M2M standardization gets boost from OMAThe Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) has joined the oneM2M Partnership, which was launched in July 2012 to enable the deployment of services in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications systems.
The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) delivers open specifications for creating interoperable services that work across all geographical boundaries on any bearer network.
Seven major communications organizations launched the oneM2M Partnership: the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB) and the Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC) of Japan; the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) of the USA; the China Communications Standards Association (CCSA); the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI); and the Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA) of Korea.
The oneM2M specifications will provide a common platform to be used by communications service providers to support M2M applications and services. It will address the critical need for an access network independent, common M2M Service Layer, which can be readily embedded within various hardware and software, and relied upon to connect devices in the field with M2M application servers worldwide.