M2m To Grow In Europe

A new research report from the analysis firm Berg Insight (www.berginsight.com), Gothenburg, Sweden, forecasts that at least 25 million machines will be connected to mobile networks in Europe by 2009.

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Berg currently estimates the number of wireless machine to mobile, or M2M, connections on the continent at 5 million.

“We know that growth in the number of mobile phones is coming to an end in the developed world. There is, however, now clear evidence that other devices will assume the leading role in market developments. As people migrate to the new 3G (third generation) networks in growing numbers, the old reliable GSM-networks will increasingly become the domains of our machines,” comments Tobias Ryberg, senior analyst at Berg.

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