A revolution is happening triggered by a brave new world made by interconnected devices. The Internet of Things is already a reality that is creating new business opportunities across different industrial sectors. Communication Service
Providers have a major opportunity to shape this reality by leading this transformation. For that they need to evolve their existing architectures in order to enable a flexible creation of advanced services over distributed networks, interconnecting heterogeneous sensors and actuators. This paper presents an approach for telecoms to take advantage of the upcoming machine-to-machine markets and defines an advanced architecture able to withstand the demands of a new plethora of evermore clever and useful services.
Magazine: Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, Special Issue on M2M - An Emerging Communication Paradigm