ETSI Activity

The following ETSI updates may be useful to BAPCO members and the Public Safety Technology community.

You can view the latest issues of the Enjoy! ETSI Magazine in our Publications area.


15th July 2020

Call for technical expertise to prepare and conduct the NG eCall 2020 PlugtestsTM Event - 26 October to 6 November 2020

ETSI is organizing, with the support of the European Commission, EFTA Secretariat, ETSI TC MSG, sAFE 112 project and EENA, the NG eCall 2020 PlugtestsTM event taking place remotely from 26 October to 6 November 2020.
 
Interoperability and NG eCall service harmonization are critical challenges to be taken into account for the successful deployment and operation of the NG eCall service.

The Remote NG eCall Plugtests 2020 event will have a specific focus on the interoperability of Next Generation eCall (NG eCall) systems or eCall over Long Term Evolution (LTE), based on the interoperability test descriptions defined in ETSI TS 103 683.
 
In Vehicle System (IVS) and Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) vendors are invited to join the event. The event will make use of the ETSI HIVE interoperability platform and services, enabling efficient communication and coordination between the participants, connected from remote locations. Regular debriefing sessions will be held where experts can answer technical questions or help resolve interoperability issues.
 
ETSI is looking for one or more technical experts to prepare and support the event online.
 
Typical tasks to be performed by the expert(s) are:

  • development of a selection of interoperability tests;
  • scheduling of test sessions for the event;
  • participation in conference calls;
  • technical support during the event, e.g. for questions relating to the test specification;
  • assisting with the production of the Plugtests report;
  • managing the test result reporting and evaluation.

The skills required include an expert knowledge of the NG eCall High Level Application Protocol (HLAP). Ideally, the applicant(s) should be familiar with the ETSI interoperability testing methodology. Working experience in interoperability testing as well as technical aspects surrounding the organization of interoperability events would be an advantage.
 
Applications should be sent to plugtests@etsi.org no later than 30 July 2020. The subject of the email should be: [NG eCall Plugtests 2020] - Call for expertise.

 


19th June 2020

ETSI Work Programme 2020-2021 brochure is now published. 

As we have already seen this year, the need for effective virtual collaboration between individuals and teams has never been keener. Our own operational processes had to shift to respond to the devastating societal impact of the coronavirus which has imposed profound challenges on every organization. The ETSI Work Programme 2020-2021 provides an overview of ETSI’s current activities and for those in the coming year. 

This document highlights some of the technical areas attracting the attention of our members - new groups created, including new networking protocols (Non-IP networking), 5th generation fixed networks and the security of Artificial Intelligence-based systems. To help tackle the pandemic, we launched the ISG E4P, Europe for Privacy-Preserving Pandemic Protection, to develop specifications to ensure the interoperability of Covid-19 tracing applications throughout Europe.

Our Work Programme also covers radio technologies and systems, cybersecurity for consumer IoT devices and distributed ledgers. We have also developed specifications for the new generation of the smart secure platform offering an open platform for multiple applications, physical interfaces and form factors to adapt to market needs, IoT and biometrics. Other key standards include a framework enabling multi-vendor ecosystem for industry and consumers specified by the Augmented Reality Framework ISG and two major specifications for emergency calls, Next Generation 112 and Advanced Mobile Location developed by our Emergency Communications committee. 

The document covers our work following the cluster format and although the work programme is constantly evolving, the new version is available online via our database so that the latest situation is always provided to the reader. It contains full details of all upcoming standardization deliverables. 


20th May 2020

ETSI Corporate communication package 2020

In order for you to introduce ETSI in a consistent and attractive way whenever you need to do so, they have updated the ETSI Corporate communication package containing the following documents:

ETSI Generic Presentation

  • To be used as a background presentation
  • You may remove some of the slides and add your own slides on the specific topic you introduce
  • The “ETSI in a nutshell” slide may be used to introduce ETSI in one slide e.g. at the beginning of a technical/topical presentation.

ETSI corporate brochure

ETSI corporate brochure - ebook:


11th May 2020

Establishment of a new Industry Specification Group (ISG) on “Europe for Privacy-Preserving Pandemic Protection” (ISG E4P)​

ISG E4P aims to:

  • Develop a consistent set of specifications for proximity tracing systems, to enable the development of applications and platforms, and to facilitate international interoperability.
     
  • Provide a standards framework that encompasses existing solutions and approaches and allows for eventual region-specific implementations within that framework.

