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Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Connections Market by Technology (Wired, Wireless), Industry (Healthcare, Utilities, Retail, Consumer Electronics, Automotive & Transportation, Security & Surveillance), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2023

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Publishing Date: July 2017
Report Code: SE 1194

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[165 Pages Report] The machine-to-machine (M2M) connections market is expected to be worth USD 27.62 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 4.6% from 2017 to 2023. Machine-to-Machine (M2M) refers to all forms of technologies that enable communication between two or more machines of the same type (other than smartphones, tablets, and wearables), through wired or wireless connections. The growing connectivity among edge devices such as smart appliances, medical devices, and white goods has transformed the way in which the technology affects humans in almost every sphere of activity. The base year used for this study is 2016 and the forecast period is from 2017 to 2023. This report provides a detailed analysis of the M2M connections market on the basis of technology, end-user industry, and geography.

Machine-To-Machine Market, M2M Market

 

Market Dynamics
Drivers

  • Growing penetration of the Internet
  • Favorable regulatory mandates
  • Increasing M2M connections among various industry verticals
  • Growing adoption of 4G/LTE cellular technologies and rising demand for extended network coverage

Restraints

  • Lack of standardization in connectivity protocols
  • Inability to leverage the benefits of mobility

Opportunities

  • Strategic partnerships with system integrators
  • Growing demand from new markets such as smart cities and connected cars

Challenges

  • Privacy and security

Adoption of M2M in automotive and transportation to drive the growth of the market

The applications of M2M in the automotive and transportation end-user industry can be found in connected cars, self-driving cars, intelligent transport, and fleet monitoring. The concept of connected cars is becoming a reality with the emergence and adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M. The connected cars are expected to be computing hubs with embedded telematics so that they can connect to other cars, airplanes, and railways at the same time, as well as provide information related to traffic, weather, and the duration of the journey. A research recently undertaken by the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology could lead to M2M connectivity being made mandatory in new vehicles. The research concluded that connected vehicles could lead to significant reduction in the fuel consumption and help avoid crashes along with improving the flow of the traffic. Thus, the growth in the number of connected cars is expected to drive the M2M connections market in the automotive and transportation end-user industry.

The following are the major objectives of the Study

  • To define, describe, and forecast the overall machine-to-machine (M2M) connections market on the basis of technology, end-user industry, and geography
  • To strategically analyze the micromarkets with respect to individual growth trends, prospects, and contribution to the total market
  • To analyze the opportunities in the M2M connections market for stakeholders and detail the competitive landscape for the market players
  • To forecast the market size for various segments with respect to four main regions—Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), and Rest of the World (RoW)
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze the market rankings and core competencies
  • To provide detailed information regarding the major factors influencing the growth of the M2M connections market (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and industry-specific challenges)
  • To analyze the competitive developments such as joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, product launches, and research and development (R&D) activities in the M2M connections market
  • To map the competitive intelligence based on the company profiles, key player strategies, and game-changing developments such as product developments, collaborations, and acquisitions
  • To benchmark players within the market using proprietary Vendor DIVE framework, which analyzes market players on various parameters within the broad categories of business and product strategies

To estimate the size of the M2M connections market, top-down and bottom-up approaches have been followed in the study. This entire research methodology includes the study of annual and financial reports of top players, presentations, press releases; journals such as “The Zettabyte Era: Trends and Analytics” by Cisco Systems, Inc. (US) and “2016 Top Markets Report Smart Grid” by The US Department of Commerce; paid databases such as Google Finance, Factiva (By Dow Jones & Company), and Yahoo Finance; and interviews with industry experts. Also, the average revenue generated by the companies according to the region was used to arrive at the overall M2M connections market size. This overall market size was used in the top-down procedure to estimate the sizes of other individual markets via percentage splits from secondary and primary research.

  • breakdown of primary interviews: by company type, designation, and region

Machine-To-Machine Market, M2M Market

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Note 1: “Others” includes sales managers, marketing managers, product managers, and subject matter experts.

