Global Certification Forum (GCF) and Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding at MWC19 in Barcelona that cements a collaboration on the global certification solution for global Internet of Things (IoT) standards body oneM2M.
The solution, which was announced last year, becomes official with this milestone event today and recognises the critical importance of mobile technologies in IoT-enabled M2M solutions – a trend which is set to accelerate with the advent of 5G. oneM2M certification through GCF will be key to ensuring proper functionality and compliance with industry standards for fast, efficient, and secure IoT solutions in the connected world.
“Today we are delighted to formalise our collaboration with TTA on a certification programme that will allow technologies to comply with oneM2M standards globally,” said Lars Nielsen, General Manager at GCF. “IoT applications are the beating heart of the 5G ecosystem, which we have seen all around us at MWC19 in Barcelona this year. Companies engaging in our initiative will significantly benefit from successful and reliable IoT connectivity, ensuring a successful deployment of 5G.”
GCF, founded in 1999, defines the certification requirements for the mobile industry by working closely with 3GPP, a global cooperation of independent standardization committees, (ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, TSDSI, TTA, TTC), that define specifications for wireless standards. GCF’s expertise in mobile standards is built on its ability to bring together technical experts from around 140 of the world's leading manufacturers, operators and the test industry.
oneM2M is the global standards initiative that covers requirements, architecture, API specifications, security solutions and interoperability for machine-to-machine and IoT technologies. oneM2M was formed in 2012 and 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), together with four industry fora or consortia (CEN, CENELEC, GlobalPlatform, OMA SpecWorks) and over 200 member organizations. oneM2M specifications provide a framework to support applications and services such as the smart grid, connected car, home automation, public safety, and health. oneM2M actively encourages industry associations and forums with specific application requirements to participate in oneM2M, in order to ensure that the solutions developed support their specific needs.
TTA is a private voluntary organization (PVO) in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) that develops and establishes new ICT standards and offers internationally recognized one-stop testing and certification services for standard ICT products. Since its foundation in 1988, TTA has played a key role in ICT standardization, testing and certification in Korea. In addition, it has contributed greatly to the development of the nation's ICT industry by taking the lead in international standardization.