OMA 2015 Newsletter Volume 1

by OMA | Wednesday, April 22, 2015

 OMA Quarterly

2015 Volume 1

Table of Contents

Address from the Technical Plenary Chair

Upcoming OMA Meeting in Miami – Register Today!

Mobile World Congress 2015 – OMA Enablers in Action!

LWM2M TestFest Held in Dusseldorf

Technical Achievements

New Work Items

Elections Q1 2015

Events Calendar

New Members

OMA in the News


OMA Technical Plenary Chair Address – Francesco Vadalà

Francesco Vadala

Welcome to the first quarterly newsletter of 2015. I would like to point your attention to an activity just finalized in OMA that may impact our daily life. We all have a smartphone. We are always connected through our smartphone and we are never separated from it (the so called “Smartphone Society”). And we live in a connected world – a world of the Internet of Things: smart TVs, tablets, wearable computers, and PCs, but also kitchen and home appliances, lighting and heating products, and insurance company-issued car monitoring devices that allow motorists to pay insurance only for the amount of driving they do. 50 billion devices are projected to be connected to the network by 2020. It is expected that smartphones will be connected to these devices and applications running on the smartphones will allow the users to interact with devices around him/her to control them, gather data from them for analysis, and use the results of that analysis to benefit their work and daily lives.

Connecting devices to a smartphone requires dedicated applications to be installed in the smartphone that carry drivers allowing for the control of the devices, with different versions of such applications for each OS. This requires developer, service providers and device makers to develop different applications and drivers for each OS, leading to considerable development cost.

This is where the OMA Generic Open Terminal API Framework (GotAPI) plays a key role. OMA GotAPI defines a framework for applications (running on a smartphone) to access external devices through device APIs using Web technologies. This allows developers to create applications (using Web technologies) compatible with a variety of devices. Users can have applications running in browsers on their smartphones that can access external devices consistently across any OS, for example accessing a monitor or printer from the same application through the same device API. This gives developers the opportunity to create a new ecosystem of interoperable devices and applications, and the users will benefit from it.

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Upcoming OMA Meeting in Miami – Register Today!

Open Mobile Alliance members will gather in Miami, FL, USA this June for the second quarterly meeting of 2015. The five-day meeting will include the Technical Plenary sessions, Board Meeting, Committee Meetings, and Working Group Meetings. At the TP “Forward Looking” session on Monday morning, one topic of focus will be on the Automotive Telematics domain. A representative from an important carmaker has been invited to provide the membership with insight into the present state as well as future of the connected car.

The ARC, CD, COM CPM, DM, IOP, LOC, REL and REQ Working Groups will continue their work of the OMA Enablers. For example, the ARC WG expects new work for the development of Network APIs. The discussion in the DM Working Group will focus on consolidating the activity on M2M, including a new and enhanced version of LWM2M.

The full online schedule for members is now available here. OMA is looking forward to welcoming you to the next face-to-face meeting in Miami!

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Mobile World Congress 2015 – OMA Enablers in Action!

Boasting more than 93,000 attendees, 5,000 CEOs in attendance, 3,800 media and analysts and more than 2,000 exhibitors covering 100,000m2 of exhibit space, this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona truly felt like the center of the Mobile universe. And OMA was right in the mix!

OMA occupied a 40m2 stand with eight demo stations where OMA member companies brought demos of their innovative products and services powered by OMA Enablers.

Several member companies demonstrated at this year’s congress how they have been making use of the LWM2M protocol. Smith Micro demonstrated how they use the LWM2M Enabler on their context-driven marketing platform, NetWise Captivate. The platform, paired with an expert system on the user’s device, enables you to detect real-time context and consumer intent for personalized marketing campaigns. LWM2M is a key enabler of the system, adding modularity and configurability to campaign set-up.

NetComm Wireless demonstrated their M2M LTE router showing how the router runs the embedded LWM2M client to support remote device management via the open-source LWM2M server. NetComm Wireless ran the LWM2M client on a notebook at the demo station to give visitors an insight into its capabilities.

Highlighting the applicability of OMA Enablers for automotive applications, Redbend demonstrated their over-the-air software management platform designed for the automotive, IoT and mobile industries. The platform highlighted Redbend’s core Smart Delta and Virtualization technologies together with OMA standards FUMO, SCOMO and VirMO. With software management, the OEM benefits from production efficiencies and reduced recalls while, in conjunction, the dealership saves time and money, and the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) can offer services based on existing OMA Device Management (OMA-DM) infrastructure.mwc1a

Demonstrating the revolutionary new OMA GotAPI, OMA member Vuzix live streamed video from its M100 Smart Glasses to a remote PC browser window.  The GotAPI framework allows web-based device APIs in smart devices like the Vuzix M100 to work seamlessly across multiple platforms and operating systems.  This open architecture allows developers to write less complex applications for smart devices while expanding market reach.

