Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Joins oneM2M Partnership
Wireless Industry and Standards Expertise to Enhance the Development of International Standards for Machine-to-Machine Services
Nice, France – September 26, 2012 – The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) announced today it has joined the oneM2M Partnership, which was launched in July 2012 to enable the deployment of services in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications systems. As the first organization to apply as a oneM2M Partner Type 2, OMA received notification of its oneM2M partnership approval on September 14. Having already participated in the first oneM2M Steering Committee, OMA is participating in the first Technical Plenary meeting, which is taking place this week in Nice, France.
OMA has joined oneM2M as a Partner Type 2 allowing OMA to contribute to the success of oneM2M, while continuing its own work on M2M-related specifications. OMA offers multiple enablers for machine-to-machine devices and services.
“Billions of M2M devices will be deployed and it is crucial for this emerging industry that standards are deployed internationally to ensure maximum interoperability among devices and services across networks,” stated Mark Cataldo, Chairman of the Board, OMA. “OMA supports the goals of oneM2M and we look forward to a successful, mutually beneficial partnership.”
Seven major communications organizations launched the oneM2M Partnership: the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB) and the Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC) of Japan; the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) of the USA; the China Communications Standards Association (CCSA); the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI); and the Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA) of Korea.
The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) delivers open specifications for creating interoperable services that work across all geographical boundaries on any bearer network. OMA’s specifications support billions of new and existing fixed and mobile terminals across a variety of mobile networks. Driven by the global demand for mobile data services, the member companies of the Open Mobile Alliance support the adoption of new and enhanced information, communication and entertainment solutions. For additional information visit www.openmobilealliance.org.
oneM2M is a global organization that develops cooperative service layer optimization standards to ensure global functionality of M2M. The oneM2M specifications will provide a common platform to be used by communications service providers to support M2M applications and services. oneM2M will address the critical need for an access network independent, 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. oneM2M’s work 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.
Founded by seven of the world’s leading information and communications technology (ICT) Standards Development Organizations, oneM2M is open to participation from other interested organizations and vertical market segments, as well as cooperative efforts with other organizations. For additional information please visit www.onem2m.org.