• Vodafone collaborated with Malaysia‑based telco Axiata, the IoT Forum, and TM Forum on the development of a “blueprint” for management of Internet ofThings (IoT) devices.

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Vodafone collabs with Axiata, IoT Forum, TM Forum on IoT

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Based on open application programming interfaces and a new IoTData Access Endpoint API from TM Forum, the IoTDevice Management API Component Suite is designed to manage IoT devices throughout their lifecycle, and support data from many different IoT data access protocols. The aim is to ease integration headaches and accelerate commercial IoT deployments so that telcos can expand quickly into vertical markets. It is not clear what role Vodafone played in the development of the component suites, and whether the Component Suite will be integrated with the operator’s flagship IoTPlatform. The Group is a long‑time backer of TM Forum’s OpenAPI programme, as well as multiple other projects (Vodafonewatch, #177 and passim).