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2017-01-12
Berg Insight at Mobile World Congress 2017
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2017-01-11
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2016-12-22
The public transport ITS market in Europe and North America to reach € 2.8 billion by 2020
Berg Insight, the world’s leading M2M/IoT market research provider, today released new findings about the market for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). The market value for ITS deployed in public transport operations in Europe was € 1.35 billion in 2015. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.2 percent, this number is expected to reach € 1.91 billion by 2020. The North American market for public transport ITS is similarly forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 8.1 percent from € 0.59 billion in 2015 to reach € 0.87 billion in 2020. Berg Insight is of the opinion that the market for ITS in public transport is in a growth phase which will continue throughout the forecasted period. Increased funds made available to infrastructure spending, demands from travellers and smart cities initiatives contribute to a positive market situation. A group of international aftermarket solution providers have emerged as leaders on the market for public transport ITS. Major providers across Europe and North America include Canada-based Trapeze Group and Germany-based INIT with significant installed bases in both regions. IVU is a major player primarily in the German-speaking part of Europe and has also expanded in the North America. Clever Devices and Xerox hold leading positions on the North American public transport ITS market, and the latter also is an international provider of fare collection systems. Additional companies with notable market shares in North America include RouteMatch, Cubic-owned NextBus, Avail Technologies and TransLoc. Examples of major vendors on national markets in Europe include Ineo Systrans which holds a leading position in France and Vix which is an important provider on the UK market. Other significant players include the Spanish groups Indra, GMV and Grupo Etra, Swarco’s subsidiary Swarco Mizar in Italy, Atron in Germany, Italy-based PluService, Norwegian FARA and the Austria-based company Kapsch CarrierCom. Volvo Group is moreover a notable player from the vehicle OEM segment, offering the ITS4mobility system in partnership with Consat Telematics in Europe and North America. “Similarly to adjacent telematics verticals, the market for public transport ITS has in recent time seen a number of significant cross-border mergers and acquisitions involving European and North American players”, said Fredrik Stålbrand, IoT Analyst, Berg Insight. He mentions as examples the recent deals such as GMV’s acquisition of Syncromatics in September 2015, Luminator Technology Group which acquired BMG MIS in the following month, and most recently HanseCom PTTS which was acquired by INIT in September 2016. Berg Insight anticipates that this consolidation trend will continue in the upcoming years. “Several players continue to have inorganic growth as a key strategy and further M&A activity can be expected among telematics and ITS providers for public transport in 2017–2018”, concluded Mr. Stålbrand.

2016-12-21
The installed base of connected vending machines worldwide will reach 3.6 million by 2020
Berg Insight, the world’s leading M2M/IoT market research provider, today released a new market report covering the connected vending machine market. The global installed base of connected vending machines reached an estimated 1.51 million units in 2015. North America is estimated to represent around 0.80 million of these machines, whereas the corresponding number for the European market is 0.20 million. The number of connected vending machines in other parts of the world totalled an estimated 0.51 million units at the end of 2015, mainly in Japan and Australia. Berg Insight forecasts that the number of connected machines worldwide will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.7 percent to reach 3.6 million units by 2020. As a result, the global penetration rate will reach 20.3 percent at the end of the forecast period. Leading solution providers include Crane, USA Technologies, Cantaloupe Systems and Nayax which all have more than 100,000 connected vending telemetry and cashless payment solutions each. The connected vending machine market is currently affected by a number of trends that are foreseen to positively impact technology uptake and innovation among the solution vendors. “The business case for vending telemetry continues to improve in line with technology advancements and decreasing costs of both equipment and connectivity services”, said Rickard Andersson, Senior Analyst, Berg Insight. He adds that cashless payments is similarly a strong driver for adding connectivity in vending machines. Mobile wallet services can enable new opportunities beyond mere payments such as mobile-enabled advertising and marketing programs that can boost customer intimacy. Other recent developments in the unattended vending space include the growing popularity of so-called micro markets. As micro markets are expected to continue to grow at the expense of traditional vending machines, the vending telemetry and cashless payment solution providers will inevitably face a diminishing addressable market in their primary segment. This development on the other hand presents opportunities for innovative solution providers to also cater to the needs of micro market operations. Front-running players such as Cantaloupe Systems have already embraced this opportunity. “Other solution providers are expected to follow suit and increasingly serve the promising micro market segment in 2017 and beyond”, concluded Mr. Andersson.

2016-12-20
Embedded car OEM telematics subscribers to reach 170 million worldwide by 2021
According to a new research report by Berg Insight, the number of telematics service subscribers using embedded systems will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 36.4 percent from 26.5 million subscribers at the end of 2015 to 170.2 million subscribers at the end of 2021. Moreover, Berg Insight forecasts that shipments of embedded car OEM telematics systems worldwide will grow from almost 13.8 million units in 2015 at a CAGR of over 25.1 percent to reach 52.8 million units in 2021. In Europe, uptake will increase rapidly due to the eCall initiative in the EU and ERA-GLONASS in the Eurasian Customs Union, scheduled to be fully implemented in 2018 and 2017 respectively. Connected car services have evolved from being a differentiating factor to a common feature with a high attach rate among the premium car brands and are rapidly becoming increasingly common in mid-range vehicles. GM’s OnStar was launched 20 years ago and is today the market leader worldwide with more than 7.0 million paying subscribers and well above 10.0 million active users in total. BMW includes telematics hardware as a standard feature on all its cars sold in 43 markets worldwide and has the second largest user base with 3.4 million equipped vehicles. PSA is in third place and manages 1.8 million connected vehicles in Europe. “Carmakers and car owners are starting to see the benefits of connected car services as a growing number of new vehicles are equipped with the technology”, said Jonas Wennermark, IoT/M2M Analyst at Berg Insight. However, the really exciting development will happen when we move from telematics services as an add-on to actually design a vehicle with connectivity in mind. Starting with Tesla, several car makers have introduced vehicles with large dashboard touchscreens and the ability to receive Over-the-Air updates. “We have also seen Volvo and Bentley launch interesting concierge services for the premium segment, such as fuel-delivery to the customer’s vehicle”, added Mr Wennermark.

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