SK Telecom announced on Dec. 7 that it completed developing the industry’s first open-source oneM2M-based Internet of Things platform.
oneM2M is the largest standardization body for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications established in 2012. The organization includes related organizations, research centers, and enterprises from major countries around the world.
After successfully commercializing an M2M platform in 2008, SKT has been involved in the development of open-source platform Mobius from late 2011 as a national project, together with the Korea Electronics Technology Institute and Ntels. As oneM2M announced a candidate for an IoT/M2M standard in August of this year, Korea’s largest mobile carrier implemented the standard with the Mobius, finishing the development of a commercialization-ready platform.
The newly-developed platform supports not only M2M terminals in B2B fields but also IoT devices in B2C areas like wearable devices or smart accessories. It can easily search a necessary device among numerous devices registered in the platform, and also can download an appropriate app for the device.
The mobile carrier is planning to finalize the national project in the first quarter of next year and to open a platform on its commercial network during 2015.
SKT will showcase the Mobius in an event hosted by oneM2M to be held in France on Dec. 9, demonstrating that it can connect to platforms developed by global companies and research centers.