IoT standardisation in Asia grows with second oneM2M event in Japan


The adoption of standards within the Internet of Things (IoT) is continuing to gather pace across Asia, oneM2M has announced, after its second showcase event in Tokyo, Japan, was held to exhibit implementations using its specifications.

According to Research Nester – Global Internet of Things Market Outlook 2023 – the Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the IoT market between 2016 and 2023. The same report also predicts the total worth of the market will reach $724.2 billion by the end of that period, due to the rapid pace of urbanisation, the availability of low cost data and government initiatives to adopt advanced technology.

Bringing together major companies such as NTT, KDDI, NTT DOCOMO, INC., Hitachi, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, MODACOM, and AT4 Wireless/TOYO Corporation, the showcase featured live demonstrations of one or more capabilities of oneM2M’s Release 2 specifications. The event was attended by 260 delegates in all segments of the M2M and IoT industry, including application-specific communities, services providers and implementers, as well as technology providers.

oneM2M’s Japanese partners ARIB and TTC hosted the showcase event, alongside the National Institute of Information & Communication Technology (NICT).

The first showcase, hosted by the same organisations, took place in Tokyo on May 25, 2015, where various IoT/M2M based use cases were demonstrated.