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Tight Race for Number Two M2M Vendor as Sierra Wireless Maintains Top Position

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Sierra Wireless has maintained the top revenue position for M2M cellular modules for the 3rd straight year, according to ABI Research. This is the second year in a row it has maintained the top shipment position.

However, the number two position in terms of shipments is becoming a much tighter race. Among three vendors, the market share spread is only about 1%.

Commenting on the data, practice director Dan Shey says, "The tightening of the pack after Sierra Wireless demonstrates a change in strategies from 2012 to 2013. Some vendors have decided that value and one-stop shop services are more important; while other vendors are focused on driving volumes and building market share."

The result is a sharply different average module price by vendor. These differences also reflect module vendor choices in targeted verticals and module portfolio by air interface technology. Between the top three vendors excluding Sierra Wireless, the market share spread measured in revenues is as much as 13%.

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