Do recent announcements from the GMA and the Bridge Alliance indicate a coming-of-age for Cellular M2M connectivity?

23 February 2015
Report type: Research Note
Author(s): Jim Morrish
Keywords: IoT, internet of things, internet, things, M2M, machine-to-machine, alliance, GMA, global, association, bridge, world, Vodafone, Deutsche, Telekom, Orange, Telia, Sonera, Sprint, Softbank, Bell, Canada, Telecom, Italia, TeliaSonera, SingTel, Docomo, NTT
Number of Pages: 7

On the 18th February, the Global M2M Association announced a ‘seamless global connectivity solution’, supported by Ericsson. On the 23rd February, the Bridge Alliance made a similar announcement. Is there something in the water, or do these two announcements signify a wider development of strategic and market significance? This Research Note examines these two deals and identifies the possible implications for the way in which M2M services are delivered globally.

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