The M2M business is in a phase of rapid growth. The total number of M2M connections is estimated to exceed 100 million by 2005. This estimate not only includes GSM connections, but also fixed and proprietary connections. The benefits of wireless data in creating connectivity and all-IP solutions are being used more and are also being used more widely by companies as awareness of the possibilities increases. On the other hand, new technologies and more appropriate M2M products and platforms enable the development of applications and services that have not been possible, or have previously been too difficult to implement. The market share of GSM connections in the M2M market is estimated to grow from 30% to 60% between 2001-2005.