The Cellular Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication market has been a challenging place for cellular embedded module vendors over the past 18 months. 2007 was this market’s last “good year”: 2008 saw both shipment volumes and revenue decrease. In 2009, the cellular M2M module market grew somewhat in terms of unit shipment volume, although rapidly declining module prices meant that 2009 revenue was still below that of 2007.

Despite its difficulties, however, this market is on an upward path. Unit shipment volume growth and the growing importance of 3G are already resulting in stronger performance and a new ABI Research study estimates that the market will be worth $3.8 B in 2015.

What were the cellular M2M module market size and module vendor market shares in 2009?

What is the cellular M2M module market forecast, by shipment and revenue, segmented by region, application, and air interface standard?

What are the strategic responses of cellular M2M module vendors to market forces and resulting market trends?

To learn more about the cellular M2M market and how it may affect business models now and in the future, please visit the ABI Research study “Cellular Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Markets,” which discusses these trends, analyzes cellular M2M module vendor strategic responses, provides vendor market share data for the period 2003-2009, and forecasts cellular M2M module shipment and revenue growth for the period from 2007 through 2015, segmented by region, application and air interface standard.

It is part of the firm’s M2M Research Service, which also includes other Research Reports, Research Briefs, Market Data, ABI Insights and analyst inquiry support.