Operators around the globe are aggressively pursuing M2M and the embedded wireless opportunity. Many are already seeing strong growth from embedded consumer devices such as ereaders, tablets, laptops and more.
But analysts predict even more M2M growth from industries such as healthcare and automotive, where applications such as health monitoring and vehicle tracking will proliferate in the coming years.
This anticipated growth will come with challenges. The current wireless ecosystem is set up to handle devices that are subsidized and replaced every two or three years--most embedded devices likely will have a much longer lifespan, meaning that the embedded wireless technology must be sustainable for a longer period of time. How can operators, retailers, chipmakers and the entire ecosystem prepare for this growth and establish the right business models to make this emerging area sustainable?
Join me for a unique virtual event, "Embedded Wireless Devices," to explore the latest developments in this area. The virtual event will take place on June 28 starting at 10 a.m. EST. We have some great speakers including Glenn Lurie of AT&T, Jim Buczkowski of Ford Motor Co., Jody Ranck of the mHealth Alliance, Steve Pazol of nPhase and more. To view the entire agenda and register (attendance is free!), click here. --Sue