SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

October 05, 2010 14:34 ET

Infonetics Research: Embedded mobile M2M modem market on track to more than triple in 2010

LONDON--(Marketwire - October 5, 2010) -  Market research firm Infonetics Research ( today released a new Embedded Mobile M2M Modem Market Outlook report, which provides market size, analysis, and forecasts for machine-to-machine EMM connections and equipment by technology, region, and vertical.

"From a well-established base over GSM built up over the last decade, the embedded mobile M2M market is now poised for rapid acceleration, driven by new mobile devices, applications, services and providers, combined with the availability of higher speed networks. Demand is rising for mobile M2M applications such as smart energy monitoring and intelligent traffic, backed by government policy and funding, which is helping to create a virtuous growth cycle for the embedded mobile market," notes Richard Webb, directing analyst for mobile devices at Infonetics Research.


  • Worldwide revenue for embedded mobile modems for M2M applications is forecast to more than triple in 2010 over 2009, and to continue growing strongly through at least 2014, at a 66% compound annual growth rate (CAGR)
  • The number of connections for embedded mobile M2M applications hit 87 million in 2009 and is forecast by Infonetics Research to jump to 428 million by 2014, driven by wider availability of services, new M2M applications, and 'Connected Society' regulatory and policy initiatives
  • Over half of all embedded mobile connections are GSM based, with strong growth expected in W-CDMA and later, LTE connections, driven by high bandwidth M2M applications and the need for future-proofing long-life device cycles
  • The Utilities/SmartGrid vertical accounts for the largest share of overall revenue for embedded mobile M2M modems, with over a quarter of total revenue in 2009

Infonetics' Embedded Mobile M2M Modem Market Outlook provides worldwide and regional market size, analysis, and forecasts through 2014 for EMM modem connections and equipment (units sold, vendor revenue, average revenue per user) by technology, including GSM/GPRS/EDGE, CDMA2000/EV-DO, W-CDMA/HSPA, and LTE. EMM modem equipment is also tracked and analyzed by vertical, including Utilities/Smart Grid, Transport and Logistics, Security/Surveillance, Retail/Vending, and Other (including healthcare, environment, education and military).

The report also includes top embedded mobile M2M modem vendor analysis, a market overview, growth drivers, challenges, and an overview of the industry partnerships and major service providers providing M2M services, including mobile operators (AT&T, Telenor, T-Mobile, Vodafone) and specialist M2M service providers (Kore Telematics, M2M Wireless, Jasper Wireless, MVNE).

The report tracks M2M modems made by Ambient Devices, Cinterion, Ctek, Franklin Wireless, HP, Huawei, iControl Networks, Intel, iWOW, Motorola, Multi-Tech Systems, Nomad, Novatel Wireless, Novotech, Numerex, Quake Global, Qualcomm, Sierra Wireless, Silver Spring Networks, SIMCom Wireless, SkyWave, Sixnet, ST-Ericsson, and Telit Wireless.


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Infonetics Research is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete more effectively.

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