Wireless Networks

, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 63–74 | Cite as

Scalable group-based machine-to-machine communications in LTE-advanced networks

  • Younghwan Jung
  • Daehee KimEmail author
  • Sunshin An


The legacy long term evolution (LTE) networks suffer from scalability problems when a massive number of Internet of Things devices enter the network simultaneously. In this paper, we investigate the root causes of the overload problems due to a massive number of machine devices when accessing to the LTE network, and evaluate current standardized solutions of 3GPP in terms of overload aspects. As a result, we derive the limitations of 3GPP standardized solutions, and then suggest a novel group-based communication method and a set of required functions for the group-based communication. The simulation results show that our proposed group-based communication dramatically decreases the signaling load when compared to the legacy LTE and other 3GPP solutions.


Long term evolution Internet of Things Machine-to-machine Group-based communications 



This work was supported by the Soonchunhyang University Research Fund (No. 20170000). This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea Government (MSIP; Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning) (No. 2017R1C1B5016017).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Network BusinessSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd.SuwonKorea
  2. 2.Department of Internet of ThingsSoonchunhyang UniversityAsanKorea
  3. 3.Department of Electronics EngineeringKorea UniversitySeoulKorea

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