* Note 2: The three tiers of the companies are defined on the basis of their total revenue as of 2015; Tier 1 = >USD 1 billion, Tier 2 = USD 10 million to USD 1 billion, and Tier 3 =

The M2M ecosystem comprises chipsets, modules, service and platforms such as Intel Corporation (US), Texas Instruments Incorporated (US), Gemalto N.V. (Netherlands), Vodafone Group PLC (UK), Telit Communications (UK), and U-blox Holding AG (Switzerland).
Major Market Developments

  • In February 2017, AT&T and Bridge Mobile Pte. Ltd. (Singapore) entered into an agreement to extend their global footprint in the connected car market. With this, AT&T plans to extend its customer base in the APAC region.
  • In September 2016, VimpelCom Ltd. (Netherlands) (now operating as Veon) selected Cisco Jasper's M2M/IoT platform to be its Smart Connectivity management platform across its global network operator properties. With this platform, VimpelCom's customers are likely to implement and manage various M2M services such as fleet management and smart metering.
  • In February 2016, Intel launched the 4G LTE-Advanced modem, Intel XMM 7480 that is capable of delivering high-quality, high-speed voice and data services required in next-generation smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

Target Audience:

  • Raw material and manufacturing equipment suppliers
  • Semiconductor wafer vendors
  • Telecom operators
  • Application providers
  • Foundry players
  • Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Original design manufacturers (ODM) and OEM technology solution providers
  • Distributors and retailers
  • Research organizations
  • Technology standard organizations, forums, alliances, and associations
  • Technology investors

M2M Connections Market Scope:
By Technology 

  • Wired Technologies
    • Ethernet
    • Industrial
      • Industrial Ethernet
      • Modbus
      • PROFINET
      • FOUNDATION Fieldbus
  • Wireless Technologies
    • Short Range
      • Wi-Fi
      • ZigBee
      • Bluetooth
    • Cellular Network
      • Second Generation (2G)
      • Third Generation (3G)
      • Fourth generation (4G)/Long-Term Evolution (LTE)
  • By End-User Industry
  • Healthcare
    • Patient Monitoring Systems
    • Fall Detector
    • Smart Pill Dispenser
    • Telemedicine
  • Utilities
    • Smart Grids
    • Smart Meters
  • Automotive & Transportation
    • Telematics
    • Fleet Tracking/Monitoring
  • Retail
    • Intelligent Vending Machines
    • Contactless Checkout/POS
    • Digital Signage
  • Consumer Electronics
    • Smart TV
    • Smart Appliances
  • Security & Surveillance
    • Commercial & Residential Security
    • Remote Surveillance
  • Others
    • Oil and Gas
    • Agriculture
  • By Geography
  • Americas
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • APAC
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Rest of APAC
  • Rest of the World
    • Middle East
    • Africa

 

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 15)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Study Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Limitations
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 19)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary and Primary Research
                    2.1.1.1 Key Industry Insights
           2.1.2 Secondary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.3 Primary Data
                    2.1.3.1 Primary Interviews With Experts
                    2.1.3.2 Breakdown of Primaries
                    2.1.3.3 Key Data From Primary Sources
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
                    2.2.1.1 Approach for Capturing the Market Share By Bottom-Up Analysis (Demand Side)
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
                    2.2.2.1 Approach for Capturing the Market Share By Top-Down Analysis (Supply Side)
    2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 30)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 34)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the M2M Connections Market
    4.2 M2M Connections Market, By End-User Industry and Country
    4.3 Short Range M2M Connections Market, By Wireless Technology
    4.4 M2M Connections Market, By Geography

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 38)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Dynamics
           5.2.1 Drivers
                    5.2.1.1 Growing Penetration of the Internet
                    5.2.1.2 Favorable Regulatory Mandates
                    5.2.1.3 Increasing M2M Connections Among Various Industry Verticals
                    5.2.1.4 Growing Adoption of 4G/LTE Cellular Technologies and Rising Demand for Extended Network Coverage
           5.2.2 Restraints
                    5.2.2.1 Lack of Standardization in Connectivity Protocols
                    5.2.2.2 Inability to Leverage the Benefits of Mobility
           5.2.3 Opportunities
                    5.2.3.1 Strategic Partnerships With System Integrators
                    5.2.3.2 Growing Demand From New Markets Such as Smart Cities and Connected Cars
           5.2.4 Challenges
                    5.2.4.1 Privacy and Security

