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ETSI EMTEL Status Report

You will find below an extract of the ETSI Technical Bodies Work Items associated to the Project Code EMTEL. To have the full list please visit the ETSI Work Programme.


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Technical Committee  Work Item Title Comments
3GPP WID in 
 LOCATION SERVICES TS 22.071   LCS Stage 1 (for GSM and UMTS)
TS 03.71     LCS Stage 2 for GSM
TS 23.171   LCS Stage 2 for UMTS
Location Services is a feature providing the ability to localize a terminal (MS - Mobile Station in GSM and UE - User Equipment in UMTS). This location information is used to provide services to the end-user (e.g. to offer a local map with indication of closest restaurants, etc), for emergency services or for “internal clients”, i.e. a UMTS network entity, like an RNC to direct the beam when space diversity is used (not used at least up to Release 6).
 3GPP WID in 
CELL BROADCAST SERVICE  TS 23.041 Technical realization of Cell Broadcast Service (CBS)
This work item refers to the applicability of the Cell Broadcast Service (as defined for GSM network) to 3G networks. 
 3GPP   LAWFUL INTERCEPTION  TS 33.106: Lawful Interception Requirements (Stage 1)
TS 33.107: Lawful Interception Architecture and Functions (Stage 2)
The aim of this feature is to define an interception system in UMTS that supports a number of regional interception regulations. Regional interception requirements shall be met in using specific (regional) mediation functions allowing only required information to be transported.
3GPP   Rel-4 Emergency call enhancements  
  WID in
Rel-4 Location Services enhancements Consists of:
LCS support in the CS domain
LCS support in the PS domain
UE positioning Rel-4
3GPP WID in 
GLOBAL TEXT TELEPHONY (Rel 4/5) TS 22.226: Stage 1
TS 23.226: Stage 2
Global Text Telephony (GTT) is a feature that adds the capability to use real time, character by character text conversation. One important reason to offer the GTT is to enable emergency service access to people who are depending on a written dialogue.
3GPP WID for LCS in Rel-5 in 
LCS ENHANCEMENTS 1 (Rel 5) In Rel5, LCS is possible for the GERAN when the Iu is used for circuit switch (CS) and packet switch (PS) modes, as well as when the Gb is used (for PS mode). 
UTRAN improvements: UE Positioning Enhancements for 1,28 Mcps TDD, Open SMLC-SRNC Interface within the UTRAN to support A-GPS Positioning.
General improvements: Specification for the Le Interface between the external client and the network., Event driven deferred LCS request, also referred as Event based and Periodic LCS., Enhanced support for user privacy and subscriber data handling.
Stage 2 (Architecture and Main flows) in TS 23.228, and in TS 23.002
The objective of this feature is to efficiently support applications involving multiple media components as video, audio, and tools like shared online whiteboards, with the possibility to add and drop component(s) during the session. These applications are called IP Multimedia applications (or "services").
3GPP WID in 
Location Services enhancements 2 (Rel 6) Rel6 Improvements: Improvement on Le interface, Enhanced support for anonymity and user privacy, Enhanced inter-GMLC interface, Location Services support for IMS public identities, New area event for location service triggering reports, UE positioning, Addition of U-TDOA in the CS and in the domain.
3GPP WID in 
IMS Phase 2 (Rel 6) Rel6 Improvements: : Enhancements to the Cx and Sh interfaces, IMS Group Management, IMS Conferencing, IMS Messaging, IMS Local services, Interworking between IMS and IP networks, Interworking between IMS and CS networks, Lawful Interception in the 3GPP Rel-6  architecture, IMS Subscription and access scenarios
3GPP WID in 
Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service (Rel6) Ability to send information to a group of people in a given area
3GPP WID in 
SP-010572 and 
Speech Recognition and Speech Enabled Services (Rel6) This feature will allow people to use speech-driven services to access information. It is seen as particularly suitable for the small portable mobile devices used in UMTS.
3GPP WID in 
Priority Service (Rel6) There is a need to provide to authorized users (e.g. military, civil authorities) a preferential access to the network during crisis situations when the service might be restricted due to damage, congestion, or other faults. 
The objective of this WI is to provide a secure and manageable mechanism to identify priority users and mark and guarantee their communications from access and call set up through to call completion.  In the case of communications terminating on a mobile device, priority service includes priority egress. 
3GPP   Enhanced Multi-Level Precedence and Pre-emption Service (eMLPP) Stage 1 in TS 22.067
Stage 2 in TS 23.067
Stage 3 in TS 24.067
Changes to eMLPP (22.067) to accommodate Priority High level requirements.
3GPP WID in 
Study on Privacy Capability (Rel6) Stage 1 ready for approval in TR 22.949. No other work needed (existing mechanisms are sufficient).
3GPP WID in 
