At first blush, Long Term Evolution (LTE) seems to have everything that machine-to-machine (M2M) users don’t need:
The Platform is built on open standards, to allow application developers to innovate
Sensinode plans to add support for the new standard, which implements the interface between M2M devices and M2M servers, in its NanoService™ Platform, making it the first commercial system to support the new standard for efficient M2M devices and networks.
The telecommunications industry has come a long way since Lily Tomlin’s iconic skit of telephone operator Ernestine accurately captured the frustrating experience of most customers.
Plug-and-Play Development Platform Enables Java Developers Worldwide to Prototype, Build and Launch M2M Applications
Industry analyst and consulting firm Analysys Mason estimated that there were 100.4 million connected devices at the end of 2011, with the number rising to 2.1 billion by 2021.
Cisco grabbed some of the limelight at the Consumer Electronics Show by unveiling a cloud-based video platform for service providers like cable TV companies.
ABI Research says that Value Added Services and Vertical Market Choices will determine operator winners and losers in the $31 Billion M2M Services Market
The wireless leader Verizon Communications Inc. plans to acquire Hughes Telematics Inc. for $612 million in cash or $12 per share.
This new business could potentially add $1 billion to its annual revenue as part of the No. 2 U.S. mobile operator’s ongoing effort to expand beyond cell phones.