6 M2M Connections Market, By Technology (Page No. - 46)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Wired Technologies
           6.2.1 Ethernet
           6.2.2 Industrial
                    6.2.2.1 Industrial Ethernet
                    6.2.2.2 Modbus
                    6.2.2.3 Profinet
                    6.2.2.4 Foundation Fieldbus
    6.3 Wireless Technologies
           6.3.1 Short Range
                    6.3.1.1 Wi-Fi
                    6.3.1.2 Zigbee
                    6.3.1.3 Bluetooth
           6.3.2 Cellular Network
                    6.3.2.1 Second Generation (2G)
                    6.3.2.2 Third Generation (3G)
                    6.3.2.3 Fourth Generation (4G)/Long-Term Evolution (LTE)

7 M2M Connections Market, By End-User Industry (Page No. - 64)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Healthcare
           7.2.1 Patient Monitoring Systems
                    7.2.1.1 Blood Pressure Monitor
                    7.2.1.2 Blood Glucose Meter
                    7.2.1.3 Multi-Parameter Monitor
           7.2.2 Fall Detector
           7.2.3 Smart Pill Dispenser
           7.2.4 Telemedicine
    7.3 Utilities
           7.3.1 Smart Grids
           7.3.2 Smart Meters
    7.4 Automotive & Transportation
           7.4.1 Telematics
           7.4.2 Fleet Tracking/Monitoring
    7.5 Retail
                    7.5.1.1 Intelligent Vending Machines
                    7.5.1.2 Contactless Checkout/Pos
                    7.5.1.3 Digital Signage
    7.6 Consumer Electronics
           7.6.1 Smart TV
           7.6.2 Smart Appliances
                    7.6.2.1 Smart Refrigerator
                    7.6.2.2 Smart Washing Machine
                    7.6.2.3 Others
                               7.6.2.3.1 Smart Oven
                               7.6.2.3.2 Smart CooKTop
    7.7 Security & Surveillance
           7.7.1 Commercial & Residential Security
           7.7.2 Remote Surveillance
    7.8 Others
           7.8.1 Oil & Gas
           7.8.2 Agriculture

8 Geographic Analysis (Page No. - 91)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Americas
    8.3 Europe
    8.4 Asia Pacific
    8.5 Rest of the World

9 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 108)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Market Ranking Analysis, 2016: M2M Connections Market
    9.3 Vendor Dive Overview of M2M Connections Market
           9.3.1 Visionary Leaders
           9.3.2 Dynamic Differentiators
           9.3.3 Innovators
           9.3.4 Emerging Companies
    9.4 Business Strategies Adopted By Players in the M2M Connections Market (25 Companies)
    9.5 Analysis of the Product Portfolio of the Players in the M2M Connections Market (25 Companies)

Top 25 Companies Analyzed for This Study are - Vodafone Group PLC  (UK), AT&T Inc. (US), China Mobile Ltd. (China), Deutsche Telekom AG (Germany), Telefonica, S.A (Spain), Texas Instruments Incorporated (US), Intel Corporation (US), Gemalto N.V. (Netherlands), Cisco Systems Inc. (US), Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (China), Sprint Corporation (US), Verizon Communication Inc. (US), Orange S.A. (France), NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Netherlands), Sierra Wireless Inc. (Canada), ElefonaKTiebolaget Lm Ericsson (Sweden), Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Japan), U-Blox Holding AG (Switzerland), Telit Communications (UK), Kore Wireless Group (US), Fanstel Corporation (US), Commsolid GmbH (Germany), Afero, Inc. (US), Meshify, Inc. (US), Idefigo Group Limited (New Zealand)

10 Company Profiles (Page No. - 116)
(Business Overview, Products Offered & Business Strategies, Key Relationships, Recent Developments, MnM View)*
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 AT&T Inc.
     10.3 Cisco Systems Inc.
     10.4 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
     10.5 NXP Semiconductors N.V.
     10.6 Texas Instruments Incorporated
     10.7 Intel Corporation
     10.8 Gemalto N.V.
     10.9 Vodafone Group PLC 
     10.10 Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
     10.11 U-Blox Holding AG
     10.12 Fanstel Corporation
     10.13 Commsolid GmbH
     10.14 Key Innovators
             10.14.1 Afero, Inc.
             10.14.2 Revogi Innovation Co., Ltd.
             10.14.3 Virscient Limited

