Published: January 15, 2015 | Stockholm, Sweden
Telit, Telenor Connexion and Allianz Telematics announced their cooperation to ensure optimal performance of IoT devices and applications. The three companies collaborated to implement a platform verified in Ericsson’s Radio Testing Laboratory, the first independent testing facility to work with the new GSMA ‘IoT device connection efficiency guidelines’ since their release on the 13 October 2014. This implementation of the so-called ‘Network friendly mode’ ensures optimal behaviour of the devices and will ultimately help accelerate IoT growth.
Allianz Telematics’ adoption of the IoT connection efficiency guidelines in their Usage Based Insurance (UBI) platform is expected to deliver future-proof product and a better overall customer experience.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is truly coming of age with more than 50 billion devices expected to be connected by 2020. One of the challenges facing the Internet of Things is the possibility that a vast number of connected devices could overwhelm the data-carrying capacity of mobile networks.
To ensure that mobile networks can efficiently accommodate the increased number of connected devices and services resulting from the rapid growth of IoT, GSMA has released the “IoT Device Connection Efficiency Guidelines” detailing how to make IoT devices data-efficient.
Source: Telenor Connexion AB