- On July 24, 2012, the Telecommunication Industry Association (TIA) and the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), two North American standards development organizations, will gather to launch a global organization focused on the advancement and standardization of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. M2M communications, known as the emerging “Internet of things,” allows seamless communication across any device anywhere in the world. It is predicted that up to 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020, many of which will use wireless broadband connections. M2M communications are being used to allow physicians to remotely monitor patients; utility companies to gather usage data; and logistics companies to track goods through production and delivery. As telecommunications companies around the world optimize their networks to meet industry needs for M2M communications, the group believes that there is a growing need to develop global standards that ensure devices all over the world can effectively communicate with one another.
- Reply Comments on the privacy and security practices of mobile wireless service providers are due July 30, 2012. CC Docket No. 96-115. The text of the Public Notice is available here.
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