oneM2M Touts Global Growing Membership in IoT Market
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | Comments

A cybersecurity specialist, research institutes, service providers and Ireland’s official standards body are among the latest companies to join the global internet of things (IoT) standards initiative oneM2M.

The newest additions to oneM2M’s vast membership, which is made up of vendors, operators and national bodies, highlights the wide relevance of oneM2M’s work across the globe, with the new members coming from Canada, America, Europe and Asia.

The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) opted to join oneM2M as part of the Irish government’s strategy to prepare networks for the digitalization of key processes, including the future industrial revolution, Industry 4.0.

“We are joining oneM2M at a pivotal time as we have just kicked off our standards development program for IoT & Future Networks, which will feed into the Irish government’s national Industry 4.0 strategy,” said Geraldine Larkin, chief executive of the NSAI. “Membership will give our experts the added advantage of having access to and contributing to technical specifications, which are being created outside of the mainstream standards organizations, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with industry and research institutes from various backgrounds.”

oneM2M’s common service layer can be embedded within hardware and software to create a common language between IoT devices, enabling vertical interoperability, best-in-class security and interworking with legacy IoT standards.

The groups that have joined oneM2M since January 2018 include CSEM, GlenMartin, IOTECC, LG CNS, NSAI, Telensa and the University of Athens.

“As a company which focuses on IoT standards consulting, IOTECC joined oneM2M to understand how it is evolving further to cover the needs of more and more verticals, and how it enables interworking between oneM2M and a growing number of IoT technologies and standards,” said Friedhelm Rodermund, founder and director at IOTECC.

LG CNS launched INFioT, an international standard based on oneM2M’s horizontal platform. LG CNS also embedded the oneM2M standard into its recently launched smart city platform Cityhub, which collects and analyses data generated and sent by various city infrastructures via IoT technology.

“This year has seen a great increase in membership, which highlights that as momentum behind the global rollout of the IoT gains pace, so too does the industry’s standardization efforts,” said Fran O’ Brien, oneM2M’s steering committee chairman. “This is leading to an ever-growing number of companies recognizing the importance of seamless interoperability across all connectivity technologies as the foundation for a valued, future-proof IoT platform. As more IoT devices and applications emerge, this will only escalate and as a totally agnostic framework. We are confident the growth in oneM2M members will also continue.”

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