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Narrowband IoT

Altran Narrowband IoT Core is an optimized solution for cellular IoT to provide wide-area coverage, long battery life, low-cost devices, low deployment costs and support of massive IoT connections.

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has specified a new radio interface, the Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) to address the requirements of increasing IoT devices. This new technology provides support for massive number of low throughput devices, low delay sensitivity, ultra-low device cost and low device power consumption. The Altran C-SGN is a collapsed solution combining MME, SGW and PGW functions into a single optimized solution. It provides improved support for small data transfer by performing control-plane and user-plane optimizations. Altran C-SGN supports control plane optimization which is a method for transferring user data in Control Plane signaling messages in the form of NAS PDU. This software framework enables OEM/NEP to reduce time to market in fast growing CIoT market.

Software Benefits:

  • Hardware agnostic: able to run on any COTS hardware
  • Reduces time to market: Altran’s NB-IoT solution significantly reduce the time to entry into the CIoT market by relieving vendors of the task of developing and integrating multiple complex protocols. It’s white label ready
  • Flexibility: Customizable for scalability and performance depending on customer needs and can be used to address different customer segments like low-, mid-, and high-end markets
  • Strong Roadmap: Progressive roadmap in-line with 3GPP evolution

C-IoT Network Architecture

Narrowband IoT

Product Features:

  • 3GPP Compliance - Rel 13
  • Capacity: 1M attached UEs
  • UE Support: CAT-M, CAT-M1, Cat NB1
  • High availability (1:1 Hot redundancy)
  • FCAPS through web based Element Management System
  • Support for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Support for Alarms through SNMP
  • Protocol Features
    • Control Plane Optimization - Data delivered to/from MME in NAS PDUs
    • Data delivery over SGi interface to/from device application server or Service capability server (SCEF) from MME
    • IP data Support, without IP header compression
    • Non-IP data Support
      • Packet set to defined destination (configured per APN)
    • PSM and e-DRX support
    • Data buffering for UEs that do not wake up

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