New telecoms data in Brazil confirms substantial ‘special M2M’ growth

Author: Marc Schryer
Published: 2015-08-11

Since TechPolis’ recently-published research note, How to Grow M2M in Brazil, new data on M2M connections in the country has become available from Brazilian telecoms regulator, Anatel. The statistical update, the first since January 2015, was released on July 17, 2015 and provides a full year of M2M data with breakdowns by tax classification. In September 2014, when federal activation …

Tax break in Brazil having an early impact on M2M connections

Author: Marc Schryer
Published: 2015-04-27

A new tax policy, introduced in Brazil last September, with the aim of giving selected Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications a tax break, has already had a noticeable impact according to data from telecoms regulator Anatel. The 80% tax break reduces the initial activation fee from $15.07 to $3.05. The reduction also applies to the ongoing annual operation federal tax. The high …

Tax break to boost IoT growth in Brazil

Author: Ricardo Tavares
Published: 2014-05-28

Mobile operators around the world are expected to make, on average, less than $4 a year in revenue per M2M connection thanks to the small amounts of data processed. This will mean emerging markets with activation taxes (sometimes called SIM-card tax) will find it difficult to truly benefit from the Internet of Things (IoT).  Many applications will simply not be …

M2M’s flop in Brazil

Author: Ricardo Tavares
Published: 2014-03-18

Brazil was one of the very first countries anywhere to introduce legislation specific to M2M communications, and as a result gained global attention amongst connected-car aficionados. It introduced two significant policies of global significance: In 2006, Congress passed Legislation, endorsed by former President Lula da Silva, stipulating that every car coming out of Brazil's automobile manufacturing plants should have a …

M2M regulation a growing priority

Author: Ricardo Tavares
Published: 2014-03-10

M2M regulation is on the way. Here are some of the ways it might affect you. By the end of 2013, there were 195 million dedicated machine-to-machine (M2M) mobile connections worldwide, according to a GSM Association Study. This figure is expected to grow to 250 million during 2014. As the M2M subscriber base grows, regulators are increasingly looking into specific …