ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute)
Nonprofit enterprise whose mission is to produce the telecommunications standards that will be used throughout Europe. Standards developed by ETSI may be adopted by the European Commission as the technical base for directives or regulations. ETSI’s main task is to remove all deviations from global standards and to focus on a defined, European-specific set of requirements. ETSI also ensures interoperability among standards, such as Integrated Services Digital Network, GSM and Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS).
Successor to the EV-DO Rev. 0 standard that increases peak data downlink speed to 3.1 Mbps and peak upload speed to 1.8 Mbps, with reduced latency and QoS features that enable IP-based services, such as voice over IP (VoIP), PTT and video telephony.