Supporting machine-to-machine communications in long-term evolution networks

A. Laya1,2; K. Wang3; L. Alonso1; J. Alonso-Zarate3; J. Markendahl2    1 Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain2 KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden3 Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Barcelona, Spain


This chapter describes key challenges that must be faced to turn long-term evolution (LTE) into a suitable technology for machine-to-machine (M2M) and machine-type communications (MTC). In particular, the challenges dealt with in this chapter relate to managing a large number of devices, attaining very low energy consumption, ensuring low-complexity protocols to bring down the cost of devices, ...

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