Network Congestion Could See 30% Failure Rate for M2M and IoT

Network Congestion Could See 30% Failure Rate for M2M and IoT

Cellwize whitepaper highlights IoT and M2M opportunities and challenges for mobile operators.

Mobile operators could face a failure rate upwards of 30% for M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) sessions according to Cellwize, an innovative Self Organizing Networks (SON) solutions provider for wireless operators. With IoT devices set to reach 26 billion units by 2020, Cellwize has identified the potential pitfalls and the opportunities for mobile network operators in a new whitepaper.

While consumer interest has piqued around IoT devices for ‘connected lives’, some mobile operators would struggle to manage network congestion- ultimately leading to frustrated subscribers. To overcome network congestion and meet Service Level Agreements (SLAs) of M2M/IoT services, mobile operators will need to turn to Centralized SON (C-SON) solutions.

Cellwize’s elastic-SON™ solution has cut congestion on an operator’s network by 90 percent – virtually eliminating network congestion – easing M2M and IoT data traffic. Most IoT and M2M devices currently use 2G. Cellwize elastic-SON’s multi-technology (2G/3G/4G LTE) and multi-RAT capabilities make it perfectly suited to make M2M and IoT transactions seamless.

elastic-SON dynamically reroutes networks resources, in near real-time, to help 2G networks manage bursts of M2M activity. Capabilities such as Dynamic Load Balancing and Coverage Capacity Optimization enable elastic-SON to steer traffic away from congested zones and allow M2M burst data to pass smoothly and delay free, continuously.

“M2M and IoT technology has grown rapidly – but some mobile networks have not evolved,” said Ofir Zemer, CEO 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.”

“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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