Standardization of Internet of Things (2) Recent Trends


This column starts to introduce standardization activities for IoT, performed by several standardization organizations, fora and consortia. Each standardization organization defines its own scope of study and carries out standardization or field testing.

Considering needs of communication functions of IoT, the international telecommunication union telecom sector (ITU-T) has been coordinating its works of groups involving IoT relevant standardizations since 2011. In 2012.6, ITU-T issues Recommendation entitled Rec.Y.2060 – “The overview of IoT”, in which high-level requirements for IoT and IoT reference model are standardized. Rec.Y.2060 can be downloaded freely from the following. https://www.itu.int/rec/T-REC-Y.2060-201206-I
In 2012.7 a partnership program by regional standardization organizations; ETSI, ATIS, TIA, ARIB, TTC, TTA and CCSA, oneM2M was established under ETSI management and M2M architecture release 1 is issued in 2015.1. Release 1 documents can also be downloaded freely from the following. http://www.onem2m.org/technical/published-documents
Though International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have been developing their own IoT related standards, ISO/IEC JTC1 WG10 was established in 2014.11 and plans to develop an IoT architecture frame work standard in 2016. In addition, IEEE-SA established P2413 in 2014.7 and plans to develop IoT reference architecture in 2016. These mean standard organizations started to consider IoT are not limited to a component but will constitute an overall system.



Nobuo FUJII was working for NTT R&D and NTT Groups where he studied and developed transport network operation systems. He also worked for ITU-T and other standard organizations, fora and consortia so as to develop operation system architectures and interfaces. He is an IEICE fellow. He joined CCI in 2014.


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