M2M Might Represent 6% of Global Mobile Connections by 2017


Virtually all observers concede that machine-to-machine mobile connections are growing.

The big question is how much growth will happen, and how much revenue M2M will contribute.

By 2017, machine-to-machine links will account for about 17 percent of global mobile data traffic, according to Deloitte analysts.

Berg Insights predicts M2M connections will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 24.4 percent to reach 489.9 million connections in 2018. 

If there are 8.5 billion total mobile connections by 2017, M2M would represent perhaps six percent of global mobile connections.

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