Near field communications could significantly enhance most M2M solutions

22 March 2013
Report type: Research Note
Author(s): Emma Buckland
Keywords: M2M, machine-to-machine, NFC, near field communications
Number of Pages: 5

Since its inception around 10 years ago Near Field Communication (NFC) has been mainly talked of in the context of mobile payments and e-ticketing. Yet there are other uses including applications in the M2M market for which near field communication solutions, whether using NFC or other solutions (e.g. bar codes, other RFID technologies), are well suited. This Research Note reviews the ways in which near field communications can be incorporated into M2M applications, what the overall opportunity could be in terms of M2M Revenue Generating Units (RGUs) and which verticals could benefit most. 

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