This is reprinted from the James Brehm and Associates blog with permission.BY LAWRENCE LATHAM & JAMES BREHM THE OVERVIEW
Within the next week or so, there will be at least one sizable transaction in the MVNO space, with the amounts dwarfing the recent Axeda acquisition by PTC. The goal of these transactions is to turn one or more of the MVNOs into an end-to-end M2M solution provider on a global scale.
In today's Wall Street Journal they reported that Barnes and Noble is joining the Android market. The discussion was about the disappointing sales of the Nook in it's competition with Amazon's Kindle.
Normally, I don't write about consumer space but I think the issue of needing to consolidation in the Application venues is interesting. My general view point is that the Web should be its own App Store.
Long Term Evolution [LTE] deployments include the phasing out of various 2G and 2.5G solutions. However, the trend to support the data needs of human users is undeniable. However when it comes to machines, its not clear what drivers are going to make M2M an LTE driver.
Like humans, video for M2M surveillance is probably the most likely.
If you are new to the site, you may not realize how much more there is on the site, but its alot. Particularly we are working on our new M2M magazine. However, if you are new to us, let me take the opportunity to not only welcome you, but ask you to participate.
We need M2M to be as popular a term as Wi-Fi, in order for all the places M2M can help to truly take advantage of it.