The GSMA today announced the publication of guidelines for the Internet of Things (IoT) market that outline how devices and applications should communicate via mobile networks in the most intelligent and efficient way.
Telenor Connexion and other operators have worked closely with the GSMA to develop the connection efficiency guidelines that ensure that IoT device and application makers can follow a common approach to create efficient, reliable services that can scale as the market grows.
“We welcome the release of the GSMA’s ‘IoT Device Connection Efficiency Guidelines’, which will ensure that the barriers in adopting and launching M2M services are minimized. Previously, organisations launching M2M services had to create and test network friendly applications, which created unnecessary challenges, inconsistencies and costs for large connectivity deployments. Our key customers they have responded warmly to the release of these guidelines and are keen to see them adopted. We consider this a big step in the evolution of M2M and the IoT”, says Stephen Bryant, CTO, Telenor Connexion AB.
The guidelines include a number of best practice areas such as data aggregation within devices, non-synchronous network access, application scalability and guidance on how to manage signaling traffic from de-activated or out-of-subscription SIMs.