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Specialist Task Force 338: Base standards update for New Generation DECT 

Who we are: 

Team Leader:    Angel Boveda

What we do:

DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) is one of the very successful ETSI standards. With more than 300 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 the U.S. since 2005).

ETSI TC DECT and STF 338 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.

STF 338 is in charge of the evolution of the DECT base standard, EN 300 175 v2.2.1, parts 1 to 8. The base standard or common interface (CI) is the core part of the New Generation DECT specifications.

Why we do it:

The 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 Internet/Telecom..

The DECT Forum has approached TC DECT to develop the specification for next generation DECT products, based on the market requirements as provided by DECT Forum. They also stressed the urgency of the work and therefore we agreed to develop the specification in phases and selected the features to be realized in each of them.

The new generation DECT will not only further increase the technical performance, but also the value of the DECT products.

Read our Terms of Reference

Time plan for the work:

Start of the work: October 2007

Target date for end of the work: June 2008

How to contact us:

If you would like more information, please contact the STF Leader:

Angel Boveda:

Note: this information is based upon STF working assumptions.
The views expressed do not necessarily represent the position of ETSI in this context.

Last updated: 2013-04-13 17:30:58