Remote Monitoring of IoT Sensors and Communication Link Quality in Multisite mMTC Testbed

Seppo Horsmanheimo (Corresponding author), Joonas Säe, Tero Jokela, Lotta Tuomimaki, Ethiopia Nigussie, Annemarie Hjelt, Sami Huilla, Tahsin Donmez, Nicolas Le Bail, Mikko Valkama

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    Abstract

    Massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC) technologies are key to addressing communication requirements of various emerging IoT applications. In this work, a multisite mMTC test network is designed and implemented in order to investigate the long-term communication quality and sensor data of LoRa and NB-IoT. This is essential for remote network maintenance operations, because it allows distinguishing communication quality defects from software/hardware failures. Moreover, it provides additional information about the communication link quality for network management. The test network is geographically scattered over a large area in Finland and experimented both in private and public networks. Measurements on LoRaWAN test networks revealed that higher SNRs and RSSIs are generally achieved for devices with lower spreading factors. Comparison of NB-IoT and LoRaWAN shows that NB-IoT has better communication quality performance. Overall, this paper provides first long-term multi-site and multi-technology mMTC measurements and corresponding performance analysis that are not available in the existing literature.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2019 IEEE 30th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2019
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-8110-7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-8111-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event30th IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2019 - Istanbul, Turkey
    Duration: 8 Sep 201911 Sep 2019

    Publication series

    SeriesIEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications Workshops
    Volume2019
    ISSN2166-9570

    Conference

    Conference30th IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2019
    Abbreviated titlePIMRC Workshops
    CountryTurkey
    CityIstanbul
    Period8/09/1911/09/19

    Keywords

    • LoRa
    • mMTC
    • multisite testbed
    • NB-IoT
    • QoS

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