Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan: Wi-Fi and Cellular Key for Internet of Things, IoT, M2M
June 28, 2014 --
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 28, 2014
Goldman Sachs says Wi-Fi will dominate as wireless technology used to access the Internet of Things, not cellular, says Investors Business Daily, June 27.
Industry analyst Jeff Kagan believes wireless or cellular as well as Wi-Fi will play a growing role and offers comment.
M2M or Machine to Machine is another term for the IoT or Internet of Things. This is a technology that lets devices and machines connect and exchange information. They connect using wireline, wireless and Wi-Fi networks.
Currently we see M2M or IoT in the health care and medical area, automotive, retail, industrial and of course the consumer space and it is starting to grow rapidly. This technology will spread to other industries and sectors going forward. I think wireline, wireless and Wi-Fi will continue to grow as the way these connect, says Wireless Analyst Jeff Kagan.
This Goldman Sachs report says Wi-Fi will be dominate. However Principal analyst Jeff Kagan says, It depends on the industry. Wi-Fi may make more sense for some industries, but wireline and wireless or cellular makes sense for other industries.
Consider automotive, says Kagan. People are out driving around and not stationary near a Wi-Fi hot spot or a wire line connection. That means automotive would be better using a wireless or cellular network for access. There are many times where users are simply not around a Wi-Fi connection, but wireless is everywhere. There will be many industries joining this M2M or IoT revolution in the next decade and they appreciate having the choice.
Companies like AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are key players in the growing IoT and M2M space. They see this space as a new revenue source. They have networks which are both cellular, Wi-Fi and in fact wire line which makes a powerful offering, says Telecom analyst Kagan.
This growing space will be good news for many companies including certain chip makers and gear makers. Besides AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, others who want to be key players in this space are Qualcomm, Broadcom, Marvell Technology, Cisco Systems, Netgear, Ruckus Wireless, Google with Android, Netflix, GE, IBM, Intel, Apple, Splunk, Salesforce.com and many others, says Technology analyst Kagan.
About Jeff Kagan
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