[Whitepaper] A solution that enables support of massive IoT connections

IoT is the next revolution in the mobile ecosystem with an estimated 75 billion connected IoT devices projected to be deployed by 2025.1 Cellular IoT—including 2G, 3G and 4G technologies which can be used for IoT but not specifically optimized for IoT—and LPWA modules are forecast to account for a significant percentage of those devices. Given such sanguine forecasts, IoT services are likely to be a key driver for future growth in cellular infrastructure.

The Aricent NB-IoT core is based on the evolved packet system (EPS) and provides cellular IoT (C-IoT) by performing control plane and user-plane optimizations. The Aricent NB-IoT solution fulfills all the key requirements of tomorrow’s low-power, wide-area networks, including long battery life, low-cost devices, low deployment costs and support of massive IoT connections. The Aricent NB-IoT core is based on the evolved packet system and provides cellular IoT by performing control-plane and user-plane optimizations.