Earlier today, Rogers President and CEO Nadir Mohamed delivered a speech at the Canadian Club in Montreal about innovation – what’s next and what Canadians can expect.
Nadir talked about how Canadian businesses will use wireless technology to innovate and drive new revenue. For example, he talked about hydro providers being able to charge for power on the spot based on real-time usage, or trucking companies tracking and monitoring traffic flow and re-routing drivers real-time through the in-care navigation system.
One innovation that Nadir highlighted was M2M – or machine-to-machine communications. You’ve probably heard this term before and that’s because M2M is quickly changing how many Canadian companies are doing business.
Here’s an excerpt of what Nadir’s had to say about M2M:
The biggest, and most pressing innovation, is machine to machine, or M2M. As I said earlier, it’s a world where machines talk to each other and they talk to you.
It’s a world that leverages our wireless network to deliver real-time connectivity….to deliver real-time digital information.
In Quebec we’re partnering with Industrial Alliance…to help drivers save money on insurance rates, while reducing their risk by tracking and identifying good driver behaviors.
We’re working with Mont Tremblant to monitor and track students out on the slopes…giving parents and instructors real time information…including their exact location, the hills they’ve conquered, how fast they’ve skied and how many vertical feet they’ve traveled.
We’re partnering with Montreal area radiologists to review patient scans remotely leading to more timely and effective diagnosis.
And we’re working with Hydro-Quebec to provide high speed connectivity for Smart Meters along with other M2M solutions.
Across the country, M2M is transforming businesses and sectors.
Telematics…point of sale…asset tracking…smart monitoring…the opportunity is significant. In Canada there are 350 million devices that can be connected wirelessly.
Today Rogers is leading the way with 800,000 connected devices. By 2015, we expect the M2M market will grow to more than $400 million of network revenue.
M2M is the future and at Rogers, we’re betting big on it…
To read more about Nadir’s speech at the Canadian Club, check out our RedBoard post here.
To learn more about Rogers M2M solutions visit www.rogers.com/m2m
Miranda is a regular contributor to RedBoard Biz