Global Certification Forum, TTA sign MOU for IoT certification

Global Certification Forum, TTA sign MOU for IoT certification

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By Rich Pell

The initiative, 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 systems in the connected world.

Technologies which comply with oneM2M standards will ensure seamless connectivity and interoperability with back end networks, as well as allowing for safe and secure transactions.

“IoT applications are the beating heart of the 5G ecosystem, which we have seen all around us at MWC19 in Barcelona this year,” said Lars Nielsen, General Manager at GCF. “Companies engaging in our initiative will significantly benefit from successful and reliable IoT connectivity, ensuring a successful deployment of 5G.”

“This development underlines GCF’s expertise in developing certification programmes for advanced mobile technologies in industry verticals,” said Lars Nielsen, General Manager at GCF. “It complements our strategy of expansion from core telecoms technologies into IoT applications to service the emerging 5G ecosystem. GCF is collaborating with world class organisations such as oneM2M and TTA to enable the growth and proliferation of the IoT connected devices ecosystem.”

oneM2M is a global organisation which creates technical specifications, common use cases and architectural principles to ensure that machine-to-machine communications can operate effectively on a worldwide scale. The oneM2M architecture is based on a common M2M service layer, which can be readily embedded within vendors’ hardware and software systems, ensuring interoperability between the myriad of IoT devices in the field and M2M application servers worldwide.

“GCF’s work with TTA highlights the growing global momentum for tested interoperability in IoT devices and applications,” said Patrick Van de Wille, Marcom Chair at oneM2M.

A leader in global standards and certification services, TTA has been the at the fore of oneM2M certification since 2014 and is currently the official oneM2M testing and certification organisation.

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