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European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

ETSI provides members with an open, inclusive and collaborative environment. This environment supports the timely development, ratification and testing of globally applicable standards for ICT-enabled systems, applications and services.

We are at the forefront of emerging technologies across all sectors of industry and society that make use of ICT. Our 900+ member organizations are drawn from over 60 countries and five continents.

As well as enhancing reputation, the many benefits of membership include:

  • access to the most up-to-date information on global ICT standards
  • direct participation in standards development
  • competitive advantage through early standard adoption
  • opportunities to network with industry leaders

We operate on a not-for-profit basis and are one of only three bodies officially recognized by the EU as a European Standards Organization.


ETSI is a European Standards Organization (ESO). We are the recognized regional standards body dealing with telecommunications, broadcasting and other electronic communications networks and services.

ETSI has a special role in Europe. This includes supporting European regulations and legislation through the creation of Harmonised European Standards. Only standards developed by the three ESOs (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI) are recognized as European Standards (ENs).


ETSI was initially founded to serve European needs, but we have a global perspective. ETSI standards are now used the world over.

ETSI collaborates and works in partnership with different types of organizations around the world. This makes it well placed to support its members who operate in an increasingly international and competitive environment.

In addition, ETSI is a partner in the international Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPPTM). Through this project, ETSI ís helping to develop 4G and 5G mobile communications. ETSI also works with partners around the globe in the oneM2M partnership project to develop standards for machine-to-machine communications.


ETSI is a leading standardization organization for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) standards fulfilling European and global market needs.


To provide platforms for interested parties to work together to produce standards for ICT systems and services that are used globally.

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