How do you see the IoT Glass ?

Optimists are said to be those who see the glass as half full, while pessimists see the glass as half empty.

M2M Optimists focus on benefits, often tries to find the good in everything, and often this perspective can cause less stress, less anxiety, and a more empowering and motivating attitude. However, despite these benefits, excessive optimism can cause them to ignore risks and costs.

I don’t wish to deride optimism, I think it’s incredibly important to being a flourishing human being. At the same time, I think it needs to be balanced and realistic. Ignoring reality might bring them some temporary pleasure, but it can also hurt them badly in the long-run.

Instead, M2M pessimist need to learn how to acknowledge the obstacles, risks, and costs that come with M2M, while still being confident and hopeful about the future.

I want to present you some facts so you can decide either you are an M2M optimist or pessimist and if you are a company interested in invest in this market you can decide if is another burble or is a real and succulent business.

In June/2012, Analysis Mason predicted that machine-to-machine (M2M) device connections worldwide will grow by a factor of 20 in the next ten years, from 100.4 million to 2.1 billion. Revenue associated with M2M connectivity will also increase dramatically over the same period, from USD5.7 billion in 2011 to USD50.9 billion in 2021.

Every year Machina Research makes its predictions about what the coming year holds in the world of machine-to-machine and the internet of things. In the 2012 its study finds that M2M connections will grow from two billion in 2011 to 18 billion in 2022, of which 2.6 billion will be wireless wide area network connections. Total market revenue will exceed USD1 trillion.

The famous Ericsson´s vision of more than 50 Billion Connected Devices in 2020 or Cisco´s estimations of 25 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2015 and 50 billion by 2020, among others, have created great interest in all kind of actors of the complex value chain and investors to capture part of this big cake.

In September/2012,  stated that amongst the different hardware components used in M2M solutions, the market for communication module holds the highest share as of 2011 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 32.4% from 2012 to 2017. Some of the predominant technologies utilized for communication in M2M solutions are 2G, Ethernet, WiFi, Power Line, and ZigBee

At present, over 100 million vending machines, vehicles, smoke alarms, and other devices are sharing information automatically. In 2012, major initiatives from operators such as Deutsche Telekom, included the launch of the M2M Marketplace, for buyers and sellers of M2M products, and the launch of the M2M Developer Community to support solution developers and users in the growing market.


According with Berg Insight, the total number of M2M devices worldwide is expected to hit around 37.9 million by 2016, according to research firm Berg Insight.

M2M in UK

Machine-to-machine provider on course to increase number of M2M-connected contracts it sells in the UK and Europe by 41 per cent year-on-year

M2M firm Wireless Logic says it expects SIM sales to reach one million by the end of 2012. The company’s co-founder and marketing and sales director, Philip Cole, revealed an estimated market growth of 27 per cent between 2012 and 2016.

Predictions in M2M for Utilities sector  (electricity, gas, water) will growth from 100 millions en 2010 to 1.500 millones of devices in 2020.

M2M in Spain

June/2012 in Spain :2.590.000 líne m2m activated .

At the end of November, there was 2,75 M2M millions in Spain.


Predictions in M2M for Utilities sector  (electricity, gas, water) will growth from 100 millions en 2010 to 1.500 millones of devices in 2020.


Telefonica report “Car industry must remodel itself to exploit the ‘connected future’ is an optimist view of our driving experience.

I hope that after read this post you become more optimistic in the promising future “Internet of things”.



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