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BuddeComm Intelligence Report - M2M, IoT and Big Data - Key Global Trends

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BuddeComm Intelligence Report - M2M, IoT and Big Data - Key Global Trends

There certainly is a lot of interest in the M2M market. But what we are seeing is only what is happening on the surface. Most of the M2M activities are taking place unnoticed. For example, all new electronic devices are now M2M devices. Tens of millions of smart meters have already been deployed by the electricity industry, with literally hundreds of millions of them in the pipeline. Healthcare is another key industry. All new hospitals now operate large-scale M2M operations, tracking their equipment with real-time information. Most local governments have invested massively in mapping their assets; this is now being followed up by adding connectivity to these assets whether it is streetlamps, drainage, sewerage or trees, all are in the process of becoming part of a smart city.

The other critical element for the future of telecommunications is to use the network with all of the M2M devices connected to it in such a way that it collects the data from these devices, process that data and then delivers executable real-time analyses to the users of the M2M services. This development is also known as Big Data.

Despite the potential advantages of Big Data, particularly for the healthcare sector there are still large concerns surrounding privacy. While the Big Data that is floating around somewhere in clouds is becoming increasingly critical to business operations, very few companies have a good understanding of where their data is at any given time. As well as this, the enormous amount of data that is now collected is placing a real strain on the tools that are used to analyse that data.

This BuddeComm Intelligence Report provides insights into the developments referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications as well as exploring the concept of managing Big Data. It provides unique and valuable examples of smart city projects, which provide an indication of the future potential of M2M/IoT developments. It also includes information on the RFID market, which has a promising future in Machine-to-Machine transmission applications and is already in widespread use around the world.

Latest developments:

There are a number of potential standards being discussed for IoT, with the focus being on interoperability. Backed by mobile 26 operators and related companies; in August 2015 the GSMA launched the Mobile IoT initiative which will work to accelerate the use of Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) solutions in licensed spectrum. Global M2M connections at end-2014 are estimated to have reached almost a quarter of a billion. M2M growth is strongest in developing markets. The Radio-frequency identification (RFID) market grew by 19% in 2014. Retailers are investing in RFID mainly for stock counting. Cyber-physical systems are an emerging area that won't replace the IoT/M2M backbone of sensor-driven smart infrastructure/cities, but it will build upon it.

Hop topics:

The Internet of Things includes elements of M2M; sensors network; Behavioural Attitudinal Geolocation; smart grids; information processing; Complex Event Planning (CEP); U-CEP, personal informatics; artificial intelligence; E-Science; NBN; Cloud Computing; smart cities; business opportunities; sector transformation, Big Data, Cyber-physical systems.

1. Synopsis
2. Analysis of the M2M and IoT market in 2015
3. Key issues that will make or break the M2M market
3.1 M2M hype and reality
3.2 Global operators show M2M leadership
3.3 M2M and connected devices
3.4 Published M2M statistics
3.4.1 Global M2M connections
3.5 M2M is already bigger than you think
4. Internet of Things' (IoT)
4.1 IoT transforming product-based economies to ones based on services
4.2 The Internet of Things will thrive by 2025
5. Who will dominate the IoT market?
6. IoT standardisation developments
6.1 GSMA establishes Mobile IoT Initiative
6.2 Will Googles Brillo and Weave change the IoT model?
7. Cyber-physical systems
8. Telcos and the science of Big Data
8.1 How to manage and secure Big Data
8.2 Privacy a key issue for Big Data
9. From SCaDa to IoT
10. Sensors
10.1 Sensor applications for a smarter world
10.1.1 Smart cities
10.1.2 Smart environment
10.1.3 Smart water
10.1.4 Smart metering
10.1.5 Security and emergencies
10.1.6 Retail
10.1.7 Logistics
10.1.8 Industrial control
10.1.9 Smart agriculture
10.1.10 Smart animal farming
10.1.11 Domestic and home automation
10.1.12 E-health
10.2 Micro-electronic-mechanical devices
10.3 Nanotechnology
10.4 Commercial IoT products
11. Radio-frequency identification (RFID)
11.1 RFID a business revolution
11.2 Rapidly maturing technology
11.2.1 Use in healthcare poised to grow
11.2.2 Use in identification
11.3 Spectrum allocation
12. Application examples
12.1 OpenFlow the programmable network revolution
12.2 Behavioural Attitudinal Geolocation
12.3 Deep Packet Inspection (DPI)
12.4 Cloud Computing an essential element of the Internet of Things
12.5 Ubiquitous Complex Event Processing (U-CEP)
12.6 Cognitive computing
12.7 Wireless Networks
12.8 Smart grids
12.9 Cosm
12.10 Smartphones
12.11 e-entertainment
12.12 IPv6
12.13 Opportunistic computing
12.14 Connected lifestyle
12.15 E-Science
12.15.1 Citizens E-Science
12.15.2 From video to virtual knowledge
13. Related reports
Table 1 Global M2M module market 2011; 2012; 2015; 2018
Table 2 Global M2M connections 2010 - 2015
Table 3 Global spending on Big Data 2013; 2018
Exhibit 1 The first major M2M alliances
Exhibit 2 The OneM2M initiative
Exhibit 3 Amazon Dash Button
Exhibit 4 RFID spectrum frequencies and application examples
Exhibit 5 Smart shopping
Exhibit 6 Lifetime customer relationships
Exhibit 7 Many Eyes e-science web site example
Exhibit 8 GigaPort3

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