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ETSI launches a new group on Terahertz, a candidate technology for 6G

Sophia Antipolis, 12 December 2022

On 8 December the newly launched ETSI Industry Specification Group on Terahertz (ISG THz) held its kick-off meeting and decided on work priorities for this candidate technology for 6G.

“ISG THz provides an opportunity for ETSI members to coordinate their pre-standards research efforts on THz technology across various European collaborative projects, extended with relevant global initiatives, a move towards paving the way for future standardization of the technology,” outlines Thomas Kürner, Chair of ISG THz.


New ETSI Telemetry Standard Improves Automation for better End-User Quality of Experience

Sophia Antipolis, 28 November 2022

As the scale and services offered through the Optical Access Networks increase, it is crucial to maintain network good operation and performance. To achieve this, the Optical Access Network monitoring can be improved when compared to existing traditional methods via automated real-time data collection. Telemetry enables this and transmits data from the optical line terminal (OLT) - i.e., the device at the endpoint of a passive optical network - in real-time to provide information to the data collection platform.


ETSI Secures Critical Infrastructures against Cyber Quantum Attacks with new TETRA Algorithms

Sophia Antipolis, 8 November 2022

With the world facing growing challenges including the war in Europe and a global energy crisis, it is essential that the mission- and business-critical communications networks used by the public safety, critical infrastructure and utilities sectors (including transportation, electricity, natural gas and water plants) are secured against third-party attacks, to protect communications and sensitive data. With more than 120 countries using dedicated TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) networks for these critical services, work has been undertaken to ensure the ETSI TETRA technology standard remains robust in the face of evolving threats.


New ETSI specification allows single UICC to support the use of multiple applications simultaneously

Sophia Antipolis, 26 October 2022

New specifications released by ETSI will enable multiple subscriptions and identities to exist in the same smartphone handset without needing several SIM cards to be within the device.

The mobile telecom industry has been facing an increasing demand for applications running on mobile devices like banking, payments, transport and identity for some time. These new specifications address this demand by adding the possibility to host and address several "virtual secure elements" into the same UICC. This allows multiple virtual secure elements to coexist logically separated, whilst having the ability to be addressed independently through the same physical interface.


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.