M2M: a general-purpose technology
M2M is what economists call a general-purpose technology - technological advances that pervade many sectors. However for M2M to succeed, we need to collectively solve several challenges. Want to learn more? Don’t miss this leadership paper by Tim Phillips - reputable Telco journalist.
Without effective ways to deal with roaming and security the M2M ecosystem cannot flourish. Therefore M2M service providers need appropriate security, as many of these devices will be performing economically important and safety-critical functions. If there are to be billions of devices in secure communication on our existing networks, that’s a step change in identity management. Also the devices which communicate may roam outside their home territory, either because they are sold globally, or because they can move around (for example, because they are in a car).
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