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.
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.
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