Gartner Research

Avoid IoT Signaling Avalanches in Your Cellular Network

Published: 16 October 2015

ID: G00273081

Analyst(s): Kosei Takiishi , Sylvain Fabre , Toni Nygren


While current CSP networks are designed for user-level voice and data, the rise of IoT devices will add significant data and signaling traffic loads, risking severe outages. This research examines how IoT devices could impact telecom networks, and how CSP product leaders can mitigate the risk.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Ensure M2M Devices Are Tested on the Network Before Service Launch
  • Consider Adding More Intelligence to the Network
  • Consider Different Cellular Technologies When Updating Your M2M Technology and Architecture Roadmap

Hypothetical Use Case Scenarios

  • Smart Meter
  • Health and Fitness
  • Connected Vehicle

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