Comverse presented another OMA API demonstration showing how to bridge between the world of Machines (Internet of Things) and 4G mobiles, making it possible for mobile operators to monetize M2M services in their network using the Rich Communication Suite (RCS) Network APIs.

Mformation demonstrated its uniquely scalable, high-performance solution for managing the Internet of Things through its standards-based device management platform, IMPACT. This platform performs key device activation and configuration, software update and remote diagnostics functions on billions of connected M2M devices used in a wide range of industries. The IMPACT solution supports multiple OMA Enablers including OMA LWM2M and Device Management (OMA-DM) infrastructure to manage cloud-based services or mission critical operator functionality.

Also demonstrating two OMA Enablers was Friendly Technologies. They showcased their IOT/M2M line of products that features OMA-DM Client, LWM2M Client and Device Management Server. The second solution was an OMA-DM client and server platform designed for managing Smartphones and other mobile devices including BYOD.

Alcatel-Lucent demonstrated their customer experience management (CEM) solutions for LTE/VoLTE/RCS. These solutions have OMA-DM and LWM2M Enablers and can manage a broad range of devices, ranging from smartphones and M2M devices to small cells and home networking equipment.

mwc2bRedstone had two demonstrations based on the OMA-DM standards, the first was Redstone Over-the-Air (RSOTA), which showed how common problems like system security bugs can be quickly and easily fixed with this system. The second demonstration was focused on the health cloud and showed how Redstone’s over-the air wireless upgrading capacity can enable healthcare applications.

CSR showed its indoor location platform, SiRFusion, which uses the OMA Secure User Plane Location (SUPL) Enabler for location aiding and standard OMA interfaces for data transfer. Through the fusion of MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems), GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System), Wi-Fi and other signals of opportunity, the SiRFusion solution provides high quality continuous indoor location.

OMA took advantage of the huge MWC audience to launch and demo the OMA Developer Toolkit designed to make OMA Enablers more accessible and easier to use for application developers. The toolkit provides tools such as a client/server emulator, an editor to create profile data, a GitHub code and specifications repository, a lab kit of examples of how to use LWM2M, a sandbox server for testing implementations, a user community and a listing of open source projects based on LWM2M.

Furthermore, demonstrating the revolutionary OMA Developer Toolkit in use was HOP Ubiquitous offering their LabKit composed of sensors, libraries and examples to ensure the developer community has the resources to build their own OMA LWM2M-based implementations. HOP Ubiquitous showcased the value of OMA LWM2M by enabling Bluetooth Smart devices to interact with the resources of mobile apps and remote severs.

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LWM2M TestFest Held in Dusseldorf

OMA’s most recent TestFest took place in the Vodafone Innovation Park, Dusseldorf, Germany, from 26th to 29th January 2015. The Event was organized by OMA and supported by Vodafone, Eclipse Foundation and IPSO Alliance. The TestFest provided a unique opportunity for engineers to test their implementations of the Lightweight M2M (OMA-LWM2M) specification and educate themselves on the benefits of LWM2M. Co-located with the TestFest was a workshop introducing the LWM2M specification, toolkit and ecosystem.

Workshop topics included an introduction to OMA LWM2M and how it fits into the world of IOT by Friedhelm Rodermund of Vodafone and an introduction to the OMA Developer Tool Kit by Joaquin Prado of OMA. Matthias Kovatsch of ETH Zurich presented a demo of the LWM2M Developer Tool Kit Client Simulator. Julien Vermillard of Sierra Wireless presented an overview of LWM2M projects on-going at the Eclipse Foundation, while Antonio Jara from the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland showed a live demo of a LWM2M implementation. Finally, Svante Alnås of Sony Mobile and Michael Koster of ARM discussed LWM2M Management Objects and the tools used to create them.

Complete results of the TestFest along with video playback from the workshop are available at the following URL:

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Technical Achievements

The following publications were released during Q1 of 2015

January 2015

Enabler and Reference Release

Final Approval

Authorization Framework for Network APIs V1.0 Enabler Release Package

Candidate Approval

DiagMon VoLTE Function V1.0 Reference Release Package

LPP Extensions V2.0 Enabler Release Package

LWM2M object connectivity management V1.0 Reference Release Package

LWM2M Object Device Capability Management V1.0 Reference Release Package

Management Interface for M2M V1.0 Reference Release Package

RESTful Network API for Quality of Service V1.0 Enabler Release Package

Unified Cloud Disk V1.0 Enabler Release Package

Candidate Re-approval

Converged IP Messaging V2.0 Enabler Release Package

RESTful Network API for Network Message Storage V1.0 Enabler Release Package

Lightweight Machine to Machine V1.0 Enabler Release Package

RESTful Network API for Anonymous Customer Reference Management V1.0 Enabler Release Package

