Optimizing Cellular Networks for the Internet of Things
Test and service assurance challenges for delivering IoT connectivity
Network operators and network equipment manufacturers employ rigorous test regimes and operational service assurance methods to ensure optimum network performance and quality of service. But current test methods and service assurance solutions are set to be challenged by the rapid advance of the Internet of Things, which is placing new and very different demands on the network.
This paper introduces the key test and assurance challenges created by the Internet of Things, analyzes the risks of not addressing them adequately, and presents some advice on how best to tackle them.
It’s based on Spirent’s many years of working with the world’s largest telecoms operators, network equipment manufacturers and device manufacturers to address their testing needs.