A framework for handling heterogeneous M2M traffic
Sensors, actuators and devices that compose the Internet of Things (IoT) world are becoming more diverse every day in terms of capabilities and amount of generated traffic. Current Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication standardization efforts try to formalize the interfaces between M2M nodes based on the perspective of exchanging uniform small data size with low sampling rate only. However, many devices will require support for more heterogeneous traffic patterns, with different network capacity. This paper introduces a communication concept for supporting gracefully a heterogeneous set of devices. This paper analyses the effect of traffic size in M2M transactions and propose a concept to adapt gracefully to support heterogeneous traffic patterns in M2M systems. To prove its feasibility, the concept is exemplified on top of oneM2M architecture and implemented as part of the Fraunhofer FOKUS OpenMTC toolkit. Additionally, the concept was applied to a deployment in an E-Health pilot and practical measurements during functional evaluation are reported.