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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.


ETSI CTO member of jury for International Critical Communications Awards

Sophia Antipolis, 2 March 2016

The International Critical Communications Awards (ICCA) event took place in the Honourable Artillery Company, London, on 26 February.


Save the date for 2016 ETSI User Conference on Advanced Automated Testing - UCAAT

Sophia Antipolis, 25 February 2016

Call for presentations now available! 

ETSI is pleased to announce the launch of the User Conference on Advanced Automated Testing (UCAAT) 2016. The conference will take place in Budapest, Hungary, on 26-28 October 2016.


New ETSI group develops Open Source for NFV

Sophia Antipolis, 22 February 2016

Open Source MANO will deliver an Open Source NFV Management and Orchestration software stack

A new ETSI group has commenced development of Open Source software for Management and Orchestration (MANO) of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). The open source implementation will be aligned with ETSI’s NFV Industry Specification Group (ISG).


ETSI creates new standardization group to pave the way for Next Generation Protocols

Sophia Antipolis, 26 January 2016

ETSI has opened a new Industry Specification Group to commence work on Next Generation Protocols, looking at evolving communications and networking protocols to provide the scale, security, mobility and ease of deployment required for the connected society of the 21st century. The first meeting of this group took place on 21 January 2016, and was hosted by BSI, the UK National Standards Organization, at their offices in London.


ETSI Seeks Harmonization of NFV Information Modelling across Standards Bodies and Open Source

Louisville, Colorado, 15 January 2016

First multi-organization workshop bringing the NFV community together

This week ETSI’s Industry Specification Group for Network Functions Virtualisation (ETSI NFV) convened a ground-breaking industry workshop to align cloud-centric initiatives and network-centric initiatives to ensure successful realization of NFV through automation.


ETSI Mobile Edge Computing ISG announces first Proofs of Concept

Sophia Antipolis, 22 December 2015

MEC ISG celebrates first anniversary

One year after its first meeting, ETSI's Industry Specification Group on Mobile Edge Computing (ISG MEC) met at ETSI for its fifth meeting and announced three Proofs of Concept demonstrations. Mobile Edge Computing is considered a key technology for future 5G networks and the initiative gained momentum over the last year, with many articles and papers referring to Mobile Edge Computing and market intelligence reports on MEC from IDC, ABI and Gartner, for instance.


ETSI M2M event highlights need for interoperability in the IoT landscape

Sophia Antipolis, 18 December 2015

Showcasing oneM2M specifications implemented around the world

To address the M2M and IoT market, ETSI held its annual M2M Workshop featuring the oneM2M Showcase from 9 to 11 December in its headquarters at Sophia Antipolis, France. The programme included a wide range of presentations, exciting panel sessions, live surveys as well as demonstrations implementing oneM2M specifications.


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.


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.