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China test event confirms global GPON interoperability

ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France – 10 December 2009

The latest ETSI Plugtests™ testing event has significantly advanced industry confidence in the interoperability of Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Networks (GPON).  This was the ninth event on the topic and successfully confirmed a 'plug and play' interoperability between various vendors' products. 

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New technical report for Performance Enhancing Proxies for satellite multimedia networks

Sophia Antipolis, France – 2nd December 2009

Performance Enhancing Proxies (PEPs) are widely used in satellite networks to improve the performance of the Internet protocols. PEPs are typically focussed on improving throughput for protocols such as TCP and HTTP web page retrievals.

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New specifications for performance management of satellite multimedia networks

Sophia Antipolis, France – 1st December 2009

Satellite systems delivering broadband multimedia services need to be effectively managed to ensure satisfactory performance is maintained. In order to help improve compatibility of performance management functions of satellite systems and their network components a set of new specifications has been issued for ETSI Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM) systems. These specifications cover key issues needed in a functional framework for managing IP (Internet Protocol) services over satellite.

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India's 'Electronic City' welcomes TTCN-3

Sophia Antipolis, France – 26th November 2009

Experts in test software from India and other parts of Asia have declared their strongest-ever commitment to the testing technology known as TTCN-3 (Testing and Test Control Notation Version 3). They had gathered at the second Asian TTCN-3 User Conference (T3UC) which took place from 16 to 18 November in Bangalore, home of India's 'Electronic City'.

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ETSI and European Patent Office announce new collaboration. A new Memorandum of Understanding aims to strengthen the collaboration between standards organization ETSI and the European Patent Office.

Cannes, France – 24th November 2009

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and the European Patent Office (EPO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding confirming their commitment to work together to better serve industry in Europe and beyond.

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Organizations join forces to launch a cross-industry certification model for smart cards with post-issuance functionality

ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France - 17 November 2009

EMVCo, GlobalPlatform and the GSM Association (GSMA) have announced plans to develop a common, cross-industry certification model for secure elements with post-issuance capabilities.  The aim is to simplify and speed up testing processes for pre-certified applications and certified UICC platforms, when they are redeployed.

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Industry experts confirm the need to link Research and Standards with Public Policy. Call for 2010 event following success of 1st ETSI Business Innovation Summit

ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France - 16 November 2009

Delegates at ETSI's first Business Innovation Summit on future wireless networks confirmed the need to link Research and Standards with Public Policy.  Participants in the summit, which took place in Brussels on 2-3 November 2009 and which addressed the vision of wireless technologies as they may expect to be implemented five years from now and beyond, agreed that 'Digital Europe' will only be realized if there is a better understanding and acceptance of cross sector standards. The event attracted 80 participants who shared their views on how to make innovation timely and commercially viable.

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ETSI's standardization of Reconfigurable Radio Systems gets underway

ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France – 2 November 2009

Following the completion of a phase of feasibility studies, standardization of Reconfigurable Radio Systems (RRS) is now getting underway.  RRS are seen by many as the most effective response to the ever-growing demand for a great diversity of wireless communications, as well as facilitating more flexible use of the radio frequency spectrum.

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ETSI Business Innovation Summit to explore future wireless networks. ETSI's innovation-focused conference will investigate future demand and wireless solutions, their implementation and how to make them a timely commercial success.

ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France - 26 October 2009

Innovation is a keyword for all business. The ETSI Business Innovation Summit, which will take place in Brussels on 2-3 November 2009, will present a vision of wireless technologies as they may expect to be implemented 5 years from now and beyond.

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ETSI IMS Plugtests™ show major advancements in interoperability between IMS networks based on 3GPP standards

Lannion, France – 23 October 2009

ETSI today announced the successful completion of their third annual interoperability testing event for IP Multimedia Sub-system (IMS) NNI (Network-to-Network Interface). The event was organized by ETSI with the technical partnership of Orange Labs and promoted by the GSM Association's Rich Communication Suite (RCS) consortium and the Multi Service Forum (MSF).

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