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TIA Urges Public Review of oneM2M Candidate Release of Technical Specifications

TIA, Founding Member of oneM2M, Says Initial Document is First Step towards Global M2M/ IoT Standard

Arlington, VA (August 12, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, announced today that oneM2M’s initial Candidate Release of Technical Specifications is now open for public comment.  TIA is a founding member of oneM2M, the global partnership dedicated to developing standards for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and Internet-of-Things (IoT).

This Candidate Release of Technical Specifications is the first step towards internationally recognized M2M standards, and will help further oneM2M’s goal of creating an M2M Service Layer that will enable scalable global deployment of M2M IoT implementation while allowing interoperability within existing standards. 

The public comment phase of oneM2M’s Candidate Release of Technical Specifications will end on November 1, 2014, and the updated initial Candidate Release will be approved by the oneM2M Technical Plenary in January 2015.  The Candidate Release documents are available for public download from oneM2M at:

As a founding member of oneM2M and through its own standards work, TIA is continuing to make positive advances into development standardization, both nationally and internationally.  A major function of TIA is the writing and maintenance of voluntary industry standards and specifications.  These activities are carried out by the volunteer members of TIA engineering committees.  For more information on how to participate in standards development with TIA or for more information about the oneM2M project, contact Stephanie Montgomery at

On the public TIA standards pages, users will find standards documents, as well as more information about the TIA Engineering Committees responsible for these standards.  TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  Visit

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