Nokia Networks launched its IoT connectivity product for LTE core and radio networks, aimed at making existing LTE networks IoT ready, reports Telecompaper.com on July 16, 2015. Nokia proposes a three-step approach, starting with the migration of subscriber data management and then gateways and mobility management. This allows operators to migrate their core domains so they can tackle the mix of mobile broadband and M2M traffic in a cost-efficient way. The new IoT connectivity platform consists of two elements: Nokia's Core for IoT and its enhanced Smart Scheduler for LTE radio.
The Core for IT helps improve operational efficiency and CPU utilization. It also comes with open APIs for real-time data mining, service control and integration. The programmability enables operators to cope with a multitude of applications and actively reduce signaling traffic, such as by adjusting the timer value for service-based paging for connected cars. The Smart Scheduler helps optimize LTE and TD-LTE cell capacity and smartphone user experience for IoT services over LTE networks. With self-adapting algorithms in Nokia's Flexi Base Stations, it adapts to the IoT device traffic profile, from stationary metering applications to demanding vehicle-to-infrastructure communications. It also helps reduce signaling load in the network, enhance responsiveness and lower power consumption of the IoT modem, while improving connection quality, including at the cell edge.