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Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of May 25, 2014

Welcome to the Connected Globe News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to the connected globe, including M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market.

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Huawei and ZTE are rising and creating intense pricing pressure in the mobile machine-to-machine modules in emerging markets in Asia and other parts of the world, said Infonetics Research.  Read Original Content

The global M2M market in the retail industry is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 34 percent to 2018.  One of the main drivers in this market is the increasing usage of electronic payment devices.  Read Original Content

A federal regulator's plan to pay smart-grid companies, including Comverge Inc. and consumers such as Alcoa Inc. for using less electricity, was struck down by a U.S. appeals court, handing a victory to utilities that argued the system would discourage power-plant investment.  Read Original Content

The cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications can actually meet or exceed the original cost and time to implement those systems. In their new report, “StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps”, 451 Research details the advantages of StarMobile’s app development tool and how it can drastically reduce the cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications. Download report here: http://starmobileinc.com/report-451research-starmobile-transforms-mobile-apps-into-enterprise-apps/

Connected Living, according to the latest market study by Frost & Sullivan, is defined as a world in which people use many different devices to experience compelling new services that integrate video, voice, and data services to provide access and ubiquitous connectivity anytime and anywhere.  Read Original Content

Wireless technology test and measurement company Rohde & Schwarz has announced it is joining the M2M Alliance, a move it says shows an increased commitment to M2M communications and the IoT. M2M Alliance is the largest association for the machine-to-machine sector.  Read Original Content
The worldwide market for mobile M2M modules reached $1.4 billion in value last year, with revenues increasing by six percent compared to 2012. Future expectations are the upward trend will continue and this will result in revenues of $2.9 billion by 2018, according to Infonetics Research.  Read Original Content

The M2M market represents an interesting and potentially huge revenue stream for the satellite industry. Terrestrial network currently covers only 10 percent of the world, and has created a need to switch toward satellite networks, which would help to cover the remaining 90 percent of the world.  Read Original Content

As part of an ongoing, effort to identify and solve a variety of municipal problems, Kansas City will work with Cisco Systems Inc. to make it a "smart city." The model uses a variety of network capabilities to offer information to address such city challenges as transportation, safety, parking and infrastructure.  Read Original Content

Governments are beginning to see the advantages of “smart cities” and key initiatives to make use of them have begun around the globe. The market is expected to be worth $408 billion worldwide by 2020.  Read Original Content

According to Frost & Sullivan, The total connected living market will reach $731.70 billion by 2020. Connected city will contribute the largest percentage at 54 percent, equating to an estimated market potential of $392.94 billion, with smart governance and education services making up 50 percent of growth in this segment.  Read Original Content

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