Specialist Task Force 389:
DECT New Generation, release 2010
Who we are:
Team Leader: Angel Bóveda
What we do:
DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) is one of the very successful ETSI standards. With more than 600 million
DECT devices in the market, DECT is the worldwide leading technology for
cordless telephony on both, residential and business (PABX) scenarios.
DECT is one of the IMT-2000 technologies and has a worldwide market (including
ETSI TC DECT and STF 389 are currently developing the New Generation DECT,
a further evolution of the standard, introducing new advanced features such as
High quality wideband (7 kHz) and superwideband (14 kHz) voice, support of
internet telephony, and broadband data connections.
DECT New Generation is based on the mature and reliable DECT technology and
will be back-compatible with current DECT devices.
scope of STF 389 is the development of a new step of the New Generation DECT
specifications. This release defines a new set of products with expanded
capabilities compared to previous releases and corresponding to what DECT Forum
calls CAT-iq 2.1
The requirements for this
release have been provided by DECT Forum, and have been coordinated with HGI
(Home Gateway Initiative), since it is believed that it will be implemented
embedded in home gateways/ADSL routers in a similar way to WIFI radios today.
Examples of the new
requirements are: improved phone book handling, additional VoIP functions and
enhanced SIP/H.323 connectivity, answering machine control, new handset
capabilities, security enhancements and green ECO mode.
This release will be
implemented at ETSI level in a new part of the NG-DECT series (part 5). The
previous NG-DECT parts, part 1 (TS 102 527-1) and part 3 (TS 102 527-3) will be
also maintained as result of the new features introduced by this release.
outcome will be materialized in the short term on real products that will be
sold in large scale, and that will provide tangible practical benefits to the
Why we do it:
DECT is one of the most
important ETSI standards in terms of public acceptance. The standard provides a
convenient solution to the needs of cordless telecommunications in the business,
residential and WLL scenarios. DECT dominates the voice cordless market with an
installed base of 600 M of devices.
The work on DECT New
Generation has attracted new ETSI members. It is also related to the ETSI Green
DECT manufacturers including the chip manufacturers have come to the conclusion
that the evolution in Internet and Telecom areas creates the opportunity for a
new generation Cordless standard, taking fully advantage of the convergence
generation DECT will not only further increase the technical performance, but
also the value of the DECT products.
For more details, see our
Terms of Reference
Time plan for the work:
Start of the work: January 2010
Target date for end of the work: December 2010
How to contact us:
you would like more information, please contact the STF Leader:
This information is based upon STF working assumptions.
The views expressed do not necessarily represent the position of ETSI in this
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