A high level meeting, dubbed the Global Standards Collaboration involving technology standards organisations from around the world, has put the Internet of Things and 5G, otherwise dubbed IMT-2020 by the organisers the ITU.
The meeting, held on 15-16 July 2015 in Geneva, put IoT and 5G, as well as critical communications, as “crucial to building a smarter, safer society through the development of the ICT ecosystem.”
“IoT technologies are connecting people and objects around the world. Gathering some of the key standards bodies in this area, GSC-19 agreed to collaborate further for the benefit of the development and deployment of IoT technologies in the marketplace,” US standards group ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions) and one of the participants at the meeting, said. “The standards community is leveraging existing initiatives such as oneM2M to increase the relevancy of IoT to other industry sectors and these sectors’ access to IoT solutions.”
At the same time, 5G is seen as a crucial part of the future, with the participants agreeing that “strong collaboration will be essential in meeting the targets of teh 5G standardisation timeline.”
Participating organisations at GSC-19 include:
- ARIB – Association of Radio Industries and Businesses – Japan
- ATIS – Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions – U.S.
- CCSA – China Communications Standards Association
- ETSI – European Telecommunications Standards Institute
- IEEE-SA – IEEE Standards Association
- ITU – International Telecommunication Union
- TIA – Telecommunications Industry Association – U.S.
- TSDSI – Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India
- TTA – Telecommunications Technology Association – Korea
- TTC – Telecommunication Technology Committee – Japan