Large-scale industry-grade machine-type deployments

Recent efforts focused on improving 3GPP LTE support of MTC: overload control, small-data access, coverage extension, etc. Today, increasingly capable mobile devices, represented by advanced smartphones and tablets, are employed to aid people in their daily routines, from communication and social interaction to storing and processing their important private information. With handheld device industry now becoming a 150-billion-dollar business, we witness an unprecedented diversity of mobile applications and services across both consumer and enterprise markets. To this end, mobile computing has already developed into a crucial technology allowing us to access information and data anytime, anywhere. However, given limited bandwidth, battery life, and storage capacity of current user equipment, cloud computing has recently emerged as the aggregation of computing capability to augment the contemporary computing infrastructure.