*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered & Business Strategies, Key Relationships, Recent Developments, MnM View Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

11 Appendix (Page No. - 156)
     11.1 Insights From Industry Experts
     11.2 Discussion Guide
     11.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     11.4 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     11.5 Available Customizations
     11.6 Related Reports
     11.7 Author Details


List of Tables (64 Tables)

Table 1 List of Major Secondary Sources
Table 2 M2M Connections Market, By Technology, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 3 M2M Connections Market, By Technology, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 4 M2M Connections Market for Wired Technology, By End-User Industry, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 5 M2M Connections Market for Wired Technology, By End-User Industry, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 6 M2M Connections Market for Wired Technology, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 7 M2M Connections Market for Wired Technology, By Region, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 8 M2M Connections Market for Wireless Technology, By Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 9 M2M Connections Market for Wireless Technology, By Type, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 10 M2M Connections Market for Wireless Technology, By End-User Industry, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 11 M2M Connections Market for Wireless Technology, By End-User Industry, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 12 M2M Connections Market for Wireless Technology, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 13 M2M Connections Market for Wireless Technology, By Region, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 14 Short-Range M2M Connections Market, By Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 15 Short Range M2M Connections Market, By Type, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 16 Short Range M2M Connections Market, By End-User Industry, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 17 Short Range M2M Connections Market, By End-User Industry, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 18 Cellular M2M Connections Market, By Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 19 Cellular M2M Connections Market, By Type, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 20 Cellular M2M Connections Market, By End-User Industry, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 21 Cellular M2M Connections Market, By End-User Industry, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 22 M2M Connections Market, By End-User Industry, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 23 M2M Connections Market, By End-User Industry, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 24 Wired M2M Connections Market for Healthcare, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 25 Wired M2M Connections Market for Healthcare, By Region, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 26 Wireless M2M Connections Market for Healthcare, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 27 Wireless M2M Connections Market for Healthcare, By Region, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 28 Wired M2M Connections Market for Utilities, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 29 Wired M2M Connections Market for Utilities, By Region, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 30 Wireless M2M Connections Market for Utilities, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 31 Wireless M2M Connections Market for Utilities, By Region, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 32 Wired M2M Connections for Automotive & Transportation, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 33 Wired M2M Connections Market for Automotive & Transportation, By Region, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 34 Wireless M2M Connections Market for Automotive & Transportation, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 35 Wireless M2M Connections Market for Automotive & Transportation, By Region, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 36 Wired M2M Connections Market for Retail, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 37 Wired M2M Connections Market for Retail, By Region, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 38 Wireless M2M Connections Market for Retail, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 39 Wireless M2M Connections Market for Retail, By Region, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 40 Wired M2M Connections Market for Consumer Electronics, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 41 Wired M2M Connections Market for Consumer Electronics, By Region, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 42 Wireless M2M Connections Market for Consumer Electronics, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 43 Wireless M2M Connections Market for Consumer Electronics, By Region, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 44 Wired M2M Connections Market for Security & Surveillance, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 45 Wired M2M Connections Market for Security & Surveillance, By Region, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 46 Wireless M2M Connections Market for Security & Surveillance, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 47 Wireless M2M Connections Market for Security & Surveillance, By Region, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 48 Wired M2M Connections Market for Others, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 49 Wired M2M Connections Market for Others, By Region, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 50 Wireless M2M Connections Market for Others, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 51 Wireless M2M Connections Market for Others, By Region, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 52 M2M Connections Market, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 53 M2M Connections Market, By Region, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 54 M2M Connections Market in Americas, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 55 M2M Connections Market in Americas, By Region, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 56 M2M Connections Market in North America, By Country, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 57 M2M Connections Market in North America, By Country, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 58 M2M Connections Market in Europe, By Country, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 59 M2M Connections Market in Europe, By Country, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 60 M2M Connections Market in Apac, By Country, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 61 M2M Connections Market in Apac, By Country, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 62 M2M Connections Market in RoW, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 63 M2M Connections Market in RoW, By Region, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Table 64 Ranking of Major Players in the M2M Connections Market, 2016
 
 
List of Figures (44 Figures)
 
