huawei,IBM,Intel,Jasper,KDDI,KORE Telematics,KPN,Kuantic,Maingate (now Sierra Wireless),Mobile Wisdom,Nokia,Novatel (incl. Enfora),NTT DOCOMO,Numerex,Orange Business Services,PTC (Axeda and Thingworx),SFR,Sierra Wireless,SIGFOX,SimCom,Skybility,Softbank,Swisscom,Telecom Italia,Telefónica/ O2,Telenor,Telit,T-Mobile USA,T-Mobile,Tridium,Turkcell,U-blox,Verizon Wireless,Vodafone,Wavecom,Wyless

Asia-Pacific,European Union,North America,Europe,Latin America,Africa Middle-East,World,Australia,Belgium,Brazil,Canada,China,France,Germany,India,Indonesia,Italy,Japan,Netherlands,Norway,Poland,Russia,Saudi Arabia,South Africa,South Korea,Spain,Sweden,Switzerland,Turkey,UK,USA

The approach adopted by the IDATE team of analysts and consultants is based on the combination of several methods:
- Field research and validation of field research data
- Conventional tools used in industry and market analysis: segmentation, competition analysis, strategic strengths, modelling and assessment and forecasts, amongst others
- Expert analysis of field specialists and their professional network partners.

There is no single industry definition of ‘Machine-To-Machine’, more commonly referred to as M2M. The definition used for M2M in this report will be the one that covers the concept of ‘communicating devices’. M2M refers to automated communications (both programmed and/or triggered by a maninduced event) that involve at least one remote device which is not a commonly-used information device such as a computer, telephone or TV. This, then, involves exchanges between several machines without any human intervention in the chain of communication. An application or service can also be called M2M if it involves communication with at least one machine whose primary feature or value is not communication and/or Internet access, and can thus work without any network connection, as with a car or a meter. In this sense, M2M can include consumer electronics (CE) applications where connectivity is not the primary value.

Here, connectivity is seen as an enabler of such CE applications as e-readers or connected portable navigation devices (PND). However, netbooks and mobile devices such as the iPad are excluded.

M2M is not, itself, a technology, but rather a logical combination of different technologies based on electronics (such as sensors, RFID and modems), telecommunications (as with GPRS, Wifi, SMS and Internet) and computing (of the likes of XML and information systems), all of which makes it possible to build new services. In the present document, the M2M scope is restricted to cellular M2M.

M2M solutions allow a central server (operated automatically or manually) to communicate with a group of distant machines, via a private, public or operated access network. The purpose, generally speaking, is to capture data that is stored on the machine and/or to send data to alter the state of the machine. Remote monitoring enabled by M2M can involve the machine itself, a person (equipped with a device) or an object. Whilst this report speaks primarily of machines, the term could in fact refer to an indicator (such as temperature or speed), a person or an object become a communicating device by the addition of sensors or ID components.

This report provides market and data analysis, but does not focus on the technology itself. Additionally, it does not cover the Internet of Things, or IoT. A dedicated report on the topic ‘Internet of Things’ is currently available at the IDATE bookstore.

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