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Network Congestion Could See 30% Failure Rate for M2M Applications

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Mobile operators could face a failure rate upwards of 30% for M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) sessions according to Cellwize, a Self Organizing Networks (SON) vendor.

While consumer interest has piqued around IoT devices for 'connected lives', the company claims that some mobile operators would struggle to manage network congestion- ultimately leading to frustrated subscribers. To overcome network congestion and meet Service Level Agreements (SLAs) of M2M/IoT services, it claims that mobile operators will need to turn to Centralized SON (C-SON) solutions.

Cellwize said that its Elastic-SON solution has cut congestion on an (unamed) operator's network by 90 percent - virtually eliminating network congestion.

Elastic-SON dynamically reroutes networks resources, in near real-time, to help 2G networks manage bursts of M2M activity. Capabilities such as Dynamic Load Balancing and Coverage Capacity Optimization enable Elastic-SON to steer traffic away from congested zones and allow M2M burst data to pass smoothly and delay free, continuously.

"M2M and IoT technology has grown rapidly - but some mobile networks have not evolved," said Ofir Zemer, CEO of Cellwize. "Along with 3G and LTE, we are one of the few SON vendors to tackle 2G network optimization. This has been invaluable for operators experiencing slow data speeds. With IoT set to increase 2G data traffic, it is vital that operators are able to optimize and address capacity across all access networks to ensure their subscribers receive the best quality of service possible."

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