Transport of CoAP over SMS

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Authors Koojana Kuladinithi  , Markus Becker  , Kepeng Li  , Thomas Poetsch 
Last updated 2017-08-23 (latest revision 2017-02-19)
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Short Message Service (SMS) of mobile cellular networks is frequently used in Machine-To-Machine (M2M) communications, such as for telematic devices. The service offers small packet sizes and high delays just as other typical low-power and lossy networks (LLNs), i.e. 6LoWPANs. The design of the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP, RFC7252), that took the limitations of LLNs into account, is thus also applicable to other transports. The adaptation of CoAP to SMS transport mechanisms is described in this document.


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