ISG E4P on the Portal

The Terms of Reference (Annex A of the present CL), the ISG Agreements and the current list of ISG E4P Members and Participants are available from the ISG E4P General Information section of the ETSI Portal.

As with all ISGs, information on the Work Programme and future meeting dates are available to all ETSI members on the ETSI Portal, and all published Group Reports (GR) and Group Specifications (GS) are available for download by the public free of charge.

ISG E4P Participation

Participation in the ISG E4P is subject to signing the relevant ISG E4P Agreement.

ETSI Full and Associate members who wish to apply for ISG E4P membership are kindly invited to read and sign the ISG E4P Member Agreement available from the ISG E4P General Information section of the ETSI Portal.

ETSI Observers and non-ETSI members are also invited to join the ISG E4P subject to reading and signing the ISG E4P Participant Agreement available from the ISG E4P General Information section of the ETSI Portal.

ISG E4P Kick-off Meeting

The Kick-off Meeting (KoM) of ISG E4P is planned to take place online on 26th May 2020 (KoM Invitation in Annex B of the present CL).

ISG E4P Chairmanship

The Call-for-Candidates for Chairmanship and Vice-Chairmanship is open and available in Annex C of the present CL.

Persons who wish to stand for candidates fulfilling the requirements for chairmanship as per the ETSI Directives, are kindly requested to submit their candidature to ISGsupport@etsi.org.

Should you have any questions regarding this ISG then please do not hesitate to contact ISGsupport@etsi.org and consult the ETSI Portal for the latest information.


6th May 2020

Establishment of a new ETSI Industry Specification Group (ISG) on Encrypted Traffic Inspection (ISG ETI).

ISG ETI aims to: 

  • Define requirements and identify use cases of ETI techniques to mitigate against threats to networks and users arising from the deployment of encrypted traffic.
     
  • Frame the security concerns arising from widespread adoption of encryption by default in networks.

ISG ETI on the Portal

The Terms of Reference (Annex A of the present CL), the ISG Agreements and the current list of ISG ETI Members and Participants are available from the ISG ETI General Information section of the ETSI Portal.

As with all ISGs, information on the Work Programme and future meeting dates are available to all ETSI members on the ETSI Portal, and all published Group Reports (GR) and Group Specifications (GS) are available for download by the public free of charge. 

ISG ETI Participation

Participation in the ISG ETI is subject to signing the relevant ISG ETI Agreement.

ETSI Full and Associate members who wish to apply for ISG ETI membership are kindly invited to read and sign the ISG ETI Member Agreement available from the ISG ETI General Information section of the ETSI Portal.

ETSI Observers and non-ETSI members are also invited to join the ISG ETI subject to reading and signing the ISG ETI Participant Agreement available from the ISG ETI General Information section of the ETSI Portal and paying a per-meeting fee.

ISG ETI Kick-off Meeting

The Kick-off Meeting (KoM) of ISG ETI is planned to take place online on 10th June (KoM Invitation in Annex B of the present CL).

ISG ETI Chairmanship

The Call-for-Candidates for Chairmanship and Vice-Chairmanship is open and available in Annex C of the present CL.

Persons who wish to stand for candidates fulfilling the requirements for chairmanship as per the ETSI Directives, are kindly requested to submit their candidature to ISGsupport@etsi.org.

Should you have any questions regarding this ISG then please do not hesitate to contact ISGsupport@etsi.org and consult the ETSI Portal for the latest information.


29th April 2020

Invitation to the 2nd C-V2X Plugtests™ remote event, 20-31 July 2020

ETSI, in partnership with 5GAA, is pleased to invite you to the 2nd C‑V2X Plugtests™ event which will be held remotely from 20 to 31 July 2020.

C-V2X (Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything) is an Intelligent Transport System service using mobile communication technology for direct communication as well as network communication between vehicles, from vehicle to pedestrian and from vehicle to infrastructure.

 What are the objectives and scope?

The 2nd C-V2X Plugtests event will enable ITS stations and PKI vendors to run interoperability test sessions to assess the level of interoperability of their implementation and validate the understanding of the ITS security standards.

The goal of interoperability testing is to check that implementations of devices with different form factors can work together and provide the functionalities specified in the standards. This edition of the Plugtests event will focus on testing ITS Security features (EU ITS Security Policy and EU ITS Certificate Policy) in order to support industry in the C-ITS deployment in the common single European trust domain as defined by the European Commission in the Release 1 of the document "Security Policy & Governance Framework for Deployment and Operation of European Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C‑ITS)". A test plan based on the interoperability test specification for ITS security ETSI TS 103 600 v1.1.1 will be used for this event. 

