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OMA Receives oneM2M Partnership's Type 2 Member Status

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September 27, 2012

OMA Receives oneM2M Partnership's Type 2 Member Status

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor

The Open Mobile (News - Alert) Alliance recently announced that it is now officially a member of the oneM2M Partnership, initiated earlier this year to facilitate the implementation of services in machine-to-machine communications systems.

The oneM2M Partnership, which started in July 2012, aims to improve the expansion of global standards for M2M services.

On September 14, oneM2M approved OMA’s membership status as the first Type 2 member of oneM2M Partner. OMA, present at the initial oneM2M Steering Committee, will now be present at the initial Technical Plenary meeting, scheduled this week in Nice, France.

As a Type 2 associate, OMA will not only add to the accomplishments of oneM2M, but also further carry out its efforts associated with M2M-related specifications. Numerous enablers for M2M devices and offerings are provided by OMA.

"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,” said Mark Cataldo, Chairman of the Board at OMA. “OMA supports the goals of oneM2M and we look forward to a successful, mutually beneficial partnership."

The oneM2M Partnership was initiated by seven top communication enterprises. These include the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB) and the Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC) of Japan; the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS (News - Alert)) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) of the U.S.; the China Communications Standards Association (CCSA); the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI (News - Alert)); and the Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA) of Korea.

Open specifications for developing interoperable services irrespective of any geographical boundaries and bearer networks are provided by OMA. Billions of recent and current fixed and mobile terminals across an assortment of mobile networks are assisted by OMA specifications.

The acceptance of recent and improved information, communication and entertainment offerings is supported by member organizations of OMA, as the demand for mobile data services across the globe increases.   

Supportive service layer optimization principles are generated by the worldwide enterprise, oneM2M, guaranteeing the international functionality of M2M. Communications service providers can now use the oneM2M specifications for assisting M2M applications and services.   

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Edited by Braden Becker

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