"3. M2M market will grow further with growing and diversifying demand - IDC believes that in 2014, utilization of machine-to-machine (M2M) services in the Kingdom will increase. According to IDC 2013 Enterprise Communication Survey, 40% of enterprises, which already use M2M in Saudi Arabia, plan to implement "fleet management" within 1 year, while 38.46% of them plan to do the same for "digital signage". M2M stands as a strong opportunity for operators to generate revenue and IDC expect these kinds of M2M services as well as security monitoring and smart metering to spread further among enterprises in 2014. "Application support", "vertical-specific solutions" and "consulting/service expertise" are also mentioned among the most important factors by the enterprises when selecting partners for M2M projects. Operators have already been developing their capabilities in 2013 so as to offer attractive M2M solutions to their customers."
Many operators that never had an M2M offering face difficulty in sizing up their existing M2M figures. A large number of M2M SIMS out there in the market were possibly purchased as consumer SIMS making it difficult for anyone looking to understand the existing market size.
Does anyone have a market research that has been conducted for the GCC sizing up the M2M market?