Satellite operators look to build vertical expertise to capitalise on the M2M opportunity

12 April 2013
Report type: Research Note
Author(s): Michele Mackenzie - Associate Principal Analyst
Keywords: M2M, machine-to-machine, satellite, Orbcomm, Iridium, Inmarsat, GlobalTrak, MobileNet, StarTrak, SCADA
Number of Pages: 5

Satellite players are pursuing opportunities in the M2M marketplace. Most are following a dual-pronged strategy, developing their traditional wholesale businesses while exploring which verticals provide most opportunities for satellite in the M2M market. Despite growing demand for satellite services, there are still significant barriers to uptake, not least of all cost. This Research Note examines the key factors which are driving the M2M satellite market and its potential for growth. 

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