Jul 2, 2012

Where is the value in the M2M value chain?

M2M has historically been viewed as a specialist market in the context of the wider mobile industry. It struggled to achieve scale because many applications focused on narrow, enterprise sector opportunities.

These applications also involved proprietary designs and significant expenditure on customized engineering efforts. As a result, the value proposition was only perceived in few application areas where there were exceptionally strong financial or operational imperatives. However, this situation is constantly evolving and companies need to understand how value is shifting as they plan their business strategies.