Scenario analysis of 50 billion connected mobile devices for network vendor

Northstream investigated whether and how it would be possible to reach a market with tens of billions of connected devices within a ten year period. The analysis focused predominantly on the enabling underlying social, economical, technological and behavioral prerequisites that would be needed to make such hyper growth possible, particularly in the M2M and ‘connected devices’ area. The study identified a number of key opportunities and potential enablers, and associated activities, that could make the difference to the feasibility of such a vision.