The predicted large scale growth of IoT devices and their associated IoT device applications will create major challenges for the entire IoT ecosystem.
In IoT scenarios, IoT device firmware and software play a significant part in determining the overall performance and behaviour of the IoT service on the mobile network. With no human intervention to fall back upon, the mechanisms that manage recovery from IoT service failure need to be built into IoT devices.
The GSMA encourages mobile network operators to promote the use of the requirements contained within the GSMA connection efficiency guidelines. Mobile network operators should make commercially reasonable efforts to reference the GSMA connection efficiency guidelines in the connectivity contracts they agree with their IoT Service Providers.