SKT showcases interconnection of IoT standards - Mobile World Live

SKT showcases interconnection of IoT standards

07 JAN 2016

LIVE FROM CES 2016: South Korea’s largest operator SK Telecom (SKT) teamed up with four partners to demo the interworking between two Internet of Things (IoT) standards.

SKT collaborated with Samsung, Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), Atmel and Axstone to interconnect a variety of devices using the oneM2M and Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) standards.

Using the operator’s oneM2M-based IoT platform, ThingPlug, the demo used a Samsung refrigerator and TV running on the OIC standard, Atmel’s sensor and lighting development kit, and a gateway developed by KETI and Axstone using a combination oneM2M-OIC solution.

The ThingPlug platform was jointly developed by SKT and Korean IoT platform service company Daliworks and introduced in June.

oneM2M standard is designed to support mobile communication between remotely located devices, while OIC supports seamless communication between devices located in close proximity to each other, SKT said in a statement.

OneM2M was established in July 2012 by a consortium of ICT standards development bodies to provide a common M2M service layer that can be embedded within various hardware and software, and connect devices.

It currently has 216 participating partners and members including Alcatel-Lucent, Adobe, AT&T, BT, Cisco, Ericsson, Deutsche Telekom, IBM, Intel, Samsung, Sierra Wireless and Telefonica.

OIC was created in July 2014 with the goal of defining the industry’s connectivity requirements and aims to establish common ground on interoperability of billions of IoT devices.

Currently, it has around 100 members including Cisco, General Electric, Intel, MediaTek and Samsung.


Joseph Waring

Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he...

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