Core Network Evolution Research for NB-IoT

Core Network Evolution Research for NB-IoT

  • This project involves a study of the Core Network Evolution to support Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) and build a prototype for NB-IoT core network based on network functions virtualisation (NFV) technology.  The objective is to optimise certain features such as:

    • Control Plane (CP-CIoT) Optimisation: Transferring user data via control plane (i.e. signalling messages)
    • User Plane (UP-CIoT) Optimisation: Signalling procedure optimisation to enable efficient transport of small user data in data plane (GTP-U)
    • Paging optimisation: For coverage enhancement & battery saving
    • Non-IP data support
    • QoS rate enforcement