Imagine a world where information just flows between machines, cars, appliances, meters or wind turbines. Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication creates a network of connected devices that will form the so-called Internet of Things (IoT). Travelping partnered with Wireless Innovation and delivered the world’s first OpenFlow-based M2M deployment.
M2M communication poses different requirements to telecommunication networks when compared to the traffic patterns providers need to deal with today. The whole industry is working on defining new standards for overarching M2M solutions. Travelping designed, developed and delivered a bespoke solution in this area which capitalized on OpenFlow, a software-defined networking (SDN) technology to build Michronet, a global M2M platform for Wireless Innovation.
SDN enables network operators to quickly change and deploy network behavior. With SDN new standards and protocols can be easily implemented on already-deployed equipment.
Travelping has delivered the world’s first SDN-based global M2M service network with a unique feature set. Michronet spans a fine-granular switched M2M network capable of scaling up to millions of devices and integrates different access and transport technologies including 2G, 3G and 4G mobile data, satellite communications, and legacy VPN services over DSL and fiber networks.
Travelping has delivered a turn-key solution for our M2M network needs. It convinced us to use their unique SDN approach to deliver the services. Today we are able to integrate data services from Vodafone, EverythingEverywhere, Iridium and Inmarsat into one global M2M offering. We are always excited about the capabilities Michronet can deliver. We can easily adapt to new requirements of our customers.