M2M and connected device market to reach 87 million by 2015


The next-generation M2M and connected device market will
reach 87 million endpoints by 2015, with a compound annual growth rate of over
25 percent, according to Compass Intelligence.


We have entered an era where every device that can
benefit from being connected via a cellular connection to the internet will be
connected to the internet; and that this hyper-connectivity coupled together
with emerging cloud services will propel society into new ways of interacting
with the world around us,” said James Brehm, senior strategist of Compass Intelligence.


Much confusion exists around what makes up M2M. In
defining the market, the GSMA includes devices like connected iPads and other
media tablets, some Tier-1 MNOs include connected CE like picture frames, PNDs,
and the like, while others including M2M specialists and M2MVNOs look solely to
B2B applications.


The largest B2B vertical market is the transportation and
distribution vertical, with over 30 percent market share. Growth will come from
areas where there is a demonstrable ROI and that are easiest to measure
increased productivity and efficiency.  


Cloud computing and cookie cutter hosted applications
will drive M2M adoption. Industry consolidation will occur rapidly over the
next twelve to eighteen months and by 2015 more than 40 percent of M2M connections
in the U.S. could be running on 3G, 3.5G, or 4G networks.


By Telecomlead.com Team
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