European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

ETSI is an independent, not for profit, regional standardization organization for the telecommunications and ICT industry headquartered in France. It primarily protects the interest of European Union (EU) countries in various International Standardization bodies and harmonize the telecom and ICT standards for the EU nations. However, ETSI produces globally applicable standards for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, broadcast and Internet Technologies that are adopted/ recognized world over by different standardization bodies. Due to its quality of ETSI standards, it has virtually achieved the status of prestigious international standards organization.

Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC), the standard setting organization for telecom and ICT sector in India, is an associate member of ETSI as other government body. As associate member of ETSI, TEC participates in the ETSI meetings, submit contributions for the meetings, work with technical bodies work programme etc. Officers of TEC participates in the various Technical Groups/ Committees of ETSI as follows: -

S.No. Name of the Committee/ISG of ETSI Description of the Committee/ ISG
1 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM) Responsible for the standardization of access, terminals, transmission and multiplexing.
2 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN) Responsible for the standardization of Broadband Radio Access Networks.
3 Augmented Reality Framework (ARF) Responsible for defining the framework for the interoperability of Augmented Reality (AR) components, systems and services that specifies relevant components and interfaces required for an AR solution.
4 European Common Information Sharing Environment Service and Data Model (CDM) Responsible for defining technical standards to allow data exchange among different maritime legacy systems in a cooperative network.
5 EBU/CENELEC/ ETSI on Broadcasting (BROADCAST) It is a joint Technical Committee (EBU, CENELEC and ETSI) coordinating the drafting of standards in the field of broadcasting and related fields.
6 Integrated Broadband Cable Telecommunication Networks (CABLE) Responsible for the creation, development and maintenance of standards and other ETSI deliverables related to integrated broadband cable telecommunication network technologies like network terminals e.g. cable CPE devices and network terminating devices, network infrastructure.
7 Cross Cutting Context Information Management (CIM) Cross-cutting Context Information Management is the exchange of information, with proper formal definitions, between vertical applications, so that these applications get the original meaning. This group works towards enabling interoperable software implementations for Context Information Management.
8 Europe for Privacy- Preserving Pandemic Protection (E4P) Responsible for developing a framework and consistent set of specifications for proximity tracing systems, to enable the development of applications and platforms, and to facilitate international interoperability.
9 Cyber Security (CYBER) Responsible for security standardization, which includes developing solutions for protection of Internet, maintaining the security of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) systems and networks.
10 Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) Responsible for the development and maintenance of DECT TM  standards.