Mobile IoT Authors: Elizabeth White, Carmen Gonzalez, William Schmarzo, Scott Allen, Liz McMillan

News Feed Item

European M2M Outlook

NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

European M2M Outlook

Catching the Next Wave


Frost & Sullivan believes that the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market in Europe progressed well into the growth phase of its product life cycle by the end of 2013. M2M adoption in Europe has become more widespread across more industries beyond automotive and energy. In the last years, the M2M market was also marked by a flurry of entrants, including telecom service providers across the value chain. As a result, M2M SIMs in Europe grew at an annual average growth rate (AAGR) of % during 2009–2013.
During 2013—2018, M2M SIMs are expected to grow at a CAGR of xx%. This is likely to be on account of not only the growth momentum from automotive and energy sectors but also successful business development efforts during the next wave of M2M opportunities within the wider energy industry, industrial automation, and healthcare.
The future of M2M, in the next 5 years, will be characterised by a continued discussion around machine data privacy and security as appropriate in a connected industries scenario. This will strengthen M2M telecom service providers' leadership if they demonstrate a credible awareness of the associated risks now and in the future. The foray into more industrial environments will also push IT and Operational Technologies (OT) closer. The inevitable IT/OT convergence will also open up opportunities for M2M telecom service providers with a broad IT and communications end-to-end portfolios.


There have been many new developments in M2M in the last few months. This analysis is an update on the M2M market development in Europe in the last eighteen months from second half of 2012 to the end of 2013. This research service is primarily from a telecommunication company's (telco) perspective, taking stock of its M2M strategies as the market in Europe slowly progresses towards a broader spectrum of industries. As such, the research service is divided into 3 main sections:
1. M2M market update
2. Frost & Sullivan's M2M forecasts
3. Outstanding issues to be addressed
Frost & Sullivan believes that technologies and stabilising business models are converging to create viable business routes towards building an Internet of Things (IoT) future.

The European Union describes IoT to cover 3 types of communications—'Things-to-Person', 'Thing-to-Thing', and 'Machine-to-Machine'. The idea is that the future Internet will enable a wider scope of things or objects that can be assigned a unique IP address that in turn provide intelligence at real time in 'restricted' (Intranet of things) or publicly assessable (IoT) environments to achieve business objectives.
Frost & Sullivan uses the phrase 'smart communities' to describe a generic space, regardless of its characteristics, where IT and Communication Technology (ICT) becomes a smart enabler to serve members more efficiently in a sustainable manner. Communities are defined by a broad variety of traits—from rural or urban living spaces, to permanent or temporary membership through social networks, and commercial or private.
M2M communication is defined as data sharing between endpoints (electronic devices) and enterprise back-end systems through a wireless, cellular, or wireline communication channel. The endpoint may be used for monitoring, control, and notification, or information sharing and presentation purposes. The level of intelligence at the endpoint or distributed throughout the network could be embedded or tethered to an additional device.

An M2M eco-system is made up of industry participants who provide the goods and services associated with a traditional M2M project. However, the evolution towards smart communities has also triggered a flurry of activities among industry participants as they enhance their portfolio capabilities through generic expansion or acquiring expertise. This study looks at the M2M market opportunity from the perspective of M2M telcos, who are illustrated to be primarily offering connectivity services as illustrated in Exhibit 1. The section that covers an overview of telcos' M2M strategies reveal that there is a variety in market positioning in the M2M.
European M2M Market Update
The M2M eco-system is enriched with new entrants
A Maturing M2M Portfolio
Regulatory Mandates around the Two most Prominent Industries
Wider Enterprise Adoption of M2M Technologies
European M2M Market Forecasts
European M2M Market: Outstanding Issues
The Last Word
Legal Disclaimer
The Frost & Sullivan Story

To order this report: European M2M Outlook

Contact Clare: [email protected]
US: (339)-368-6001
Intl: +1 339-368-6001

SOURCE Reportlinker

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience. In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President of Data Center Group and ...
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential M2M Brand by Onalytica in the ‘Machine to Machine: Top 100 Influencers and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed the online debate on M2M by looking at over 85,000 tweets to provide the most influential individuals and brands that drive the discussion. According to Onalytica the "analysis showed a very engaged community with a lot of interactive tweets. The M2M discussion seems to be more fragmented and driven by some of the major brands present in the...
Machine Learning helps make complex systems more efficient. By applying advanced Machine Learning techniques such as Cognitive Fingerprinting, wind project operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect regular patterns, and optimize their own operations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stuart Gillen, Director of Business Development at SparkCognition, discussed how research has demonstrated the value of Machine Learning in delivering next generation analytics to impr...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
Virgil consists of an open-source encryption library, which implements Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) and Elliptic Curve Integrated Encryption Scheme (ECIES) (including RSA schema), a Key Management API, and a cloud-based Key Management Service (Virgil Keys). The Virgil Keys Service consists of a public key service and a private key escrow service. 

Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their backend AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT - especially in the connected home and office. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Kocher, founder and managing director of Grey Heron, explained how Amazon is extending its reach to become a major force in IoT by building on its dominant cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strat...
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessi...
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.
Fifty billion connected devices and still no winning protocols standards. HTTP, WebSockets, MQTT, and CoAP seem to be leading in the IoT protocol race at the moment but many more protocols are getting introduced on a regular basis. Each protocol has its pros and cons depending on the nature of the communications. Does there really need to be only one protocol to rule them all? Of course not. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, walk you through how Oct...
Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cl...
Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity.
One of biggest questions about Big Data is “How do we harness all that information for business use quickly and effectively?” Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or spatial technology is about more than making maps, but adding critical context and meaning to data of all types, coming from all different channels – even sensors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, William (Bill) Meehan, director of utility solutions for Esri, will take a closer look at the current state of spatial technology and ar...
A critical component of any IoT project is what to do with all the data being generated. This data needs to be captured, processed, structured, and stored in a way to facilitate different kinds of queries. Traditional data warehouse and analytical systems are mature technologies that can be used to handle certain kinds of queries, but they are not always well suited to many problems, particularly when there is a need for real-time insights.
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Red Hat's Chief Arch...
The IoT industry is now at a crossroads, between the fast-paced innovation of technologies and the pending mass adoption by global enterprises. The complexity of combining rapidly evolving technologies and the need to establish practices for market acceleration pose a strong challenge to global enterprises as well as IoT vendors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Clark Smith, senior product manager for Numerex, will discuss how Numerex, as an experienced, established IoT provider, has embraced a ...
Everyone knows that truly innovative companies learn as they go along, pushing boundaries in response to market changes and demands. What's more of a mystery is how to balance innovation on a fresh platform built from scratch with the legacy tech stack, product suite and customers that continue to serve as the business' foundation. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, will discuss why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue an...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitrons Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Hitrons Solutions Inc. is distributor in the North American market for unique products and services of small and medium-size businesses, including cloud services and solutions, SEO marketing platforms, and mobile applications.
SYS-CON Media announced today that @WebRTCSummit Blog, the largest WebRTC resource in the world, has been launched. @WebRTCSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @WebRTCSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here @WebRTCSummit conference site can be bookmarked ▸ Here