This IDC study examines the Western European machine-to-machine (M2M) market for 2012–2017 with revenue trends and market growth forecasts. This study identifies the characteristics that wireless operators need to be successful in the M2M market.
"With a strong roster of partners, mobile operators will be able to connect customers to any solution and ensure easy end-to-end delivery, placing themselves at the center of the M2M market," said Angela Salmeron, research manager, IDC Mobile Enterprise Strategies EMEA. "Mobile operators also need to ensure their management platforms are top notch, as this is one of the most critical features across all M2M deployments. Both device and application management platforms are key areas in which mobile operators can differentiate their services and effectively leverage their assets to add value and capture a greater share of the M2M opportunity."