16. Machine Type Communication (MTC)

  1. SeungJune Yi,
  2. SungDuck Chun,
  3. YoungDae Lee,
  4. SungJun Park and
  5. SungHoon Jung

Published Online: 5 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118188545.ch16

Radio Protocols for LTE and LTE-Advanced

Radio Protocols for LTE and LTE-Advanced

How to Cite

Yi, S., Chun, S., Lee, Y., Park, S. and Jung, S. (2012) Machine Type Communication (MTC), in Radio Protocols for LTE and LTE-Advanced, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118188545.ch16

Author Information

  1. LG Electronics, South Korea

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 5 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118188538

Online ISBN: 9781118188545



  • 3rd generation partnership project system (3GPP);
  • E-UTRAN;
  • GERAN;
  • infrequent transmission;
  • machine type communication (MTC);
  • overload control;
  • priority alarm;
  • secure connection;
  • time tolerant;


3rd generation partnership project system (3GPP) including GERAN, UTRAN, and E-UTRAN support machine type communication (MTC), which is also known as machine-to-machine communication (M2M). The 3GPP system provides services which are used for end-to-end communications between the MTC applications on the external network. Overload control for the MTC is the main subject on which 3GPP has focused for the E-UTRAN in Releases 10 and 11. The 3GPP improved mechanisms to control overload that might occur when a tremendous number of MTC devices access the network simultaneously. The overload control mechanisms that have been introduced to the E-UTRAN for MTC are core network overload control in Release 10 and RAN overload control in Release 11. The MTC has service-specific features such as low mobility, time controlled, time tolerant, small data transmissions, mobile originated, MTC monitoring, infrequent transmission, secure connection and priority alarm.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

3G mobile communication; alarm systems; load (electric); security