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Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of May 4, 2014

The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

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According to Berg Insight the installed base of smart electricity meters is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18.5 percent between 2013 and 2019 to reach 170.1 million units at the end of the period. Read Original Content

MarketsandMarkets forecasts the global BYOD and Enterprise Mobility Market to grow from $72.34 billion in 2013 to $284.70 billion in 2019, at a CAGR of 26.6 percent during the forecast period.  Read Original Content

IDTechEx, a market research and consulting firm, has released research suggesting the RFID market – including tags, readers, software and services, for passive and active RFID – will grow from $7.88 billion in 2013 to $9.2 billion in 2014. Read Original Content

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TomTom Telematics has announced the company has achieved a 38 percent year-on-year growth with 28,000 customers and 350,000 vehicles subscribed to its software as a Service fleet management service. Read Original Content

According to a recent study by Grand View Research Inc., 59.6 million smart meter units were shipped in 2012. By 2020 that number is expected to grow to 165.5, putting the market at an estimated valuation of $22 billion. Read Original Content
MarketsandMarkets expects the global Commercial Telematics Market to be $17.31 billion in 2014 and is expected to grow to $39.15 billion in 2019. Read Original Content

Research and Markets forecast the GIS market in the U.S. to grow at a CAGR of 10.96 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand from the government sector. Read Original Content

According to VDC Research, the rugged tablet segment increased 22 percent year-over-year in 2013, growth that is expected to continue this year. Read Original Content

According to market research report "3D Mapping Market: Global Advancements, Business Models, Technology Roadmap, Forecasts and Analysis - 2018", the 3D mapping and 3D modeling market is expected to reach $7.7 billion by 2018 at a CAGR of 47.9 percent by 2018. Read Original Content

Saudi Arabia’s market for electric smart meters is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of around 10.12 percent in value terms during 2014-19, according to a report published by management consultancy TechSci Research. Read Original Content

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