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Table 6 Overview of 3GPP MTC standardization efforts (based on [145])

From: Mobile M2M communication architectures, upcoming challenges, applications, and future directions

Parameters Work items
3GPP Release 11 (2012) ∙ Power preference indications
  ∙ Random access control overload
3GPP Release 12 (2014) ∙ Cat-0 MTC devices (low cost)
  ∙ Power-saving modes
  ∙ Device assisting information for
  eNB tuning
3GPP Release 13 (expected in 2016) ∙ Low-cost MTC modules
  ∙ Coverage enhancements
  ∙ Power-saving enhancements for
  eNB tuning