Broadband solutions company Tekelec last week at CTIA Wireless in Orlando, Florida, introduced a new machine-to-machine (M2M) service enablement solution for mobile service providers to deliver advanced M2M services.
Tekelec's solution combines multiple network functions to give service providers new abilities to scale M2M deployments, prioritize and manage devices and applications and analyze M2M service performance.
"The M2M market is entering a new phase of rapid growth in broadband services as wireless sensors and chips become embedded in millions of machines that we use every day -- whether it's our electricity meters, our cars, or our home appliances," said Susie Kim Riley, chief marketing officer, Tekelec. Riley said Tekelec's M2M service enablement solution will allow service providers to "introduce innovative service and pricing plans and differentiate their offerings by quality of service."
Tekelec's M2M service enablement solution integrates a subscriber and data management system with policy management and messaging services. It also includes Tekelec's Diameter Signaling Router to scale the M2M network's policy, charging, authentication and mobility management information and enable roaming and service portability and the Performance Intelligence Center to analyze M2M services and network performance to identify trends, diagnose problems, ensure service level agreements and optimize device and service performance. The solution furthermore enables operators to provide end-to-end M2M services and profitably manage an M2M ecosystem with variable traffic volatility, transaction volumes, connection frequencies and quality of service requirements.
"Beyond traditional connection revenues, service providers can also generate M2M revenues by providing end-to-end solutions for key applications such as smart homes, smart cars, or smart cities," said Kitty Weldon, principal analyst, Current Analysis.
"They can offer tiered services for different device types with unique classes of service, bundle multiple devices in a single subscription, and collect and analyze data that can be useful to enterprise customers," Weldon said. "Tekelec's M2M service enablement solution provides the intelligent controls to accelerate these new business models."