Cinterion leads M2M module market in unit shipment

Telecom Lead Europe: Cinterion leads the M2M module
market in terms of the unit shipment, and Sierra Wireless leads the market in
terms of revenue.


The rankings of the top three vendors by module unit
shipment volume in 2011 are, in order, Cinterion, Telit, and Sierra Wireless.
For rankings by M2M revenue, Sierra Wireless is first, Cinterion second, and
Telit third.


The acquisition of Cinterion by Gemalto in 2010, strengthens
Cinterion’s offerings, as it leverages Gemalto’s resources and complementary
offerings (i.e. SIMs) to build a more comprehensive and differentiated offer in
the market.


Sierra Wireless is one of the first vendors to push
beyond modules to the supply of a software platform, its AirVantage hybrid
connected device platform/application enablement platform (CDP/AEP).


Moving away from a pure module strategy has benefited
Sierra Wireless financially in the face of increasing price pressure, as is the
company’s strong focus on higher-value automotive module products.


The main companies active in the cellular M2M module
market are Cinterion, Huawei, iWOW, Neoway, Novatel Wireless, Quectel,
Sagemcom, Sierra Wireless, SIMcom Wireless Solutions, Telit Communications,
u-blox, and ZTE.


ABI Research reveals that Telit Communications has been
the fastest growing of the major vendors for several years now, rising from
roughly 6 percent market share in 2007 to more than 20 percent market share (on
a unit shipment volume calculation) in 2011.


The biggest change from 2010 to 2011 was the rise of
Telit from third place to second place in the unit shipment volume analysis.
Likewise, Telit Communications displaced SIMcom Wireless Solutions at third
place in the M2M revenue rankings,” said Sam Lucero, practice director, M2M
connectivity, ABI Research.


Asia Pacific strongest M2M market with 64 percent subscriber
growth: Berg Insight


Global number of mobile network connections used for
wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication increased by 37 percent in 2011
to reach 108.0 million, according to a new research from Berg Insight.


In the next five years, the global number of wireless M2M
connections is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of
27.2 percent to reach 359.3 million in 2016.


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