Archive for the ‘M2M’ Category

  • Who do you trust in a world of digital disruption?

    on Feb 10, 14 • in Analytics, Billing, M2M, News, Payments • with No Comments

    Who do you trust in a world of digital disruption?

     Or, perhaps, how do you trust in a world of digital disruption? We have been saying for some time that the winning currency in the coming months and years will be trust. The question is – who do customers actually trust? Banks used to be right up there, but their trust quota dropped through the floor during the financial crisis of 2008/9. Since then – even though the banking industry has bounced back – it has continued to plummet. In a personal note on unworkable regulation released by a partner of Collyer Bristow, several examples

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  • Jim Morrish from Machina Research talks M2M

    on Oct 23, 13 • in Billing, Interviews, M2M, Video • with No Comments

    Telcos are having to reach outside their traditional markets for growth. M2M is an option. It typically doesn’t use a lot of data but it involves a lot of new relationships and this could be a challenge for some operators. Here what else Jim and Machina foresee

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  • M2M is not a market – and very complicated

    on Oct 16, 13 • in Beyond Billing, M2M, News • with No Comments

    M2M is not a market – and very complicated

    New research from Infonetics forecasts that the ‘M2M’ market will triple in size between now and 2017. They predict it will grow from around $15 billion in 2012 to $31 billion in 2017 – passing $20 billion in 2015. Right now the sectors driving this ‘market’ are automotive, transport and logistics, which make up a third of the current market. Good news then. Except, the ‘M2M’ market is varied, complex and operators are still trying to work out how to make the kind of money they need to in order to recoup their investment.

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  • The Dangers of Backup Cameras in Connected Cars

    on Aug 12, 13 • in Big Data, Infographics, M2M, Opinion • with No Comments

    The Dangers of Backup Cameras in Connected Cars

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  • Connected Cars Are a Great Concept – but also Hackable

    on Aug 9, 13 • in Beyond Billing, M2M, News • with No Comments

    Connected Cars Are a Great Concept – but also Hackable

    Nowadays you don’t need a crowbar to break into a car. All you need is a laptop and some clever software. The effect will be the same – or worse, depending on how evil the hacker is feeling. While it is tempting to use unseemly levity when it comes to hacking – such as the intriguing idea of Google Glass being used to enhance acitivities of an, eh hem, adult nature, or the less appealing idea of being hijacked and taken into web sites awash with malware. Or even the idea of Google Glass going

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  • DOB, QoS and BoBO – Billing for Non-Telco Services

    on Jul 29, 13 • in Billing, Billing Driven Opportunities, M2M • with No Comments

    DOB, QoS and BoBO – Billing for Non-Telco Services

    We recently examined the potential revenue opportunities of Direct Operator Billing (DOB). It is clearly not the only strategy for ‘replacing’ the revenue lost due to OTT erosion – but potentially a very effective one. If you accept that the network (along with customer service) is the key differentiator, then operators have some major opportunities to leverage this. While consumers will appreciate, say, a good quality video experience, it is the application and content providers who need to be sure of delivering quality services. Microsoft, for instance, wants to launch Exchange, Sharepoint or a suite

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  • Video: How Will M2M, Cloud, and Connection Management Work?

    on Nov 29, 12 • in Cloud Billing, In Depth, M2M, Video • with No Comments

    IMS research claims that there will be more than 326 million cellular M2M connections globally by 2016, up from about 107 million today. For that to happen though, M2M has to play well with all that’s happening in the cloud. As a result, telcos have to figure out how to make on-demand connection management work across networks, clouds, and the public Internet

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  • M2M is Big, but Who will Make the Money?

    on Oct 22, 12 • in Analytics, M2M, Opinion • with No Comments

    There was a focus on M2M at the recent ETIS Gathering in Athens. We agree that the market is about scale but we still cannot quite see where the opportunities lie. The now famous statistic that by 2020 50 billion devices will be connected was quoted several times and was not in any serious dispute. Research from Machina sizes the overall market at $913 billion (714 billion euros) at the magical 2020 weigh point. The market that is addressable by CSPs is $339 billion, according to Machina, but of that only $5 billion will be about

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  • A Stack of Stats – Part 2 M2M software market is BIG, says ABI Research

    on Jul 12, 12 • in M2M, News • with No Comments

    The $1.7 Billion M2M Software Market Sees Developers Increasingly Out-Sourcing Core Functionality | Press Release | ABI Research

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  • TelecomTV | Seven major operators form global M2M partnership

    on Jul 11, 12 • in M2M, News • with No Comments

    Interesting development in the M2M world, or at least the connectivity piece. It will be interesting to see how many telecoms companies will venture into the unknown world beyond connectivity, with so many other opportunities and threats to address – payments, OTT players (both opportunities). TelecomTV | News | Seven major operators form global M2M partnership

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