Study: Vodafone in best position to exploit M2M market

Vodafone is the communications service provider (CSP) best placed to take advantage of the €714 billion global opportunity presented by machine-to-machine communication according to a study by specialist M2M research firm Machina Research. The firm revealed the results of its 2012 M2M Benchmarking Study, which rated major M2M service CSPs in six key areas that it said will determine their future success: pedigree, platform, place, partnerships, process and people. Machina said Vodafone's success in M2m will be largely due to its scale and geographical coverage: by 2020 its own footprint will cover 600 million addressable cellular M2M connections, second only to Deutsche Telekom, courtesy of DT's continuing presence in the United States. Release