About GCF & oneM2M

Global Certification Forum (GCF) 

GCF enables the global wireless industry to deliver a connected world, with mobile and IoT device certification programmes that ensure quality, connectivity and interoperability, whatever the technology.
Shaping the industry since 1999 with mobile technology at its core, GCF today has over 300 dynamic members from major operators, manufacturers and the test industry, working collaboratively and in assocation with key industry partners on the successful delivery of 5G and IoT connectivity.
With certification programs continually evolving, (recent new additions include 5G, oneM2M, automotive C-V2X, eSIM and mission critical services MCX), GCF provides the certainty of reliable mobile data connections that allow organisations to be more competitive.
GCF is a Market Representation Partner of 3GPP and is liaising with standards organisations and industry associations to support the successful development and deployment of 5G.

To find out how GCF membership can benefit your organisation, get in touch here: Contact GCF

oneM2M - Standards for M2M and the Internet of Things

The purpose and goal of oneM2M is to develop technical specifications which address the need for a common M2M Service Layer that can be readily embedded within various hardware and software, and relied upon to connect the myriad of devices in the field with M2M application servers worldwide. A critical objective of oneM2M is to attract and actively involve organizations from M2M-related business domains such as: telematics and intelligent transportation, healthcare, utilities, industrial automation, smart homes, etc. Initially, oneM2M shall prepare, approve and maintain the necessary set of Technical Specifications and Technical Reports for:

  • Use cases and requirements for a common set of Service Layer capabilities;
  • Service Layer aspects with high level and detailed service architecture, in light of an access independent view of end-to-end services;
  • Protocols/APIs/standard objects based on this architecture (open interfaces & protocols);
  • Security and privacy aspects (authentication, encryption, integrity verification);
  • Reachability and discovery of applications;
  • Interoperability, including test and conformance specifications;
  • Collection of data for charging records (to be used for billing and statistical purposes);
  • Identification and naming of devices and applications;
  • Information models and data management (including store and subscribe/notify functionality);
  • Management aspects (including remote management of entities); and
  • Common use cases, terminal/module aspects, including Service Layer interfaces/APIs between:
    • Application and Service Layers;
    • Service Layer and communication functions

To find out more about oneM2M please go to www.onem2m.org.