Developers at MEC Hackathon challenged to trial edge computing for 5G at the Droidcon virtual event

Sophia Antipolis, 10 December 2020

The successful last edition of MEC Hackathons endorsed by ETSI took place on 25 to 26 November and was hosted by Droidcon Italy 2020 as a fully virtual event. The competition was open for developers to test their applications with ETSI MEC APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) in a variety of use cases. The organizing committee received a total of 14 submissions, including several topics, from Augmented Reality for Construction Sector, to consumer, media and entertainment application, to automotive services. Admitted teams were offered remote access to MEC servers and software platforms to develop mobile applications for advanced services in MEC-enabled 5G networks, using ETSI MEC technologies. They were also required to onboard their applications in real-life MEC systems and connect with the MEC APIs to receive simulated in-network data.

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Call for Nominations for ETSI Fellowship Awards

Sophia Antipolis, 3 December 2020

The ETSI Fellowship Programme was established to honour and reward those individuals who have made an outstanding personal contribution to ETSI, to building the work of ETSI, or raising its reputation in specific sectors of standardization.

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ETSI 3rd SDN mWT Plugtests Report published

Sophia Antipolis, 4 December 2020

The third ETSI mWT (millimetre Wave Transmission) SDN (Software Defined Network) Plugtests™ event was completed on 19 November 2020. The event report with all interoperability results is now available.


ETSI Top 10 Webinars in 2020 - Starring: cybersecurity, the Radio Equipment Directive, the new smart secure platform and AI

Sophia Antipolis, 8 December 2020

As 2020 comes to an end, we have selected for you our most popular webinars of the year. If you missed them, listen to the recorded presentations and their Q&A sessions, deep dive into cybersecurity novelties, discover the RED latest developments and find out about the new smart secure platform and AI.

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ETSI experts complete specifications for Vulnerable Road Users

Sophia Antipolis, 24 November 2020

A group of experts in ETSI TC ITS, the committee in charge of Intelligent Transport Systems, has just completed a set of three standards related to Vulnerable Road Users (VRU) protection with the specification ETSI TS 103 300-3. This standard defines the VRU awareness service together with its key interfaces and protocols as well as the VRU awareness message (VAM) format, semantics and syntax. The specification completes the Technical Report, ETSI TR 103 300-1 on use cases and the Technical specification, ETSI TS 103 300-2, addressing the functional architecture and requirements for VRU. The development of the standards included stakeholders from around the world and received a large set of contributions from representatives working on different types of vulnerable road users, for example bicycles and motorcycles.


ETSI virtual conference on boosting the impact of research & innovation through standardization

Sophia Antipolis, 6 November 2020

Standardized commercial products and services substantially contribute to the overall global economy and quality of life of citizens around the world.

Join ETSI and TelecomTV for a two-day virtual conference focused on the Research Innovation Standards Ecosystem and Research Opportunities in Standards.

The virtual event will take place on 24 and 25 November, and each of the two days will comprise multiple sessions, including presentations and panel discussions followed by LIVE Q&A sessions where you'll be able to interact and ask your questions to the experts.


ETSI Mission Critical Plugtests event achieves a 95% interoperability success rate

Sophia Antipolis, 2 November 2020

ETSI is pleased to announce it has now released the Report of its fifth MCX PlugtestsTM remote event that took place from 21 September to 2 October 2020. Results of the testing sessions outline an interoperability rate of 95%, giving industry a reliable set of standards for successful implementations.

Highlights of this event included initial railway-oriented capabilities in 3GPP Release-15, such as functional aliases, multi-talker, helping Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) move forward. 173 delegates from all over the world executed around 1350 test cases in 169 test sessions, interoperability results were reported in the ETSI Test reporting tool. Around fifty new test cases were developed for this event and will be added to ETSI TS 103 564.


ETSI Fifth Generation Fixed Network White Paper paves the way for Fibre to Everywhere and Everything

Sophia Antipolis, 30 September 2020

The ETSI ISG F5G (Fifth Generation Fixed Network) has released a White Paper that sets the scene for the evolution of on-premise, fixed access, and aggregation networks. In this White Paper, ETSI presents the vision, value, use cases, features, and technologies of F5G, aiming to foster a global effort to realize its full potential.

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ETSI White Paper and webinar map the way forward with IPv6

Sophia Antipolis, 21 September

An ETSI webinar has examined the global status of IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) with discussions on deployment, industrial applications, transition solutions and progress on standardization.