Frost & Sullivan estimates that there are 15.2 million connected M2M SIMs in Western Europe in 2010.
The main countries where M2M demand is strong are in UK, France and the Scandinavian countries.
M2M demand and technology evolution will drive the next layer of M2M applications.
These sectors cover Utilities but relate closer to Smart Energy, Healthcare, Retail and Government.
There is an expectation that convergence of networks and applications could result from a connected society perspective. Frost & Sullivan estimates connected M2M SIMs to reach around 582 million by 2015.
In the long term, M2M scope will widen to reflect an overall ICT trend of injecting intelligence into more machines and objects.