Curtis-Wood Points to M2M for Next Market ‘Explosion’

Nimans is celebrating the third anniversary of its flourishing wholesale mobile partnership with O2 by urging resellers to take a ‘leap of faith’ and embrace the latest technology trends.

The Internet of Things and Machine to Machine (M2M) innovations are set to ‘explode’ according to Head of Network Services, Mark Curtis-Wood, as he looked back on the company’s successful trading period as an official O2 Joined Up Communications Wholesale Partner.

“There are a number of key trends resellers should be tracking this year; the rise of M2M, Mobile Device Management (MDM) and a general shift towards more mobility. There’s been a lot of talk about how the world is going to be connected and how the Internet of Things is going to explode. Away from the futuristic hype there is some real business substance behind some of these concepts and already in the UK a number of councils are looking at ways to connect up cities and enable better access to ‘big data’.”

He continued: “By 2020 there’s estimated to be 50 billion connected devices globally – smart cities, homes, cars and lives. M2M is at the heart of this revolution. Solutions can be sold through many vertical markets and opportunities exist within pretty much all industries.”

Security, engineering, utilities and energy, vehicle fleets, vending machines, medicine and also wildlife science are some of the many relevant sectors, according to Curtis-Wood.

“As we acknowledge the third anniversary of the launch of our 02 wholesale offering, I firmly believe there’s never been a more exciting time to be involved in this industry – and Nimans is determined to help resellers play a frontline role,” he concluded.

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine