Alternative Agenda: a year of Peer2Peer alliances for Machine2Machine in 2012

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Telcos have been busy connecting peer-to-peer alliances for regional and global reach but despite the hype, says Ovum analyst Jeremy Green, those sorts of use cases are a small part of the pie. In fact the key area is not connectivity - which is pretty-much a commodity - but in the applications and integration. And all this year's noise about Internet of Things probably means - on past industry experience - that it's about five years off, but the key might be plug-in modules that can make dumb things smart and can be installed with an app to make it do useful things.

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