IoT - Impact on Mobile Networks

  • Dhingra V.

IoT is poised to revolutionize industries and ways we live and work. These things will digitally connect to other devices and the network via multiple technologies. MNOs are making significant investments in M2M communications for providing connectivity as well as value added services to IoT application providers and enterprises. However, growing numbers of connected devices creates challenges for the underlying mobile network. We present our exclusive analysis in dimensioning growth of M2M/IoT and examine ways this will impact Mobile Networks, including use cases across multiple consumer segments and industry verticals. Based on these insights, we quantify the impact on LTE RAN and Core Network in terms of additional spectrum required, incremental load on signalling capacity of the network and conclude with how 5G networks should be designed for efficient wide-area M2M communications.

Recent Publications

January 01, 2018

Fair Dynamic Spectrum Management for QRD-Based Precoding with User Encoding Ordering in Downstream G.fast Transmission

In next generation DSL networks such as G.fast, employing discrete multi-tone transmission in high frequencies up to 212 MHz, the crosstalk among lines reaches very high levels. To precompensate the crosstalk in downstream transmission, QRD-based precoding has been proposed as a near-optimal dynamic spectrum management (DSM) technique. However, the performance ...

January 01, 2018

Practical Mitigation of Passive Intermodulation in Microstrip Circuits

This paper presents new experimental evidence and a novel practical approach for mitigation of passive intermodulation (PIM) in microstrip circuits fabricated on commercial printed circuit board laminates. The mechanisms of distributed PIM in microstrip circuits are reviewed and a phenomenology of PIM generation due to locally enhanced electromagnetic fields at ...

January 01, 2018

Efficient Cooperative HARQ for Multi-Source Multi-Relay Wireless Networks

In this paper, we compare the performance of three different cooperative Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest (HARQ) protocols for slow-fading half-duplex orthogonal multiple access multiple relay channel. Channel State Information (CSI) is available at the receiving side of each link only. Time Division Multiplexing is assumed, where each orthogonal transmission occurs ...