Support of Conversational Services in A/Gb mode via the PS domain (Rel6) The overall goal is to introduce support for conversational services in the PS domain in A/Gb mode with a minimal impact on existing systems and standards. The current functional split of the protocol architecture between core and radio access network will be maintained.
3GPP WID in 
(U)SIM security reuse by peripheral devices on local interfaces (Rel6) The main objective of this feature is to study the feasibility of diverse usage models (e.g., accessing 3GPP system and WLAN simultaneously) including the model with multiple external (wired or wireless) interfaces from a security point of view, and to realize these models without incorporating significant changes to the infrastructure.
3GPP WID in 
PS domain and IMS impacts for supporting IMS Emergency calls (Rel7) This feature aims at defining the possibility to support Emergency Calls on Packet Switched network, using or not the IMS.
Service requirements for CS domain in TS 22.101and for IMS aspects in TS 22.228
Architectural aspects being studied in TR 23.867.
Dependencies from IETF.
3GPP WID in NP-040618 System enhancements for Fixed Broadband access to IMS (FBI) (Rel7) The impacts on the 3GPP system of the TISPAN work, defining fixed network access to the IMS, are covered by this item. The architectural aspects are covered in TS 23.228 (general IMS architecture) and the protocol impacts are (anticipated to be) on TS 24.229.
3GPP WID in SP-030127 Location Services enhancements 3 (Rel7) The enhancements in LCS fields are mainly “Toward A-GNSS concept” “ LCS for 3GPP Interworking WLAN”, “Inclusion of Uplink TDOA Positioning method in the UTRAN specifications” and “FS on applicability of GALILEO for LCS”
3GPP WID in SP-040306 Behaviour of Multi system UEs (Rel7) This item studies how a multi system mobile station should perform system selection, network operator selection (PLMN selection in 3GPP terms) between the supported systems.
3GPP WID in SP-040465 FS on IMS with real time services deployment (Rel7) Two aspects are studied to offer real time services in addition of or within an IMS session, under the respective items “Combining CS calls and IMS sessions” and “IMS services using CS bearers”
3GPP WID in CP-050528 Enhancements of VGCS in public networks for communication of public authority officials (Rel7) This feature defines the mechanisms to allow Public Authority Officials to communicate on the 3GPP system using the services of the Voice Group Call (VGC Services).
It is covered by TS 42.068 (Stage 1), TS 43.068 (Stage 2), and TS 44.068 (Stage 3).
3GPP WID in SP-050075 Improvements of VGCS in public networks for parallel use of services (Rel7) This item covers several improvements of VGCS, not directly concerning the group call but the use of other services in parallel of VGCS, as SMS to single users during an active group call, or use of GPRS in parallel to a VGCS.
It is covered by the same documents as the item above.
3GPP WID in SP-050237 Lawful Interception in the 3GPP Rel-7 architecture The mechanisms enabling an authority to intercept a call using the IMS is defined here. It will be covered by changes to TS 33.106, 33.107 and 33.108.
3GPP WID in SP-040338 Access Class Barring and Overload Protection (Rel7) Still a study at this stage, covered in TR 23.898.
3GPP TS 122 101 LTE; Service aspects; Service principles  
3GPP TS 122 268 Public Warning System (PWS) requirements  
3GPP TR 122 908
LTE; Study on Paging Permission with Access Control (PPAC)  
3GPP TR 122 952 LTE; Priority service guide  
3GPP TS 123 041 Technical realization of Cell Broadcast Service (CBS) Public Warning System (PWS)
3GPP TS 126 267 eCall data transfer; In-band modem solution; General description  
3GPP TS 126 268 eCall data transfer; In-band modem solution; ANSI-C reference code  
3GPP TS 126 269 eCall data transfer; In-band modem solution; Conformance testing  
3GPP TR 126 969 eCall data transfer; In-band modem solution; Characterization report  
3GPP TR 22.871 Study on non-voice emergency services NOVES
(TB merged into ATTM)
TR 103 180 Study on Emergency Telecommunications aspects related to non-mobile networks This study produced by STF 274 will identify, for the commonly non-mobile telecommunications network technologies used in access and terminals, the terminal characteristics and access network behaviour that relates to emergency situations.
The study is related to SR 002 180
Broadcast EN 300 401 Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) to mobile, portable and fixed receivers Section 8.2.3 deals with Emergency Warning Systems (EWS).
Broadcast EN 300 468 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Specification for Service Information (SI) in DVB systems Section 6.2.2 gives details of the Announcement Support Descriptor.
DECT EN 300 175-5 Common Interface (CI);
Part 5: Network (NWK) layer
Defines the Emergency call procedure for DECT devices. 
The procedure may be initiated dialling of "112", pressing of a special "emergency call button", selecting a menu-item, etc.
The system will search for public or private DECT fixed part which supports emergency calls.

