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January 15, 2015 18:53 ET

Infonetics: Mobile M2M Module Market to Grow Nearly Three-fold to $4.5 Billion by 2018

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwired - January 15, 2015) - Technology market research firm Infonetics Research, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), today released excerpts from its latest Mobile M2M Modules report, which provides market share, market size, forecasts, analysis and trends for mobile machine-to-machine (M2M) modules by technology, vertical and region.

"Machine-to-machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are transforming industries and creating tremendous opportunities for mobile M2M module vendors around the world," said John Byrne, directing analyst for M2M and IoT at Infonetics Research. "The market will account for $1.6 billion in sales this year, driven by M2M services reported by customers of tier 1 mobile operators."

"Infonetics is forecasting the global mobile M2M module market to accelerate more noticeably in 2015, and ultimately to nearly triple to $4.5 billion by 2018," Byrne added.


  • M2M module unit shipments are dominated by 2G today, but soon 3G will rule the revenue opportunity with the shift toward broadband technologies, and 4G will emerge as the fastest-growing technology segment in terms of percentage of units
  • Geographically, Asia Pacific is growing most quickly, buoyed by the tremendous investments being made in China
  • The transport segment is the largest and most important vertical sector, driven by connected car deployments
  • Spurred on by regulatory smart grid investments, the utility segment is seeing strong growth that is expected to continue through at least 2018, as European and Asian countries scurry to meet government mandates
  • Gemalto/Cinterion, Sierra Wireless, and Telit continue to dominate the M2M module market, together accounting for nearly 2/3 of total market revenue

Infonetics' mobile M2M modules report provides worldwide and regional market size, market share, forecasts, analysis and trends for mobile M2M modules (units, revenue, ARPU) by technology (GSM/GPRS/EDGE, CDMA2000/EV-DO, W-CDMA/HSPA, LTE) and vertical (utilities/smart grid, automotive/transport/logistics, security/surveillance, retail/vending, healthcare, other). Companies tracked: Gemalto/Cinterion, Sierra Wireless, SIMCom Wireless Solutions, Telit, Huawei, ZTE and others.

The report includes a customer wins tracker with updates on activity by equipment manufacturers including Gemalto/Cinterion, Novatel Wireless, Quake Global, Sierra Wireless, Telit, and U-Blox. Service providers and enterprises noted include Aeris, Nex-Tech Wireless, SK Telecom, and Sprint. To purchase the report, contact Infonetics:


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Larry Howard +1 408-583-3335

North America (East, Midwest), Latin America, EMEA:
Scott Coyne +1 408-583-3395

Greater China, Southeast Asia, India: 大中华区
Jeffrey Song +86 21-3919-8505

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Takashi Kimura, TAK Analytics +81 3-6408-5566

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Doug Moon, Nexmedica +82 2-3453-9400

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    John Byrne
    Directing Analyst, M2M and IoT
    Infonetics Research
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