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Chinese multinational Huawei has released a systematic metrics for mobile communications to tap the connection experience of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Launched at the Global MBB Forum 2016 in Tokyo by Ryan Ding, President of Huawei Products & Solutions, the Things Coverage methodology includes an approach to evaluating the quality of an IoT network, and planning mobile networks that must serve things as well as people. According to the company, this new methodology provides a set of quantitative standards which can serve as reference for the entire IoT ecosystem, from telecom operators and device makers to users. Furthermore, coordination across the ecosystem will help operators roll out their networks fast maximize the value of the IoT. Huawei explained at the Forum that building IoT-ready networks is a challenge for operators because of the vast number of different IoT applications and services. Hence, operators have been looking for a new network planning methodology which will help them meet the demands of IoT connections, maximize the value of their IoT services, and provide a superior IoT experience. Huawei’s Things Coverage methodology includes a 5-dimensional standard for the connection experience of IoT devices. Each use case is analyzed in terms of:
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