ETSI welcomes the strengthened role for NSOs in the decision-making process of European standards

Sophia Antipolis, 19 October 2022

The EU member states' ambassadors today endorsed the final compromise text of the Amendment to regulation 1025/2012 with regard to the decisions of European standardization organizations concerning European standards and European standardization deliverables.


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ETSI celebrates World Standards Day with ETSI Standards for a Better World

Sophia Antipolis, 14 October 2022

Today ETSI is joining the international standardization community in celebrating World Standards Day. This year’s edition focuses on a “shared vision for a better world”, where the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are key enablers. Standards help to reach these goals.

At ETSI, we have decided to showcase six of our recently released ICT standards which help citizens to live in a better world, giving concrete examples of how people and the planet benefit from standards, and how they are aligned with the SDGs.



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ETSI publishes a new white paper on Fixed 5th generation advanced

Sophia Antipolis, 22 September 2022

Members from the ETSI Fixed 5th generation (F5G) group have just published a new white paper “F5G advanced and beyond”. This white paper describes the drivers, dimensions, and technologies of the F5G advanced and beyond.

Nine key applications or industry trends are identified as key drivers for F5G Advanced. These can be grouped into two categories: those that are oriented towards services and applications, and those that are directed towards network transformation. Ultra-high-definition immersive experience services could put many new requirements on the network. Enterprises will continue their digitization and cloudification, and this is a huge opportunity for fixed networks.


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ETSI releases first O-RAN specification

ETSI - Sophia Antipolis/France, O-RAN ALLIANCE - Bonn/Germany, 15 September 2022

ETSI and O-RAN are pleased to announce that ETSI has adopted the first O-RAN specification as ETSI TS 103 859, namely ‘O-RAN Fronthaul Control, User and Synchronization Plane Specification v7.02’. The document focuses on Open Fronthaul, one of the interfaces in the O-RAN Architecture for open and intelligent Radio Access Networks. It specifies the control plane, user plane and synchronization plane protocols used over the fronthaul interface linking the O-DU (O-RAN Distributed Unit) and the O-RU (O-RAN Radio Unit) for the lower layer functional splits. The scope of TS 103 859 includes both LTE and NR (5G).