Sectors such as healthcare or smart cars will push the M2M IoT to surpass human connections

Autonomous communication between machines or M2M has been a booming sector for several years, its growth seems unstoppable because within the B2B sector allows the development of applications that facilitate work in many fields such as health or home automation. Data from the latest report on global mobile data traffic, developed by the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) , predict that this sector will continue to grow over the next five years to represent, in 2021, half of all connected devices throughout the world that will be more than 27 billion.

Innovations in the Internet of Things or IoT in sectors such as healthcare, the growing smart car industry or the devices for a connected home has the consequence that in the 12 years that Cisco has made this report, it is for the first time predicted that the M2M connections that support IoT applications will suppose more global data traffic than the human connections.

This growth will also affect the Spanish market. In this country, there will be 345 million devices connected in 2021, that is, seven devices per inhabitant , compared to the 4 devices per capita (196 million) registered in 2016. For Spanish companies the advances and benefits of this technology do not pass unnoticed, as shown by a study by the consultancy IDC, in which they say that 38% of Spanish organizations surveyed have plans to implement M2M services this year and 19% have already implemented them. ” The figures are spectacular from month to month and that is why Matooma has decided to bet on Spain as one of its priority markets,” says Frédéric Salles, CEO of Matooma, a French-based company specializing in multi-operator IoT connectivity services.

This company is currently working in all key sectors of the Internet of Things. ” Sectors such as security and telemetry, for example, are prone to a multi-operator M2M model like the one we offer,” explains Frédéric Salles . In this sense, Matooma M2M SIM cards integrated in a device scan the network and identify the best available connection in the area in which they are.