ERTICO initiates Next Generation eCall with Focus On Workshop

Brussels 10 September 2019 – Today, stakeholders from the mobility sector including the European Commission, vehicle manufacturers, telecom operators, testing and certification agencies met at ERTICO offices in Brussels for a Focus On Workshop to discuss the evolution of eCall into its next generation (NG eCall).  The initiative spear-headed by ERTICO and its team of experts will lead to the first ever LTE TESTFEST event, jointly organised by ERTICO, DEKRA and ETSI in Malaga at the end of the year. Mobile networks in Europe are rapidly evolving towards LTE, which raises a compatibility issue for the currently regulated eCall, in particular if the required 2G/3G radio equipment will...


Presenting ERTICO’s approach to MaaS

On 19 September, ERTICO’s Piia Karjalainen will present ERTICO’s approach to Mobility as a Service (MaaS) at the Centre on Regulation in Europe’s (CERRE) seminar in Brussels. This high-level seminar will present the findings and recommendations of a new CERRE study. The authors of the report will present their recommendations to fully and positively approach “Mobility as a Service”. The seminar will bring together CERRE researchers, local authorities from around Europe, industry as well as representatives from the EU Institutions to debate these recommendations as well as the many challenges and opportunities of this new wave of mobility. More information about the...


Deutsche Telekom’s 5G network is now operational in five German cities

The 5G network of Deutsche Telekom is now operational in five German cities – Berlin, Bonn, Cologne, Darmstadt, and Munich. As the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) trade show gets underway, there are a total of 129 5G antennae across the country transmitting genuine 5G broadband, that is, bandwidths of 1 Gb/s and more. Some 66 antennae in Berlin’s Mitte district form the largest continuous 5G coverage area in Germany, at around six square kilometers. Deutsche Telekom is gradually expanding its 5G network clusters in these five major cities so that larger areas can be served and not just isolated spots around individual antennae. The aim is to provide maximum coverage so customers can...


Horizon 2020 transport projects: €92 million available

Six transport topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme are open for application as of today, 3 September. They make available EU funding of €92 million. The applicants will have to present project proposals aiming to make European transport safer, cleaner and more resilient. The projects will be selected for funding in two-stage evaluation. First, candidates should submit short project proposals by 9 January 2020. They will be then informed within three months after the deadline if they have qualified to the second stage of the selection process. If so, they will be invited to submit full project proposals by 8 September 2020. The final decision about which projects will...

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