THE INTEROPERABILITY ENABLER FOR THE ENTIRE M2M AND IOT ECOSYSTEM

ATIS | March 1, 2016

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The Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) markets are expected to see significant growth in the coming years. Yet in order to meet and exceed growth projections, the fragmented and expansive M2M and IoT ecosystem will continue to need standards to act as a glue between all the disparate stakeholders. Existing technologies and industry standards need to be linked to enable the complete ecosystem to become more integrated and open. An umbrella standardisation of this type is vital to enable interoperability in a costeffective way that also addresses the fundamental requirement for M2M and IoT experiences to be good. Sector specific standardisation is a blind alley because all it will achieve is a series of siloed standards between which integration is far from guaranteed. That’s not say a degree of intra-industry standardisation isn’t desirable and, in many cases, that already exists. What’s more important, though, is that a means is provided to integrate with the standards created by other industry sectors.oneM2M has been set up to create a platform for interoperability to bring the entire M2M and IoT ecosystem together. It’s a simply described concept but far harder to achieve in reality. Today, much of the heavy lifting has been done in terms of specifying how oneM2M will work and how it will be relevant to all organisations in the value chain. It’s time for the entire ecosystem to join the project.

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