The Internet Of Things, Machine to Machine (M2M), Machine Type Communications (MTC) and Industry 4.0 all refer to the hyper-connected environment towards which society is evolving and how mobile networks adapt to it.
Communication requirements for mobile networks change and new architectures emerge adapted to them.
Whether connected artifacts are deployed at automatic factories, deployed at home or spread across the complete supply chain of a global logistic operator the trend to massive connectivity is not stopping and requires new technological approaches.
OpenEPC is the perfect platform to support the evolution for the new connected verticals which cannot rely solely on general purpose commercial networks anymore. OpenEPC enables deployment of NFV/SDN based core networks for the verticals with or without private LTE radio access networks at specific locations.