SOURCE: Vodafone Global Enterprise Ltd.

Vodafone Global Enterprise Ltd.

September 23, 2013 11:12 ET

Vodafone: M2M Communications Could Prove Key to Manufacturing and Consumer Electronics

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2013) - Marketing Release: According to The state of M2M in manufacturing and consumer electronics, a new research paper from Vodafone, manufacturing and consumer electronics is a highly competitive market where finding the next big revenue opportunity is vital -- and M2M could be just what's needed.

According to 49% of respondents in this sector, the top motivator for M2M adoption is competitive advantage. Manufacturers, particularly those creating the latest consumer electronics, can use M2M to transform their products into smart, connected devices.

Manufacturers know that in order to compete and grow, they have to innovate constantly and find new products that add value for customers. But differentiation of the end product is not enough. Manufacturers must create value-added services to include with their products that are not easily copied. These might include warranty, asset tracking, security and predictive maintenance services. M2M can enable all these value-added services for manufacturing businesses.

The state of M2M in manufacturing and consumer electronics highlights findings from Vodafone's main research paper, The M2M adoption barometer 2013, which discusses the global adoption of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications for operational efficiency, amongst other advantages. It confirms the broad industry and global coverage of M2M technology and how the effects are transforming large and small scale businesses.

To download and read The state of M2M in manufacturing and consumer electronics research paper in full, visit

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Lia Banton
    Marketing Manager - M2M Northern Europe
    Vodafone Global Enterprise Ltd.