The Number of M2M device connections is set to grow at a CAGR of up to 50% worldwide in some sectors during the next ten years.
Machine-to-machine (M2M) device connections will grow to 2.1 billion by 2021, which will have far-reaching implications for communications service providers (CSPs), vendors and networks.
As growth in the number of mobile handsets slows in the developed world, M2M presents itself as the one of the next opportunities to connect commercial and consumer devices. Many operators in developed markets believe M2M represents the solution to generating new revenue streams and offsetting declining revenue from voice services and per byte of data.
This Forecast Report presents the annual update of Analysys Mason's M2M device connections forecast, which includes detailed ten-year forecasts of connections, revenue and ARPU for 7 sectors and 20 M2M applications, for eight geographical regions worldwide.
This Report provides:
analysis of key forecast data for connections, revenue and ARPU, worldwide and for eight regions
a comparison of the trends in developed and emerging markets, and for fixed and mobile M2M solutions
a comparison of the latest forecast with our previous forecast
recommendations for CSPs.
The data annex
The accompanying Excel data annex includes more than 14 000 data points, providing ten-year forecasts of:
M2M device connections
M2M connectivity-related revenue.
The forecasts are split into the following seven industry sectors and 20 M2M solutions.
Industry sector M2M application
Automotive and transport
Commercial fleet tracking
Consumer connected cars
Residential connected alarms
Commercial connected alarms
Residential connected security sensors
Commercial connected security sensors
Cardiovascular disease monitoring
Other disease monitoring (for example, diabetes)
Body area networks
Video surveillance devices
Police patrol car first responder devices
Paramedic first responder devices
Fire fighter first responder devices
Commercial electric meters
Commercial water meters
Commercial gas meters
Residential utility meters
All of these forecasts are split into the following eight geographical regions:
Developed markets Emerging markets
Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)
Developed Asia–Pacific (DVAP)
North America (NA)
Western Europe (WE)
Caribbean and Latin America (CALA)
Emerging Asia–Pacific (EMAP)
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
Author Analysys Mason