Huawei Promotes oneM2M Release 3 Standardization for IoT

oneM2M, an international leading Standardization Development Organization (SDO) for Internet of Things (IoT), launched Release 3 specification work at its 23rd technical plenary meeting. Initiated by Huawei, Data Distribution Service (DDS) usage for industry interaction and interworking with the Open Services Gateway Initiative (OSGi) for heterogeneous device access were approved as the first two work items of oneM2M Release 3. Huawei acted as the rapporteur of both work items.

Zhang Zhaohui, Standard Director of the Huawei Cloud Core Network, said, "IoT industry development relies on a healthy win-win ecosystem. The IoT platform exposes service capabilities to third-party applications for industry harmonization. It also supports different types of devices to ensure seamless connection. Standard formulation and implementation will greatly usher the development of the IoT industry."

In a fully connected world, connection requirements are expanded from people-to-people, people-to-thing, to thing-to-thing. IoT brings revolutionary changes to various fields, such as wearable devices, Smart Home, Smart City, IoV, and Industrial Internet. Now, IoT has reached its key stage. Unified standards for interconnection and interworking cannot wait.

oneM2M released its first version (Release 1) in early 2015. oneM2M Release 1 provided a basic set of standards for constructing a unified and horizontal IoT platform, defined the access-independent architecture that supports device management, data management, and connection control, and specified the interfaces and protocols for the architecture. oneM2M Release 2 will be officially released in 2016 Q3. With this release, industrial domain and home domain enablement, interworking framework for different systems (such as AllJoyn and LWM2M: Lightweight M2M), security enhancements, and semantic interoperability will be supported.

At the 23rd technical plenary meeting held in May 2016, oneM2M Release 3 was proposed. oneM2M Release 1 and Release 2 have laid the foundation of IoT standards, and Release 3 will ensure the maturity of these standards and become a crucial phase for large-scale commercialization of these standards.

At the technical plenary meeting, Yin Jiaxin, an expert from the Huawei Cloud Core Network, shared Huawei's suggestions for oneM2M's future development. The suggestions were as follows: 1. Enhance interoperability and allow access from more devices and apps. 2. Help carriers fully exploit their network capabilities and special values. 3. Define a series of device profiles and effectively conduct device certification. 4. Maintain existing specifications and simplify deployment. 5. Define service enablement in different industry domains and ensure cross-industry interworking. 6. Simplify protocols to ensure secured access of resource-constrained devices. The preceding suggestions drew wide attention and support from participating companies, became important ideas for oneM2M Release 3 planning, and laid a sound foundation for thought alignment and standard evolution.

Based on requirements and pain points for oneM2M implementation and commercialization, Huawei leads the first two work items WI-0047 "DDS usage in oneM2M system" and WI-0048 "OSGi Interworking" of oneM2M Release 3. The two work items were both approved at the plenary meeting.

WI-0047 leverages the enhanced QoS and point-to-point data transmission architecture of DDS in oneM2M. The introduction of the DDS ensures that oneM2M can be applied to a wider range of industries, such as Industrial Internet and IoV that require high reliability and low delay.
WI-0048 supports OSGi software framework and dynamic component loading, which bring flexibility to local API development and access of heterogeneous devices to the gateway agent.
Together with industry partners, Huawei will continue to drive development and implementation of IoT standards, advocate technology innovation and open cooperation, and promote the deep integration and industry upgrading of the IoT in various fields, such as Smart Home, IoV, Smart City, energy, and manufacturing. OceanConnect, Huawei's IoT connection management platform, is designed for thing-to-thing and people-to-thing connections. It supports fast integration of multiple vertical applications and provides various APIs to ensure access of different types of devices. It meets the requirements for creating the E2E IoT solution of carriers, enterprises, and industries, brings benefits to customers, and creates more opportunities and possibilities.


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