GCF’s oneM2M Certification Programme to Ease Standardisation for IoT Applications

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Global Certification Forum (GCF) and Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA) unite to enable a global certification offering for manufacturers involved in the development of M2M and IoT devices.

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Manufacturers of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) devices can now have access to a simplified interface for all their certification requirements.

Global Certification Forum (GCF), which signed an MoU earlier this year with the Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA), has announced the immediate availability of its oneM2M certification programme.

oneM2M certification through GCF will facilitate interoperability and standardisation for IoT applications where performance, reliability and security are critical.

Formed in 2012, oneM2M is the leading global standardisation body for M2M and the IoT, with over 200 partner members including global standards bodies and companies from the IT, telecoms and other sectors.

It 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).

Why the need for standardisation?

With 5G happening now and the prolific growth of IoT connectivity, the oneM2M certification is critical to the standardisation of converging technologies from multiple industries, ensuring scalability, interoperability and security.

The partnership between GCF and TTA has enabled a global certification offering for manufacturers involved in the development of M2M and IoT.

TTA is one of oneM2M’s founding partners responsible for global testing to help drive the certification of oneM2M standards.

Commenting on the launch of global oneM2M certification programme,  Lars Nielsen, CEO and General Manager, Global Certification Forum, said, “Together with our 5G certification programme, we can now provide a suite of certification solutions for the smart connectivity space that will guarantee the sustained success of IoT deployment as it takes off.”

The exponential growth of the M2M and IoT market can only succeed with standardisation, noted Roland Hechwartner, Technical Plenary Chair at oneM2M.

“The availability of this GCF certification programme means a guarantee of seamless operability for developers who are building applications with data from multiple different sources or deploying devices that use a plethora of communication technologies,” he added.

Longjam Dineshwori

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