IoT and M2M
European (CEN/CENELEC) and international standards (ISO/IEC) and other deliverables and documents supporting the Internet of Things. ISO/IEC JTC 1. CWA 17431:2019. ISO/IEC 21823-1:2019 IoT systems and framework for interoperability for IoT systems
The use of smart devices is becoming very popular in our society and is becoming part of everyday life. This trend is creating a rapidly growing market that will continue to expand in the next ten years. Worldwide consumer products including IoT features are predicted to quadruplicate their value from 100+ billion Euro in 2019 to 410 billion in 2030.
In the EU, more than 50% of European citizens reported to use of connected audio and video entertainment devices and that they used the internet on a smart TV, games console, home audio system, smart speakers, smart wearables, or even voice assistant (see also AI). The smart home segment is expected to double its value from 2020 till 2025 to reach 39+ billion euros.
Beyond consumer products, the Industrial internet is also a growing trend, allowing the digital transformation of production and service delivery. Standards are essential to support the digitisation (or digitization) of companies covering any sector of activity or any topic. Some Standards include Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and it is essential for companies - in particular for SMEs - to understand how to establish negotiations with a patent holder for obtaining a license to use a certain technology.
In particular, CWA 17431:2019 addresses in a simple way a broad set of Principles and Guidance to form a solid foundation for future practice with regard to SEP licensing for ICT standards such as mobile communication standards and other wireless communication standards. The CWA also includes information about licensing to those who are new to the implementation and use of standardised technology and the licensing of patents that cover those technologies.
European and international standards support the safe and secure deployment of consumer and industrial applications, in particular, standards developed by the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 41 'Internet of things and digital twin' technical committee. The European standardization also includes some interesting developments in CEN, CENELEC and ETSI or associated global partnerships, such as OneM2M or 3GPP.
In particular, the series of standards ISO/IEC 21823 provide an overview of interoperability as it applies to IoT systems and a framework for interoperability for IoT systems. ISO/IEC 21823-1:2019 enables IoT systems to be built in such a way that the entities of the IoT system are able to exchange information and mutually use the information in an efficient way. ISO/IEC 30141:2018 provides a standardized IoT Reference Architecture that relies on common vocabulary, customised designs and industry best practices, including five architecture views from different perspectives. ISO/IEC 30161-1:2020 specifies requirements for an Internet of Things (IoT) data exchange platform for various services, such as middleware components, end-points performance across the communication networks among the IoT and legacy services or IoT specific functions and functionalities, etc.