M2M: From mobile to embedded internet

In “M2M: From mobile to embedded internet,” Geng Wu, Shilpa Talwar, Kerstin Johnsson, Nageen Himayat, and Kevin D. Johnson of Intel discuss the motivations and technology challenges ahead for machine-to-machine communications in a variety of consumer, industrial, and automotive applications.

They highlight key M2M application requirements and major technology gaps and analyze the future directions of air interface technology improvements and network architectures evolution to enable the mass deployment of M2M services.

They also consider the salient features of M2M traffic that may not be supported efficiently by present standards, and provide an overview of potential enhancements. Finally, we discuss standards development for M2M.

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