Finally, he explained you can even use your older networks as M2M apps typically do not require tremendous speed or throughput.
Obviously these are some of the reasons why carriers are excited about the M2M market - not to mention market projections of 20 billion M2M connections in ten years. This is up from 61 million today.
Steve Hilton Principal Analyst at Analysis Mason says, "With a year-on-year growth rate of between 36% and 52%, M2M seeks to be one of the fastest-growing connectivity sectors in the next decade."
All this M2M talk reminds me of the upcoming M2M Evolution conference in Miami in two weeks. The official conference program is now available and contained in this press release excerpt below for your viewing pleasure.
- The mHealth Initiative: Sierra Wireless’ Oliver Amiot; Telit’s Michael Ueland and Wyless’ Dan McDuffie discuss the expanding role of M2M in the healthcare ecosystem, and identify the requirements for application developers.
- Seeing is Believing: Video Surveillance: Clear2there’s Craig Steen and Tom Shafron from Viewbiquity discuss how M2M video technology is being used by municipalities.
- High-Speed Air Interfaces: Telit Wireless (News - Alert) Solutions’ Mike Ueland examines bandwidth requirements and IP air interfaces for next-gen M2M applications.
- M2M in the Cloud: Light and Electric’s Thomas Howe and Clever Spoke’s Chris Celeberti evaluate the rate at which M2M apps will move into the cloud, and discuss the types of net-centric platforms that will be needed to manage them.
- M2M -- Marketing to Masses Driving M2M: Renu Mobile’s Carol Glennon discusses how M2M is being used to catch our attention and persuade our purchases.
- Spanning the Distance M2M: ACP’s Robert Mazer discusses the best ways to connect end points, as devices get smaller and users become more mobile.
- The Device Ahead : Sierra Wireless’ Oliver Amiot looks at M2M developments, and forecasts how M2M solutions will be deployed at home and at work.
- T-M2M Strategy and Technology Update: T-Mobile’s (News - Alert) Shelby Nokes discusses the company’s M2M strategy, business model and working relationships, as well as T-Mobile’s international M2M efforts and the expansion of M2M vertical markets.
- What’s next for LBS?: Numerex’s Rick Burtner evaluates the steady growth of LBS via M2M applications, in the government, insurance, and transportation sectors.
- M2M for Supply Chain Visibility: C.H. Robinson Worldwide’s Chris McLoughlin will describe how the ground, ocean and air logistics provider is leveraging M2M Technology for security, and to control costs in the supply chain. Additionally, technology provider OnAsset Intelligence’s Nikki Cuban will discuss how M2M technology is taking GPS to a new level - beyond speed, motion and location.
Keynote presentations are scheduled for 4G-Sprint’s Todd Rowley, Apriva’s Jeff Ford and TIA’s Jeff Smith. Additional details on these sessions will be made available in subsequent releases.