|[October 22, 2012]
104 Million Cellular M2M Modules to Ship in 2013, according to Strategy Analytics
BOSTON --(Business Wire)--
A new Strategy Analytics (News - Alert) M2M Strategies report "M2M
Devices Annual Sales by Air Interface, Region by Industry Vertical"
predicts cellular M2M module shipments will grow from 76 million in 2012
to 104 million in 2013.
Legislation such as the European Energy Efficiency Directive and eCall
will drive increasing use of M2M in areas such as smart metering and
passenger vehicle crash protection. These changes in regulation will
have a dramatic effect on the M2M market that will ultimately see the
number of modules in operation shift from millions to billions by 2020.
"Annual module shipments tend to show relatiely modest growth annually,
given that the lifecycle of many M2M devices are far in excess of 5
years and that many trials to deployments happen in phases," said Andrew
Brown, Director of M2M
research at Strategy Analytics and author of the study. "Once an M2M
module is deployed, it will remain in place for many years, which
supports the growing emphasis on module software to link existing
modules to connectivity (CDPs) and service platforms (SDPs)," he added.
"Smart Grid projects are ramping in many regions, from the US and China
to Europe, providing a major impetus to M2M growth," said David Kerr,
Vice President of the Global Wireless Practice at Strategy Analytics.
"Delays to eCall and continued debate around whether service delivery
should happen via embedded modules or smartphones in the vehicle will
limit growth for Telematics in the immediate term but not affect a good
prognosis for growth in the longer term."
About Strategy Analytics
Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory
services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging
technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive
electronics companies. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia,
Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success. www.StrategyAnalytics.com
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