6 Categories of features for Machine-Type Communications

22.3683GPPRelease 17Service requirements for Machine-Type Communications (MTC)Stage 1TS

Machine-Type Communication (MTC) applications do not all have the same characteristics. This implies that not every system optimization is suitable for every MTC application. Therefore, MTC Features are defined to provide structure for the different system optimization possibilities that can be invoked. MTC Features provided to a particular subscriber are identified in the subscription. MTC Features can be individually activated.

The following MTC Features have been defined:

– Low Mobility;

– Time Controlled;

– Small Data Transmissions;

– Infrequent Mobile Terminated;

– MTC Monitoring;

– Secure Connection;

– Group Based MTC Features:

– Group Based Policing;

– Group Based Addressing.