Welcome to Beecham Research

Beecham Research Limited (BRL) is a technology market research, analysis and consulting firm established in 1991. We have specialised in the growing M2M (machine-to-machine) and IoT (Internet of Things) market since 2001. Other terms used to describe this market include: Connected Devices; Embedded Connectivity, Embedded Intelligence; Industrial Internet; Internet of Everything; Remote Asset Management; Pervasive Computing; Pervasive Internet. We work in both business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) markets (and B2B2C, etc.) covering cellular, fixed line, satellite and short range wireless connectivity.

We also engage in projects to design, develop and bring to market new connected product ideas, with skills especially suited for Wearable Technology initiatives. Other specialisms include Cloud Services and Solution Security. Through our sister company Beecham Technology Partners Limited (BTP), we also support merger and acquisition activity.

The management of BRL is well known and has provided consulting and research services for many of the leading telecos, suppliers, resellers and trade associations. We frequently participate in conferences and organize our own events with partners.

Beecham Clips is a new and growing collection of videos that includes our latest video, a 2-part interview with Vodafone on M2M.

Beecham Snaps

  • Enterprise Mobility and M2M/IoT

    22.09.2014

    Snaps #68

  • Beecham Research in the News

    09.10.2014

  • Ice Melts; M2M Expands

    21.08.2014

    Snaps #67

  • Connecting the Large Cycling Market: The Embryonic Market of Connected Bikes

    25.07.2014

    Snaps #66

Wearable Technology Application Chart

Beecham Research`s Wearable Technology Application Chart, created in partnership with Wearable Technologies Group. Download free Powerpoint version here.

M2M/IoT Sector Map

Beecham Research`s Sector Map shows segmentation of the M2M Market in semi-circular format, including 9 key Service Sectors. Free download here.

Benefits Analysis of GSMA Embedded SIM Specification on the Mobile Enabled M2M Industry

The GSMA eUICC Embedded SIM Specification will accelerate and help transform the M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) markets for connected devices, according to a new Beecham Research report, Benefits Analysis of GSMA Embedded SIM Specification on the Mobile Enabled M2M Industry. This report was launched in association with the GSMA to coincide with an announcement that leading mobile operators along with SIM and module manufacturers have all launched solutions compliant with the new specification.

Press release: GSMA Embedded SIM Specification set to transform high volume M2M/IoT market according to Beecham Research

Download the free report (see also Infographic).

IoT Security Study Initial Report

Are we ready for billions of connected devices? This report explains why we are not and why the proposed numbers of billions of connected devices cannot possibly be secure using today’s IoT solutions. The potential damage to people, possessions, businesses and national critical infrastructure from a successful attack on cyber-physical systems through the rapidly emerging Internet of Things (IoT) cannot be underestimated, according to this new study by Beecham Research.

For more information on this study and the initial report, click here.

Wearable Technology -- the Fashion Tech Era: Towards a Multidisciplinary Approach

New Report! Innovative report from Beecham Research on Wearable Technology, featuring eight key market sectors, five key enabling technologies, and a forecast methodology organized around who will buy products and services and why, including extensive fashion-industry profiles to answer questions supplemental to traditional technology-led analysis. See additional information here.

Beecham Research's Blog at m2mapps

Does M2M Really Need an Embedded SIM Standard?

The mobile market has been using the removable SIM card since 1991, where it is mandatory for GSM devices. These are ideal for mobile handsets, which are typically bought through specialist retail outlets that set up the handset onto the network chosen by the user. They are not ideal for M2M applications though and, as we head towards the higher volumes forecast for M2M and IoT, that problem just gets worse. So what to do?

Most M2M applications don’t go anywhere near a retail outlet or, if they do, not ones in any way set up to deal with SIM cards. Instead, SIM cards are typically delivered in relatively small quantities to the point of use. Once installed, changing them at a network operator contract change is not so easy. Most times, it involves visiting the device on site. Often it is then not readily accessible. For those that are accessible, there is a high risk of theft.

All of that adds a lot of cost and is not very scalable. >>MORE>>

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