Thursday, July 7, 2011

Nokia Siemens Networks Releases GSM M2M Software

Nokia Siemens Networks is preparing a new M2M software suite for GSM that helps prevent the overloading of networks with traffic, avoiding network congestion and supporting M2M reliability and growth.

The new M2M software suite for GSM is based on a proprietary, precise paging feature that efficiently reduces the amount of signaling information between M2M mobile stations and base transceiver stations. As a result, GSM operators with M2M service businesses don't require additional base station sites to accommodate more M2M users.

As part of its M2M suite, Nokia Siemens Networks also offers priority class based Quality of Service (QoS), prioritizing urgent M2M transactions such as health and security related information. The company said its software suite also helps operators to better manage less critical loads during peak hours, which adds to the robustness of the network. The suite also boasts a Smart Resource Adaptation (SRA) feature, which enables up to five times more M2M subscriptions.

NSN forecasts that GSM subscriptions supporting M2M applications will reach 1 billion by 2015.

"M2M applications create both additional information and signaling load on the network," said Thorsten Robrecht, head of Network Systems product management at Nokia Siemens Networks. "In mass-M2M applications, such as smart metering, the additional monthly payload is low, typically less than 1 Megabyte per subscriber. However, there will always be additional signaling load for every data transaction. Since M2M data transactions are expected to grow by ten times in the next few years, signaling will be a very relevant issue for operators. Our M2M software suite reduces signaling by up to 70%."