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M2M Application Enablement Platforms


Application Enablement Platforms (AEP) decrease M2M application development time and extend application reach. They operate in the value-added services (VAS) portion of the M2M/IoE value chain—a market projected to exceed $100 billion in five years. AEP value for enterprise is the time-to-market advantage, and dramatic reduction in application development costs. However, inhibiting adoption is internal application development and general lack of awareness of this supplier segment.

In this report, ABI Research examines and quantifies the drivers and threats to AEPs. It also examines the trends and supplier activities shaping the AEP marketplace including analysis of AEP suppliers in a three layer taxonomy of the M2M VAS ecosystem.

AEPs are quantified in terms of revenues and connections. Revenue segmentation is provided by region, by M2M application, and by connection type. Connected assets enabled by AEPs are also quantified for cellular and non-cellular machine connections.

Table of Contents

    • 1.1. AEPs: Core Capabilities and Services
    • 1.2. AEP Drivers
    • 1.3. AEP Threats
    • 2.1. AEPs in the M2M VAS Value Chain
    • 2.2. Trends and Supplier Activities Shaping the AEP Marketplace
      • 2.2.1. Cloud Services Scalability and Responsiveness
      • 2.2.2. Big Cloud, Little Cloud
      • 2.2.3. Intelligence in the Device or in the Cloud
      • 2.2.4. Device Intelligence by Industry Vertical
      • 2.2.5. Device Turnover/Certification Programs
      • 2.2.6. Device OEM and Electronic Distributor Service Expansion
      • 2.2.7. Partnerships
      • 2.2.8. Analytics Engine Suppliers
      • 2.2.9. Pricing Models
    • 3.1. Revenue Forecast Methodology and Drivers
    • 3.2. AEP Revenues by Application
    • 3.3. AEP Revenues by Region
    • 3.4. Total M2M Connections by Connection Type
    • 3.5. AEP Connections by Connection Type
    • 3.6. AEP Revenues by Connection Type


  1. AEP Revenues by Application, World Market, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  2. AEP Revenues by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  3. Total M2M Connections by Connection Type, World Market, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  4. AEP Connections by Connection Type, World Market, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  5. AEP Revenues by Connection Type, World Market, Forecast: 2012 to 2018


  1. Connected Machine Value Chain
  2. M2M Value-added Services Value Chain