ATIS Machine-to-Machine Focus Group (M2M-FG)

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ATIS

Machine
-
to
-
Machine
Focus Group (M2M
-
FG)

Gale Lightfoot

M2M
Focus Group Co
-
Chair

Senior Staff Program Manager

Office of the CTO,
SPB

Cisco





ATIS Board of Directors’ Meeting

October 20, 2011

ATIS M2M Focus Group

M2M Evolution Conference

ATIS M2M Mission


Enable supplier interoperability;


Support the monitization of services;


Reduce operating and capital expenses;


Improve time
-
to
-
market;


Enable mass
-
market economies of scale; and


Deliver a quality user experience.


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Advance the capability of M2M services through
technology development that will:


ATIS Board of Directors’ Meeting

October 20, 2011

ATIS M2M Focus Group

M2M Evolution Conference

ATIS M2M Initiative:

Opportunities and Benefits

Opportunities


Solutions are currently
unique to each industry
.


Potential for telecommunications providers to enhance services.


Potential to guide required M2M
standards
development.

Benefits


Boost economies of scale
.


S
horten time
-
to
-
market
.



Simplify development of applications
.



E
xpand business opportunities
.


Reduce standardization overlap
.




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ATIS Board of Directors’ Meeting

October 20, 2011

ATIS M2M Focus Group

M2M Evolution Conference

Why is the interest in this FG so high?


The revenue opportunity is enormous.


Forecasted >15B Connected Devices by 2015; >50B by 2020!


Analysts, academics, journalists, not to mention service
providers are all talking about M2M.


Subscriber saturation in the U.S. has occurred. There are now
more mobile subscriptions than U.S. residents.


Machines and sensors represent the clearest way for mobile
revenue and services to grow.


Many telemetry applications do not use much bandwidth.


Attraction is similar to short message service: high margins, low
bandwidth consumption.


Industrial and other specialized M2M applications will be more
churn resistant than traditional “man” vs. machine subscribers.

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ATIS Board of Directors’ Meeting

October 20, 2011

ATIS M2M Focus Group

M2M Evolution Conference

Participation


Co
-
Chaired
by Jeff Edlund, HP, and Gale Lightfoot,
Cisco.


20
participating companies
:

5

AT&T

ADTRAN

Alcatel
-
Lucent

Cisco

Ericsson

Hitachi

Hewlett
-
Packard

Huawei

Intel

Juniper

LG

Motorola

Nokia
Siemens
Networks

Qualcomm

Sprint

SureWest

Syniverse

Telephone
& Data
Systems

Telcordia

Verizon


ATIS Board of Directors’ Meeting

October 20, 2011

ATIS M2M Focus Group

M2M Evolution Conference

Verticals





M2M Core
Needs




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G

R

I

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M2M Common ICT Services

for Verticals

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N

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Landscape

Team

M2M
-
FG

6

Vertical

Specific

APIs

ATIS Board of Directors’ Meeting

October 20, 2011

ATIS M2M Focus Group

M2M Evolution Conference

Working Objectives


The M2M
-
FG
addresses
the M2M, Smart Grid, and
Connected Vehicle opportunities
identified
by the
Landscape Team.


The
FG is currently assessing:


In depth Use Case Analysis for Smart Grid and Connected
Vehicle:


Intent to tease out specific features / functions required for
ICT to support use cases; and


Hypothesis is that multiple use cases will need many
COMMON feature / functions and parameters supporting a
common service platform for M2M.


Architectural definition for M2M Service Platform.


Identification of players across the value chain.


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ATIS Board of Directors’ Meeting

October 20, 2011

ATIS M2M Focus Group

M2M Evolution Conference

M2M Value Chain

8

Module

Machine

Network

Middleware

System

Integrator

Service

Provider

End User

Application Developers

System Integrators

Network Equipment Providers

Service Providers

Middleware Providers

Machine & Device

Manufacturers

ATIS Board of Directors’ Meeting

October 20, 2011

ATIS M2M Focus Group

M2M Evolution Conference

Connected Vehicle Sub
-
Team


Completed
assessment of selected
use cases that appear to
provide significant commercial opportunities within the ITS
sector.


Analysis determines how ICT communications
could be
leveraged within
various use cases and considers the
advantages and challenges associated with utilizing commercial
communication services
.


Initial use cases sourced from U.S. DOT, BII, DMA, AERIS, ETSI
and ATIS Landscape information
.


Assessed
industry
architectural frameworks and currently
comparing the different frameworks in order to determine what
is
most applicable.


