Infonetics: M2M services to hit $31 billion, M2M connections to top 4 billion by 2017+ Other M2M mkt forecasts

Infonetics Research released excerpts from its new M2M Connections and Services by Vertical report, which provides market size, analysis, and forecasts for machine-to-machine (M2M) connections and services by technology, vertical, and geographic region.

“M2M is one of the fastest-growing major new segments for service providers,” affirms analyst Godfrey Chua, who directs Infonetics Research’s M2M and Connected World program. “We forecast global revenue from M2M services to more than double between 2012 and 2017, from just under $15 billion to $31 billion.”

“What’s often overlooked about M2M is that it will be delivered to the world by way of a portfolio of access technologies,” Chua adds. “Cellular networks represent the most meaningful revenue opportunity for operators, but by far the most popular way to connect to M2M services is via PAN (personal area network) wireless technologies, such as WiFi, Zigbee, Bluetooth, and IP500, which do not generate connection revenue. It’s critical that mobile operators incorporate a broader view of the various M2M access technologies into their M2M strategies.” 

.    There were nearly 1.4 billion M2M connections worldwide in 2012, with PAN wireless technologies comprising the vast majority
.    Making up just under 190 million connections today, M2M connections via cellular and other WAN wireless technologies are projected to nearly triple by 2017, becoming the largest growth engine for operator revenue
.    More than 16% of total M2M service revenue, almost $2.4 billion, is derived from M2M “backhaul” services
.    The automotive, transport, and logistics sector made up 1/3 of total M2M service revenue in 2012, driven by vehicle tracking, navigation, and delivery applications
.    North America and Europe are the key centers of M2M service growth, together accounting for 72% of the total market
.    In 2012, China Mobile overtook AT&T in M2M connections leadership, but AT&T remains the revenue leader due to higher ARPC (average revenue per connection)


Infonetics’ M2M connections and services report analyzes M2M market drivers, M2M ecosystem players, and M2M technologies to help businesses make informed decisions and plans related to the M2M market. The report provides worldwide and regional market size, forecasts through 2017, and trends for M2M connections and services by technology (GSM/GPRS/EDGE, CDMA2000/EV-DO, W-CDMA/HSPA, LTE, TD-SCDMA, cellular, other WAN wireless, PAN, wireless, wireline, backhaul) and vertical (utilities/smart grid, automotive/transport/logistics, security/surveillance, retail/vending, healthcare, other).

The report includes an M2M Strategies Tracker with activity by mobile operators including AT&T, China Mobile, China Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Everything Everywhere, KDDI, KT, Orange, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Telenor Group, TeliaSonera, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Vodafone. To buy the report, contact Infonetics:

.    Latest Infonetics M2M and Connected World research brief:
.    Mobile M2M module segment of the M2M market hits $1.5 billion
.    APIs playing key role in service delivery platform and M2M markets
.    W-CDMA driving worldwide smartphone market
.    Survey identifies operators’ LTE deployment challenges, top LTE vendors
.    Infonetics launches M2M and Connected World market research program
.    Operators look to monetize networks, stave off OTT threat via service delivery platforms
.    Analyst note: M2M Ecosystem: Apple Alumni and Innovation in M2M
.    Analyst note: Huawei Looks to Sprint Ahead in M2M
.    Analyst note: M2M in Emerging Markets: the Transport Vertical, an Early Business Model, and the OTT Challenge

Download Infonetics’ 2013 market research brochure, publication calendar, events brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at
.    Infonetics’ new 2014 Market Research Lineup
.    Mobile M2M Modules: Market Size and Forecasts (Oct.)
.    M2M Strategies by Vertical: North American Enterprise Survey (Oct. 2013)
.    M2M Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey (Nov. 2013)
.    Worldwide M2M Service Provider Leadership Scorecard (Dec. 2)
.    Analyst Research Notes CRS: M2M and Connected World (Ongoing)

Join analyst Godfrey Chua Oct. 22 at 11:00 EDT for The Business Rationale for M2M, a live webinar on M2M market drivers, key verticals, applications, challenges and real-world examples:

N. America (West), Asia Pacific: Larry Howard, [email protected], +1 408-583-3335
N. America (East), Midwest, L. America: Scott Coyne, [email protected], +1 408-583-3395
EMEA, India, Singapore: George Stojsavljevic, [email protected], +44 755-488-1623
Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan:

Another view of the M2M Market:

According to a new market research report, “Machine to Machine (M2M) Market” Global Forecast & Analysis (2012 – 2017) by Hardware Components, Technologies & Applications published by MarketsandMarkets, the total M2M market is expected to reach $85.96 billion by 2017 at a CAGR of 26.1% from 2012 to 2017.

Browse 83 tables spread through 195 pages and in-depth TOC on “Machine to Machine (M2M) Market Global Forecast & Analysis (2012 – 2017) by Hardware Components [Sensors, Actuators, RFID, Memory, Processor & ADC/DAC, Power Module, Communication Module], Technologies [2G, Ethernet, Powerline, ZigBee, Wi-Fi] & Applications [Consumer Electronics, Automotive & Transportation, Retail, Utilities, Security & Surveillance, Healthcare]”.