ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France - June 2011

ETSI's Centre for Testing and Interoperability (CTI), in cooperation with EUROCONTROL and EUROCAE WG67, has organized a fourth Air Traffic Management (ATM) VoIP Plugtests™ interoperability testing event.  The event took place from the 20th to the 24th of June, in Sophia Antipolis, France, close to ETSI's headquarters and involved 12 ATM equipment suppliers.  The interoperability tests are based on the EUROCAE specification ED-136 – 'VoIP Air Traffic Management System Operational and Technical Requirements' and on EUROCAE specification ED-137A – 'Interoperability Standards for VoIP ATM Components'.

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ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France - May 2011

ETSI TC ESI publishes a new standard, TS 101 533-1, detailing security requirements for Information Preservation Service Providers, or electronic data archiving services, applying the provisions of ISO/IEC 27001.

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ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France – 17 May 2011

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute and the Universal Postal Union today agreed to strengthen their cooperation in the areas of secure electronic communication services and radio frequency identification interoperability.

The two organizations will work specifically on standards for postal electronic registered mail and electronic postal certification marks.

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.