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The future of M2M: the challenges, opportunities and innovations in this flourishing market

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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.

In this webinar, Principal Analyst Steve Hilton and Head of Custom Research Tom Rebbeck present highlights from our latest research and our forthcoming worldwide M2M connections, revenue and ARPU forecast. They provide insight into the demand for M2M services, the market's growth factors, and the many and varying opportunities M2M presents.

The topics discussed in this webinar include:

  • latest forecast update insights: where is the market is going? Where are the opportunities?
  • key carrier challenges: appropriate partnerships; channel capacity and channel expertise; technical resources; geographical coverage concerns
  • tracking innovation in M2M: highlights from Analysys Mason’s forthcoming M2M innovation tracker.