Date Added: Jan 2013
The growing popularity of Machine-To-Machine (M2M) communications in cellular networks is driving the need to optimize networks based on the characteristics of M2M, which are significantly different from the requirements that current networks are designed to meet. First, M2M requires large number of short sessions as opposed to small number of long lived sessions required by the human generated traffic. Second, M2M constitutes a number of battery operated devices that are static in locations such as basements and tunnels, and need to transmit at elevated powers compared to the traditional devices. Third, replacing or recharging batteries of such devices may not be feasible.