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Welcome to M2M News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market.

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According to a new market research report, published by MarketsandMarkets the total M2M market is expected to reach $85.96 billion by 2017 at a CAGR of 26.1 percent from 2012 to 2017. Read Original Content

The Global Internet of Things and Machine-To-Machine communications market is expected to reach $290 billion by 2017, rising at a compound annual growth rate of 30.1 percent between 2012 to 2017, according to a report by MarketsandMarkets. Read Original Content

According to a recent report by Analysis Mason, the number of M2M device connections worldwide will increase from 100.4 million in 2011 to 2.1 billion by 2021, implying an average annual growth rate of 36 percent. Read Original Content

ILS Technology provides ready-to-use cloud based platforms to implement and manage M2M (machine to machine) and embedded wireless devices that connect to SAP.  ILS Technology simplifies deployments and offers unparalleled security to protect company and customer data and to ensure regulatory compliance. This newsletter is sponsored in part by ILS Technology.

The global market for Cellular M2M Modules is projected to reach $2.76 billion, primarily driven by expanding applications of Cellular M2M Communications, and strong support from Governments across the globe. Read Original Contact

IMS Research estimates that more than 25 million smart grid-enabled devices, such as smart thermostats, smart energy displays, and smart appliances with the ability to communicate with smart meters, will be shipped in the U.S. in the next five years. Read Original Content

The State Grid Corporation of China has announced ambitious plans to install 300 million smart meters by 2015. China intends to reach or even exceed a target of 50 million total smart meters this year alone. Read Original Content

By the end of 2016, annual worldwide shipments for smart meters will reach 130 million units, reports IDC Energy Insights. Read Original Content

Founded in 1979, DSI is a global provider of Enterprise Mobility Solutions®, helping companies worldwide increase productivity and profitability regardless of data source, device type, operating system or network connectivity.  DSI serves clients globally through its offices in Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by DSI,

Logistics and hospitals have been the primary drivers of the nascent real time location systems market, bringing it to nearly $300 million in 2012. Read Original Content

Southeast Asia smart grid revenue generated by the investment in transmission, substation, and distribution upgrades will grow from approximately $1.9 billion in 2011 to $4.5 billion in 2020. Read Original Content

In the face of recent blackouts across the U.S. and internationally, smart grid technology represents a value proposition in addressing excessive costs of service interruptions, estimated to reach $71 billion in the U.S. alone by 2020, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. Read Original Content

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Full Disclosure: I am a mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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Kevin Benedict serves as the Senior Vice President, Solutions Strategy, at Regalix, a Silicon Valley based company, focused on bringing the best strategies, digital technologies, processes and people together to deliver improved customer experiences, journeys and success through the combination of intelligent solutions, analytics, automation and services. He is a popular writer, speaker and futurist, and in the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries. He has over 32 years of experience working with strategic enterprise IT solutions and business processes, and he is also a veteran executive working with both solution and services companies. He has written dozens of technology and strategy reports, over a thousand articles, interviewed hundreds of technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries.