TEC (Telecom Engineering Centre), DoT, on 17 September 2020 approved TSDSI transposed oneM2M specification Release 2 as a national standard for IoT service layer. oneM2M is the global standards initiative that covers requirements, architecture, API specifications, security solutions interoperability for Machine-to-Machine and IoT technologies. Moreover, oneM2M specifications provide a framework to support applications and services such as smart grid, connected car, home automation, public safety, health and many more.
Mr. N.G. Subramaniam, Chairman, TSDSI stated that “getting the first IoT standard for India is a remarkable milestone. This will accelerate development of purpose driven IoT solutions that enable interoperations of applications from different domains, and contribute to optimising resources – infrastructure, economic and carbon footprint”.
According to Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi, immediate past Chairman, TSDSI, “a National Standard for machine to machine (m2m) services is expected to act as a catalyst for the growth of the Indian IoT market in the backdrop of the Government’s Smart Cities and Digital India initiatives”.
Ms Pamela Kumar, Director General, TSDSI remarked that “Adoption of TSDSI transposed oneM2M standards helps establish the much needed standardised technology framework for providing Machine to machine (M2M) services and interoperability between IoT devices. 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”.
TSDSI has begun work on transposition of Release 3 specifications of oneM2M.