U.S. Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications Market - Key Vendor Profiles and Value Chain Analysis
The cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communications value chain includes the chipset and the module vendors, device OEMs, application providers, SIs, mobile network operators, mobile wholesale service providers, and many other types of participants. Specialized (or niche) M2M hardware vendors that rely on a "hardware-only" strategy are likely to find themselves at a competitive disadvantage in the long run. M2M hardware providers need to offer additional value (in the form of innovative application development frameworks, for example) to be able to command a premium over simple hardware pricing.
1. U.S. Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications Market - Key Vendor Profiles and Value Chain Analysis