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ETSI crypto-based access control standards land

Worried about enterprise security, access control, and GDPR? Relax, the standards bods at European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) have you covered. Covered, that is, if you implement its latest encryption standards. ETSI's Technical Committee on Cybersecurity announced it has released two Attribute-Based …
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Be The Packet. Take each hop it makes. Your network will repay you

Roundup Did you ever wish you had a half-a-gigabit-per-second connection you could fire up anytime, at zero cost? You can, it turns out – but only between paired Android phones. Google last week announced an upgrade to its Files Go app, which it says is particularly popular for phone-to-phone transfers in places like India as it gets …

Open Source MANO Release FOUR lands

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has dropped the latest iteration of its open source management and orchestration (OS MANO, or OSM) environment. Landing just six months after release 3, OSM Release FOUR focuses on usability and interoperability, according to ETSI. The features plucked out by ETSI in …
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Seriously, Reg, you care about a software licensing standard?

Yeah, we know: even the headline probably started you yawning, and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute's (ETSI's) quiet December announcement of a Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) Licensing Management effort doesn't seem that arresting. It was, however, important to network operators and admins, because if …

Euro telco standards wonks publish third iteration of open source orchestrator

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has published the third release of OSM, its open source management and orchestration (MANO) stack for network function virtualisation. Key features in this release include a new admin user security model, shared projects, and expanded service assurance and monitoring …
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Fog lifts as standards bodies agree on fog compute interoperability

Telcos looking at “fog computing” will have fewer standards to contemplate if a cooperation between the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and the OpenFog Consortium delivers on its promise. The two groups have decided to create interoperable fog standards for endpoints and the networks that connect them …
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European Telecoms Standards Institute emits mobile edge APIs

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute has unveiled the first APIs created under its Multi-Access Edge Computing project. The name of the multi-access edge (MEC) game is to open up computing in mobile base stations to third-party developers. The API releases cover mobile edge services, application lifecycle …
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ETSI widens scope of mobile edge standard

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute has decided its Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) effort needed a bigger brief, so it's renamed it as Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC). The basic brief of the Industry Specification Group (ISG) was to shepherd the transformation of mobile base stations from monolithic radio sets …

European Telecoms Standards Institute to World+Dog: please start caring about 5G

5G is on the way – no, really, it's on the way, stop giggling – but outside the telcos and their suppliers, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is having trouble getting industries to care. That's a problem, because the business case for 5G depends not only on flogging fast broadband dongles, but …
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ETSI, CableLabs ask telco SDOs to help unscramble the NFV egg

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and CableLabs are worried that network function virtualisation (NFV) could fracture, and have hosted a confab in Louisville, Colorado this week designed to keep everybody marching more or less in step. NFV is part of the burgeoning "software defined"-ness of everything …
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OpenMANO: Telefonica's slice of NFV goes live

Another piece of ETSI's network function virtualisation (NFV) plans have emerged as code, with Telefonica putting its OpenMANO project up on Github. ETSI's MANO (Management and Organisation, with an extra “N” thrown in because otherwise the acronym would be MAO) is the orchestration component of the standards body's NFV …
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Euro mobile standards chiefs eye tiny beauty: It's the KEY to 5G

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), which sets the standards for mobile comms, has just started work on five specifications for millimetre Wave Transmission – the 30GHz to 300GHz range. The new Industry Specification Group on millimetre Wave Transmission (ISG mWT) held its first meeting last week and …
Simon Rockman, 27 Jan 2015
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ETSI publishes nine network function virtualisation standards

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is seeking industry comment for a bunch of network function virtualisation (NFV) standard drafts published at the beginning of August. NFV, the emerging partner to software defined networks (SDN), is the separation of functions like firewalling, packet inspection and …
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RIM-Moto sketch THIRD nanoSIM design as peace offering

RIM and Motorola reportedly hope to break the deadlock over the design of future SIM cards by offering a blueprint that'll either appease every party or alienate all sides equally. At issue is the shape and size of the standard next-generation SIM: Apple and a band of network operators want a tray-requiring shape and contacts …
Bill Ray, 18 May 2012

Nokia v Apple nanoSIM format war: Victor will be named next month

Telecoms standards overlord ETSI has postponed its vote on the official tiny SIM design until the end of May - while carefully considers who it can afford to upset the least. There are two proposals for the fourth form-factor (4FF) SIM chip, one from Nokia and one from Apple, and the European Telecommunications Standards …
Bill Ray, 2 Apr 2012
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Size DOES matter: Nokia snubs Apple's royalty-free nano-SIM

Apple has reportedly offered to waive its patent fees in order to get its new design of SIM accepted as a standard, removing a roadblock to adoption which never really existed. The news comes from patent-watcher Florian Meuller, who claims to have seen a letter from Apple's lawyers to the European Telecommunications Standards …
Bill Ray, 27 Mar 2012
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Apple proposes even tinier SIMs for future iPhones, iPads

Apple has proposed an even tinier SIM format to the European standards body ETSI. The standard will take a year or two to be agreed, so don't expect super-titchy SIMs immediately or even in the next iPhone. But if adopted it will mean the SIM taking up less space in the phone. Smaller SIMs would leave more space for other …
Bill Ray, 18 May 2011

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