This is a unique chance for solution providers to maximize the effectiveness of their ITS solutions in test environments. Additionally, ETSI CTI (Centre for Testing and Interoperability) will provide a test system to test the conformance of secured ITS-S and PKI implementations.

The event is free of charge and is open to both ETSI members and non-members.

Registration is now open, until 12 June 2020: https://www.etsi.org/events/1710-cv2x-plugtests-2.

Plugtests activities are supported by the European Commission and EFTA.

Should you have any questions or queries, please contact the Plugtests team at plugtests@etsi.org.


22nd April 2020

Call for technical expertise to prepare and support the 5th MCX PlugtestsTM remote event

ETSI, with the support of the European Commission, EFTA, TCCA and UIC, is organizing the fifth MCX Plugtests event taking place remotely from 21 September to 02 October 2020. 

The goal of the MCX Plugtests event is to validate the interoperability of a variety of implementations using different test scenarios based on 3GPP Mission Critical Services. 

Interoperability and Mission Critical service harmonization are critical challenges for the successful deployment and operation of Mission Critical Communication. 

ETSI is looking for one or more technical experts to prepare and support the remote event. 

Typical tasks to be performed by the expert(s) are: 

  • development of a selection of interoperability tests; 
  • scheduling of test sessions for the event; 
  • technical support during the event, e.g. for questions relating to the test specification, test results, etc.; 
  • managing the test result reporting and evaluation. 

The skills required include an expert knowledge of the 3GPP Mission Critical Services and standards (3GPP TS 22.179, 3GPP TS 23.179, 3GPP TS 23.379, 3GPP TS 23.280, 3GPP TS 23.281, 3GPP TS 23.282, IETF RFC 3261) and ETSI TS 103 564. Ideally, the applicant(s) should be familiar with the ETSI interoperability testing methodology. Working experience in interoperability testing as well as technical aspects surrounding the organization of interoperability events would be an advantage. 

Applications should be sent to plugtests@etsi.org no later than 06 May 2020. The subject of the email should be: [5th MCX PLUGTESTS] – Call for expertise. 


18th February 2020

Launching the next generation of fixed networks with ETSI F5G. 

ETSI invites you to the launch of its new group on the 5th generation fixed network (F5G) with an online event, 

on 25 February at 4pm CET

We are entering an exciting new era of communications, and fixed networks play an essential role in that evolution alongside and in cooperation with mobile networks. Ubiquitous fibre connections are key to industry convergence and innovation of services and solutions.

The new ETSI F5G Group will further enhance the benefits that 5G has brought to mobile networks with a focus on fixed networks and the evolution of deployment of fibre to multiple scenarios. 

Join the webinar and take this unique opportunity to exchange with industry key players, academia and ETSI executives:

  • Ms. Julie Kunslter, OVUM, Principal Analyst
  • Mr. Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI, Director-General
  • Mr. Luis Alveirinho, Portugal Telecom, Chief Technical Officer
  • Prof. Ronald Freund, Fraunhofer Institute, Head of Photonic Networks and Systems
  • Mr. Will Zhang, Huawei, President of Corporate strategy
  • Mr.  Oğuzkağan Kanlıdere, Turk Telekom, Fix Access Senior Architect
  • Mr. Luca Pesando, Telecom Italia, Convenor of ETSI F5G ISG

REGISTER CLICKING ON THIS LINK


12th February 2020

The ETSI Summit - European Standards: Are Current Mechanisms Fit for the Future in a Changing Regulatory World will take place on 2 April 2020 in ETSI headquarters (Sophia Antipolis, France)

www.etsi.org/ETSISummit.

The event will address the new regulatory initiatives and challenges for industry and markets as well as the role European standards play.

The detailed programme is available.

The Summit will seek to improve the understanding of new dynamics and help to shape future actions in the light of EU policy and regulatory developments. In particular, how to:

  • Continue to support innovation and the competitiveness of European industry
  • Continue to help SMEs to identify & meet regulatory requirements
  • Continue to help products to ensure compliance to regulatory requirements in EU, CEPT and the rest of the world
  • Continue to meet the manufacturers’ need to have a predictable regulatory process to support investment
  • Continue to define the “Generally-accepted State of the Art” by consensus-driven standards
  • Achieve the Commission’s objective for legal certainty using voluntary Harmonised Standards providing Presumption of Conformity
  • Achieve the best balance between technical & service neutrality and the need for interoperability.

The event is free of charge and open to all upon registration. Register now!