Figure 1 M2M Connections Market: Research Design
Figure 2 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 4 Data Triangulation
Figure 5 Assumptions for the Research Study
Figure 6 M2M Connections Market Size, in Terms of Value and Volume, 2017–2023
Figure 7 M2M Connections Market, By Technology, 2017–2023 (Billion Connections)
Figure 8 Snapshot: M2M Connections Market Share (In Terms of Volume), By End-User Industry (2017 & 2023)
Figure 9 M2M Connections Market, in Terms of Volume, By Geography, 2016
Figure 10 The Global M2M Connections Market Presents Lucrative Opportunities
Figure 11 Automotive & Transportation End-User Industry Held the Largest Share of the M2M Connections Market, in Terms of Volume, in 2016
Figure 12 Bluetooth Technology Expected to Witness the Highest Growth Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 13 APAC to Register the Highest Growth Rate in the M2M Connections Market, in Terms of Volume, During the Forecast Period
Figure 14 Growing Penetration of the Internet and Favourable Federal Mandates Act as Major Driving Factors for the M2M Connections Market
Figure 15 Number of Internet Users, By Region, March 2017
Figure 16 Internet Penetration Rate, By Region, March 2017
Figure 17 Prominent Smart City Projects Across the Globe
Figure 18 M2M Connections Market, By Technology
Figure 19 M2M Connections Market Size, By Technology, 2017–2023 (Million Connections)
Figure 20 M2M Connections Market for Wireless Technology, 2017–2023 (USD Million)
Figure 21 Short Range M2M Connections Market Size, By Connectivity Technology, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Figure 22 M2M Connections Market, By End-User Industry
Figure 23 M2M Connections Market, By End-User Industry, 2017–2023 (Million Connections)
Figure 24 M2M Connections Market for Utilities, By Technology, 2017–2023 (Million Connections)
Figure 25 M2M Connections Market for Retail, By Technology, 2017–2023 (Million Connections)
Figure 26 M2M Connections Market for Consumer Electronics, By Technology, 2015–2023 (Million Connections)
Figure 27 Increased Government Spending and Favourable Regulatory Mandates in Technologically Advancing Countries are Paving the Way for M2M Connections Market in Asia Pacific
Figure 28 M2M Connections Market, By Geography
Figure 29 Market Snapshot: Americas
Figure 30 Market Snapshot: Europe
Figure 31 Market Snapshot: Asia Pacific
Figure 32 Market Snapshot: Rest of the World
Figure 33 Companies Adopted Product Launches and Collaboration as the Key Growth Strategies Between 2014 and 2017
Figure 34 Dive Chart
Figure 35 AT&T Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 36 Cisco Systems Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 37 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 38 NXP Semiconductors N.V.: Company Snapshot
Figure 39 Texas Instruments Incorporated: Company Snapshot
Figure 40 Intel Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 41 Gemalto B.V. : Company Snapshot
Figure 42 Vodafone Group PLC  : Company Snapshot
Figure 43 Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.: Business Overview
Figure 44 U-Blox Holding AG: Business Overview

The machine-to-machine (M2M) connections market is expected grow from USD 19.31 billion in 2016 to USD 27.62 billion in 2023, at a CAGR of 4.6% from 2017 to 2023. The number of M2M connections was 1.47 billion connections in 2016 and is estimated to reach 3.00 billion by 2023. The major drivers for the growth are the growing penetration of the Internet in emerging economies and favorable regulatory mandates. Moreover, the increasing M2M connections in various industries and the growing adoption of new connectivity technologies such as 4G/LTE and Bluetooth Smart/BLE further accelerate its market growth.

The machine-to-machine (M2M) technology facilitates the linkage of information and communication technologies (ICT) with communication devices so that the interaction with the information systems of the companies or organizations can take place effectively without human intervention. This technology is particularly well-suited for interaction with a large number of remote devices. It serves as an interface between the devices and the end user.

In the connectivity technology segment, wireless technology holds the largest share of the M2M connections market in terms of the number of connections. Moreover, market for wireless technology is expected to grow at the highest rate in the M2M connections market from 2017 to 2023. The growing adoption of short-range wireless connectivity technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and ZigBee for multiple applications such as in-car infotainment systems, patient monitoring devices, wireless beacons, and smart appliances is driving the growth of the market for the wireless technology segment. Moreover, the substantial penetration of cellular services globally and increasing adoption of 4G/LTE cellular technology is further driving the growth of the wireless connectivity technology in the M2M connections market.

