Low-cost Machine Type Communication User Equipments for LTE (part 3)

Machine-to-machine (M2M) devices are defined as the equipments which do not require a direct human interaction for communicating to each other. M2M networks are predicted to have a large end-user market in the near future with numerous potential applications, such as home automation, patient monitoring, transportation, and smart metering. Currently, the main bottleneck is to reduce the overall cost of these equipments in order to enable a practical implementation of densely-deployed M2M networks which can cover an area of interest and, for example, connect different regions of a city. The proposed research will be part of Sierra Wireless’ ongoing activities to develop such low-cost machine-type communication devices compliant with the long-term evolution (LTE) communications standard.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Lutz Lampe


Ghasem Naddafzadeh-Shirazi


Sierra Wireless


Engineering - computer / electrical


Information and communications technologies


University of British Columbia



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