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2 first reports on THz communication systems
Press Release

Sophia Antipolis, 05 April 2024

ETSI is pleased to announce the release of the first two Group Reports developed by its Terahertz Industry Specification Group (ISG THz). They are addressing key elements in this initial phase of the pre-standardization works for THz communications: the use-cases and the spectrum. The role of ETSI ISG THz is to develop an environment where various actors from the academia, research centres, industry can share, in a consensus-driven way, their pre-standardization efforts on THz technology resulting from various collaborative research projects and global initiatives, paving the way towards future standardization. Complementing the work of other ETSI Technical Bodies and other SDOs, the group concentrates on establishing the technical foundation for the development and standardization of THz communications.



LTA Signature Plugtests
Press Release

Sophia Antipolis, 21 February 2024

ETSI’s first LTA Signature Augmentation and Validation Plugtests™ has seen international participants exchange over 35 000 digital signature validation reports.

Held from 23 October - 22 December 2023, the remote interoperability event was organized by the ETSI Centre for Testing and Interoperability (CTI), on behalf of ETSI’s Technical Committee for Electronic Signatures and Trust Infrastructures (TC ESI). This Plugtests™ event was facilitated with the support and co-funding of the European Commission (EC) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

Conducted using a dedicated web portal, sessions over the month-long Plugtests™ attracted the involvement of 190 participants from 121 organizations across 38 countries.


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ETSI AI Conference
Press Release

Sophia Antipolis, 13 February 2024

Sharing intelligence: ETSI AI Conference highlights role of standardization in supporting ICT industry transformation.

Held at ETSI’s Sophia Antipolis headquarters from 5-7 February, the event welcomed close to 200 participants from 25+ countries, with featured speakers including AI experts from government agencies, standards bodies, academia and industry.

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) technologies are enabling disruptive new applications across a wide range of digital products and services. Reviewing the current status of AI developments worldwide, the Conference explored the role of standardization in ETSI and other SDOs to support the development of a robust market for safe, lawful AI applications and services within the framework of European policymaking.


TR 103 936 to mitigate technology-enabled Coercive Control
Press Release

Sophia Antipolis, 31 January 2024

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has published a significant new technical report, "ETSI TR 103 936 V1.1.1 (2024-01): Cyber Security; Implementing Design Practices to Mitigate Consumer IoT-Enabled Coercive Control". This pioneering document addresses the increasingly important issue of safeguarding individuals from coercive control through the misuse of consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Coercive control encompasses a range of abusive acts such as security breaches, privacy invasions, harassment, physical assault, and other patterns of behaviour that can limit autonomy or cause emotional harm to potential targets.


certification from French Cybersecurity Agency
Press Release

Sophia Antipolis, 12 January 2024

In a significant step highlighting the critical importance of security for mobile device users, the French National Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI) has certified ETSI's Consumer Mobile Device Protection Profile under the Common Criteria global certification framework. This represents the first certification by a national administration of a comprehensive suite of specifications for assessing the security of smartphones.


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In Memory of Thomas HAUG
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Sophia Antipolis, 02 January 2024
*This article was updated with additional details on January 4, 2024.

In Memory of Thomas Haug 

All at ETSI are saddened to hear of the passing on December 9, 2023 of one of the great early champions of European mobile communications. Thomas Haug made a massive contribution to the work that led to the creation of ETSI in 1988, as one of the leaders in the Nordic project for cellular communication (NMT) and Chair of the CEPT* GSM group.


ETSI Open Source MANO announces Release FIFTEEN
News

Sophia Antipolis, 21 December 2023

The ETSI Open Source MANO community is proud to announce OSM Release FIFTEEN, meeting the well-established cadence of two releases per year. The OSM community delivers one Long Term Support (LTS) and one regular release every year, to ensure the OSM user base is provided with continuous innovations and production-ready stability.


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ETSI's Committee on Securing AI Decides on New Work
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Sophia Antipolis, 7 December 2023 

In order to have the capability to directly contribute to standardization requests, which may include, but not limited to, the future AI Act, Cybersecurity Resilience Act and NIS2, it was decided to transfer the SAI Industry Specification Group into a Technical Committee.


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3GPP Commits to Develop 6G Specifications
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As the project celebrates the 25th anniversary of the signing of the 3GPP Project Agreement, the 3GPP Organizational Partners have today issued the following joint press release.

Sophia Antipolis, 4 December 2023

With its work on 3G, 4G and 5G specifications used by billions of communications services consumers globally, 3GPP stands ready to create the 6G future.