Standardisation

Standardisation

Through its involvement in numerous standardisation bodies, one2many is active in driving uptake of Cell Broadcast as a global service and enhancing the applications that Cell Broadcast enables.

ETSI

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, broadcast and internet technologies.

ETSI is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization.

EMTEL

Within the European Telecommunications Standards Institute ETSI a special committee has been formed: Emergency Telecommunications (EMTEL) which addresses a broad spectrum of aspects related to the provisioning of telecommunications services in emergency situations. The following standards have been developed in EMTEL for PWS:

  • ETSI TS 102 182, Requirements for communications from authorities/organizations to individuals, groups or the general public during emergencies
  • ETSI TS 102 900, EU-Alert using the Cell Broadcast Service
  • ETSI TR 102 850, Analyses of Mobile Device Functionality for PWS
  • ETSI TR 102 444, Analysis of the SMS and CBS for Emergency Messaging applications

ATIS

ATIS develops standards and solutions addressing a wide range of industry issues in a manner that allocates and coordinates industry resources and produces the greatest return for communications companies in the North American region.

ATIS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

ATIS has, jointly with TIA, developed standards, based upon three Reports and Orders issued by the Federal Communications commission (FCC) in regards to the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS). To the general public CMAS is known as “Wireless Emergency Alerts” (or WEA).

  • J-STD-100, Mobile Device Behaviour Specification
  • J-STD-101, Federal Alert Gateway to CMSP Gateway Interface Specification
  • J-STD-102, Federal Alert Gateway to CMSP Gateway Interface Test Specification

CMAS is a technology independent service. ATIS and TIA have recognized that the only viable technology for CBS would be the Cell Broadcast Service. Therefore ATIS has developed standards for the CMSP Gateway, which is basically a protocol convertor between the technology independent Federal Alert Gateway to CMSP Gateway Interface and the CMSP GW to CBC interface.

  • ATIS-0700006, CMAS via GSM-UMTS CBS
  • ATIS-0700007, Implementation Guidelines and Best Practices for CBS
  • ATIS-0700008, CBE to CBC Interface Specification
  • ATIS-0700010, CMAS via EPC PWS Specification
  • ATIS-0700012, Implementation Guidelines for CMAS Supplemental Information Retrieval
  • ATIS-0700013, Implementation Guidelines for Mobile Device Support of Multi-Language CMAS

ATIS is currently developing standards for the Canadian version of CMAS and for the CMAS support of international roaming.

3GPP

Standards organizations, such as ETSI and ATIS, and others in Japan, Korea, etc. have formed a partnership programme to jointly develop global standards: 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Programme). The following standards have been developed in 3GPP for PWS:

TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is the leading trade association representing the global information and communications technology (ICT) industries through standards development, government affairs, and certification for CDMA networks.

TIA is accredited by ANSI.

TIA has developed CMAS standards, jointly with ATIS.

Cell Broadcast in CDMA is standardized in:

  • IS-824, Generic Broadcast Teleservice Transport Capability - Network Perspective
  • TIA-637-A, Short Message Service (SMS) for Wideband Spread Spectrum Systems
  • TSB-58I, Administration of Parameter Value Assignments for CDMA2000 Spread Spectrum Standards

Support, specifically for CMAS has been specified in:

  • TIA-1149-1, CMAS over CDMA Systems

EENA

EENA, the European Emergency Number Association, is dedicated to promoting high-quality emergency services reached by the number 112 throughout the EU. EENA serves as a discussion platform for emergency services, public authorities, decision makers, associations and solution providers in view of improving emergency response in accordance with citizens' requirements. EENA is also promoting the establishment of an efficient system for alerting citizens about imminent or developing emergencies.

EENA’s Operation Committee has published a document on Public Warning

Cell broadcast Forum

The Cell Broadcast Forum (CBF) is a non-profit Industry Association that supports the world standard for cell broadcast wireless information and telephony services on digital mobile phones and other wireless terminals.

The primary goal of the Cell Broadcast Forum is to bring together companies from all segments of the wireless industry value chain to ensure product interoperability and growth of the wireless market.

Cell Broadcast Forum members represent the global handset market, carriers that together serve more than 100 million customers, leading infrastructure providers, software developers and other organisations providing solutions to the wireless industry.

The members of the Forum, by means of their voluntary participation in and contributions to working groups form the basis for the Forum's activities

One of the publications of the CB Forum is the Handset Requirements Specification. This document specifies how CB could be implemented on a mobile phone to give the subscriber a consistent user experience and to make the best use of the technology. This document can be downloaded from the CB Forum's website, and, for your convenience, can also be downloaded here.


CHORIST (EU)

The CHORIST project is a 3-year project (June 2006 - July 2009), funded by the European Commission, which addresses Environmental Risk Management in relation to natural hazards and industrial accidents.

CHORIST has proposed solutions to increase rapidity and effectiveness of interventions following a major natural and/or industrial disaster in order to enhance citizens' safety and communications between rescue actors.

one2many is a member of CHORIST

CHORIST Approach

one2many participated in sub-project SP3. CHORIST SP3 demonstrated that Cell Broadcast (CB), DAB, DVB and siren technologies can be used to alert citizens more effectively. More particularly, CHORIST developed and implemented user interfacing, and performed trials in Elancourt and Barcelona with CB/DAB/DVB/sirens warning messaging, which has not yet been done anywhere in the world.

The project is now finished and results are available on the CHORIST website.