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With the deployment of novel wireless broadband technologies such as LTE and LTE-Advanced, new types of devices will be able to communicate remotely such as sensors and actuators, enabling the deployment of new services and applications generically named Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication. However, the current core network architectures are designed only for Human-to-Human communication, lacking the fundamental support for the machine type communication patterns for functions like mobility and resource management, charging control etc. This article introduces a novel solution for mitigating with the basic support for resource management for M2M through wireless device based customization and grouping and introduction of cached based resource reservation and event notification mechanisms. Furthermore, the concept is exemplified on the 3GPP Evolved Packet Core architecture and evaluated as a testbed realization based on the Fraunhofer OpenEPC testbed.