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In Memory of Thomas HAUG

Sophia Antipolis, 02 January 2024
*This article was updated with additional details on January 4, 2024.

In Memory of Thomas Haug 

All at ETSI are saddened to hear of the passing on December 9, 2023 of one of the great early champions of European mobile communications. Thomas Haug made a massive contribution to the work that led to the creation of ETSI in 1988, as one of the leaders in the Nordic project for cellular communication (NMT) and Chair of the CEPT* GSM group.


ETSI Open Source MANO announces Release FIFTEEN

Sophia Antipolis, 21 December 2023

The ETSI Open Source MANO community is proud to announce OSM Release FIFTEEN, meeting the well-established cadence of two releases per year. The OSM community delivers one Long Term Support (LTS) and one regular release every year, to ensure the OSM user base is provided with continuous innovations and production-ready stability.


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ETSI's Committee on Securing AI Decides on New Work

Sophia Antipolis, 7 December 2023 

In order to have the capability to directly contribute to standardization requests, which may include, but not limited to, the future AI Act, Cybersecurity Resilience Act and NIS2, it was decided to transfer the SAI Industry Specification Group into a Technical Committee.


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3GPP Commits to Develop 6G Specifications

As the project celebrates the 25th anniversary of the signing of the 3GPP Project Agreement, the 3GPP Organizational Partners have today issued the following joint press release.

Sophia Antipolis, 4 December 2023

With its work on 3G, 4G and 5G specifications used by billions of communications services consumers globally, 3GPP stands ready to create the 6G future.


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Pledge to Future Standardization Professionals

Sophia Antipolis, 30 November 2023

On 28 November, the ETSI General Assembly announced the appointment of a diverse group of 27 board members to serve a new three-year term. Dr. Markus Mueck, Intel Deutschland GmbH, was elected as the new Chair while Mr. Nick Sampson, Orange, Dr. Colin Willcock, Nokia and Dr. Thomas Zielke, BMWK (Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action) were elected as Vice Chairs during the board meeting on 30 November.


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Pledge to Future Standardization Professionals

Sophia Antipolis, 30 November 2023

ETSI proudly announces its commitment to fostering the education and skills development of the next generation of European standardization professionals. This initiative is part of a voluntary pledge which ETSI’s Director-General Luis Jorge Romero signed today in Brussels in the presence of the Commissioner for Internal Market of the European Union, Thierry Breton. It was launched by the European Commission’s High-Level Forum on European Standardization, specifically under the workstream on Education and Skills.


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Sophia Antipolis, 22 November 2023

The Report of the eight MCX Plugtests™ event that took place from 9 October to 13 October 2023 at University of Malaga (UMA) is now available. The Report shows a success rate of 95% interoperability of the 3GPP mission critical services executed tests.  


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Sophia Antipolis, 19 October 2023

ETSI’s well-known Security Conference came to a close today with nearly 250 onsite attendees from 29 countries. This year’s event focused on security research and global security standards in action, considering broader aspects such as attracting the next generation of cybersecurity standardization professionals and supporting SMEs.