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ETSI Artificial Intelligence Summit puts things into perspective

Sophia Antipolis, 5 April 2019

Luis Jorge Romero, the ETSI Director-General, opened the day’s proceedings by recognizing the quantity of “natural intelligence” attending the ETSI summit on AI. Dirk Weiler, the ETSI Board Chairman, launched the debate by asking the provocative question to the audience: “does AI really need standardization?”.


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2019 ETSI Fellows unveiled at General Assembly award ceremony

Sophia Antipolis, 3 April 2019

On 2 April during the 73rd General Assembly dinner, ETSI unveiled its three 2019 ETSI Fellows for their outstanding contribution to ETSI’s work. Awards were granted to Roberto Macchi, David Chater-Lea and Friedhelm Hillebrand.

The award ceremony took place in the beautiful Domaine de Barbossi, a resort comprising high class hotel and restaurants, a golf and tennis course and a country club, located in Mandelieu la Napoule on the Côte d’Azur.


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Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI Director General

ETSI re-elects Director-General Luis Jorge Romero

Sophia Antipolis, 2 April 2019

During their 73rd General Assembly, 2-3 April 2019, ETSI members re-elected the current ETSI Director-General Mr. Luis Jorge Romero with an overwhelming majority on the first ballot.


Meeting room with GSC-22 and lake and mountains projected on the wall

22nd Global Standards Collaboration meeting convenes world’s leading standards bodies in Montreux, Switzerland

Sophia Antipolis, 28 March 2019

The 22nd meeting of the Global Standards Collaboration (GSC), a high-level gathering of the world’s leading information and communication technologies (ICT) standards organizations, took place from 26-27 March 2019, hosted by IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) in Montreux, Switzerland.  GSC members shared their priorities and focused on Smart Sustainable Cities and AI (Artificial Intelligence). 


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ETSI Licensed Shared Access specifications for a trial in Portugal to support 5G deployment

Sophia Antipolis, 27 March 2019

Spectrum usage in the mid-term will tend to focus more on spectrum sharing among the various radiocommunications systems, as a principle rather than as an exception and technological and regulatory solutions need to be found that allow for this implementation. With 5G coming soon, Licensed Shared Access (LSA) gives carriers new spectrum capabilities in the absence of incumbent.



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ETSI Intelligent Transport Systems workshop outlines global projects

Sophia Antipolis, 8 March 2019

The annual ETSI Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) workshop ended after 2 days of intensive discussions and networking opportunities between industry, the European Commission and stakeholders involved in Cooperative ITS deployment (C-ITS) worldwide.