Standardisation initiatives such as ‘One M2M’ will find the diversity of the M2M market a challenge

22 February 2012
Report type: Research Note
Author(s): Matt Hatton
Keywords: M2M, machine-to-machine, standards, ETSI
Number of Pages: 5

Because most machine-to-machine has been developed as a point solution in specific vertical sectors, there are a huge number of different (and in many cases incompatible) technical approaches. Over the last 5 years there have been a few moves to build standardisation which have really crystalized in January 2012 with announcements from both the ITU and an alliance of standards bodies. This Research Note examines the challenges of standardisation and the likely impact of the new initiatives.

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