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Wireless Device-to-Device Communications and Networks by Ekram Hossain, Zhu Han, Dusit Niyato, Lingyang Song

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11  Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications

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11.1  Introduction

Wireless connectivity is rapidly expanding beyond traditional mobile devices used by humans. In the near future, many wireless devices (e.g., sensors and actuators) will be connected in the framework of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) [363]. In cellular networks, hundreds or thousands of devices can exist in one cell. Therefore, the concept of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications has been introduced to handle the transmission of a number of devices in the network. M2M communication, also known as machine-type communications (MTC), refers to mobile nodes communicating over a network ...

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