M2M Goes Mainstream
Machine-to-machine connections -- or the mobile connections between machines, objects and sensors that help enable the broader Internet of Things -- are becoming much more mainstream than perhaps some of us expected, according to Cisco.
M2M connections are projected by the networking giant to grow from 341 million in 2013 to more than 2 billion in 2018.
Adoption of wearable devices -- a subset of the M2M category -- is especially on the rise, with 22 million wearable devices being used in 2013 and generating 1.7 Petabytes of traffic a month. By 2018, Cisco expects there to be 177 million wearable devices globally.