Showing posts with label Numerex. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Numerex. Show all posts

Jan 10, 2020

2019 in Review: A changed IoT landscape

The turn of the year has triggered many people to reflect on what they were doing 10 years ago. With that in mind, I looked through my tracker of M2M and IoT corporate initiatives to see what has changed and what we might learn about the future. The main categories of initiative include the following: technology innovation, market entry/expansion, partnering, acquisitions/investments, distributor agreements, product/service innovation, business reorganization and outsourcing.

A more tightly knit IoT value-chain 

A snapshot of the 2009 industry covers a relatively well defined mobile-industry ecosystem. This largely centered on mobile operator initiatives, driven by leading operators and supported by GSMA efforts to develop a new market for the mobile ecosystem.

Jan 4, 2015

2014 Corporate Initiatives; market rules are changing

Following several years of rapid growth, the 141 corporate initiatives in 2014 almost matched the 147 events that occurred in 2013.

In 2014, companies in the M2M eco-system were less active in several areas. As illustrated below, there were fewer recorded events of companies either: expanding into new market segments; promoting new technology; and, entering into partnering agreements. Product innovation saw a rise in activity as companies launched new products and services. In general, these addressed the needs for specific customer applications.

May 14, 2013

Verizon M2M - revised priorities?

My attention was recently drawn to Verizon’s recruitment activities in the M2M sector. I was intrigued by the profiles and the roughly 130 positions Verizon has been trying to fill notably when these are viewed against the acquisitions it made as part of its M2M strategy. More on this will follow after a recap of Verizon’s initiatives.

Apr 23, 2013

M2M service provider metrics

This note is part of my occasional series dealing with business metrics for the M2M sector. On this occasion I examine a few operational benchmarks for an M2M service provider. In this case, I have drawn on data for Numerex in the US which is one of a few publicly quoted entities in the M2M market.

Numerex was established in 1992 and has focused on wireless connectivity since 1999 after divesting its wire line business to BT. The company recently passed the 2m connections milestone during Q1-2013. While this connections base is small in relation to the M2M business units of the large mobile operators (many of which fall in roughly the 5–10m range) it serves as a useful reference point for business planning, performance benchmarking and investor due diligence insights. These are highly topical in the present climate where companies are expanding their M2M operations; this earlier post on building a billion dollar M2M business, for example, has been the most read item on this site in recent months.