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Congratulations to Optare solutions, winner of the 2021 ETSI MEC Hackathon

Sophia Antipolis, 10 November 2021

Following the ETSI MEC Hackathon that took place during the Edge Computing World from 12 to 15 October, you can now discover the winner, the A Team, from Optare solutions, on the event website. The A Team presented the “flex drone concept”, edge AI autonomous drone flights, compliant with ETSI MEC standards.

ETSI releases two Technical Reports to support US NIST standards for post-quantum cryptography

Sophia Antipolis, 6 October 2021

In 2016 the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced their intention to develop new standards for post-quantum cryptography. They subsequently initiated a competition-like standardization process with a call for proposals for quantum-safe digital signatures, public-key encryption schemes, and key encapsulation mechanisms. NIST have stated that they intend to select quantum-safe schemes for standardization at the end of the current, third round of evaluation.


Sophia Antipolis, 29 September 2021

Industrial data has become one of the top strategic priorities for European and international industry in the recent years. Well managed and duly exploited, industrial data bring a significant competitive edge to businesses and can greatly improve overall efficiency, be it by supporting core processes or by providing a new source of insights.

In this data-driven era, industrial data play an essential role in building the foundation of the next wave of digitization in Europe. For this reason, it is key to the success of a harmonized Single Market and European competitiveness in the global market, but also for the success of the twin transition (green and digital) at the heart of the EU policy agenda.

Listen to ETSI webinar: “IPv6 Enhanced Innovation: the IPv6-only Future in the 5G, IoT & Cloud Era"

Sophia Antipolis, 17 September 2021

ETSI has successfully held two webinars on ‘IPv6 Enhanced Innovation: the IPv6-Only Future in the 5G, IoT & Cloud Era’ on 13 September. They are available at the following locations:

Part 1:;

Part 2:

Ten experts from government institutions, operators, manufacturers and research institutes, shared their vision and the progress made to date within ETSI ISG (Industry Specification Group) IPE (IPv6 Enhanced innovation).


Draft of ETSI Coordinated vulnerability disclosure guide available for public comments

Sophia Antipolis, 24 August 2021

ETSI will soon release a Guide to Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure. Before publication, it made the draft publicly available for comments. Please send your feedback by 15 September to the technical committee CYBER at 

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Testing to the edge: join us at our virtual UCAAT 2021

Sophia Antipolis, 16 August 2021

The automation of test processes is proven to increase productivity and product quality. The global pandemic has increased the demands on various IT systems and services in terms of interoperability, scalability and adaptability, making test automation even more critical for the delivery of agile solutions in uncertain times.

To tackle these challenges, ETSI is organizing the 8th User Conference on Advanced Automated Testing (UCAAT) as a virtual conference on 19-21 October.


Homage to Pierre Laffitte, founder of Sophia-Antipolis and former Senator

Sophia Antipolis, 8 July 2021

We were very sad to hear that Pierre Laffitte passed away on 7 July, at the age of 96. President and founder of the Sophia-Antipolis technopole, a scientist and politician, he has spent countless hours contributing to making Sophia-Antipolis the largest technopole in Europe.

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ETSI FRMCS Plugtests Report now available

Sophia Antipolis, 5 July 2021

ETSI, with the support of the European Commission (EC), the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), the Critical Communications Association (TCCA) and the Union Internationale des Chemins de fer (UIC), released its Report following the FRMCS (Future Railway Mobile Communication System) Plugtests remote-only event which took place from 14 to 18 June 2021.


ETSI's Director-General speaks of the future of railway mobile communication systems at COIT event

Sophia Antipolis, 28 June 2021

On 23 June, as part of the commemoration of the European Year of Rail, the COIT Smart Railways Working Group conducted an online session to publicise the features and advantages of the FRMCS (Future Railway Mobile Communication System). This system will replace the current GSM-R and technologically mark the next decades of a means of transport that is living its best moment.