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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 the U.S.).

 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.

 The 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.

The STF 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 end users.

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 Agenda.

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 new 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:

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

Angel Bóveda:


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 17:33:06