It also allows to retrieve the location of the caller.


DECT EN 300 175-6 Common Interface (CI); 
Part 6: Identities and addressing
Defines  the emergency user identity identifier to allow access rights for emergency calls as defined in EN 300 175-5.
DECT TS 101 863-1 DECT/UMTS Interworking Profile (IWP); Part 1: General description and overwiew Implementation/support requirements of DECT and UMTS procedures for Emergency call establishment
E2NA ES 203 178 Functional architecture to support European requirements on emergency caller location determination and transport Mandate M/493
EMTEL SR 002 777 Test/verification procedure for emergency calls  
EMTEL TR 102 180 Requirements for communication of citizens with authorities / organisations in case of distress (emergency call handling)  
EMTEL SR 002 299
or TR 102 299
Collection of European Regulatory Principles TR: To revise OCG EMTEL SR 002 299 to bring it up to date and convert it into a TR
EMTEL TS 102 181 Requirements for communication between authorities/organizations during emergencies  
EMTEL TS 102 182 Requirements for communications from authorities/organizations to individuals, groups or the general public during emergencies  
EMTEL TR 102 410 Basis of requirements for communications between individuals and between individuals and authorities whilst emergencies are in progress  
EMTEL TR 102 444 Analysis of the Short Message Service (SMS) and Cell Broadcast Service (CBS) for Emergency Messaging applications  
EMTEL TR 102 445 Overview of Emergency Communications Network Resilience and Preparedness  
EMTEL TR 102 476 Emergency calls and VoIP: possible short and long term solutions and standardization activities  
EMTEL TR 102 850 Analysis of Mobile Device Functionality for PWS  
EMTEL TS 102 900 European Public Warning System (EU-ALERT) using the Cell Broadcast Service  
EMTEL TR 103 170 Total Conversation Access to Emergency Services See also TS 101 470 on same topic
EMTEL TR 103 196 Study on transport of emergency location information for Europe  
EMTEL TR 103 201 Total Conversation User Guide  
ERM TR 102 491 TETRA Enhanced Data Service (TEDS); System reference document  
ERM TR 102 496 Short Range Devices (SRD); Technical characteristics for indoor Location Application for Emergency Services (LAES) in disaster situations operating within the frequency range from 3 GHz to 5 GHz  
ERM EN 300 086
Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment with an internal or external RF connector intended primarily for analogue speech Analogue Private Mobile Radio, as used by police, fire service, ambulance  for dispatch-style communications.
ERM EN 300 113
Land mobile service;
Radio equipment intended for the transmission of data (and speech) and having an antenna connector
Digital Private Mobile Radio, as used by police, fire service, ambulance  for dispatch-style communications.
ERM EN 300 219
Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment transmitting signals to initiate a specific response in the receiver  
ERM EN 300 220
(in particular part 2)
Short range devices;
Technical characteristics and test methods for radio equipment to be used in the 25 MHz to 1 000 MHz frequency range with power levels ranging up to 500 mW
Social Alarms - devices for the elderly & disabled to call for help if needed.
ERM EN 300 296
Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment using integral antennas intended primarily for analogue speech Analogue Private Mobile Radio, as used by police, fire service, ambulance  for dispatch-style communications.
ERM EN 300 341
Land Mobile Service (RP 02); Radio equipment using an integral antenna transmitting signals to initiate a specific response in the receiver  
ERM EN 300 390
Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment intended for the transmission of data (and speech) and using an integral antenna Digital Private Mobile Radio, as used by police, fire service, ambulance  for dispatch-style communications.
ERM EN 300 471
Land Mobile Service; Rules for Access and the Sharing of common used channels by equipment complying with EN 300 113  
ERM Work items 
tandards for Safety of Life at Sea (including distress alerting, position indicating beacons (EPIRBs), and communications equipment for accessing emergency services). Main ones are:
EN 300 338 serie: Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
EN 302 961 serie: Homing beacon
ERM EN 300 718 Avalanche Beacons; Transmitter-receiver systems Homing beacons for people buried in avalanches.

