Specialist Task Force 338: Base standards update for New
Who we are:
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
DECT New Generation is based on the
mature and reliable DECT technology and will be back-compatible with current
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
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
Time plan for the work:
Start of the work: October 2007
Target date for end of the work: June
How to contact us:
If you would
like more information, please contact the STF Leader:
Note: 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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