The cellular M2M connectivity service market grew at a robust 26.2% in 2011, rising from 87.7 million cumulative connections in 2010 to 110.6 million cumulative connections globally in 2011. Despite the continuing global economic crisis, the cellular M2M market benefited from increasing numbers of mobile network operators launching M2M service offerings as their core voice/data services market grows increasingly mature and saturated. Likewise, strong growth, particularly in smart grid and automotive telematics programs, helped to drive overall cellular M2M connections and revenue. As mobile network operators have become increasingly central to the M2M value chain, MVNOs and other types of M2M connectivity services providers have had to become more innovative in their technology offerings and competitive strategies. ABI Research expects cumulative cellular M2M connections to rise to 364.5 million globally by 2016.
This report discusses the market and technical trends impacting the cellular M2M connectivity services market, analyzes cellular M2M connectivity service provider strategic responses, and forecasts cellular M2M connections and revenue growth for the period from 2007 through 2016, segmented by region, application, and air interface standard.