Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) inaugurated a one-day conference hosted by the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC), New Delhi on “M2M/IoT Enabling Smart Infrastructure”.
“Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication and the Internet-of-Things (IoT) have the potential to transform our lives, by radically changing the way we interact with the physical world around us,” said Manoj Sinha.
On this occasion, two technical reports prepared by TEC, titled “Recommendation for IoT/ M2M Security” and “Design and Planning Smart Cities with IoT/ICT” were released by Manoj Sinha.
Speaking at TEC conference, Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Telecom and Chairman, Telecom Commission said, “It is good to see such relevant and comprehensive reports from TEC. Endeavours such as this will help in the organised and disciplined growth of M2M/IoT in the country.”
M2M/IoT communication involves a bunch of evolving, and at times disruptive technologies. The conference covered important topics such as IoT enabling smart infrastructure verticals; different technologies and related use cases; role of IoT in smart cities design and planning; various aspects related to Standardization in M2M/IoT; and challenges in security, testing and certification of smart devices/equipment.
M2M/IoT is being used in a large number of applications, across a number of verticals – such as automotive (e.g. intelligent transport system), power (e.g. smart metering and smart grid), remote healthcare, safety & surveillance, smart homes, waste management and water management. Each of these verticals is relevant to the design and planning of smart cities.
“I would like TEC to continue its’ good work in the area of standards development for emerging digital communications technologies. We should also leverage the body of work available in these areas globally, in order to accelerate our adoption of new technologies,” added Sinha.