EMTEL activities in ETSI
EMTEL related standardization work takes place across ETSI’s technical
committees, projects and partnership projects. Emergency telecommunications
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.
ATTM: Requirements for the implementation of EMTEL features in terminals
for the 'smart' home.
Broadcast: Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) and Digital Video
Broadcasting (DVB) standards define features associated with emergency
DECT: Call procedure for DECT devices.
ERM: Radio equipment, spectrum and compatibility.
- Project MESA
Mobile broadband communications for public safety applications.
- TC RRS: Reconfigurable Radio
SCP: 'Smart cards' for mobile telecommunications.
SES: Satellite communications; equipment for terrestrial and maritime
SPAN (closed): International emergency preference schemes, multimedia
services and EMTEL specific protocols.
TETRA: Mobile narrowband and wideband communications for public
TIPHON (closed): Emergency telecommunications services in IP based
- TC TISPAN:
EMTEL specific architecture and protocol description for VoIP and multimedia
With the creation of OCG
EMTEL, the Operational Co-ordination Group's ad-hoc group on Emergency
Telecommunications, more areas have been addressed across the ETSI
Technical Bodies. In February 2005 the ETSI Board approved the change of status from OCG EMTEL to Special Committee (SC) EMTEL.
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
and for contact details click here.
A status report of high focus EMTEL activities is available
The ETSI work programme contains many other items related to emergency
communications - click here
to view the complete list.