Version 2 of Part 3: Harmonized EN covering essential requirements of article 3.3e of the R&TTE Directive
currently in approval phase.


ERM EN 301 783 Land Mobile Service; Commercially available amateur radio equipment  
ERM EN 302 152 Satellite Personal Locators Beacons (PLBs) operating in the 406,0 MHz to 406,1 MHz frequency band Originally maritime EPIRBs using the COSPAS-SARSAT system, now being further developed for land-based use (hill walkers etc).
ERM DTS/ERM-TG31A-E-001 Short range location application for emergency services in the frequency range from 3 GHz to 5GHz  
HF TR 101 806 Guidelines for Telecommunication Relay Services for Text Telephones Clause 5.1.2 concerns emergency services.
HF EG 202 423 Guidelines for the design and deployment of ICT products and services used by children  
MESA TR 102 653 Technical Specification Group - System; System and Network Architecture  
MESA TS 170 001 Statement of User Requirements  
MESA TR 170 002 Service Specification Group - Services and Applications;
Definitions, symbols and abbreviations
Project Mesa definitions and acronymns 
MESA TR 170 003 Service Specification Group - Services and Applications;
Basic requirements
MESA TR 170 012 Technical Specification Group - System; System Reference Architecture Production of a Project MESA System Reference Model to facilitate development of technical specifications
MESA TS 170 016 Technical Specification Group - System; Functional Requirements Definition  
MSG TS 102 936-1 eCall Network Access Device (NAD) conformance specification;
Part 1: Protocol test specification
STF 399
MSG TS 102 936-2 eCall Network Access Device (NAD) conformance specification;
Part 2: Test suites
STF 399
MSG TS 102 937 eCall communications equipment;
Conformance to EU vehicle regulations, R&TTE, EMC & LV Directives, and EU regulations for eCall impleme
STF 399
RRS TR 102 733 System Aspects for Public Safety RRS 04
RRS TR 102 745 User Requirements for Public Safety RRS 04
RRS TR 102 970 Use Cases for spectrum and network usage among Public Safety, Commercial or Military RRS 04
RRS TR 103 064 Business and Cost considerations of Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Cognitive Radio (CR) in the Public Safety domain RRS 04
SES TR 102 641 Overview of present satellite emergency communications resources SES SatEC
SES TR 103 166 Satellite Emergency Communications (SatEC);
Emergency Communication Cell over Satellite (ECCS)
SES DTS/SES-00310 Satellite Emergency Communications;
Multiple Alert Message Encapsulation over Satellite (MAMES)
(TB merged into TISPAN)

EN 300 356-22 Enhancement of ISUP protocol to support priority call setup for Emergency Relief Services This document defines an enhancement of the ISUP protocol. The objective is to allow a prioritized call setup in case of an emergency situation, facilitating the organization of relief action. It focuses on marking the calls of emergency relief personnel in the international signalling network.
(TB merged into TISPAN)
TR 102 197 EMTEL Analysis STF 232
Investigate the current status of standardization on local Emergency requirements for IP networks and Next Generation Networks in order to define the standardization activity to be done on this topic for allowing a full European implementation.
STQ 201 168 V1.2.1 Transmission characteristics ofdigital Private Branch eXchanges (PBXs) for interconnection to private networks, to the public switched network or to IP gateways Establishes performance and technical criteria for interfacing and connecting with various elements of public/private telecommunications networks and helps to assure QoS for Emergency calls
TETRA   Digital Private Mobile Radio (PMR) and Public Access Mobile Radio (PAMR) technology for police, ambulance and fire services, security services, utilities, military, public access, fleet management, transport services, closed user groups, factory site services, mining, etc. http://portal.etsi.org/tetra/Summary.asp
TETRA TS 100 392-2 Voice plus Data (V+D);
Part 2: Air Interface (AI)
TETRA TS 100 392-5 Voice plus Data (V+D);
Part 5: Peripheral Equipment Interface (PEI)
TETRA TS 100 392-16 Voice plus Data (V+D); Part 16: Network Performance Metrics  
TETRA TR 100 392-17-3 Voice plus Data (V+D); Part 17: TETRA V+D and DMO specifications; Sub-part 3: Release 1.3  
TETRA TR 100 392-17-5 Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA);
Voice plus Data (V+D);
Part 17: TETRA V+D and DMO specifications; Sub-part 5: Release 2.1
TETRA TS 102 021-4 User Requirement Specification TETRA Release 2; Part 4: Air Interface Enhancement  
TETRA TS 102 275 Tetra Enhanced Data Service (TEDS)
Air Interface Specification
STF 179.

