Beecham Research

Beecham Research

March 01, 2010 06:55 ET

Beecham Research Wins Worldwide Satellite M2M Study Contract

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 1, 2010) - Leading M2M (machine-to-machine) analyst and consulting firm Beecham Research Limited ( is pleased to announce that, following a highly competitive international tender process, the company has been awarded a €200,000 contract ($275,000) by the European Space Agency (ESA) to conduct an intensive study of the worldwide market for Satellite M2M. Beecham Research will act as prime contractor for the study and will be aided by its subcontract partner Astrium, part of the EADS Group and based in Toulouse, France.

This first-of-a-kind study will assess both the current market for Satellite M2M services and the opportunities for market development through new technology initiatives. "Satellite M2M has enormous potential as part of the M2M World of Connected Services", said Robin Duke-Woolley, CEO of Beecham Research. "We will be working to ensure this substantial and timely study demonstrates the tremendous prospects for the global Satellite M2M market in the future and examines in depth what needs to be done to achieve it".

Beecham's partner Astrium Services ( will provide detailed input on satellite technology trends and on commercial application opportunities. Commenting on the award, Jean-Marc Villevieille, Head of Technologies and Business Alliances at Astrium Services said "Satellite M2M is just at the beginning of what promises to be a huge growth market. We are delighted to be working with Beecham Research to provide our technical experience in this field and help with recommendations for evolution of future satellite M2M systems"

About Beecham Research

Beecham Research Limited ( is a leading technology market research, analysis and consulting firm based in London UK, with offices in North America and mainland Europe. The company is the only global consulting and research firm focused solely on the worldwide and rapidly-growing M2M (machine-to-machine) market and the increasing use of Remote Device Management and Services – also increasingly referred to as the Internet of Things and Embedded Mobile. We have specialized in M2M and related markets since 2001.

About Astrium Services

Astrium (, a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS, is dedicated to providing civil and defence space systems and services. In 2008, Astrium had a turnover of €4.3 billion and more than 15,000 employees in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and the Netherlands. Its three main areas of activity are Astrium Space Transportation for launchers and orbital infrastructure, Astrium Satellites for spacecraft and ground segment and Astrium Services for the development and delivery of satellite services.

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