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Cellular M2M Connections: An Analysis of Growth Drivers, Market Segments and Operator Approaches

Product Synopsis

This report looks at the developments in the cellular M2M market, providing in-depth country, regional and application-level forecasts underpinned by an in-depth analysis of some of the key drivers and challenges that the market faces: This is of particular importance given the variance in forecasts available.

Introduction and Landscape

The cellular machine-to-machine opportunity is diverse, dynamic and growing fast. It provides connectivity for a huge variety of different devices and machines including utility meters, vehicles, sensors, point of sales terminals, security devices, consumer electronics devices and many more. The market is also changing in a number of different ways including the business models that operators adopt, the regulations that are key to driving growth, the network technologies used, the ways in which different elements of the value chain are working together and the various developments in different countries and regions of the world. This report looks at these different developments, providing in-depth country, regional and application-level forecasts underpinned by an in-depth analysis of some of the key drivers and challenges that the market faces: This is of particular importance given the variance in forecasts available. It also provides an analysis of mobile operator approaches to the market, both in terms of some of the most advanced markets as well as a look at developments in key emerging countries such as China and Brazil.

Table of Contents

Table of exhibits

Companies mentioned

Executive summary

Section 1: Market overview and background

  • 1.1 Definitions and overview
  • 1.2 Application overview
  • 1.3 Technology trends
  • 1.4 2G, 3G and 4G
  • 1.5 Module pricing trends

Section 2: M2M value chain and MNO positioning

  • 2.1 Overview
  • 2.2 M2M value chain
  • 2.3 MNOs in the value chain
  • 2.4 Operator approaches in emerging markets

Section 3: Examining cellular M2M market drivers, challenges and forecasts

  • 3.1 M2M growth drivers and challenges
    • 3.1.1 Regulations
    • 3.1.2 Competing technologies
    • 3.1.3 The impact of mobile data tethering
  • 3.2 Global forecast
    • 3.2.1 Global forecast breakdown by region
    • 3.2.2 Global forecast breakdown by applications
  • 3.3 Country- and regional-level forecasts
    • 3.3.1 North American forecast
    • 3.3.2 Europe forecast
    • 3.3.3 Asia-Pacific forecast
    • 3.3.4 Latin America forecast
    • 3.3.5 Africa and Middle East forecast
  • 3.4 Application-level forecasts
    • 3.4.1 Utilities forecast
    • 3.4.2 Telematics forecast
    • 3.4.3 Fleet management forecast
    • 3.4.4 Consumer electronics forecast
    • 3.4.5 Other applications forecast

Section 4: Case studies

  • 4.1 Brazil
  • 4.2 China
  • 4.3 India
  • 4.4 Russia
  • 4.5 South Africa

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List of Exhibit

  • Exhibit 1.1: Report segmentation
  • Exhibit 1.2: Japanese and US operator network discontinuation plans
  • Exhibit 1.3: NTT DoCoMo M2M DoPa and FOMA subscriptions, 2008-2012
  • Exhibit 1.4: Cellular M2M subscriptions by network generation, 2008-2017
  • Exhibit 1.5: Average price, M2M modules, 2010-2017
  • Exhibit 2.1: M2M value chain
  • Exhibit 2.2: MNO positioning in the value chain
  • Exhibit 3.1: Impact of drivers and challenges over time
  • Exhibit 3.2: M2M subscriptions breakout by connection technology, 2010-2017
  • Exhibit 3.3: Global cellular subscription and revenue forecast, 2010-2017
  • Exhibit 3.4: Global cellular M2M subscriptions breakout by region, 2010-2017
  • Exhibit 3.5: Global cellular M2M subscriptions breakout by application, 2010-2017
  • Exhibit 3.6: Global cellular M2M revenue breakout by application, 2010-2017
  • Exhibit 3.7: Country-level cellular M2M subscriptions, 2012 and 2017
  • Exhibit 3.8: North American cellular M2M subscription and revenue forecast, 2010-2017
  • Exhibit 3.9: European cellular M2M subscription and revenue forecast, 2010-2017
  • Exhibit 3.10: Asia-Pacific cellular M2M subscription and revenue forecast, 2010-2017
  • Exhibit 3.11: Latin American cellular M2M subscription and revenue forecast, 2010-2017
  • Exhibit 3.12: Africa and Middle East cellular M2M subscription and revenue forecast, 2010-2017
  • Exhibit 3.13: Cellular M2M subscription and revenue forecast for utilities applications, 2010-2017
  • Exhibit 3.14: Cellular M2M subscription and revenue forecast for telematics applications, 2010-2017
  • Exhibit 3.15: Cellular M2M subscription and revenue forecast for fleet management applications, 2010-2017
  • Exhibit 3.16: Cellular M2M subscription and revenue forecast for consumer electronics applications, 2010-2017
  • Exhibit 3.17: Cellular M2M subscription and revenue forecast for other applications, 2010-2017
  • Exhibit 4.1: Brazilian M2M forecast, 2010-2017
  • Exhibit 4.2: China M2M forecast, 2010-2017
  • Exhibit 4.3: India M2M forecast, 2010-2017
  • Exhibit 4.4: Russia M2M forecast, 2010-2017
  • Exhibit 4.5: South Africa M2M forecast, 2010-2017
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