CDG Press Releases
Operators and Integrators Look to CDMA2000 for Machine-to-Machine Communications
Coverage, Security, Efficiency and Long-Term Reliability are Driving 3G CDMA Selection for Smart Devices and Applications Across Multiple Industries
Costa Mesa, CA – September 30, 2010 — The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced that operators, system integrators and device manufacturers are increasingly using CDMA2000® technologies to enable growth in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. CDMA2000 is currently used by more than 100 M2M module and connectivity device suppliers, platform and service providers and system integrators.
Harbor Research issued a white paper this week reporting that by the end of 2010 nearly 161 million cellular M2M connections will be present worldwide, and this number is expected to increase to 390 million connections in 2014. The study also states that M2M growth will be supported by CDMA2000-enabled device shipments, which grew by 23.7 percent in 2009, and that CDMA2000 1X and EV-DO networks are playing a pioneering role in enabling successful M2M solutions such as CardioNet, DriveCam, Omnilink, OnStar, Redbox, smart meters and other high-profile M2M solutions. The CDMA industry will draw on this experience and a large selection of devices to fuel the growth of M2M services in countries such as Canada, China, India, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria and the United States.
“CDMA2000 is an ideal technology for delivering M2M communications to smart devices and services for consumers, enterprises and a variety of vertical industries,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “As this market segment enters a period of tremendous growth, 3G CDMA will be an enabling technology of choice for a wide range of connected devices.”
The Harbor Research white paper, entitled “Smart Devices and Services Connected by CDMA2000,” highlights case studies in Consumer Electronics, Energy, Healthcare, Remote Asset Monitoring, Telematics and Transportation, and describes the reasons why CDMA2000 was chosen for each application. The paper also explores the application opportunities, technology requirements and business benefits arising from M2M communications, and provides valuable recommendations for success to M2M solution providers. The firm concludes that CDMA2000 offers numerous benefits, including enhanced security, reliability, ubiquitous coverage, low-latency, high-bandwidth, energy efficiency, ”always-on” connectivity and network longevity, to name a few. The white paper can be downloaded at http://www.harborresearch.com/cdma2000m2m.html.
CDMA2000-enabled applications across multiple industries will be highlighted at a Smart Wireless Workshop hosted by the CDG at the 4G Wireless Evolution Conference in Los Angeles on October 4, 2010. The workshop will be followed immediately by a Smart Wireless Awards ceremony, which will recognize several leading vendors, system integrators and service providers that offer CDMA2000-based M2M products and services. For more information, please visit http://m2m.tmcnet.com/conference/west-10/w-10-smart-wireless-workshop.aspx.
More information about CDMA is available at www.cdg.org.
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