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This forecast provides a visual trend analysis of the quantitative M2M connection and MNO revenue data published in Ovum's forecasts. Information is presented at the regional level for the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania, and the Middle East and Africa.


  • Asia and Oceania was the dominant region for cellular M2M in 2016. Its 174 million connections accounted for 47% of the global total and generated $3.3bn in annual MNO service revenues. M2M growth is organic, and deployments are based upon carefully calculated ROIs, driven by enterprise and manufacturer requirements, declining deployment costs, and the growing ability of providers to offer end-to-end services.

Features and Benefits

  • Explains cellular M2M connection and cellular MNO M2M service revenue growth from 2013 to 2021 for four key indicator regional markets.
  • Assesses the cellular M2M connection and MNO service revenue opportunity for four key indicator regional markets.

Key questions answered

  • What is the potential for cellular M2M connection and MNO revenue growth?
  • How much will M2M account for as a share of total cellular connections and MNO revenues?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: M2M Forecasts 2016–21: Regional Focus

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