The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), an international specifications setting body, crossed their target of deployment of its device management (DM) mobile service enablers by 1.4 billion mobile phones and connected devices worldwide. Industry analyst firm Ovum, reported in 2010 that OMA device management would achieve one billion deployments by the end of 2011. However, the actual deployment number far exceeded the original prediction.
OMA DM’s standards in the ease and efficiency of managing mobile phones and connected devices for the global mobile industry has set a new level for them. Amount of deployments achieved have clearly demonstrated that a device manufacturer, network operators and device management software providers now recognized the value of OMA DM specifications.
OMA is now extending device management expertise to the management of non-traditional devices. OMA's suite of DM specifications includes 21 mobile service enablers and more than 60 management objects. There are more than 21 objects defined by other standard organizations, all of whom cooperate with OMA. OMA DM remote managing and provisioning capabilities fulfill the requirements to support this explosion of new devices -- including the various characteristics and capabilities that come with each one.
OMA is currently developing three new service enablers for M2M, with early deployments in some markets.
- OMA Converged Personal Network Service (CPNS)
- OMA Gateway Management Object (GWMO)
- OMA's latest Lightweight M2M Enabler
The suite of specifications, as well as our three new enablers, easily extends to home environment services, automotive scenarios, health monitoring and even smart grid technologies. OMA has set new goal for them after this remarkable success and strongly believes that they will reach 2 billion deployments in less than half the time it took to reach the first billion.