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Compliance with the new EU Radio Equipment Directive required from today

Sophia Antipolis, 13 June 2017

Today, the new Radio Equipment Directive becomes mandatory and the R&TTE Directive can no longer be used to access the European market.

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ETSI and TCCA hold first interoperability trials for LTE mission critical communication

Sophia Antipolis, 12 June 2017

The first interoperability test sessions for mission-critical LTE equipment will take place later this month at the ETSI headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France.

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Mobile and Broadcast converge in new ETSI specification group

Sophia Antipolis, 31 May 2016

ETSI has unveiled a new Industry Specification Group, the Mobile and Broadcast Convergence (MBC) ISG.

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ETSI and EENA launch the first emergency communications interoperability Plugtests in Europe

Sophia Antipolis, 14 March 2016

Improving emergency communications in Europe!

The first Next Generation 112 (NG112) Emergency Communications PlugtestsTM in Europe is launched today by ETSI and its Emergency Telecommunications (EMTEL) special committee and EENA (the European Emergency Number Association). The aim of the event is to trial independently and jointly all components of the 112 communication chain based on next generation networks.

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ETSI New Specifications on Scenarios for Emergency Communications in Disasters

Sophia Antipolis, 2 June 2015

Disaster situations often require additional emergency communications networks to be set up locally to enable responders (e.g. medical, rescue, care etc.) to coordinate their operations more effectively in the disaster area. To set up these networks efficiently, a standardized basis for estimating the capacity and other characteristics for communications by responders is highly desirable. This basis could then be used by many organizations including satellite network operators, equipment manufacturers and responders for design and development of systems, equipment and applications, not only for voice and data but also multimedia services.

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European Parliament makes eCall mandatory from 2018

Sophia Antipolis, 7 May 2015

2,500 lives per year expected to be saved throughout Europe with eCall

On 28 April 2015, the European Parliament adopted the legislation on eCall type approval requirements and made it mandatory for all new models of cars to be equipped with eCall technology from 31 March 2018 onward.

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Multi-Protocol Label Switching over satellite networks

ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France – 21 October 2011                

Recently published ETSI TC SES specification TS 102 856 Parts 1 and 2 describes how to support transport of Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) data and signalling flows over a Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM) network.

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Delivering NGN Services over Broadband Satellite Multimedia networks

ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France – 13 July 2011

Recently published ETSI TC SES specification TS 102 855 describes how broadband satellite multimedia networks can be integrated into the Next Generation Network architecture.

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