ThingPark Wireless for Cellular IoT

ThingPark Wireless offers a converged IoT platform seamlessly integrating LoRaWAN and Cellular IoT technologies such as NB-IoT and LTE-M

ThingPark Wireless makes the link between LTE infrastructure and LPWAN IoT applications

ThingPark Wireless provides insertion into existing 3GPP mobile operator core using standard-compliant (S6a, S5/S8, T6a) and provides unified devices and connectivity management for IoT devices. The solution integrates both the Cellular IoT (NB-IoT and LTE-M) and LoRaWAN device and connectivity management and provides a unified interface to IoT subscribers which have both LoRaWAN and 3GPP (NB-IoT / LTE-M) based deployments.

ThingPark Wireless with the EPC connector add-on addresses Network Operators and MVNOs who face the challenge of IoT connectivity fragmentation

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All use cases can not be addressed with one technology

As there is no unique IoT technology capable of covering all vertical use cases, it is necessary for service providers to supply radio agnostic solutions and network infrastructures

No single layer for device management

Various IoT technologies have different device and connectivity requirements. Service providers have no unique interface to provision, bill and manage device configuration and connectivity plans. 

No homogeneous interface to applications

As IoT technologies are fragmented, data exposure is challenging, making integration with business application complex and costly.

Existing 3GPP core network are too expensive for IoT use cases

3GPP core network licenses with traditional HSS/PGW/PCRF/PCEF and their integration with OSS/BSS modules are tailored for human-centric traffic and not adapted for small packet IoT use cases where per-device ARPU is 5-10x less compared to traditional M2M

The Actility radio agnostic IoT management solution combines the ThingPark Wireless LoRaWAN network server with a custom-developed EPC Connector solution that provides insertion into existing 3GPP mobile operator core using standard-compliant interfaces (S6a, S5/S8, T6a) and provides unified device and connectivity management for IoT devices.

The key feature allows operators or MVNOs to capture the use cases in both licensed and unlicensed wide-area spectrum, in a simple and cost-efficient way


Billing & Policy Enforcement

Device and connectivity management

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Cellular IoT optimization

Traditional Internet protocol stacks (TCP-based) include regular keep-alives that fit to “always on” network models. However, being very greedy in terms of number and volume of messages exchanged, they quickly wipe out the benefits of technologies dedicated to IoT like NB-IoT and LTE-M. Get best-in class efficient cellular IoT solutions with SCHC.

Why should you choose the Actility ThingPark Wireless radio-agnostic IoT platform ?

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Enabling 3GPP sensors which are both IP and non-IP based

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Reduced TCO and debugging features in ThingParkWireless for message mode (LTE traffic)

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Policy enforcement for not just per-device but also for fleet/group of devices

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Charging features specific to IoT for both per-device and fleet/group of devices

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Improved security of keys storage in HSS using Hardware Security Module (HSM)

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Horizontal platform that can be smoothly integrated with different subscribers / applications.

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OSS/BSS APIs for integration with integration with legacy operator equipment or 3rd party platform

Want to learn more ?

How well does LoRaWAN and cellular IoT complement each other ?

This technical webinar co-presented by Actility and Orange gives an overview of the reasons and criteria for choosing LPWAN and 3GPP technologies according to the to the use case. To cover all IoT use cases, operators need to combine LoRaWAN and LTE-M. Discover how in the video !

What is LoRa and LoRaWAN white paper techniical overview, benfits and use cases

Learn more about the LoRaWAN technology by downloading the Actility “What is LoRaWAN” white paper