How M2M will drive a more sustainable, connected society

By Matthew Key, CEO, Telefonica Digital

15 July 2013: By 2015 over six billion objects in the world will be connected to the internet. The explosion of M2M communications, creating what is known as the Internet of Things, is set to fundamentally transform almost every aspect of human society and disrupt every industry it touches.

We see it as the biggest growth opportunity in the market and aim for M2M to represent...

By Telefónica, 30 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Infrastructure, M2M.

M2M: The focus is still on people

The idea of machines speaking to machines makes some people worry that there is an impending machine age. In reality, “machine-to-machine communication” (M2M) is not science fiction, but science fact. And human beings are being anything but left out.

M2M is getting ever closer to users to improve their quality of life and there are a number of reasons for this: Firstly, networks have now become omnipresent: wireless Internet is being installed across large areas...

By Daryl Miller, 19 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Devices, M2M.

China leads M2M growth, IPTV subscriber market (and global cybersecurity fears)

Despite growing cybersecurity concerns regarding China; the country can’t be stopped in terms of pushing technological boundaries – leading both global M2M growth and IPTV subscribers.

Throughout the second half of 2012, the number of cellular Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications increased nearly 5.5 million. To put this in perspective; that’s the same amount as the UK had in total by the end of last year.

This places...

UK smart metering needs future-proofing with cellular networks

With the Department of Energy and Climate Change due to make a decision this summer on what communication technology will be used to support the installation of smart meters in every home and small business by 2020, there was a significant development recently for those living in rural areas.

The Government has appointed a provider to deliver its £150 million Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP) which will see cellular mobile phone services based on open standards extended to rural “not...

By Dr Mike Short, 17 July 2013, 2 comments. Categories: Fiber Optic, M2M, Networks.

M2M module market reached $1.5 billion in 2012

Infonetics Research released findings from its latest mobile communications sector market study, which provides market size, analysis, and forecasts for mobile machine-to-machine (M2M) modules by technology, vertical industry, and geographic region. Mobile network operators are deploying more M2M solutions and enterprises and consumers are increasingly adopting them across the globe -- creating a robust outlook for the overall M2M services market, as well as the mobile M2M module market. “To put things in perspective, the mobile M2M module is just one of many technology solutions available for M2M services, one that represents less than 15 percent of active M2M...

By David H. Deans, 09 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: M2M, Marketing, Mobile, Networks, Operators.

Interview: Telefónica’s Pavan Mathew on “Connected Cars”

This week Pavan Mathew, Global Head of Automotive Telematics at Telefónica, privileged me with an exclusive interview about a report released by the company on how the “Car industry must remodel itself to exploit the connected future.”

As we move towards a fully digital lifestyle we expect devices to be connected; with not just access to the wider world via the internet and services that entails, but also seamlessly with one...

Deutsche Telekom launches M2M Developer Kits

In order to help promote M2M (Machine-to-Machine) development based in the cloud, vendor Deutsche Telekom is providing developer kits to get started.

TelecomsTech spoke to DT’s Ruslan Ismailov at Mobile World Congress back in February to discuss the telco’s M2M strategy going forward – and now we’re beginning to see some progress.

Consisting of an Arduino or a Cinterion board with a GSM chip, and of course a SIM card for access to the...

By Ryan Daws, 20 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Developers, Industry, Infrastructure, M2M, Marketing, Mobile, Smartphones.

World War Web: Preparing for Cyberwarfare

A question I’ve asked myself many times is: if a third World War were to occur today; just how different would it be?

With everything internet-connected as part of the “Internet of Things”, are we leaving ourselves open, and what prevention measures are in place?


The main issue these days is we expect our information to be easily available; but with a rise of decentralised and increasingly powerful hacktivist groups, alongside the usual...

What are the upside opportunities for M2M modules?

Mobile machine-to-machine (M2M) modules -- based upon 2G technologies -- continued to dominate shipments in 2012 with over 70 percent market share, according to the latest market study by ABI Research. As a result, module revenues did not break the $1 billion mark as hoped and the average module price continued to decline. "Cellular M2M module price competition was intense in 2012 driven by several factors," says, Dan Shey, practice director at ABI...

By David H. Deans, 05 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: M2M, Mobile, Networks, Research.

Schneider Electric pushes to be the leading smart cities vendor

Stuart Ravens, Principal Analyst, Energy & Utilities TechnologySchneider Electric recently updated its Smart Cities technology portfolio, with a particular emphasis on three specific areas: real estate energy management, smart water networks, and its city management platform. Schneider Electric has an impressive portfolio of smart city technology. However, the products are branded at an individual level, giving little hint of the overall portfolio’s value and weakening Schneider...

By Ovum Research, 04 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Consumers, Devices, Industry, Infrastructure, M2M.