Actility, provider of Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), has announced support for 3GPP LTE-M and NB-IoT technology within the ThingPark IoT software suite, deployed and managed using a single OSS/BSS, device management solution and data exposure interface.
“Service providers are facing big challenges in integrating IoT devices on the required massively large scale”, explains Actility SVP of Products, Boris Lacroix.
“At the same time as device ARPU is decreasing rapidly, the large number of transactions is increasing IT cost, OSS/BSS costs and MME/HSS licensing fees are dominating the business case, and expensive EPC upgrades are killing the early MTC revenue.”
The solution is available within Actility’s ThingPark IoT platform.
Features include: unified device management, with single layer provisioning for LoRaWAN and 3GPP Iot devices and automated SIM provisioning; integrated OSS/BSS offering unified connectivity management services and unified LPWA billing, traffic shaping and policy management; and data exposure through a single API, including metadata.
The result is a seamlessly integrated LPWA network powered by ThingPark, offering features such as service activation and role management, IoT offer creation and subscriber management, and order management.
“This is a key evolution for our platform,” says Actility CEO Mike Mulica, “effectively allowing our service provider customers to immediately expand their LPWA commercial services to LTE-M and NB-IoT, in addition to the existing LoRaWAN network.”