Posted by Sabine Dahmen-Lhuissier 15556 Hits

Sophia Antipolis, 13 March 2014

With the rapid growth in applications for both RFID and short range devices, industry has recognized that there is an urgent need for additional spectrum for these applications in the UHF band. In submissions to CEPT, ETSI proposed that the 870-876 MHz band, allocated to TETRA but unused, be assigned to short range devices. Now the CEPT working group on Frequency Management has decided to make additional spectrum available for short range devices and RFID in the 870-876 MHz and 915-921 MHz bands.

Posted by Ultan Mulligan 12004 Hits

Sophia Antipolis, 4 March 2014

The ETSI Special Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR SC) was hosted by the German Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunication, Post and Railway, in Mainz (Germany) from 18 to 20 February 2014.

Posted by Ultan Mulligan 14544 Hits

Sophia Antipolis, 4 March 2014

oneM2M, the Global Partnership developing standards for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications enabling large-scale implementation of the Internet-of-Things (IoT), met in historic Mobile, Alabama USA the week of February 17-21, 2014, for their 9th Technical Plenary meeting, where it affirmed the scope and target for approval of initial oneM2M Release 1 specifications in August 2014.

Sophia Antipolis, 19 February 2014

The European Standardization Organizations – CEN, CENELEC and ETSI – are pleased to announce the publication of a new European Standard on accessibility requirements for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) products and services. This new standard (EN 301 549) is the first European Standard for accessible ICT. It is intended in particular for use by public authorities and other public sector bodies during procurement, to ensure that websites, software, digital devices are more accessible – so they may be used by persons with a wide range of abilities.

Berlin, 12 February 2014

A key step towards connected cars in Europe

CEN and ETSI have confirmed today, at the 6th ETSI workshop on ITS in Berlin, that the basic set of standards for Cooperative Intelligence Transport Systems (C-ITS), as requested by the European Commission in 2009, have now been adopted and issued. The so-called 'Release 1 specifications' developed by CEN and ETSI will enable vehicles made by different manufacturers to communicate with each other and with the road infrastructure systems.

Posted by Sabine Dahmen-Lhuissier 14186 Hits

Sophia Antipolis, 31 January 2014

oneM2M has made significant progress in its requirements, architecture and protocol standardization work during its eighth face to face Technical Plenary (TP 8) and Working Groups meeting in Miyazaki, Japan on 9-13 December 2013.

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Sophia Antipolis, France – 15 January 2014

ETSI, the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) standards organization, has released its new white paper on ICT security related standards today. This white paper describes the security-related work undertaken in each of ETSI’s technology fields, including mobile/wireless communications, network infrastructure, electronic signatures, smart cards and emergency telecommunications.