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OneM2M completes first interoperability tests

Steve Rogerson
October 1, 2015
 
OneM2M, a global standards initiative for M2M and the IoT, held its first interoperability testing event last month to validate interoperability and end-to-end functionality of the OneM2M release one specifications.
 
ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) and TTA (Telecommunications Technology Association of Korea) co-hosted the event at the ETSI headquarters in Sophia-Antipolis, France, with support from the European Commission.
 
There were 29 organisations and companies that came together to test their equipment against each other.
 
“With this successful event attracting so many companies, we have demonstrated multi-vendor interoperability which is so important for IoT service providers,” said Enrico Scarrone of Telecom Italia, vice-chairman of OneM2M’s steering committee.
 
The participants successfully demonstrated interoperability of their OneM2M implementations across a number of different use cases. Participants also fed back clarifications and enhancements to the specifications.
 
“The industry is juggling between several IoT technologies, trying to guess which one will dominate,” said Omar Elloumi of Alcatel Lucent, OneM2M’s technical plenary chair. “OneM2M doesn’t aim to pick winners. Our release two specifications, currently under development, provide an interworking framework across IoT protocols, including OMA’s LightWeight M2M, AllSeen Alliance’s AllJoyn and the Open Interconnect Consortium, preserving the investments already made in each. This is the missing link which will help accelerate IoT deployments.”
 
JaeSeung Song of Korea Electronics Technology Institute, OneM2M’s test working group chair, added: “With high demand from many vendors worldwide, OneM2M plans to hold two interoperability events per year. The next interoperability event will be held May 2016 in Korea, also co-hosted by TTA and ETSI.”
 
Participants at this first event included: Actility, Anritsu, Cisco Systems, EDevice, EGM (Eglobalmarket), ETRI (Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute), Fraunhofer Fokus, FSCom, HandySoft, Herit, HP, Huawei Technologies, Iconectiv, III (Institute for Information Industry), InterDigital Communications, Kepco (Korea Electric Power Corporation), KETI (Korea Electronics Technology Institute), KT, LAAS-CNRS, Modacom, LG U+, NTels, NTT, Qualcomm, Radisys, Ricoh, Sierra Telecom, TTA and TTC (Telecommunications Technology Committee).
 
OneM2M covers requirements, architecture, API specifications, security and interoperability for M2M and IoT technologies. It was formed in 2012 and consists of eight standards development organisations: ARIB (Japan), ATIS (USA), CCSA (China), ETSI (Europe), TIA (USA), TSDSI (India), TTA (Korea) and TTC (Japan), together with six industry fora or consortia (Broadband Forum, Continua Alliance, GlobalPlatform, HGI, Next Generation M2M Consortium and OMA) and more than 200 member organisations.