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DoT asks to TEC to finalise IoT, M2M standards in 2 months

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has asked its technical body to finalise standards for (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine in two months as the country aspires to roll out services at par with the rest of the world.

The (TEC) under the department is preparing finalising standards for and devices for services. The roadmap for was released in May 2015 but the centre is yet to finalise generic requirement for the segment.

IoT and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) devices would be widely deployed for implementing services.

while releasing a technical report -- M2M/IoT Enabling Smart Infrastructure -- urged the TEC to prop up its work in framing standards especially in international area to meet the requirement of the country.

"Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication and the (IoT) have the potential to transform our lives, by radically changing the way we interact with the physical world around us," Sinha said.

appreciated technical reports released by the TEC but said it is only 10-15 per cent of the work that has to be done in the area of IoT and M2M.

"TEC in coming two months will apply itself to actually coming up with standards for M2M and IoT. This is mandatory," Sundararajan said.

She said 5 billion IoT/M2M devices are likely to come up in in the coming years that will be crucial for driving 5G

Sundararajan said that is aspiring to take a leadership role in by looking at developing

"5G as technology has already come into some countries like The US and are gearing up but nobody has really spoken about inclusive 5G that is where I feel has a huge opportunity. While most of these new technologies address top 2.5 billion people in the world, the rest of the 5 billion are looking for solutions that India can develop and supply to the world," Sundararajan said.

She said that India is looking for deployment of large scale sensors in the field of health management, environmental monitoring, agriculture to achieve global leadership.

"Largest number of startup in IoT space are coming out of India. in the field of health management, environmental monitoring. We cannot become next level of global champions unless we get our standard framework in order," Sundararajan said.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 22:13 IST