TEDS will allow larger capacity availability in the TETRA network.

TETRA TR 102 300
Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA);
Voice plus Data (V+D); Designers' guide
TETRA ES 202 109 Synchronization mechanism for end-to-end encryption  
TETRA EN 300 392-1 Voice plus Data (V+D); Part 1: General network design  
TETRA EN 300 392-2 Voice plus Data (V+D);
Part 2: Air Interface (AI)
TETRA EN 300 392-3-2 Voice plus Data (V+D);
Part 3: Interworking at the Inter-System Interface (ISI); Sub-part 2: Additional Network Feature Individual Call (ANF-ISIIC)
TETRA EN 300 392-5 Voice plus Data (V+D); Part 5: Peripheral Equipment Interface (PEI)  
TETRA EN 300 392-7 Voice plus Data (V+D); Part 7: Security  
TETRA EN 300 392-10-6 Voice plus Data (V+D); Part 10: Supplementary services stage 1; Sub-part 6: Call Authorized by Dispatcher (CAD)  
TETRA EN 300 392-12-3 Voice plus Data (V+D); Part 12: Supplementary services stage 3; Sub-part 3: Talking Party Identification (TPI)  
TETRA EN 300 392-12-6 Voice plus Data (V+D);
Part 12: Supplementary services stage 3; Sub-part 6: Call Authorized by Dispatcher (CAD)
TETRA EN 300 394-1 Conformance testing specification; Part 1: Radio  
TETRA EN 300 395-2 Speech codec for full-rate traffic channel;
Part 2: TETRA codec
STF 179.

Selection of additional speech codec(s) to enable intercommunication with 3G networks without transcoding, and to provide enhanced voice quality by using the latest low bit rate voice codec technology.

TETRA EN 300 396-2 Technical requirements for Direct Mode Operation (DMO); Part 2: Radio aspects  
TETRA EN 300 396-3 Technical requirements for Direct Mode Operation (DMO);
Mobile Station to Mobile Station (MS-MS) Air Interface (AI) protocol
Will include channel surveillance procedures required for Public Safety users.
EN 300 812-3
Subscriber Identity Module to Mobile Equipment (SIM-ME) interface;
Part 3: Integrated Circuit (IC); Physical, logical and TSIM application characteristics
TIPHON™ (TB merged into TISPAN)
TS 101 882-1 Protocol Framework Definition and Interface Requirement Definition  
TIPHON™ (TB merged into TISPAN)
TR 102 302-1 Requirements Definition Study;
Part 1: Emergency Telecommunications Service in TIPHON networks
TIPHON™ (TB merged into TISPAN) TS 102 302-2 Service Capability Definition Part 2: System Description for Emergency Telecommunications Service in TIPHON Networks  
TISPAN TS 102 164 Emergency Location Protocols This document specifies the protocol needed for mobile operators and Emergency number Service operators based on Location Interoperability Forum (LIF) specification
TISPAN EG 202 339 Definition of functional architecture and requirements for supporting Emergency Services and Priority User Services  
TISPAN TS 102 424 Requirements of the NGN network to support Emergency Communiocation from Citizen to Authority  
TISPAN TS 102 650 Analysis of Location Information produced by various SDOs  
TISPAN TS 102 660 Signalling Requirements and Signalling Architecture for supporting the various location information protocols for Emergency Service on a NGN  
TISPAN DES/TISPAN-00010 Functional architecture to support European requirements on emergency caller location determination and transport Mandate M/493
TISPAN DES/TISPAN-00010 Functional architecture to support European requirements on emergency caller location determination and transport Mandate M/493

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