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Can carriers make the switch to become M2M service providers?

telecom | 03/25/2014 7:12 pm EDT

Canada’s big telecom providers have a lot to prove as service providers in machine-to-machine communication (M2M), according to Macquarie analyst Greg MacDonald. Companies such as Rogers Communications Inc., BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. have the financial resources and the national networks to provide the backbone for connectivity between devices in a future “Internet of everything,” MacDonald said in a phone interview, adding they will also have to shift their approach in order to become service providers for M2M clients. “[Telecom companies] are very good at charging...