Of all the regions, Asia Pacific (APAC) held the largest market share in terms of revenue and is expected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2017 to 2023. The APAC region is a leading industrial hub as well as an emerging and important market for several other sectors as well. The growing penetration of the Internet across the commercial and residential spaces, large consumer base, increasing disposable income, and improving IT infrastructure are some of the key factors driving the growth of M2M connections market in APAC.

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Automotive and transportation followed by utilities end-user industries to drive M2M connections market


Automotive and Transportation
The growing number of connected cars and the development of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure framework is driving the growth of this sector. M2M technology has proved very useful in all modes of transport, namely, aviation, railways, roadways, and maritime transport. Telematics, a subset of M2M, is becoming ubiquitous in modern automobiles. Telematics is typically an integrated use of telecommunications and informatics for assisting drivers to avoid traffic congestions, improve fuel consumption, and reduce accidents. The advantages provided by telematics are so crucial that several governments have already started enabling wireless communication in vehicles. The application of the M2M technology goes beyond the vehicle-to-vehicle communication to support various transportation systems such as roadways, railways, waterways, and airways.

Utilities
The development of smart city projects and favorable regularity mandates for the adoption of smart grids and smart meters is expected to lead to the high CAGR of the market for utilities. The announcement of regulatory mandates with respect to energy consumption has largely driven the deployment of M2M-based smart meters in millions of homes across China, Europe, and the US. This initiative is expected to facilitate efficiency gains such as higher earnings per cost of installation and improved load balancing.

Security and Surveillance
Commercial and residential security, along with remote surveillance are the two major applications of M2M in security and surveillance vertical. Security installations are becoming mandatory due to the rise in criminal and fraudulent activities. The use of M2M technology in security devices facilitates the communication of an emergency situation to the monitoring station even when the telephone lines are inoperable. Remote surveillance allows companies and governments to constantly monitor and obtain real-time data on the usage of resources, which, in turn, can be utilized to take critical decisions. Remote surveillance also provides warning messages about natural catastrophes.

Healthcare
Widespread chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, and heart failure are expected to boost the adoption of M2M and IoT-enabled devices in healthcare. While a few products have a wide commercial use, a large number of devices are in the early stages of launch and may offer some insight into future medical applications. The M2M solutions can help improve the diagnostics through remote patient monitoring and data analytics. Doctors gain the ability to monitor their patients from any location using a dashboard and prescribe the best treatment possible for their ailment.

Critical questions the report answers:

  • Where will all these developments take the industry in the mid to long term?
  • What are the upcoming industry applications of M2M?

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One of the key restraining factors for this market is the lack of standardization in connectivity protocols, which restrains the growth of the M2M connections market. AT&T Inc. (US), Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (China), Intel Corporation (US), Gemalto N.V. (Netherlands), Vodafone Group PLC (UK), China Mobile Ltd. (China), and NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Netherlands) are some of the leading players in the M2M connections market as of 2016.


These companies are focusing on market expansion through collaborations and partnerships and focus on inorganic strategies for development. AT&T Inc. (US), Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (China), and Vodafone Group PLC (UK) are the key players who are expanding their market through partnerships and collaborations. Companies such as U-Blox Holding AG (Switzerland), Gemalto N.V. (Netherlands), and Intel Corporation (US) are focusing on market development through product launches and product developments. For instance, in May 2017, U-Blox Holding AG (Switzerland) launched the quad-band LTE Cat M1 module—U-blox SARA-R410M—for M2M and IoT applications. This chip has a small form factor of 16 x 26 mm, consumes less power, and provides extended connectivity range, which makes it suitable for applications such as smart metering, and industrial control and monitoring in smart cities.  

The companies that are profiled in the report are AT&T, Inc. (US), Cisco Systems, Inc. (US), Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (China), NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Netherlands), Texas Instruments Incorporated (US), Intel Corporation (US), Gemalto N.V. (Netherlands), Vodafone Group PLC (UK), Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Japan), U-blox Holding AG (Switzerland), Fanstel Corporation (US), and Commsolid GmbH (Germany).

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