Solution Guidelines

In order to help customers and partners bring more resilient products to our networks, we've compiled guidelines to assist during their development. These represent industry-best practice and lessons learned from past deployments.

Deutsche Telekom summarizes the "No Harm to Network" requirements originating in GSMA TS.34 and adjusts them frequently to the latest version, IoT Device Connection Efficiency Guidelines, use-cases or features not covered yet within GSMA TS.34, as well as lessons learned gained from IoT commercial deployments.

IoT Service Provider Functional Requirements

Learn when is the best occasion to trigger a device per downlink, about frequency and prioritization of data transmissions and why it is not recommended to trigger all devices at the same second in case of a special event in the IoT application.

IoT Device Functional Requirements

Learn why to avoid of synchronized behavior from application perspective, when to use "always-on" connectivity, communication patterns, power saving and what is special about "Keep Alive" messages in case of roaming.

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Design more efficient IoT solutions!

Check our "Communication Efficiency" guidelines online.

We also recommend No Harm to Networks by

  • Miquel Rodriguez, Deutsche Telekom
  • Bob Flynn, Chordant