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M2M Service Providers Discuss Strategy and Name Top Platform Vendors in Infonetics Survey
|By Business Wire
|May 14, 2014 03:03 AM EDT
Market research firm Infonetics
Research released excerpts from its new M2M
Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey, which provides
insights into the machine-to-machine
market – also referred to as the Internet
of Things (IoT)
– through the eyes of service providers providing or planning to offer
“Service provider focus and prioritization of the M2M segment has been a
relatively recent phenomenon, but as our latest M2M
service provider survey shows, M2M is now scaling to be a
significant business for a good number of providers around the world,”
Chua, directing analyst for M2M and The Internet of Things at Infonetics
“The leading tier of M2M players have committed meaningful resources to
developing their M2M businesses and now have significant scale to show
for it — between 2 million to just under 10 million M2M connections.
They have strategies in place and have created standalone M2M business
units comprised of overlay go-to-market and technical organizations. M2M
is no longer just an extension of the enterprise business unit for these
SELECT M2M STRATEGY SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS
Over half of the service providers participating in Infonetics’ survey
have sizeable M2M businesses (i.e., providing at least 1 million M2M
connections to customers)
The automotive/transport/logistics and utility segments together
account for nearly half of all M2M connections
M2M is still predominately 2G: LTE remains nascent, making up only 1%
of total devices; however, both 2G and LTE are expected to be the
fastest-growing M2M access technologies in the near term
National coverage tops the list of M2M solution features rated
very important by respondents, followed by web-based management
tools and service-level agreements (SLAs)
For many service providers entering the M2M space, a service platform
is key to jump-starting an M2M business: Those surveyed most often
named Jasper Wireless and Ericsson as the top M2M
Meanwhile, 55% of respondents are using internally-developed M2M
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Join analyst Godfrey Chua Tuesday, MAY 20 for a free webinar, The Role
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M2M SURVEY SYNOPSIS
For its 26-page M2M
strategies survey, Infonetics interviewed 20 M2M service providers
from around the globe that together represent over one-fourth of total
worldwide service provider revenue and capital expenditures. The study
looks at M2M services offered (connectivity/communications,
installation/provisioning, data reporting, etc.); connections; access
technologies (GSM/GPRS, HSPA/HSPA+, CDMA/EVDO, fiber, LTE, etc.);
service features (coverage, management tools, SLAs, pricing, support);
devices (connected cameras, meters, kiosks, point of sale terminals,
etc.); service revenue (by region and vertical); and service providers’
opinions of service delivery platform (SDP) and application enablement
platform (AEP) vendors. To buy
the M2M report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.
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Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp
Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com)
is an international market research and consulting firm serving the
communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking
emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics
helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively. View
Infonetics’ About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.
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