GSC16-PLEN-82 - GSC-16 Halifax Canada 2011

Report
Document No:
GSC16-PLEN-82
Source:
ATIS
Contact:
Gale Lightfoot, [email protected]
GSC Session:
PLENARY
Agenda Item:
6.9
ATIS’ Machine-to-Machine
(M2M) Activity
Gale Lightfoot,
Senior Staff Program Manager,
Office of the CTO, SPB
Cisco
Halifax, 31 Oct – 3 Nov 2011
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Highlight of Current Activities
• ATIS TOPS Council and Board created its
Machine-to-Machine Focus Group (M2M FG)
to address M2M, Smart Grid, and Connected
Vehicle opportunities
– Co-Chaired by Jeff Edlund, HP, and Gale
Lightfoot, Cisco.
• Sub-teams currently include:
– (Telematics) Connected Vehicle
– (Telemetry) Smart Grid
• Sub-teams meet weekly to consider:
– Use Cases
– Architecture Study
– Protocol/API Analysis
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Highlight of Current Activities (2)
• Currently assessing
– In depth Use Case Analysis for M2M, Smart
Grid, eHealth, and Connected Vehicle
• Discover common requirements/specifications
– Architectural definition for M2M Service
Platform
• Seeking common Service Layer “elements” that
enhance overall value of M2M
services/applications
– Identification of players across the value
chain
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M2M Value Chain
Module
Network
Middleware
System
Integrator
Service
Provider
End User
Machine
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Middleware Providers
Service Providers
Machine & Device
Manufacturers
Network Equipment Providers
System Integrators
Application Developers
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Strategic Direction
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• Opportunity to define ICT’s contribution and
role in these emerging markets.
• Continue to discover area(s) of common
ground where Verticals and ICT’s potentially
converge.
• The mobility aspect of all M2M-related
activities makes ICT’s role critical.
• M2M value-added services remain a
relatively untapped market for ICT.
• Opportunity to examine potential use of the
same features/functions and parameters to
support a common M2M service platform.
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Strategic Direction (2)
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• The M2M potential for complexity is enormous – Must seek
reduction of complexity!
– Forecasted >15B Connected Devices by 2015; >50B by 2020!
– Subscriber saturation in the U.S. has occurred. There are now
more mobile subscriptions than U.S. residents.
• Service Enabling Platform!
– Machines and sensors represent the clearest way for mobile
revenue and services to grow.
• Requires developer friendly environment
– Many telemetry applications do not use much bandwidth.
• Much more activity
• QoS issues!
– Attraction is similar to short message service: high margins, low
bandwidth consumption.
• Much more activity
• QoS issues!
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Challenges
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• M2M activities involve a broad cast of
players from multiple industries with
varying terminology.
• Many “moving parts” currently being
developed without thought of seeking
“common threads”.
• Converging of multiple platforms.
• Establishing a “Trusted Environment” for
all businesses associated with vertical
services/applications.
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Next Steps/Actions
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• Coordinate and align M2M activities with
other SDOs and organizations.
• Continued interaction and collaboration
with the verticals (e.g., eHealth, Smart
Grid, etc.) providers.
• Use Case assessment used to sift out
service layer commonalities across
different verticals.
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Proposed Resolution
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• ATIS proposes revisions to the existing M2M
Resolution contained in:
– GSC-15/30: Machine to Machine
GSC-16-CL-xx
27 October 2011
RESOLUTION GSC-16/30: (Plenary) Machine to Machine (Revised)
The 16th Global Standards Collaboration meeting (Halifax, 31 October - 3 November 2011)
Recognizing:
a) Beyond the 5 billion devices connected to the Internet, with an expectation of 15 billion
devices by 2015, the potential for greatest growth comes from machine-to-machine
(M2M) deployments, involving networked security cameras and sensors, connected home
appliances and HVAC equipment, ITS infrastructure for traffic and parking management,
sophisticated smart grids etc.
b) The phenomenal growth of applications that are continuing to be available on these
devices that will create tremendous demands and increased complexity in the network.
c) M2M is seeing positive industry trends and is recognized globally by governments and
private initiatives.
d) The M2M market has huge potential both in terms of size and growth for all parties
involved in the M2M value chain.
e) The availability of global standards will be an important enabler for connecting multiple
devices in complex systems and reaching economies of scale, for manufacturers and
solution providers.
Considering:
a) That standards are most conducive to economies of scale if they are compatible
worldwide.
b) That many organizations around the world, including PSOs, are working on M2M
standardization; thereby increasing the possibility of redundant or conflicting standards.
c) That global coordination and collaboration will reduce the risk of standards duplication
and will increase standardization effectiveness.
d) That coherent global standards should be developed whenever feasible.
e) That M2M introduces new components that are distinct from user communications and need
to be made coherent with the work of existing communication networks including NGN.
f) That GSC’s mission is to reduce duplication, foster synergy, and encourage coherence.
Resolves:
1) To establish a GSC M2M Standardization Task Force (MSTF) to facilitate global
coordination and harmonization.
2) To openly share relevant M2M material through liaisons, meeting invitations, etc.
3) To outline the worldwide M2M activity map and make recommendations on current and
future activities.
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