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Korea turns to InterDigital for OneM2M testing

Steve Rogerson
June 30, 2016
The Telecommunications Technology Association of Korea (TTA) is adding InterDigital’s compliant server and cloud test tools to its test suite used to certify products as OneM2M compatible in its domestic market.
Formed in 2012, OneM2M is a global organisation creating a scalable and interoperable standard for communications of devices and services used in M2M applications and the IoT. Once the standards get defined, it is important to develop test cases where products from various companies can be tested to ensure they are interoperable with each other. This ensures a flourishing ecosystem and no single vendor lock-in for any part.
TTA is a non-government and non-profit organisation for ICT standardisation, testing and certification services that seeks out and establishes new standards for the ICT industry and provides one-stop testing and certification services for ICT products in Korea. Recently, a number of South Korean operators and manufacturers declared that their first commercial IoT deployments will be based on specifications from OneM2M.
“The Korean market as well as Korean operators have a long history of leading the world in mobile innovation and have blazed paths for worldwide adoption of telecoms advances,” said Jim Nolan, executive vice president at Delaware-based InterDigital. “The fact that our OneM2M-compliant test tools will be used for certification in Korea underscores our commitment to creating interoperable tools that can unlock the true value of IoT and affirms our role as a pioneer in standards-based M2M technology.”
From the beginning, InterDigital has been an active contributor to the development of standards-based IoT. The company was present at the first meeting of the Etsi TC M2M committee in January 2009, and unveiled a prototype M2M system that was used as a platform for the first multi-company M2M standards demonstration in 2010. In 2012, the company’s OneMPower platform powered multi-vendor M2M demonstrations that included technology from Intel, Kontron and Huawei. Most recently, it was also used at the first OneM2M Interop events in France and South Korea.