Hardware Considerations Typically: modem & GPS receiver, specific frequencies, specific speed, carrier specific Protocol TCP/IP, UDP, fixed or dynamic IP, session management Terminals Off the shelf complete certified devices, stand alone Needs power, antenna & sensor input (s) Pricing $95 - $400. Modules Board level Embedded Best of both worlds $30 $75 Development Kits $500 - $2K Certifications FCC PTCRB 8 weeks & $25K Carrier 6 weeks $0 - $4K
Bug Labs’ Wireless Innovation Platform and includes: BUGbase 2.0
2GB MicroSD card
Four hours of dedicated training / support
Module Developer Kit (MDK): Comprehensive tools to help you create flexible solutions Access to our support sites for technical product documentation, tools, drivers, and product updates. Development board with access to all the communication and I/O interfaces available on the module. Programming Kit (PK) for downloading of code and provisioning modules All necessary cabling and connectors needed to get your development started quickly The Fusion Wireless FW 2770 Module provides a full-featured EV-DO Rev A dual band CDMA solution for the M2M marketplace. Supporting a comprehensive AT command feature set, this flexible and rugged module is ideally suited for ATM/POS, Monitored Systems and Automated Meter Reading M2M applications.
Compliant Devices The following devices have completed Verizon Wireless' Open Development compliance testing to confirm that they will operate on Verizon Wireless' network: Press announcement Verizon wireless Open Development Telit Wireless Solutions, Inc. , the U.S.-based mobile technology arm of Telit Communications (AIM: TCM), announced today that its CC864-DUAL , a CDMA-1XRTT dual-band cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communications module, is now certified for use with Verizon Wireless, the largest wireless service provider in the United States. Telit customers can now leverage the CC864-DUAL to launch smart, embedded cellular products on Verizon Wireless’ nationwide wireless network
Coverage Landscape Technology 2G / 3G 4G GSM/EDGE UMTS CDMA/1xrtt EVDO GSM/EDGE UMTS CDMA/1xrtt EVDO T-Mobile has NOT publicly announced any 4G plans but will most likely select LTE VZW has publicly announced it will deploy LTE as it’s 4G platform ATT has indicated HSPA+ as it’s 3.5G strategy prior to LTE Sprint is the sole carrier choosing WiMax as its 4G platform 2G covered POPS % Population 295 Million 96% 301 Million 98% 298 Million 97% 289 Million 94% 3G covered POPS 205 Million (220 by Q2) 284 Million (Alltel) 220 Million 200 Million
T-Mobile National Footprint
Data service options: Carrier Retail - Expensive, no understanding of data Carrier Wholesale - High bar commitment, few tools MVNO’s - Wyless, Kore, etc. Provide value added services: fixed IP management portal, data plans designed for M2M, multiple carriers “ Easy on ramp”
Operator Core Network HLR WYLESS NOC ASP NOC EIR IPSEC VPN GTP IP Operator Access Network GTP AAA CGF Data link Billing link SGSN GGSN IP Billing System ERs SCDRs GCDRs RNC BSC BTS/ Node B DB FW AS Access GW Server DB TECHNICAL DIAGRAM OF THE WIRELESS M2M SUPPLY CHAIN DEV I CES VLR MSC
ABI Research’s forecasts, cellular M2M connections continue to show steady growth, and are expected to exceed 297 million in 2015. Europe has the largest share of M2M connections with 110 million in 2015 North America ranks second with 79 million Asia-Pacific region third with 66 million M2M Market Opportunity It’s a land grab !