SS Sirohi, member, Technology, Department of Telecom highlighted the efforts of TEC to bring out M2M reports with the objective of achieving interoperability among devices/ network/applications and harmonization of Indian standards with global standards, on four sectors namely automotive, health, power, safety and surveillance and M2M gateway and architecture.
Releasing National Telecom M2M Roadmap, Ravi Shankar Prasad, minister of communications & IT said, “DoT has come up with the roadmap which will serve as a reference document for all M2M stake holders in India. The roadmap is aimed to provide guidance to all the stakeholders to nurture M2M Communications.”
M2M Communications will impact every aspect of life of a common man and results in substantial and tangible social and economic benefits to consumers, businesses, citizens and government and so all stakeholders have to ensure that M2M plays a lead role in the implementation of M2M technologies.
He said standardization of M2M roadmap becomes more important, as the country heads towards setting up 100 smart cities and introducing digitalization all over the country.
He opined that the adoption of M2M based applications in areas like healthcare, tele-education, smart grid, smart building, smart city etc. have enormous potential to boost the socio-economic development of the country and would be a key enabler for Digital India, Make in India and proposed Smart cities in India.
Rakesh Garg, secretary, DoT telecom proposed the constitution of an Apex body to address inter-ministerial coordination requirements for M2M deployment in the country.
Pradeep Kumar Sinha, secretary, Power; Vijay Chhibber, Secretary, MoRTH; and RS Sharma, secretary, DeitY in their keynote addresses emphasized the success of smart vehicle, smart grid, smart cities and related IoT applications to ride on India’s robust communications infrastructure.
A ‘Compendium on IPv6 Based Solutions/Architecture/Case Studies for Different Industry Verticals’ was released today which will further help the industry to plan IPv6 migration as well as planning IPv6 based networks for M2M rollout.
The article first appeared in TeleAnalysis