ThingPark Wireless offers a converged IoT platform seamlessly integrating LoRaWAN and Cellular IoT technologies such as NB-IoT and LTE-M
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.
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
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.
As IoT technologies are fragmented, data exposure is challenging, making integration with business application complex and costly.
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
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.
Enabling 3GPP sensors which are both IP and non-IP based
Reduced TCO and debugging features in ThingParkWireless for message mode (LTE traffic)
Policy enforcement for not just per-device but also for fleet/group of devices
Charging features specific to IoT for both per-device and fleet/group of devices
Improved security of keys storage in HSS using Hardware Security Module (HSM)
Horizontal platform that can be smoothly integrated with different subscribers / applications.
OSS/BSS APIs for integration with integration with legacy operator equipment or 3rd party platform
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 !
Learn more about the LoRaWAN technology by downloading the Actility “What is LoRaWAN” white paper