Standardisation

One of the major enablers for bringing Galileo to the LBS market successfully is an optimised legal and regulatory regime, enhancing the trust of governments, financiers, operators, value-added service providers, users and the public at large in the political, economic, operational and technical safety and security of the Galileo system and all downstream LBS services and applications using Galileo services.

Another major point for wide acceptance of LBS applications is interoperability. Since the standardisation procedures are very long, it is of prime interest that technical specifications for Galileo-related location techniques and applications are pushed so that mobile phones can support the feature as soon as Galileo is operational.

The standardisation process for AGILE consists of four steps:

  • The first step is to investigate the applicable standardisation bodies (e.g. OMA, OGC, 3GPP, etc.). This will lead to an overview of standards that are applicable to AGILE and a summary of additions/changes that AGILE wants to present to those standardisation working groups.
  • The second step is to identify any other standardisation requirements within AGILE, which are not currently under development within any standardisation body. It has to be decided either to keep these issues within the AGILE project or bring them to the attention of existing standardisation bodies.
  • The third step is to participate in the development of standards by making use of existing standards and/or standards that are currently under development and to share the AGILE experience with standardisation bodies by active participation in applicable working groups.
  • The fourth and final step is to use and implement standards within the AGILE project.