As India strives to deliver over 100 smart cities across the country, standards-based deployment would help promote interoperability, security and multi-vendor deployments.
International standards initiative for M2M and IoT technologies oneM2M has announced that its standard has been adopted at 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).
According to the partnership project, 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 IoT market.
“We have completed this adoption process after following an exhaustive process of consultation as well as critical analysis by a consultative committee,” said Udai Srivastava, senior deputy-director general at the Indian government’s telecom standard body Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC). “IoT/M2M will play a significant role in the expansion of the digitally connected society and the realisation of the Smart City Mission programme 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”, reports TSDSI.
“IoT/M2M will play a significant role in the expansion of the digitally connected society and the realisation of the Smart City Mission programme in India”
This would become a catalyst of growth for the Indian IoT market and software industry, mobilising the participation of the entire Indian ecosystem. As India places renewed emphasis on IoT standardisation in areas such as smart cities, the TSDSI transposition of oneM2M standard underlines the significance of standardised framework in helping to enable a smarter and more secure future.
“Adoption of these standards helps establish the much-needed standardised technology framework for providing machine-to-machine (M2M) services in India,” added 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.”
oneM2M is a global standards initiative that covers requirements, architecture, API specifications, security solutions and interoperability for machine-to-machine and IoT technologies.
Formed in 2012, it consists of eight of the world’s preeminent standards development organisations: ARIB (Japan); ATIS (US): CCSA (China); ETSI (Europe); TIA (US), TSDSI (India); TTA (Korea); and TTC (Japan), together with industry fora or consortia (GlobalPlatform) and more than 200 member organisations.
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