Future demand for M2M applications

A study undertaken with Machina and William Webb identified the likely future demand for M2M applications and the development of key standards. Comparisons were provided in terms of predicted demand between 2012 and 2022 for different sectors (for example health care, smart cities, intelligent buildings) between Singapore and the Asia-Pacific market. The study considered the different types of technologies and associated standards, proprietary and harmonised, that might be deployed to meet the needs of M2M and the likely frequency bands.  The applicability of the different technologies and associated frequency bands were considered in terms of the their applicability to the different M2M applications. In addition advice was provided on how the IDA could best support the development of Singapore’s industries in the M2M arena taking into account likely developments in the home market.