Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Mobile network congestion could see 30% of M2M traffic "fail": Cellwize

Iain Morris
June 26, 2014
Congestion on mobile networks could mean that up to 30% of sessions supporting M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) services experience “failure”, according to a new whitepaper from Self Organizing Networks (SON) provider Cellwize.

Noting that IoT devices are set to number 26 billion units by 2020, Cellwize (Singapore) says that some mobile operators will struggle to manage network congestion – with serious implications for their customers.

Unsurprisingly, the company is recommending that mobile operators turn to Centralized SON (C-SON) solutions to overcome network congestion and meet service level agreements regarding M2M and IoT services.

It claims its own elastic-SON-branded solution can cut congestion on an operator’s network by as much as 90%, virtually eliminating the problem of congestion.

While most M2M and IoT devices currently rely on 2G technology, the elastic-SON system is compatible with 2G, 3G and 4G network standards.
The solution is designed to re-route network resources in “near real-time”, helping 2G networks to manage bursts of M2M activity.

Capabilities like Dynamic Load Balancing and Coverage Capacity Optimization also mean that elastic-SON can steer traffic away from congested zones and allow M2M burst data to pass smoothly and delay free.

“M2M and IoT technology has grown rapidly – but some mobile networks have not evolved,” said Ofir Zemer, the chief executive of Cellwize. “Along with 3G and LTE, we are one of the few SON vendors to tackle 2G network optimization.”

“This has been invaluable for operators experiencing slow data speeds,” added Zemer. “With IoT set to increase 2G data traffic, it is vital that operators are able to optimize and address capacity across all access networks to ensure their subscribers receive the best quality of service possible.”
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