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EMTEL activities in ETSI

EMTEL related standardization work takes place across ETSIís technical committees, projects and partnership projects. Emergency communications have always been part of overall telecommunication services. Over the past years, EMTEL activities in ETSI have been covered by:

  • 3GPP: Priority services and Location services for GSM and W-CDMA systems, including 4G and 5G.
  • TC ATTM: Requirements for the implementation of EMTEL features in terminals for the 'smart' home.
  • JTC Broadcast: Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) and Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) standards define features associated with emergency announcements.
  • TC DECT: Call procedure for DECT devices.
  • TC ERM: Radio equipment, spectrum and compatibility.
  • TC RRS: Reconfigurable Radio Systems.
  • TC SCP: 'Smart cards' for mobile communications.
  • TC SES: Satellite communications; equipment for terrestrial and maritime coverage.
  • TC TCCE: TETRA and Critical Communications Evolution.

The EMTEL group has been created to prevent the overlapping of EMTEL related activities within the ETSI Technical Organization and to ensure the consistency of the work. SC EMTEL also liaises with other technical bodies in other standards developing organizations, the European Commission, and other organizations related to EMTEL. It creates an opportunity for administrations, industry and users to network at meetings and workshops, or via electronic working.

To view the EMTEL Terms of Reference click here, and for contact details click here.