Report: M2M falls behind expectations, represents 0.5% of operators' revenue

While machine-to-machine connection increased 22 per cent year-over-year as of June, the revenue ($5.58 billion) and number of connections (132 million) from the sector are failing to meet industry expectations, according to a new Informa Telecoms & Media study. "To put the M2M numbers into perspective, total global cellular connections were 6.28 billion at the end of June and annualised operator service revenues totaled $1.14 trillion," according to Jamie Moss, senior analyst for M2M at Informa. "This means just one M2M connection exists for every 50 'human' connections and $1 of M2M revenue is generated for every $200 of service revenues." Release