The Global Certification Forum (GCF) and Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA) announced the activation of oneM2M Release 2 within GCF’s certification programme for oneM2M. Release 2 extends the scope of the oneM2M standard to meet the needs of the global IoT market.

The existence of a certification programme from an internationally recognised provider is key to ensuring proper functionality, interoperability and compliance with oneM2M Release 2 and will underpin the future growth and adoption of the standard.

TTA has played a leading role in validating the testing platform for oneM2M Release 2 as well as participating, with oneM2M’s other partners, in the definition of the standard. TTA is also the first laboratory to offer a testing service for oneM2M Release 2.

oneM2M Release 2 provides support for industrial domain enablement—including real-time data collection, redundancy and fault tolerance—and home domain enablement. It also features additional technical capabilities that facilitate end-to-end security and functions as a generic interworking framework for other standards such as LWM2M and AllJoyn.

Lars Nielsen, CEO and general manager, GCF, commented, “This update marks a significant step forward in enabling the international adoption of the oneM2M standard. GCF’s well established certification programme for oneM2M, previously focused on Release 1, and our extensive support for cellular standards including 5G, provide a strong platform from which to launch our support for Release 2 and subsequent releases of the oneM2M standard.”

Younghae Choi, president of TTA, commented, “By starting the certification programme for the oneM2M Release 2 standard, which has already been adopted as an ITU-T recommended standard for IoT platforms, we hope that many countries and companies around the world will participate to create an environment where the IoT market expands and technology spreads. And as the first authorized test lab, TTA will provide reliable testing and certification services to ensure interoperability between oneM2M products."

oneM2M is the global standards initiative for M2M communications and IoT. oneM2M develops technical specifications which address the need for a common M2M Service Layer that can be readily embedded within hardware and software and relied upon to connect the myriad of devices in the field with M2M application servers worldwide. oneM2M covers business domains including telematics and intelligent transportation, healthcare, utilities, industrial automation and smart homes.

GCF plans to enable a certification programme for oneM2M Release 3 later in 2023.