OneM2M's initial specs release lays groundwork for global M2M standards

The oneM2M "candidate release of technical specifications," aimed at laying the groundwork for a global M2M service layer, is open for public comment until Nov. 1.

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), which is helping get the word out about the candidate release, said it is the first step toward creating internationally recognized M2M standards. The candidate release includes foundation specifications for an M2M service layer that oneM2M aims to make interoperable with existing standards.

An updated initial candidate release will be approved by the oneM2M technical plenary in January 2015. 

TIA is a founding member of oneM2M, a global partnership formed in 2012 by seven standards development organizations to pioneer standards for machine‐to‐machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT).

OneM2M Partner standards development organizations are: ARIB (Japan), ATIS (U.S.), CCSA (China), ETSI (Europe), TIA (U.S.), TTA (Korea) and TTC (Japan). Additional partners contributing to the oneM2M work include: the BBF (Broadband Forum), Continua, HGI (Home Gateway Initiative), the New Generation M2M Consortium ‐ Japan and OMA (Open Mobile Alliance). ATIS will host the next oneM2M technical plenary from Sept. 22-26 in Phoenix.

A number of other consortiums and alliances are attempting to create frameworks and standards for IoT use. Those include the AllSeen Alliance, whose membership includes Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM), LG Electronics and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) as well as the rival Open Interconnect Consortium, which includes Intel, Samsung Electronics and Broadcom.

Another group, the Industrial Internet Consortium, is working on standards for connected industrial machines. In addition, Samsung teamed up with Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) Nest, ARM Holdings and others to create a new mesh wireless standard for the IoT market called Thread.

For more:
- see this TIA release
- see this oneM2M release

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