Posts tagged as ETSI

Emerging technology: The zero-touch network

While the concept of the zero-touch network has been around for several years, there is no clear definition of the term. One suggested definition is: “A network that, over time, automatically ensures high availability, reliability, and efficiency of its services delivery.” The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) describes a zero-touch network as a management system […]

Tough questions asked at ICASA’s Type Approval public hearing

  The Independent Authority of South Africa (ICASA) councillors and Type Approval experts asked the industry some tough questions at a public hearing held on 14 December 2016. The hearing related to which type of communication equipment should be exempted from Type Approval. “Type Approval” means certifying that a product meets certain requirements for its […]

The changing face of mobile radio

  Digital is fast changing the landscape of the land mobile radio (LMR) industry bringing with it spectrum efficiency, the addition of data and by and large, superior quality of communication. While smaller companies are still hanging onto the legacy analogue FM radio systems, the larger organisation are moving to digital mobile radio (DMR) and […]

Digital radio – which way will South Africa go?

  Radio technology has seen very little innovation and development since FM stereo was introduced in the 1960s.  It was the sound revolution of the time, but little has happened since FM took over local broadcasting. It caused the demise of AM stations and the shortwave services of the SABC and LM radio. The Southern […]