A high level overview
(Compiled from various web resource)
LTI Learning Center
Editor: Ahmad Yokasano
Introduction to M2M
M2M History and Application
M2M opportunity and market outlook
Solution for M2M Platform
Introduction: M2M Definition
Machine to machine (M2M) refers to technologies that allow
both wireless and wired systems to communicate with other
devices of the same ability.
M2M involves communication without (or only limited) human
M2M is the automatic communications between devices ; the
Internet of Things.
M2M Timeline and applications (1)
1980 : Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA)
Control for electricity generation, transmission and distribution,
traffic controller, railways controller
1990 : Wireless Sensor Network (embedded, short range)
1995 : Cellular M2M communications
Siemens GSM data module called “M1”, used for POS terminal, in
vehicle telematics, remote monitoring & tracking
2002 : Nokia M2M Platform Family (Nokia M2M Gateway +
Nokia 31GSM Connectivity Terminal + Nokia M2M ADK)
automatic meter reading, security, elevator control, fleet
management, vending and telemedicine by using the existing
commercial mobile communications network.
M2M Timeline and applications (2)
2008 : Telenor Connextion (subsidiary of Telenor Group),
provides wireless communication solutions for connecting
machines, devices and vehicles on a global basis.
2009 : AT&T, Jasper Wireless Join Forces to Connect New
Categories of Consumer Electronics and Business Devices to
2009 : Smart Grid and Smart City …
M2M in Operation
In the past, deploying M2M
technology of large
organizations have to build
and maintain their own
dedicated data networks,
would incurred high cost .
Today, the widespread
adoption of cellular
technology has made
wireless M2M technology
available to manufacturers
all over the world.
M2M key components
A device capable of replying to request for data contained within those device or capable
of transmitting data contained within those devices autonomously
M2M Area Network (Device Domain)
Provide connectivity between M2M Devices and M2M Gateways
E.g. personal area network
Use M2M capabilities to ensure M2M Devices inter-working and interconnection to the
M2M Communication Networks (Network Domain)
Communications between the M2M Gateway(s) and M2M application
E.g. xDSL, LTE, WiMAX, and WLAN
Contains the middleware layer where data goes through various application services and
is used by the specific business-processing engines
M2M Opportunity and Market Outlook
A snapshot of M2M’s diverse potential
Source: Machina Research
Volvo On Call
•Emergency Call (E-call)
•Breakdown Call (B-call)
•Stolen Vehicle Tracking
•Remote Door Unlock
•Remote services through mobile apps
Protective Fashion Object
Fashion accessory with GPS,
connected to social network or a
Addressable M2M market
Total Addressable M2M
revenue opportunity for
mobile operators, up to US$
373 billion world wide.
The total number of wireless
wide-area M2M connections
will grow from 159 million in
2011 to 2.1 billion in 2020,
representing an annual growth
rate of 33%.
Source: Machina Research 2012
Mobile operators must step significantly outside of core
M2M is a new and different business model for mobile
cannot be effectively addressed with existing infrastructure and operational practices.
Competition is intense.
Many of the biggest telecoms operators worldwide are investing heavily in their M2M
capabilities, effectively setting a stiff benchmark level of capability required to compete
for M2M revenue
Establishing M2M platform capabilities,
to provide service enablement and connection support (provisioning, usage monitoring
and fault resolution)
Establishing M2M competence centers,
to lead the development of an overall M2M proposition and identifying successful
applications that can ‘live’ in a single local market and that have multi-country potential
Establishing M2M sales forces
The overall sales cycle differs greatly from traditional mobile operator sales cycles.
Engaging vertical partners
Partnering to extend reach
KPN, NTT DoCoMo, Rogers, SingTel, Telefonica, Telstra and Vimpelcom, based on the
Jasper Wireless M2M management platform, announced its collaborative intentions in
Providing M2M developer tools.
Current M2M Solution Provider
Digi International Inc.
M2M Data Smart
Novatel Wireless Inc.
How would be LTI role in M2M industry?
M2M in Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_to_machine
M2M Communication, ESTI and 3GPP Aspect, http://mnet.cs.nthu.edu.tw/paper/tmlin/100304.pdf
Nokia M2M Solution http://press.nokia.com/2002/03/18/nokia-connects-more-than-people-with-the-introduction-of-the-
Cloud based M2M Platform by Jasper Wireless http://www.jasperwireless.com/operators/overview.html
AT&T, Jasper Wireless Join Forces http://www.jasperwireless.com/news/press-releases/050709.html
M2M for Smart Grid and Smart City http://www.slideshare.net/StephanCadene/120319-
Smart Grids: New Wireless Revolution http://singkongcrew.blogspot.com/2009/08/smart-grids-new-wireless-
2011 APAC Mobile and Wireless outlook http://icajapan.jp/ICA_10421.pdf
Machina Research: Mobile Operator Strategies for Success in M2M: The Role of Cloud Platforms
R0.1 : 19 Oct. 2012 Initial Draft
R1.0 : 22 Oct. 2012 First Release, added with M2M Value chain ad Business Model