Machine to Machine and the Internet of Things

By Will Goodbody, Science and Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody Buried deep in the middle of Comreg’s report for the 2nd quarter of 2013, issued today, there’s a nugget of fascinating information which opens a window to the future. For the first time, the regulator has begun to publish information on SIM cards used for so-called Machine to Machine (M2M) communications. Comreg’s definition of M2M is “data communication between devices or systems in which human intervention is not a part”. Effectively, this …