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Welcome to M2M News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market.

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At an annual press event in San Jose, California this week, Cisco officials claimed the much-anticipated IoT industry could be a $14 trillion opportunity, and they are ready to embrace the change. Read Original Content

IoT & M2M communication is projected to be the fastest growing technology segments of the Information Technology sector in the next three to five years, with significant potential investments from companies to secure their computing environment. Read Original Content

Ericsson continues to expand its platforms for M2M services, which it sells directly to enterprises like Volvo, and as a managed offering for operators. It recently announced an alliance with corporate software giant SAP in this area, and now claims this is winning significant carrier support. Read Original Content

ILS Technology provides ready-to-use cloud based platforms to implement and manage M2M (machine to machine) and embedded wireless devices that connect to SAP.  ILS Technology simplifies deployments and offers unparalleled security to protect company and customer data and to ensure regulatory compliance. This newsletter is sponsored in part by ILS Technology.

U.S. telecom revenue will rise 7.1 percent in 2013, with cloud computing, M2M wireless services and cyber security the fastest-growing sectors, says the Telecommunications Industry Association. Read Original Content

According to Pyramid Research the Chinese cellular M2M market will become the world's largest this year, with device volumes increasing by over 40 percent to reach 45 million and growing to reach 138 million by 2017. Read Original Content

Sprint Nextel signed a deal with M2M enabler RACO Wireless to use the company's M2M platform and allow RACO's customers access Sprint's CDMA and LTE networks. Read Original Content
Driven by the government’s focus on the futuristic Internet of Things, embedding connectivity and intelligence in everyday objects, and a surge in private sector growth, China’s RFID card market will nearly double in value and more than double in units in 2017, according to Lux Research. Read Original Content

World smart grid sales at an installed value climbed to $36.5 billion in 2012 a growth of 30 percent on 2011, while M&A activity reached $19.5 billion, almost doubling the value of deals in the previous year. That's according to Memoori’s latest report. Read Original Content

According to a new report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice, the market for smart grid technologies will grow from $33 billion annually in 2012 to $73 billion by the end of 2020, totaling $494 billion in cumulative revenue over that period. Read Original Content

Worldwide smart meter shipments surpassed 20.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2012, representing year-over-year growth of 182.7 percent and a 33.9 percent increase over the third quarter of 2012, according to the IDC Energy Insights Worldwide Quarterly Smart Meter Tracker. Read Original Content

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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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Kevin Benedict serves as the Senior Vice President, Solutions Strategy, at Regalix, a Silicon Valley based company, focused on bringing the best strategies, digital technologies, processes and people together to deliver improved customer experiences, journeys and success through the combination of intelligent solutions, analytics, automation and services. He is a popular writer, speaker and futurist, and in the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries. He has over 32 years of experience working with strategic enterprise IT solutions and business processes, and he is also a veteran executive working with both solution and services companies. He has written dozens of technology and strategy reports, over a thousand articles, interviewed hundreds of technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries.