OMA SpecWorks has responded to market demand in the M2M area, understanding that a common set of standards for managing lightweight and low capability devices on a variety of networks is not just a nice option, but a mandatory approach to realize the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT). Considering the billions of devices expected to be connected to networks in homes, as well as smart metering and medical devices to name a few, the ability to monitor, provision and manage these billions of connections becomes absolutely essential.

Further standardization will enhance the support of a wide variety of M2M implementations and will become necessary as the market expands. Key OMA SpecWorks enablers for IoT devices and services include