Enabler Test Specification, Test File Package and Enabler Validation Plan


RCS V1.2.2 Conformance Enabler Test Specification

Secure User Plane Location V2.0.2 Enabler Test Specification

February 2015

Enabler and Reference Release

Candidate Approval

Always Online Infrastructure V1.0 Enabler Release Package

Generic Open Terminal API Framework V1.0 Enabler Release Package

LWM2M object lock and wipe V1.0 Reference Release Package

LWM2M object software management V1.0 Reference Release Package

OMA Template for Network API V1.0 Reference Release Package

Open Connection Manager API V1.1 Enabler Release Package

Push-to-Communicate for Public Safety V1.0 Enabler Release Package

RCS Profile of RESTful Network APIs V3.0 Enabler Release Package


Device Management V2.0 Enabler Release Package

Enabler Test Specification, Test File Package and Enabler Validation Plan

Candidate Approval

HTML5 Deployment Suite V1.0 Enabler Test Specification

Candidate Re-approval

Lightweight Machine to Machine V1.0 Enabler Test Specification


Secure User Plane Location V2.0.2 Enabler Test Specification

Secure User Plane Location V2.0.2 Test File Package

March 2015

Enabler and Reference Release

Final Approval

SIP/SIMPLE Based IM Service Definition V2.0 Enabler Release Package

Candidate Approval

MLS Evolution V1.4 Enabler Release Package

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New Work Items

The following have been approved as new OMA Work Items (WID) in Q1 2015.

  • WID 0308 – Service Enabler Virtualization V1.0
  • WID 0310 – LWM2M Gateway Capability Object V1.0
  • WID 0311 – RCS Profile of RESTful Network V3.1
  • WID 0312 – Converged IP Messaging V2.1

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Elections 1Q 2015

Congratulations to the following individuals newly elected to leadership positions at OMA.

  • BOD EL Chair: Antonella Napolitano – Telecom Italia
  • BOD Evolve Chair: Alan Hameed – Fujitsu
  • BOD EL Vice Chair: Mark Younge – T-Mobile USA
  • Device Management Working Group (DM WG) Chair: Salvatore Scarpina – Telecom Italia
  • Content Delivery Working Group (CD WG) Chair: Bryan Sullivan – AT&T
  • Device Management Working Group (DM WG) Vice-chair: Ramanan Sivasubramaniam – NEC
  • Device Management Working Group (DM WG) Vice-chair: Padmakumar Subramani – Alcatel-Lucent
  • Content Delivery Working Group (CD WG) Vice-chair: Deepanshu Gautam – Huawei

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Events Calendar

Upcoming Industry Events

VNF Management and Orchestration
28-29 April 2015 / Barcelona, Spain

Hetnet USA
5-6 May 2015 / New York, New York, USA

Telematics Berlin 2015
11-12 May 2015 / Berlin, Germany

LTE Mena
11-13 May 2015 / Dubai, UAE

Appsworld – North America
12-13 May 2015  / San Francisco, California, USA

Internet of Things World
13-14 May 2015 / San Francisco, California, USA

Internet of Things Summit
28-29 May, 2015 / Boston, Massachusetts, USA

TU – Automotive Detroit
3-4 June, 2015 / Detroit, Michigan, USA

Internet of Things Expo IoTx
9-10 June, 2015/ Dubai, UAE

Connected Britain
15-16 June, 2015 / London, UK

LTE World Summit – co located with 5G World Summit
23-25 June, 2015 / Amsterdam, Netherlands

Enterprise Appsworld
24-25 June, 2015 / London, UK

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New Members

OMA would like to welcome the following companies who have joined during Q1 2015!

CompanyCompany LevelCompany URL
HaoLianShiDai (Beijing) Technology Co.,
Netcomm Wireless
Skylink Design
flo Data
TA Technology (Shanghai) Co.,

For more information on OMA membership and a complete list of OMA members, please visit

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OMA in the News

OMA supports vertical industries for 5G services

OMA license granted to 3GPP

Active Stocks: Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE:CMN), Vuzix Corporation (NASDAQ:VUZI), CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE:CNHI)

Vuzix to Attend Mobile World Congress 2015

Data models for the Internet of Things

HP preps IoT wares to tame energy beasts, like runaway air conditioners

Comverse and Zebra Technologies Partner to Help Service Providers Monetize the “Internet of Things”

NetComm Wireless Introduces the OMA Lightweight M2M (LWM2M) Enabler to Fast Track M2M Growth

Open Mobile Alliance Preps Toolkit For Developers

SKT announce it has acquired core technologies specialized for national disaster network

More IoT Standards

Cumulocity successfully conducted OMA LWM2M (Lightweight M2M) interoperability tests with nine companies

The Rise Of The Machines – World’s First Global Standards For M2M Deployment

Join Zebra Technologies at M2M Evolution in Miami

Stream Technologies Joins Open Mobile Alliance To Promote IoT Standards

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