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1 1 The role of standards in the EU ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) agenda

2 2 The Lisbon Agenda of 2000  To become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge based economy  To have sustained and accelerated economic growth  Full employment  Modernized social protection system  GOAL: “EU in leading position in 2010”  2004: Wim Kok: “Facing the Challenge”  2004: NL EU 2004: “Rethinking the ICT Agenda”

3 3 Table of Contents  The Lisbon Agenda of 2000  The breakthroughs needed  Development of the environment  Standardization should …  Dealing with disruption  R&D and standardization  High mobility  Automotive Radar  5GHz RadioLAN  Conclusion

4 4 Breakthroughs needed

5 5 ICT – The key technology to stimulate growth  For the Information Society  A key productivity enabler for industry  New smart services and applications  Industry has to adapt and transform itself fast!  Member State focus on eEurope action plan; eGovernment  Boost Broadband accessibility

6 6 Look at the progress in…  USA  Japan  Korea  China  India  Etc. Their success is based on a National strategy! Don’t we need a clear European Industry policy?

7 7 Breakthrough 1: From connectivity to take up “A crucial condition for more economic growth is a broad deployment and use of ICT by enterprises and public institutions. … Special attention is needed for small and medium-sized enterprises.”

8 8 Breakthrough 2: Standardise ICT to trigger and enable new business “ Standardization is a prerequisite for a broad deployment and use of ICT, and will trigger and enable new business. Pan-European interoperable solutions for electronic authentication, electronic payments, etc. … are needed to boost innovation and economic growth significantly. ”

9 9 Breakthrough 3: Accelerate the introduction of disruptive technologies “The speed with which new technologies are accepted and put to work has a serious impact on economic growth. The EU needs to play a key role by accelerating the introduction of new (disruptive) technologies, like smart tags (RFID) and Voice-over IP.”

10 10 Breakthrough 5: Global platform leadership in the ICT industry “An excellent and competitive European ICT industry is a crucial condition for economic growth and employment. The EU needs to define a strategy towards global leadership in specific areas, for example by stimulating a (new) European standards policy (in cooperation with the market) and making an explicit choice for e.g. the future of 3G mobile telecom in Europe.”

11 11 Breakthrough 5: Global platform leadership in the ICT industry  Mobile and wireless  Web services  Service Oriented Architectures (SOA)  Example: EU Grid computing initiative “Europe must think of a fruitful environment for the ICT sector or certain segments of the sector to flourish. This has to be supported by a proactive industry policy, but we need to refrain from protectionist policies”

12 12 Breakthrough 7: Remove barriers for the development of an innovating European electronic communications sector “The electronic communications sector is a proven source for economic growth and employment. The EU needs to anticipate in an early stage the barriers for investments In next generation networks”

13 13 Breakthrough 8: Move to a new and flexible model of spectrum allocation “Spectrum is a major battlefield for innovation and new business. Modernization of spectrum policies will have a large economic impact. Therefore, we urgently need to make The spectrum allocation model flexible”

14 14 Development of the environment  Users care about:  Availability  Reliability  Ease of use  Interoperability  Speed  Mobility  Cost  …not technology  Industry needs to make technology choices to provide customer requirements  Standards are rarely “technology neutral”  Standardisation process is technology neutral

15 15 Standardisation should encourage…  New technologies to be integrated into existing networks to augment user services and new applications  Innovative solutions offering alternative means of delivering new services and smart applications

16 16 Dealing with disruption…  Existing systems must not be allowed to “hoard” spectrum to the detriment of technological progress  BUT spectrum allocations need to be protected:  To provide stability to encourage investment  But not indefinitely…

17 17 Dealing with disruption…  New technologies may require different methods of measurement and different calibration methods  Technical basis for spectrum sharing studies needs to be relevant to new technology  Spectrum models need to be constantly reviewed

18 18 Research and standardization (traditional model)  Consortium appointed to carry out funded research programme  Completed work passed to standards body  Wider community may not contribute to the research project  Consensus may be difficult  What about IPR? Funded Research Standardisation

19 19 Research and standardization (alternative model)  Consortium appointed to carry out funded research programme  Interim results passed to standards body for peer review  Wider community contributes to research objectives  Consensus may be enabled/facilitated  Availability of IPR licences  Improved market acceptance Research Standardization

20 20 Highly mobile devices  People move, like nomades and bring their belongings with them  Computers with embedded LAN connections  Personal music players  PDAs with wireless connections  Remote-controlled toys  …the user may not even be aware they are radio!  Light regulation stimulates market growth  Global harmonization of licence-exempt bands must be a priority for CEPT.

21 21 Example of innovative use of spectrum: Automotive Radar (1)  Public policy requirement  Introduce active radar sensors in cars to improve road safety  Warns driver of potential collisions  Applies brakes / tightens seat belt if a collision is inevitable  Need to limit the influence on other systems (e.g. weather forecasting, radio astronomy)  A radio spectrum policy that is too defensive, can stifle innovation  And could prevent the development of life-saving technology !

22 22 Example of innovative use of spectrum: Automotive Radar (2)  The solution:  Neds to take into account: The availability of current technology Projected speed of technological development Cumulative interference effect of devices  Harmonized standard for 24 GHz equipment for use on a temporary band  Harmonized standard for 79 GHz equipment (permanent)  Parameters of the standard and parameters of the regulation developed in partnership (ETSI/CEPT/EU)  CEPT will withdraw the 24 GHz band at the ‘sunset date’  EU provides legal certainty via the Radio Spectrum Decision

23 23 Example of effective co-operation between Standardizers and Regulators: 5 GHz Radio LAN  ETSI Harmonized Standard provides access to the market throughout Member States  ECC Decision developed in parallel  Radio Spectrum Decision provides legal certainty:  Equipment may be used without National restrictions (R&TTE “Class 1”)  Refers to Harmonized Standard for its technical basis Industry has one document which defines all? technical requirements

24 24 Conclusions: To achieve the Lisbon goals…  Standards must be market led / driven  The market longs for services and applications  Technology is not an end in itself  Standardizers and Regulators must co-operate internationally  Global market place for telecommunications  Closer ties between research and standardizaton  Standardizers must work with Regulators for innovative solutions in order to:  Encourage smart technological development  Ensure a stable environment for investment

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