ETSI forms a group to explore converged networks

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has recently announced the creation of an Industry Specification Group on mobile and broadcast convergence. According to ETSI, the group ‘will explore the deployment and business models of converged networks, from the perspectives of all interested parties, including broadcasters, satellite, mobile and terrestrial broadcast network operators, content owners and providers, network infrastructure vendors and manufacturers of consumer equipment and consumers.’ More specifically, the group, which will have its first meeting in late June 2016, is expected to study ‘the means to support delivery of media including linear and non-linear elements over converged networks’.