ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France – 13 April 2011

ETSI's first Smart Grid workshop, held at Sophia Antipolis on the 5th and 6th of April 2011, attracted over 250 participants from Europe, China, Japan, Korea and North America. Representatives of the power and ICT industries came together to address the challenges they face in standardizing Smart Grid technology.

Sophia Antipolis, France – 23 March 2011

As a step towards bringing IT and network worlds closer, ETSI has completed its first batch of Identity Management specifications supporting interoperability and access control. The specifications can be used to simplify how users get authorized access to services and data beyond enterprise boundaries. They also support more privacy thus reducing the concerns in deploying these technologies.

Sophia Antipolis, France (24 February 2011)

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognizes the basic rights of disabled and older persons and the need to remove any barriers that "may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others". The European Commission (EC) has provided European support to these fundamental rights by issuing in 2005 the standardization Mandate M/376 on ‘Support of European accessibility requirements for public procurement of products and services in the ICT domain'. The aim of this mandate was to raise awareness of accessibility in the European market and public organizations while fostering interoperability and harmonization at EU level.

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Welcome to the World of Standards…… ETSI & 3GPP at MWC 2011

At MWC 2011, ETSI - together with 3GPP - once again had a booth presence to facilitate interaction with its members, to promote ICT standards amongst a larger audience and, last but not least, to create awareness of its diverse areas of activity by showcasing its new cluster approach.

ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France – 17 February 2011

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is pleased to announce that it has recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS). The objective is to perform and promote regional and international standardization with the aim of contributing to the establishment of a global information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure. The agreement formalizes an already successful collaboration in 3GPP, the global collaboration for the development of standards for advanced mobile communication technologies, in which ATIS and ETSI are two of six Organizational Partners. The new, formalized relationship between ATIS and ETSI serves to align various common activities and to enable an exchange of knowledge and expertise.

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Sophia Antipolis, France – 1 December 2010

The Members of ETSI meeting at the Institute's 56th General Assembly (GA) in Cannes (France) this week have appointed a new Chair, a new Vice-Chair, and re-appointed an existing Vice-Chair for the GA. The General Assembly is the highest authority of the Institute and is made up of the entire ETSI membership.

Sophia Antipolis, France - 16 November 2010

The DMR Association, a global industry association dedicated to promote the success of open and interoperable Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) technology and ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, have signed a letter of intent to cooperate in the area of Digital Mobile Radio and to work together for their mutual benefit.

ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France - 26 October 2010

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has welcomed the approval by the European Parliament of the Report on the Future of European Standardization¹ prepared by IMCO, the Parliament's Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee. The report contributes to the current debate on the need to review the European standardization system. It was approved by the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg on Thursday 21 October.

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Transport Standards – the road to tomorrow

ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France - 11 October 2010

ETSI's 2010 innovation-focused conference confirmed the massive opportunities for using Information and Communication Technologies in transport systems, their implementation and the criteria for making them a timely commercial success.