Engineering Live: The Global Explosion of M2M Connections (On Demand)

New research from Berg Insight states that the global number of mobile network connections used for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication will increase by 21% in 2014 to reach 213.9 million at the year-end. Over the next five years, the global number of wireless M2M connections is forecasted to grow 22.9% each year to reach 599.7 million connections in 2019.

On this episode of Engineering Live, ECN’s expert panel discuss:

  • What it will take to reach 600 million connections by 2019.
  • Connected, driverless cars, and whether or not we’ll drive one before we die.
  • How to move M2M forward using unrelated sensors performing different operations on non-proprietary networks.
  • The difference between IoT and M2M.
  • Where to find the ROI, as the industry hasn’t done particularly well when showing the value of Big Data.
  • Achieving universal coverage in our current landscape.
  • How to choose between a chip-down design and an embedded or standalone modem.
  • Successful M2M applications, on both large and small scales.
  • What a drastically more connected world will look like.

Panelists include: Scott Schwalbe, CEO, NimbeLink; Dunstan Power, Director of ByteSnap Design; and ECN’s Editorial Director, David Mantey.

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