ITU-T Internet of Things Global Standards Initiative event (May 2011)

During the last ITU-T Telecommunication Standardisation Advisory Group meeting held in February, it was agreed upon to establish an Internet of Things Global Standards Initiative (IoT-GSI) to promote a unified approach in ITU-T for the development of technical standards, or Recommendations, enabling the Internet of Things on a global scale. ITU-T Recommendations developed under the IoT-GSI by the various ITU-T Questions – in collaboration with other standards developing organizations – will enable worldwide service providers to offer the wide range of services expected by this technology.

At the first meeting of IoT-GSI in May 2011, the group agreed to develop a deliverable that describes objectives (very high level requirements), characteristics, ecosystem and business models, high-level IoT diagrams and key areas.