Priority alarm messages for MTC in industry applications require guaranteed delays of a few dozen milliseconds only, with super-critical applications even calling for below-10-ms access. With the best state-of-the-art cellular systems barely able to meet below-50-ms delays, in this article we propose some important improvements to the 3GPP MTC access procedure allowing a significant performance boost for alarm messages.

Full paper title: Enhanced Radio Access and Data Transmission Procedures Facilitating Industry-Compliant Machine-Type Communications over 5G Networks

Full abstract in IEEE Xplore, DOI: 10.1109/MWC.2016.7422406


Joachim Sachs; Ericsson Research, Massimo Condoluci; University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy, King’s College London, Mischa Dohler; King’s College London, UK, Worldsensing, UK & Spain, Giuseppe Araniti, Antonella Molinaro; University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy

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