Jasper Wireless takes top spot in M2M vendor assessment

Ericsson cited as an M2M vendor to watch

Jasper Wireless is the top machine-to-machine connected device platform vendor, based on its global footprint, dominant market share and vertical-specific expertise, according to a new competitive assessment report by ABI Research.

CDPs provide mobile network operators with the ability to enable customers to self-diagnose connectivity problems and ensure MNOs can custom craft billing plans.

Many tier 1 MNOs have already built their own CDP or selected a third-party alternative, so the race is heating up to get those MNOs without a CDP, a race Jasper appears to be winning easily, according to ABI.

"Operator alliances will soon become a more integral feature of M2M market development. A key enabler of this is likely to be the use of the Jasper Wireless CDP by MNOs in multiple regions," said Craig Foster, ABI analyst and author of the report.

Foster also said Ericsson is a company to watch. "Ericsson has a long way to go in order to catch up with Jasper, but recent deals with Swisscom, MegaFon, TeliaSonera and more recently, Three Wholesale, show that the company is making traction, in Europe at least," he said.

Under the deals with Swisscom, MegaFon and Three, Ericsson is providing its cloud-based M2M connectivity platform to enable the carriers to offer M2M services to enterprises.

The global M2M market is forecast to grow from $22 billion to $86 billion by 2017, posting a 26 percent compound annual growth rate from 2012 to 2017, according to research firm MarketsandMarkets.

Because of the exploding enterprise demand for M2M connectivity, there is plenty of opportunity for M2M vendors and mobile carriers to partner in order to tap into this lucrative market.

For more:
- see the ABI release
- check out the MarketsandMarkets stats

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