Growth of M2M & IoT Networks Drives Need for Testing
|出版日期||內容資訊||英文 14 Pages
|2M及IoT網路的成長與試驗需求擴大 Growth of M2M & IoT Networks Drives Need for Testing|
|出版日期: 2014年10月31日||內容資訊: 英文 14 Pages||
M2M市場在幾個調查估計順著成長基調前進，2014年記錄約530億美元規模的全球年度收入，預計到2017年以約18％的年複合成長率發展，2017年成長至873億美元的規模。另一方面，「物聯網(IoT:Internet of Things)」的市場上約有20億的支援設備出貨，此台數2018年預計達到約90億台。
Several studies have been done to estimate the likely growth trajectory of the machine-to-machine (M2M) marketplace. Most put the global annual income for 2014 at about $53 billion, with an expected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 18 percent. This means that by 2017, M2M is expected to be an $87.3 billion business worldwide. Meanwhile, the Internet of Things (IoT) currently is responsible for an estimated 2 billion devices - a number that's expected to hit about 9 billion by 2018.
Network operators will face expanded challenges managing and monitoring the various services carried over their networks. They also will have an increased urgency to both scale and optimize efficiency simultaneously, while delivering performance-guaranteed services in order to meet the business goals of M2M-related partnerships.
As the statistics suggest, M2M will likely experience rapid growth over the next several years, which makes this is a critical time for test vendors. Obviously, it's impossible for anyone to know for certain how much growth will take place or how many devices ultimately will be connected to the Internet.
What isn't difficult to foresee, however, is that data transmissions over cellular networks are going to increase - likely at a rate that network operators aren't necessarily anticipating. This increase could create significant problems with traffic congestion. If that happens, there will be a resulting drop in reliability. The repercussions of that drop in reliability will be felt on both consumer and enterprise applications. High data traffic makes monitoring the network an extremely important task for M2M and IoT vendors. Likewise, test equipment providers need to cater to M2M and IoT customers if network congestion becomes an issue.
Integrating testing solutions into every aspect of the M2M and IoT rollout is becoming a key factor to rolling out or upgrading M2M and IoT networks. As more enterprises create interconnected systems, it's imperative to understand that inadequate testing could lead to catastrophic compromises of data. If such catastrophes gain the attention of governmental regulators, it could lead to unwanted intervention and a stifling of innovation.
For now, though, M2M-based IoT is forging new ground daily in the commercial marketplace. As this growth continues, it's imperative that a focus on testing of both M2M and IoT remain a priority.
Growth of M2M & IoT Networks Drives Need for Testing examines the market for testing of M2M and IoT, analyzing the types of testing that is most commonly used, as well as drivers expected in the market over the next two years. It discusses challenges in the industry and includes a comparative analysis of solutions available. Finally, it examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that are likely to occur in the industry over the next 18-24 months.
Sample research data from the report is shown in the excerpts below:
The drive for better QoS will be followed in popularity by the drive for identifying service and network issues, as shown in the following excerpt. As businesses continue to expand processes to edge devices connected by M2M, the ability to avoid service loss becomes as important as a having the connection. And this is a substantial departure from the priorities for smartphones and other connected consumer products.
Companies profiled in this report include : Aricent Inc.; JDS Uniphase Corp. (Nasdaq: JDSU); Keysight Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A); Spireon Inc.; Tech Mahindra Ltd. (NSE: TECHM); and Telit Communications plc (LON: TCM).