IoT Evolution World — In an announcement made June 29, Juniper Research reported that it expects the Far East and China region to account for 22 percent of all global cellular M2M connections by 2019, which is a substantial increase from 2014, when it was at 15 percent. The new research, called “M2M & Embedded Devices: Strategic Analysis and Vertical Market Forecasts 2015-2019,” found that concerted efforts by China’s major carriers, particularly in smart metering and connected cars, will account for the rise of connected devices in China.
Developments in M2M set to speed up smart grid deploymentsBy making the electricity grid ‘intelligent’ and adding telecoms to it, the power will eventually move away from the electricity companies and be directed towards the customers, who will be able to control their energy consumption through sensors, M2M devices, and the internet of things (IoT). Europe and North America are rated as the most advanced adopters of smart grid and smart metering technology, but the market is expected to shift increasingly towards Asia and the developing world.
HONG KONG – Canada-based Sierra Wireless, a world leader in the internet of things (IoT) and maker of cellular wireless solutions for M2M, has expanded its R&D facilities and business operations in the Hong Kong Science Park to support its fast-growing products and solutions business. Sierra Wireless has been a key partner company of the Information and Communications Technology Cluster of Hong Kong Science Park for ten years. The latest expansion is a major step forward which attests to the close relationship between the two corporations.
Telstra has won an extension to a 15-year-partnership with mining equipment manufacturer Komatsu, signing a three-year extension valued at $23 million. Under the deal, Telstra will continue to provide voice, data and mobile services as well as machine-to-machine and cloud services to the company. The telco will help Komatsu extend a recent trial of M2M technology, which Komatsu said had allowed the company to remotely download performance diagnostic data from more than 700 pieces of Komatsu equipment on mine sites without human interaction.
NEW DELHI: The Department of Telecom is likely to come out with a policy structure on machine-to- machine technology by the end of this fiscal. “We are working on the policy side of M2M technology for the past eight months and it is likely to come out within this financial year,” a source in DoT said. The source added that the Telecommunication Engineering Centre ,an unit of DoT, is working on framing the standards for M2M communications, or Internet of things, but its not certain by when the final standards will be out.
BBS Group and EnVerv, Inc. announced today their collaboration on a range of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) products. The Metator Smart Meter family covers applications for residential, commercial and industrial AMI metering in which EnVerv’s EV8010 Power-Line Communications (PLC) modem will be employed as the communication platform. “We selected EnVerv as our AMI technology solution due to the superior performance of EnVerv’s modems under challenging network conditions and the fact that EnVerv offered the highest density and the lowest bill of material for its external circuitry”, said Behrouz Gholamrezaey, Chairman and CEO at the BBS Group.
China is the global leader in the adoption of M2M technology with over 50 million connections or more than one quarter of the total M2M market in 2013, according to “How China is Set for Global M2M Leadership”, a new report issued today by the GSMA. Close collaboration between the country’s leading mobile operators China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, state-owned enterprises and the government has enabled the market to grow dramatically in a relatively short period of time, laying the foundations for further expansion and the development of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Maestro Wireless Solutions (Maestro) today announced the launch on the Australian market of its newest machine-to-machine (M2M) failover-capable router, the Maestro E200 Series (E200). With high-speed cellular (3G and beyond), WAN, LAN and Wi-Fi connectivity, the E200 is a highly versatile, reliable and rugged router designed for mission-critical enterprise applications requiring faultless connectivity.
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global M2M Services Market 2014-2018: AT&T Inc., China Mobile Ltd., Verizon Communications Inc & Vodafone Group Dominate the Market” report to their offering. The Global M2M Services market to grow at a CAGR of 21% to 2018. One of the main drivers in this market is the increased adoption of M2M services by individual users and enterprises. Nowadays, people across the globe are increasingly using mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and PDAs for personal and official purposes.
The Southeast Asian market has special significance for the M2M industry. The region’s manufacturing infrastructure is radically changed…and human development indices for individual countries compare favorably with the very best in the world. The geographical significance of the region is beyond doubt; as it lies on critical maritime paths. Between the sophistication of the manufacturing base, the shifting patterns in consumer habits and the general growth trajectory (and potential) of the countries that make up the region, it is among the most exciting territories for M2M market participants.