Free M2M White Paper – ARM, Ericsson and Vodafone Support OMA’s Lightweight M2M Standard

The market for connected devices is growing tremendously. Though there are industry standards available that cater to the remote management requirements of fixed network broadband routers and smartphones, those established standards are not particularly useful for the remote management of a large and growing category of connected devices: those with limited network bandwidth, computing power and memory, those depending on a limited battery lifetime and those viable only at very low production costs.

This white paper gives an introduction to a new, emerging communication standard developed at the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) with high relevance for the growing machine-to-machine (M2M) industry and the Internet of Things (IoT) as a whole.

The industry has been looking for a simple, low-cost remote management and service enablement mechanism, which embraces modern architectural principles (in line with Internet standards), works over wireless connections and is fit for this purpose due to being lightweight. This new standard is called OMA Lightweight M2M (LWM2M).

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