Sub
-
team will
analyze the status of standards
related to the
use cases
and
will highlight standards needs to address the
use
cases.


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ATIS Board of Directors’ Meeting

October 20, 2011

ATIS M2M Focus Group

M2M Evolution Conference

Connected Vehicle Sub
-
Team

Use Cases


Data for travel issues (congestion, bad weather, bad roads, etc.)


Location
-
based data on nearby gas, lodging, alternative fuel
locations, etc.


Information to synchronize traffic light patterns to optimize traffic flow


Data from vehicles to better plan roads and how to balance traffic


Electronic toll collection


Electronic Payments


Charging vehicle from a charging station at someone else’s home


Charging vehicle from a public charging station


Collecting diagnostic information and informing when a repair is
needed


SOS Services/911

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ATIS Board of Directors’ Meeting

October 20, 2011

ATIS M2M Focus Group

M2M Evolution Conference

Smart Grid Sub
-
Team


Completed
assessment of selected uses
cases that are
relevant to the transmission of the Smart Meter data and
focused on key
actors
in the
consumer
domain
.


Initial use cases were selected based on SGIP use case work
already completed (1400+ observed
).


Assessed industry architectural frameworks and currently
comparing the different frameworks in order to determine what
is most applicable.


Sub
-
team will analyze the status of standards related to the
use cases and will highlight standards needs to address the
use cases.

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ATIS Board of Directors’ Meeting

October 20, 2011

ATIS M2M Focus Group

M2M Evolution Conference

Smart Grid Use Cases


Meter
Reading


Meter Events


EV/PHEV (Electric Vehicles/Plug
-
in Hybrid Electric
Vehicles)


Pre
-
Pay


DR/DLC (Demand Response/Demand Load Control)


Premise Network Admin


Service Switch


Firmware/Program
Update

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ATIS Board of Directors’ Meeting

October 20, 2011

ATIS M2M Focus Group

M2M Evolution Conference

Common Service Functions/Capabilities

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FG is identifying
common service functions across the
different use cases of M2M, following prior work on individual
use
cases.


R
ecognized
that the current status of M2M is that the application
usually incorporates an application specific service
layer function
within
it and these functions many times are duplicated across
different
M2M

applications.


There can be substantial benefit from creating a common
service layer in the network that provides
functions and/or
capabilities
that are common across multiple M2M
applications.


The FG will outline
some of the
common functions/capabilities
that are required for most M2M applications, in particular, the
Smart Grid
and
Connected Vehicle
use
cases.

ATIS Board of Directors’ Meeting

October 20, 2011

ATIS M2M Focus Group

M2M Evolution Conference

Common Service Functions/Capabilities
(cont’d)

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Service Layer Functionality where commonalities may be
identified:


Provisioning


Device Management


Configuration Management


Firmware Management


Device Application Software
Management


Authentication and Registration


Device Triggering


Device Communication


Group Management for
Communication


QoS


Policy Management


Data Processing and Storage


Notifications


Diagnostics


API Management


Billing

ATIS Board of Directors’ Meeting

October 20, 2011

ATIS M2M Focus Group

M2M Evolution Conference

Common Service Functions;

Business Needs

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Having a common service layer simplifies application
development allowing the application developer to focus on
the application rather than the communication and
management of devices.

Source: Beecham Report, 2008
Middleware (device management
,
control, diagnostics, status &
monitoring, location & tracking,
storage) share of what the end user
pays for the service in all sectors

transportation, healthcare etc.
using any network

According to the
Beecham report,
the value for such
a service layer is
several 10s of
billions of
dollars.

ATIS Board of Directors’ Meeting

October 20, 2011

ATIS M2M Focus Group

M2M Evolution Conference

Focus Group Value to ATIS Members


Identifying the
commonalities

across the M2M verticals
which no other standards bodies are addressing.


Opportunity
to
define ICT’s contribution and role in these
emerging markets.


The
mobility aspect of M2M, Connected Vehicle, &
Smart Grid
makes ICT’s role critical.


LTE will be a significant
enabler.


M2M value
-
added
services
remain
a relatively untapped
market for
ICT.


Definition of service catalogs for quick discovery & activation
of revenue generating
services.


Changing Business Paradigms

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ATIS Board of Directors’ Meeting

October 20, 2011

ATIS M2M Focus Group

M2M Evolution Conference

Next Steps

The Focus Group will:


Finalize identification of commonalities across the
verticals.


Identify standards needs along with APIs and protocols.




Contact Gale Lightfoot
for further details:
lightfg@cisco.com



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