The Australian M2M Market


With the NBN and LTE now well and truly underway it is important to look at what will be the value of this new infrastructure to the development of a network that will be dominated by sensors and devices.

The infrastructure that is now being built offers a range of features such as ubiquitousness, affordability, low latency, high speed and high capacity. It will link millions of devices, such as sensors, that will enable us to manage our environment, traffic, infrastructures, and our society as a whole much more efficiently and effectively.

The ‘Internet of Things’ (referring more to personal devices such as wearables and smartphones) and M2M (referring to a more industrial use based on sensors) are going to be real game-changers. They will transform every single sector of society and the economy and it will be out of this environment that new businesses – and indeed new industries – will be born. LTE and later on 5G will take a leadership role in the development of M2M but the NBN is also a key infrastructure element as more and application will require high quality video. These developments are closely linked to big data , data analytics, cloud computing and data centres and these elements all play a fundamental role in the success of this new infrastructure.

The number of connected M2M devices in Australia will grow to somewhere between 25 million and 50 million by 2020.

Companies covered in this report:

Optus, Telstra, IBM, Vodafone, CSIRO, Jasper, Bechtel, UniSA, Cobra, ARTC, Sydney Water, Sense-T.

Hot topics:

Internet of Things, IoT, M2M, sensors network, smart grids, smart factory, information processing, NBN, data analytics, cloud computing, smart cities, business opportunities, sector transformation, Pervasive Internet and Industrial Internet, IPV6, RFID, connected devices, smartphones, tablets, wearables, LTE, 5G, Bluetooth, Zigbee, WiFi

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Market and Industry Analyses
    • 2.1 Analysis of the market
    • 2.2 IoT recommendations from the Communications Alliance
    • 2.3 IoT transforming product-based economies to ones based on services
    • 2.4 M2M hype and reality
    • 2.5 Who will dominate the IoT market?
    • 2.6 The Internet of Everything
  • 3. Market Statistics
    • 3.1 Market Studies on IoT - 2016
    • 3.2 Telcos and Technology Firms the Top Spenders IoT sector
    • 3.3 IoT in the home an opportunity for telcos
    • 3.4 IoT home market set to hit $3.2 billion in 2019
    • 3.5 Results from early IoT adopters
    • 3.6 the market Tipped to Reach A$530 million by 2019
    • 3.7 Insights on M2M from Vodafone
    • 3.8 M2M statistics from Telstra
  • 4. Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) Networks
    • 4.1 Infrastructure for the IoT and M2M world
    • 4.2 Telstra
    • 4.3 SIGFOX - Thinxtra
  • 5. Electricity companies and the M2M
    • 5.1 Largest market segment
    • 5.2 Data analytics solutions for Smart Grids
  • 6. Smart Factory – Industry 4.0
  • 7. Selected Smart Projects
    • 7.1 Australian Rail Track Corporation
    • 7.2 National Narrowband Network
    • 7.3 Melbourne’s trees are online
    • 7.4 Sydney Harbour Bridge – M2M monitoring
    • 7.5 Sydney Water
    • 7.6 RFID Materials management on massive scale
    • 7.7 Vehicle tracking
    • 7.8 UniSA satellite system
    • 7.9 SenSA
    • 7.10 Smart Water
    • 7.11 M2M to monitor natural resources
    • 7.12 Tsunamis warning system
    • 7.13 M2M to save miners lives
    • 7.14 Optus
      • 7.14.1 M2M offering
      • 7.14.2 Partnership with Kore Wireless and Jasper Wireless
    • 7.15 Telstra
      • 7.15.1 Telstra’s Cat 1 LTE IoT network
      • 7.15.2 M2M strategy with Komatsu
      • 7.15.3 Gurrowa Innovation Lab
    • 7.16 Vodafone
      • 7.16.1 Key offerings
      • 7.16.2 Insights on M2M from Vodafone
    • 7.17 Sense-T
      • 7.17.1 Intelligent sensor network
      • 7.17.2 Developing the sensor network
      • 7.17.3 Aquaculture optimisation project
      • 7.17.4 Sense-T Stage 2
  • 8. Change in services driven by Sensing and monitoring information
  • 9. Smart Cities, Smart Infrastructure (separate report)
  • 10. Smart and Connected Transport (separate report)
  • 11. Related reports
  • Table 1 - Australia's IoT home market
  • Table 2 - Telstra M2M statistics
  • Table 3 – Telstra M2M connections – 2009 - 2015
  • Table 4 – Telstra M2M revenue growth – 2011 - 2015
  • Exhibit 1 - Weightless SIG
  • Exhibit 2 – Design principles of industry 4.0

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