Korean network operators, LG U+ and SK Telecom have announced support for the oneM2M standards for their Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things(IoT) product offerings. Both the carriers have made their first commercial deployments of Internet of Things (IoT) platforms based on the oneM2M specifications. According to both companies, this move will enable them to tap into the global market while supporting small- and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups in the IoT business locally.
According to SK Telecom, the development of its oneM2M-based open-source platform, Mobius, began in the year 2011 as a national project, which it embarked jointly with the Korea Electronics Technology Institute and nTels. Pursuant to oneM2M's candidate release for the IoT/M2M standard in August this year, SK Telecom integrated the standard within its Mobius platform delivering a commercialization-ready platform. SK Telecom plans to finalise the national project in the first quarter of 2015 and to deploy the platform on its commercial network later in the year.
The Mobius platform will be showcased by SK Telecom at the oneM2M event this week together with Convida Wireless, Fraunhofer, KETI, NEC Corporation and nTels while LG U+'s platform will be shown in a joint demonstration with LG Electronics, Modacom and Eluon.