On the occasion of India Telecom 2013, an annual event hosted by the Ministry of Communications & IT and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry [FICCI] from 5th to 7th December 2013, Mr. Joachim Koss, Director Standardization M2M, Gemalto & ETSI Board Member was invited to present and deliberate ETSI view and work in the field of standardization during the session on “M2M Standardization , Smart Cities and Internet of Things”.
On 5th December 2013, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, inaugurated the “India Telecom 2013”, at Vigyaan Bhavan, New Delhi. This year the theme of the show was “From Internet of People to Internet of Things”. Mr. Koss along with SESEI attended the inaugural ceremony, which provided Mr. Koss an opportunity to meet with many Government and Industry representatives associated with M2M and ICT. Following up the inaugural session, the conference kick started with Mr. Joachim Koss participation in the Session I panel: “Realizing the benefits of M2M, Smart Cities and The Internet of Things”. The session was chaired by Mr. M.F. Farooqui, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Government of india (GoI) and moderated by Mr. R M Agarwal, DDG (NT), Department of Telecommunications. Mr. Koss gave an update on ETSI’s M2M activities and the recent establishment of the OneM2M Partnership Project, an initiative supported worldwide by different regional standardization communities and presented an overview of its work program. Session had a good deliberation around the list of questions/clarification compiled by Department of Telecom after reviewing the feedback/response submitted by Industry towards the open consultation Questionnaire – M2M communication in India of DoT, launched in September 2013. Mr. Koss also attended the Session II on “Enabling policy framework for next phase of telecom revolution” and found the deliberation between the Policy maker, academia and Industry association extremely interesting.
On 6th December 2013, SESEI arranged a meeting with Mr. R. M. Agarwal, DDG (NT), Department of Telecommunications, GoI to have detailed discussions on the M2M Standards and to assess how India could participate in global initiatives such as the oneM2M project. Mr. Koss further highlighted the progress made by oneM2M project and advised DoT to study all the work done by this oneM2M project and wait for the closure of M2M Architecture expected to be released by Mid of next year. During this meeting Project SESEI was also introduced highlighting ETSI’s local presence in India as SESEI and updated the participants on its progress made. Meeting was attended by Director (NT), DoT, DDG (S&D) from Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC) with their team members responsible and working on this subject of M2M in India. A lot of queries raised and answered by both Mr. Koss and Mr. Sharma. SESEI assured all its support on this subject being available locally. Meeting ended with a very positive note from DDG (NT).