Thursday, November 8, 2012

M2M market to reach 114.7mn connections by 2016

USA: Compass Intelligence released its latest forecast of the M2M market. The cellular M2M market will reach 33.3 million connections in the US in 2012 and grow to 114.7 million connections by 2016 with a CAGR of over 36 percent. These findings, along with breakdowns by application and vertical market are part of Compass Intelligence's Connected Worlds subscription service.

"Compass Intelligence was excited to launch its M2M practice last year because of the hype surrounding M2M and conflicting numbers being floated in the industry," explains James Brehm, Senior Strategist at Compass Intelligence. "While there are many companies providing annual data on the M2M market, most analyst firms make assumptions that are not grounded in reality. The majority of firms do not take availability of components, migration paths from 2G to 3G to 4G LTE, end-user behavior, socio-economic factors, and so on into consideration when building forecasts."

Compass Intelligence's forecast leans heavily on external and internal factors and is an aggregation of demand and supply-side information collected through in-depth interviews with vendors, service providers, and end users. The forecast is validated with key vendors and service providers at all levels of the M2M ecosystem, lending credibility to its high-level of accuracy.

Key findings of our most recent M2M research include the following:
* The largest B2B vertical market is the transportation vertical, with over 40 percent market share.
* Growth will come from areas where there is a demonstrable ROI, cloud computing and cookie cutter hosted applications will drive M2M adoption.
* Industry consolidation will occur rapidly over the next two to three years.
* By 2015 more than 40 percent of M2M connections in the U.S. could be running on 3G/3.5G/4G networks.

Lending to Compass Intelligence's understanding of the M2M market place is Brehm's participation as co-chair of M2M Evolution, a leading industry trade show.

"Our participation with TMC and Crossfire Media provides unique access to members of the M2M Ecosystem many other companies simply do not have. Leading up to the recent M2M Evolution conference in Austin, I was able to spend countless hours with nearly a hundred of the top participants in the marketplace," said Brehm.

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