Japanese telecom gaint Softbank recorded a loss of $350 million for last nine months of 2016 in the fair value of the Company’s investments in India. The loss comes on top of a $555 million writedown on the value of Softbank’s India portfolio in the six-month period ending September 2016. “With reference to the current markdown, portfolio…
With the Internet of Things (IoT) exploding for both enterprises and consumers, the machine-to-machine (M2M) market has seen strong growth in 2014.
In Asia Pacific alone, about 27% of companies have adopted M2M solutions, according to Vodafone’s latest M2M Barometer report.
Taking into account of the environmental forces, maturing solutions, decreasing costs and increased demand, Vodafone lists the following predictions for 2015 and how they will impact the Asian market.
First, the big data potential of M2M will be fully realized. Today, 75% of M2M adopters say they are using analytics; 88% expect to do so in three years’ time.
Organizations are now including big data as an inherent part of their M2M strategies. However, enterprises will need to invest in specialists with big data skills, as well as address the privacy and security risks associated with storing large amounts of data. Original post at Telecom Asia