oneM2M - the global partnership project for developing open standards for Interoperable IoT Systems - completes 10 years

On July 24, 2012, seven leading standards bodies from across the world – ARIB (Japan), ATIS (Americas), CCSA (China), ETSI (Europe), TIA (Americas), TTA (S. Korea) and TTC (Japan), came together to launch oneM2M - a global partnership initiative to develop a global standard for interoperable and scalable Internet of Things (IoT) systems. TSDSI (India) joined the initiative in 2015.

The initial goal was to define a horizontal architecture and common service functions that would act as the glue linking data-producing sensors and data-consuming applications. oneM2M’s resulting ‘middleware’ capability could therefore be used across many verticals, from connected factories to smart cities. Its design would also re-use established technologies to avoid re-invention and make best use of legacy installations.

Today, numerous organizations are integrating IoT systems for everyday operations and launching innovative services that make use of IoT data spanning multiple domains. In this scenario, the strategic importance of open-standards based interoperable systems is well understood. These are fundamental for building cross-silo solutions and mitigating technology- and vendor lock-in risks. 

In the last 10 years of oneM2M’s existence, over 200 member organisations have contributed to defining a technical framework to support end-to-end IoT systems, applications, and services. The resulting technical standards have been developed in an open and collaborative environment, with a clear governance framework. In order to foster a global and scalable IoT market, all oneM2M Technical Specifications and Reports are accessible in the public domain at no charge.

As the IoT market has evolved, oneM2M has standardised new capabilities through progressive Releases. With Release 4 due to be published shortly, work continues on the new Release 5 features. These address topics such as semantic-discovery and interoperability, data privacy, and artificial intelligence (AI) for IoT.

Congratulating oneM2M on its 10th anniversary, Roland Hechwartner, oneM2M TP Chair,  thanked partners and members for their contributions and efforts over “10 years of uncounted hours of debates, of passion, of disputes and agreements based on mutual trust, of four completed releases and development of the fifth release. 10 years in which I have had the pleasure and great honor to participate in the development beginning with the first Technical Plenary, then serving as Vice Chair and currently Chair of the Technical Plenary”.

Seiji Nishioka, Executive Director, ARIB stated that “We are proud of what we have accomplished in oneM2M over the past 10 years toward the great goal of transforming IoT services from industry-specific vertical integration to horizontal integration by specifying a common platform. We are very excited about further developments in the future”.

Susan Miller, President and CEO, ATIS stated that “Since its beginnings, oneM2M has  grown and evolved to meet the future, while staying focused on its overarching mission to provide open IoT standards. Across different verticals, deployments of oneM2M’s horizontal architecture framework are increasing globally”.

CCSA, in their congratulatory message, said that during the last 10 years, the industry has witnessed great efforts and big progress made by oneM2M. As a partner of oneM2M, CCSA will, along with other partners, continue to support oneM2M for greater achievements in the future.

Luis Jorge Romero, Director General, ETSI, stated that “oneM2M saw the ecosystem evolving from a Machine to Machine terminology into the Internet of Things, and adapted accordingly over the years to offer the most relevant IoT standards for the market. ETSI is really proud to be a founding member of this partnership project. Once again, it shows how global collaboration, overcoming many challenges, can lead to big success stories, and benefit billions of citizens around the world.

Pamela Kumar, Director General, TSDSI, congratulated oneM2M community on steadily working to enable truly interoperable and scalable deployments. India has formally endorsed oneM2M as the National Standard for IoT/M2M applications. TSDSI members have been contributing significantly to the standard, since its inception. Many more TSDSI members are building products and solutions based on this standard. With its well-defined common service functions, oneM2M is the key to deployment of multi-vendor IoT/M2M services across verticals and optimal utilisation of resources, levelling the field for Start-ups and for rapid realisation of innovations from across the globe.

Kyoung Cheol Koo, Vice President, TTA, in his congratulatory message said that “As a founding member of oneM2M, TTA would like to appreciate the excellent works of all oneM2M partners in developing global IoT standardsWe wish oneM2M continued success and look forward to our growing collaboration".

Hideyuki IWATA, CEO & S.V.P., TTC said that TTC is proud of the project’s achievements on global IoT platforms and services so far and wish its further success in the future. “IoT technologies need to be aware of a recycling-oriented society that not only reduces the impact of natural disasters and crop harvests caused by climate change occurring every year, but also drives IoT devices using renewable energy and reduces power consumption. oneM2M must contribute to building a sustainable society”.

Please click here to read the full content of messages and videos from oneM2M Partners, to view an article released to mark the 10th anniversary of oneM2M as well as memory pictures.

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About oneM2M
oneM2M is the global standards initiative that covers requirements, architecture, API specifications, security solutions and interoperability for Machine-to-Machine and IoT technologies. oneM2M was formed in 2012 and consists of eight of the world's preeminent standards development organizations: ARIB (Japan), ATIS (U.S.), CCSA (China), ETSI (Europe), TIA (U.S.), TSDSI (India), TTA (Korea), and TTC (Japan), together with industry fora or consortia (GlobalPlatform) and over 200 member organizations. oneM2M specifications provide a framework to support applications and services such as the smart grid, connected car, home automation, public safety, and health. oneM2M actively encourages industry associations and forums with specific application requirements to participate in oneM2M, in order to ensure that the solutions developed support their specific needs. For more information, including how to join and participate in oneM2M, see:

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