3G Machine-to-Machine Market

According to a new study from ABI Research, 3G modules will achieve only a 30% penetration of the M2M market by 2012. 3G will become the technology of choice only where bandwidth demands and economics dictate and will play a smaller role in 3G M2M market development over the next five years.

High speed wireless M2M will find its natural uses where the need for high bandwidth outweighs the added cost. These include: fixed-wireless terminals that use cellular backhaul; multimedia content delivery to point-of-sale terminals such as digital marketing displays; high-speed telematics connectivity, including real-time navigation information; remote information displays — used, for example, in digital mobile advertising; and video surveillance, where wireless CCTV backhaul permits camera deployment without the need for cabled connections at each location.

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3G Cellular Machine-To-Machine Communications
3G Machine-To-Machine (M2M) Communications