India selects oneM2M as a national standard

Sophia Antipolis -- oneM2M, the global standards initiative for M2M and IoT technologies of which ETSI is a founding member, is thrilled to announce that its standard has been adopted at a national level in India to develop the 100 smart cities plan of the country.

The standard, developed by a joint global collaborative effort, has already been transposed in India by the Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI). The national adoption of the TSDSI transposition of oneM2M standard highlights the importance of collaboration, testing and certification in the development of IoT devices and software and it will also propel India in the global Internet of Things (IoT) market.

“We are pleased to announce the adoption of TSDSI transposition of oneM2M global standards as national standards for the IoT/M2M ecosystem in India. We have completed this adoption process after following an exhaustive process of consultation as well as critical analysis by a Consultative Committee,” said Sh. Udai K. Srivastava, Senior DDG at TEC. “IoT/M2M will play a significant role in the expansion of the digitally connected society and the realisation of the Smart City Mission program in India.”

As India strives to deliver over 100 smart cities across the country, standard based deployment would ensure interoperability, security and multi-vendor deployments bringing India closer to becoming ‘Digital India’. This would become a catalyst of growth for the Indian IoT market and software industry, hence mobilizing the participation of the entire Indian ecosystem. As India places renewed emphasis on IoT standardization in areas such as Smart Cities, the TSDSI transposition of oneM2M standard underlines the significance of standardized framework in helping to enable a smarter and more secure future.

“We are very pleased that the TSDSI transposition of oneM2M standard has been selected as a national standard in India as national governments across the globe continue to realise the immense importance of IoT,” said Enrico Scarrone, Steering Committee Chair at oneM2M and Chair of ETSI TC Smart M2M. “This announcement highlights the crucial role that TSDSI and oneM2M play in helping to connect IoT applications and in enabling mass deployment across industries by limiting complexity and scalability issues.”

“Adoption of these standards helps establish the much-needed standardized technology framework for providing Machine to Machine (M2M) services in India,” said Pamela Kumar Director-General at TSDSI. “It enables users and application service providers in various vertical domains to use “vertical agnostic” end-to-end M2M platforms, with well-defined common service functionalities. This is expected to accelerate multi-vendor deployment of M2M services across verticals, providing a level playing field to Indian Start-ups and facilitating optimal utilisation of communication layer resources.”

Made up of more than 200 members organizations, oneM2M specifications provide a framework to support applications and services and as the oneM2M platform has been developed in an open environment and has clear governance, this helps facilitate trust in its specifications. In recent years, oneM2M has hosted numerous IoT workshops and industry days across India as the country seeks to mandate standards for the national implementation of IoT based systems and applications.

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