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ETSI launches new standards group for next generation UltraHD TV

Sophia Antipolis, 17 December 2015

ETSI's new Industry Specification Group on intelligent Compound Content Management (CCM) met for their kick off meeting on 16 December at ETSI in Sophia Antipolis, France. The intelligent Compound Content Management ISG is working on a standardized solution to define a scalable and flexible decoding system for consumer electronics devices from UltraHD televisions to smart phones. This solution simultaneously meets the needs of existing and next generation receivers and set-top boxes. The founding members of the group are BT Group Plc, Dolby Laboratories Inc, STMicroelectronics and Telefonica S.A.

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ETSI investigates Powerline HDMI for very high bit rate HD and UHD video

Sophia Antipolis, 11 December 2015

ETSI's Powerline Telecommunications Technical Committee (TC PLT) has published a Technical Report assessing the benefits of the powerline HDMI technology (PHDMI) for HD/UHD video transmission.

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Open Source and Standards Work Together at ETSI

Sophia Antipolis, 24 November 2015

At the ETSI summit on Open Source and Standardization, which took place in Sophia Antipolis on 19 November, Mr. Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI Director General, introduced the event with these words:

“Clichés tend to perceive the world of standards as the middle aged black tie conservative people in competition with young hacker-like free spirit open source developers. Well, those times are long gone.”

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The Car Connectivity Consortium and ETSI Sign Co-operation Agreement

Sophia Antipolis, 18 November 2015

ETSI places MirrorLink® on path for adoption as an ETSI standard for connected car technology

The Car Connectivity Consortium, creators of MirrorLink®, today announced a co-operation agreement with ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) in which ETSI will formally explore adopting MirrorLink as an ETSI Technical Specification (TS). The CCC and ETSI reached the accord on 17 November at the 66th ETSI General Assembly meeting in Sophia Antipolis.

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ETSI releases new specification for HbbTV 2.0

Sophia Antipolis, 16 November 2015

An enriched experience for interactive TV on all devices

ETSI has just released the latest specification on hybrid broadcast broadband TV (HbbTV), TS 102 796 V.1.3.1, which corresponds to HbbTV 2.0. The latest HbbTV release adds support for new capabilities including companion device support, HTML5 user experience and support for advanced video delivery features such as Ultra HD and High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) to enhance the consumer experience. The HbbTV standard allows creation of TV services that combine broadcast and over-the-top content. This hybrid broadcast broadband TV standard creates a global open platform as an alternative to proprietary technologies and extends the user experience.

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ETSI builds on Indo-European success for 2nd New Delhi event on ICT standards

New Delhi, 4 November 2015

Today, ETSI is organizing its 2nd Indo-European dialogue on ICT standards & Emerging Technologies event, held in New Delhi, India.

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New SESEC website will improve mutual understanding of Chinese and European Standardization Systems

Brussels and Sophia Antipolis, 2 November 2015

The European Standardization Organizations – CEN, CENELEC and ETSI – are pleased to announce the launch of a new website for the third phase of the Seconded European Standardization Expert in China (SESEC) project. The SESEC website (www.sesec.eu) is intended to be a reliable source of accurate information about the Chinese and European Standardization Systems. It should be especially relevant and useful for European companies that wish to do business in China (and vice-versa).

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ETSI Test Description Language launched at UCAAT conference

Sophia Antipolis, 20 October 2015

The third ETSI User Conference on Advanced Automated Testing - UCAAT 2015, taking place in ETSI headquarters, October 20-22, is the place to discover Test Description Language, a new language for the specification of test descriptions and the presentation of test execution results.

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Security a challenge - and opportunity - for NFV development, says ETSI

Sophia Antipolis, France and Düsseldorf, 19 October 2015

Dealing with security and coordinating SDO developments are the big issues for 2016, say ETSI ISG NFV Officials at Layer123 SDN Conference.

Security in the NFV/SDN environment is one of the major challenges the industry needs to address for 2016 but it should also be seen as an enormous opportunity. It will combine analytics with the network agility enabled by NFV and SDN to improve the resilience of networks to security threats. This was one of the key messages from a range of ETSI ISG NFV personalities speaking this week at the Layer 123 SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Düsseldorf.

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ETSI NFV ISG publishes security and reliability specifications

Sophia Antipolis, 13 October 2015

ETSI Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) Industry Specification Group has just released 3 new specifications on security and reliability, providing guidance on lawful interception implementation in an NVF environment, giving a survey of the security features in an open source management software relevant to NFV, with OpenStackTM as the first case study and describing a study of how today's Cloud/Data Centre techniques can be adapted to achieve scalability, efficiency, and reliability in NFV environments.

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