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Global standards collaboration for a smarter, safer world

Sophia Antipolis, 17 July 2015

ETSI participates in Global Standards Collaboration 19th meeting

Critical communications, the Internet of Things (IoT) and IMT-2020 – commonly referred to as 5G – were in focus at the 19th meeting of the Global Standards Collaboration (GSC), a high-level gathering of the world’s leading information and communication technologies (ICT) standards bodies, hosted by ITU in Geneva, 15-16 July 2015.

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ETSI Security Week paves the way for cybersecurity standards

Sophia Antipolis, 6 July 2015

ETSI, the leading ICT standards organization, held its Security Week from 22-26 June, with a Security Workshop followed by three thematic sessions. The sessions focused on machine-to-machine communications and the Internet of Things (M2M/IoT), security assurance in Intelligent Transport Systems and Electronic identification and trust services (eIDAS). The closing days of the week were dedicated to the meetings of two ETSI technical committees, TC CYBER and TC ESI (Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures), which exceptionally were open to non-members of ETSI.

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ETSI supports Council conclusions – jobs, growth and competitiveness

Sophia Antipolis, 29 June 2015

ETSI welcomes the support by the European Council of 25 and 26 June 2015 for the Digital Single Market and the recognition that this initiative will greatly contribute to innovation, growth and jobs and spur the European economy as a whole.

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ETSI’s digital signature standard PAdES tested remotely all over the world

Sophia Antipolis, 11 June 2015

On behalf of ETSI’s Technical Committee for Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (TC ESI), ETSI’s Centre for Testing and Interoperability organized a remote PlugtestsTM interoperability event for PAdES, PDF digital Signatures, the ETSI specification for digital signatures for PDF documents, from 4 May to 5 June 2015.

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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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TSDSI India signs cooperation agreement with ETSI

Sophia Antipolis, 26 May 2015

On 28 April, the Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI) signed a cooperation agreement with ETSI, strengthening relations after the establishment of a first Letter of Intent to cooperate with ETSI in November 2014. Collaboration between the two standards organizations now happens at the level of the Global Standards Collaboration (GSC) initiative where TSDSI is a full member. GSC fosters cooperation among standards organizations from different regions of the world to facilitate the exchange of information on standards development, build synergies and reduce duplication of work.

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Wireless Media Distribution beyond 2020: ETSI, EBU and the way ahead

Sophia Antipolis, 13 May 2015

The world of broadcast and mobile industries came together on 6 May 2015 at ETSI to discuss the future: 5th Generation of mobile communications, enabling it to distribute broadcast media services to people on the move.

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ETSI hosts successful first ever remote Small Cell LTE Plugfest interoperability test

Sophia Antipolis, 11 May 2015

The Small Cell community saves time and money for product deployment

ETSI and Small Cell Forum organized the first remote Small Cell LTE Plugfest over two weeks, on 13-24 April 2015. This event was supported by the European Commission.

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ETSI welcomes a resolute and pragmatic Digital Single Market strategy

Sophia Antipolis, 7 May 2015

ETSI, an organization developing standards for ICT, digital products and services welcomes the Digital Single Market strategy of the European Commission and the overtures for collaborative efforts to implement the strategy.

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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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