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Mobile Network Operator Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Strategies

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Machine to Machine (M2M) is unleashing a wave of new possibilities for data gathering, predictive analytics and automation. M2M can be employed in various mundane yet important tasks in virtually every industry/segment including healthcare, telematics, asset management, surveillance, power grid, connected home, connected car and much more. M2M services are a key part of every successful enterprise strategy to improve business processes, increase productivity, and cut costs through automated operations and processes. It empowers managers with greater awareness and insight into business and systems operations.

The M2M ecosystem is complex and includes device manufacturers, wireless service providers, integrators, platform providers and developers. When the traditional value-chain for M2M is taken into consideration, the role of telecom carrier is relegated to data transfer only. This leaves the mobile network operator to occupy a small value proposition. In order to capture larger portion of M2M value, leading carriers have positioned themselves so offer a variety of services, M2M platform, applications, and specialized solutions to cater to particular industry verticals such a fleet management. However, these initiatives require that the network operators leave their comfort zone to develop services outside their core business.

This report evaluates network operator M2M strategies from 16 global carriers representing North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia and the Middle-East. Their strategies are not evaluated in isolation to M2M alone but rather within the context of their overall business strategies. This research report employs various analysis methodologies including Porter's Five Forces Analysis.

This research is a must-read for anyone within the carrier M2M community including their partners, suppliers, customers, and competitors.

Target Audience:
Mobile network operators
Systems integration companies
Enterprise companies of all types
Investment and M&A companies of all types
M2M equipment and service providers of all types

Companies in Report:

Telekom Austria Group
Deutsche Telekom
Etisalat Group
Everything Everywhere
France Telecom-Orange Group
Roger Communication
Türk Telekom

Table of Contents

Executive Summary 9
Ch 1 - Introduction to M2M 11
Basics and M2M 11
Advantages of M2M 13
Applications of M2M 14
Real World Examples of M2M 16
Ch 2 - Stakeholders in M2M Ecosystem 17
Basics of M2M 17
Logical building-blocks of M2M 17
Data Acquisition 17
Data transmission 18
Data Analysis 19
The M2M Value Chain - Functional break-up of M2M 21
Equipment supplier 21
Software publisher 22
Telecom operator 22
Consulting 22
Integrator 22
Hosting and service platform supplier 22
Distributor 22
Ch - 3 Market Scenario for Telecom Carriers 24
New Avenue for Telecom Carriers 24
1. New Opportunities 24
2. Regulatory requirements 25
3. Low Capex requirement 25

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