Launch cellular IoT services with a proxy HSS solution from Partitionware
Easily connect to IMS-based networks with proxy HSS for IoT services. The HSS proxy enables MNOs and MVNOs to capitalise on HSS functionality, securing the capabilities they need for IoT applications, without the need to invest in a single, monolithic platform.
Many mobile service providers, both MNO and MVNOs, that have yet to deploy IMS core networks are considering how they can capitalise on IoT opportunities. While until recently the majority of IoT devices have taken advantage of 2G / 3G networks, future growth in Cellular IoT connections will largely be over LTE networks, supporting Nb-IoT and CAT-M devices. At least, that’s according to the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report and as illustrated below.
The implications of this are clear – the future is in LTE-enabled IoT connectivity for mobile service providers. So, mobile providers that wish to participate in this market need to adapt and prepare for connectivity to IMS networks, which constitute the majority of LTE mobile cores. In many cases, that may mean also adding HSS capabilities, because the HSS is the key repository of device and service data and hence is a prerequisite for any Cellular IoT service portfolio.
If you don’t already have an HSS, what can you do? Well, there is a simple way to avoid the costs of acquiring and maintaining an HSS, while enabling connectivity to IMS / LTE networks. Partitionware offers an HSS proxy solution, which means you can easily extend existing 3G assets and interconnect seamlessly with IMS-based networks.
The HSS proxy enables MNOs and MVNOs to capitalise on HSS functionality, securing the capabilities they need for IoT applications, without the need to invest in a single, monolithic platform. It’s a simple, cost-effective and lightweight means to kick-start Cellular IoT service launches and enter the market. Because it’s offered through hosted models, it grows with your success and doesn’t drain resources before you’ve had a chance to success.
Fully standards-based, there’s no hardware, and it’s offered as a managed service, easing overheads. So, if you want to explore Cellular IoT opportunities, then talk to our team – we’ll provide the technology you need to realise your business goals and to support a broad portfolio of IoT services.
 Ericsson Mobility Report, June 2019