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re: London Calling: Cell phone carriers pile in to M2M
old account Frank Eory   5/7/2013 9:55:02 PM
In the article you referenced, the author distinguishes M2M from IoT largely on the basis of the types of networks they connect to -- cellular for M2M vs. something new for IoT. In that sense, both articles seem to be saying much the same thing -- that the cellular networks are not optimal, either technically or economically, for the billions of "things" that will be communicating with each other, without human involvement, in the coming years.

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re: London Calling: Cell phone carriers pile in to M2M
przemek0   5/6/2013 3:35:58 PM
Funny that the same issue has an article on how M2M is giving way to IoT: http://www.eetimes.com/design/communications-design/4413286/M2M-is-DEAD-Long-Live-IoT?cid=Newsletter+-+EETimes+Daily Now, IoT does split the whole thing into 'dumb pipe' and some value-added services, where telecom companies have to compete on even terms with everyone else---and telecom companies don't have the best track record in this area. As a random example, Verizon has an app, MyVerizon, that is supposed to be a service portal for their cellular customers. The app is atrocious and is universally panned by users.

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