The oneM2M global organization creates technical specifications to ensure that Machine-to-Machine Communications can effectively operate on a worldwide scale.
Seven of the world's leading information and communications technology (ICT) Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) launched in July 2012 a new global organization to ensure the most efficient deployment of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications systems. The new organization, called oneM2M, develops specifications to ensure the global functionality of M2M—allowing a range of industries to effectively take advantage of the benefits of this emerging technology.
The 7 majors ICT SDO founders of oneM2M are:
- The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) , Europe
- The Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB), Japan
- The Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC), Japan
- The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), USA
- The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), USA
- The China Communications Standards Association (CCSA), China
- The Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA), Korea
The members of the organization are devoted to developing technical specifications and reports to ensure M2M devices can successfully communicate on a global scale.
The number of worldwide M2M connections is growing exponentially, with some forecasts as high as 50 billion by 2020. These connections will reside within virtually every major market category, and oneM2M will play a vital role to ensure that these industries – from healthcare to transportation and energy to agriculture – can benefit fully from the economic growth and innovation opportunities that M2M communications presents. Already, communications service providers are positioning their networks to take advantage of the growing demand for M2M services. The specifications developed by oneM2M will provide a common platform to be used by communications service providers to support applications and services as diverse as the smart grid, the connected car, eHealth and telemedicine, enterprise supply chain, home automation and energy management, and public safety.
The initial goal of oneM2M will be to confront the critical need for a common M2M Service Layer, which can be readily embedded within various hardware and software, and relied upon to connect the myriad of devices in the field with M2M application servers worldwide. With an access independent view of end-to-end services, oneM2M will also develop globally agreed-upon M2M end-to-end specifications using common use cases and architecture principles across multiple M2M applications.
Ultimately, the work of oneM2M will drive multiple industries towards the goals of lowering operating and capital expenses, shortening time-to-market, creating mass-market economies of scale, simplifying the development of applications, expanding and accelerating global business opportunities, and avoiding standardization overlap.
ETSI Centre for Testing and Interoperability works closely with oneM2M Partnership Project in the development and validation of Test Specifications.
The oneM2M standardization work is split in 5 WG:
- WG1: Requirements
- WG2: Architecture
- WG3: Protocols
- WG4: Security
- WG5: Management, Abstraction and Semantics
The Test Specifications cover different testing aspects such as interoperability, interworking, conformance, performance and security for different protocols and network elements.