Performance evaluation of an M2M platform in different deployment setups
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication technology is emerging as one of the major trends shaping the development of services in Smart Cities. However, there are grand challenges related to complexity in integrating existing vertical silos limiting services interoperability. Providing standard M2M platforms allows the interaction of billions of devices and services in a network independent way. In this paper, we present the results of performance evaluating of a common platform for M2M using the open Machine Type Communication platform (OpenMTC), which is aligned with various M2M standards. The evaluation process considered different deployment setups (hardware, transport protocols, interaction models, etc.) and traffic conditions likely common in Smart City, EHealth and Smart Energy services.