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The cumulative global connections in the cellular M2M market will rise greatly from 2011 to 2017. Some important industry players have published their own forecasts of 20 billion to 50 billion total connected devices by 2020 for the broader "Internet of Things." Nevertheless, a key challenge for the industry remains the complexity of developing, deploying, and managing M2M applications over the cellular network. This is a challenge both for mobile network operators that are trying to offer profitable services tailored to the M2M market, as well as for application developers and service providers that are trying to reduce costs, speed time to market, and simplify robust application deployments. This report covers the market for two key segments of the M2M software platform market, namely connected device platforms (CDP) and application enablement platforms (AEP). CDPs enable the cost-effective deployment and management of M2M connections over cellular networks. AEPs enable quicker and less expensive application development as well as granular remote device management. A technology overview is provided, including analysis of emerging standards and open-source tools, key market issues are addressed, the competitive landscape and value chain are analyzed, and detailed five-year forecasts are offered for both CDP and AEP revenue on a global basis.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  • Top Line Forecast
  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • 1.1. Top Line Forecast
    • 1.2. Drivers
    • 1.3. Inhibitors
    • 1.4. Summary and Strategic Recommendations
  • 2. TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
    • 2.1. M2M Software Platforms in the Mobile Value Chain
    • 2.2. Role and Function of Connected Device Platforms (CDP)
    • 2.3. Role and Function of Application Enablement Platforms (AEPs)
    • 2.4. Horizontal M2M Service Layer Standards Development
    • 2.5. Open-Source M2M Software and Tools
    • 2.6. Internet of Things (IoT) Middleware
  • 3. MARKET ISSUES AND TRENDS
    • 3.1. Overview of Connected Device Platform (CDP) Market Drivers and Inhibitors
    • 3.2. CDP "Build Versus Buy" Debate
    • 3.3. Dwindling Number of Remaining Mobile Network Operator CDP Potential Customers
    • 3.4. Partnerships, Alliances, and the Need for a Global Footprint
    • 3.5. Overview of Application Enablement Platform (AEP) Market Drivers and Inhibitors
    • 3.6. Mobile Network Operators Striving to Move up the Value Chain with AEPs
    • 3.7. Partnership and Go-To-Market Models for AEP Delivery
    • 3.8. AEPs and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • 4. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • 4.1. Connected Device Platform (CDP) Players
    • 4.2. Application Enablement Platform (AEP) Players
  • 5. MARKET FORECASTS
    • 5.1. Forecast Methodology
    • 5.2. Key Forecast Assumptions
    • 5.3. Total M2M Software Platform Forecasts
    • 5.4. Connected Device Platform (CDP) Forecasts
    • 5.5. Application Enablement Platform (AEP) Forecasts
  • 6. COMPANY DIRECTORY
  • 7. ACRONYMS
  • 8. LINKS TO RELATED RESEARCH
    • 8.1. Scope of Study
    • 8.2. Sources and Methodology
    • 8.3. Notes

Charts

  1. Total M2M Software Platform Revenue Market, World Market, Forecast: 2011 to 2017
  2. Total M2M Software Platform Revenue Market
  3. Total Connected Devices Platform (CDP) Revenue, Actual vs. TAM
  4. Total Application Enablement Platform (AEP) Revenue, Actual vs. TAM
  5. Total CDP Revenue by Region
  6. Total CDP Revenue by Application
  7. Total AEP Revenue by Region
  8. Total AEP Revenue by Application

Figures

  1. M2M Software Platforms in the Mobile Value Chain
  2. Scope of Connected Device Platforms (CDPs)
  3. Scope of Application Enablement Platforms (AEP)
  4. Internet of Things (IoT) Middleware
  5. Share of Value in the M2M Service Chain
  6. APIs and the Internet of Things