Presentation on theme: "1 The role of standards in the EU ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) agenda."— Presentation transcript:
1 The role of standards in the EU ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) agenda
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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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