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Sophia Antipolis, 3 April 2014

ETSI’s SmartM2M Technical Committee has launched the development of a standard for communication between Smart Appliances. The future standard will be based upon ETSI’s functional architecture for Machine to Machine communications, and will include a common data model and the identification of communication protocols.

Sophia Antipolis, 3 April 2014

A high-level delegation from the European Standardization Organizations (ESOs) – CEN, CENELEC and ETSI – met with Neelie Kroes, the Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, in Brussels yesterday (2 April 2014). During this meeting, the representatives from the three ESOs presented their latest proposals regarding how to maximize the positive contribution that standards can make to enhancing internet security and protecting personal data, in order to support the successful implementation of the EU Cybersecurity Strategy.

NFV & SDN Summit, Paris, 18 March 2014

Expanded relationship to further NFV adoption; OpenFlow-enabled SDN and NFV Solutions Brief published to outline how OpenFlow-enabled SDN can accelerate NFV deployments

ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, an industry-led standards development organization, and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), today announced a strategic partnership agreement to further the development of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) specifications.

Sophia Antipolis, 14 March 2014

ETSI has launched a new Industry Specification Group on Embedded Common Interface (ECI) for exchangeable Conditional Access (CA) and Digital Rights Management (DRM) solutions. The work of this ISG is to consider a standardized environment for a general purpose, software based, embedded, exchangeable CA/DRM system. These standards should allow consumers to be able to continue using equipment and content they have previously paid for, after a move or a change of network provider, or access content from multiple service providers using the same device.

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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.

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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.

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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.