What does membership cost?
ETSI Membership fees are calculated depending on the type of membership:
- Members and associate members in general
- Not-for-profit user associations, universities, public research bodies and Micro-Enterprises
- Governmental organizations
Members and observers that join ETSI during the second half of the year are entitled to a 50% reduction on the fees here below.
Members' and associate members' fees are calculated by class. The class is derived from the member company's annual ECRT band (Electronics Communications Related Turnover). Each class corresponds to a number of units of contribution. This number determines the contribution or fees payable. It also determines the voting weight of a member in ETSI.
The cost of the first unit of contribution is €6,000 (except for universities, public research bodies, not-for-profit user associations and Micro-Enterprises). The cost of each additional unit is €3,380.
A full or associate member can voluntarily pay a higher contribution than that indicated in the table below.
Annual fees for members and associate members
Millions of euros
|Number of units||Annual|
contribution euros *
|1||SMEs, user and trade associations, additional membership||1||6,000|
|Universities, public research bodies and not-for-profit user associations||2,000|
|2||Up to 135||2||9,380|
|3||136 to 200||3||12,760|
|4||201 to 450||6||22,900|
|5||451 to 700||9||33,040|
|6||701 to 1,350||13||46,560|
|7||1351 to 2,000||18||63,460|
|8||2,001 to 3,500||24||83,740|
|9||3,501 to 5,000||30||104,020|
|10||5,001 to 8,000||37||127,680|
*Excluding VAT. Download the table with membership fees.
**For full details of how the class is determined, see Rules of Procedure, Annex 2 in the ETSI Directives.
Any ETSI member that participates in 3GPP™ must pay a minimum of 3 units of contribution, except SMEs, Micro-Enterprises, users, universities, and public research bodies; these need to pay a minimum of 2 units.
However, these minimum contribution levels need not apply where an organization with more than one membership of ETSI makes an overall contribution that exceeds €20k multiplied by the number of 3GPP memberships held by the administrations or companies.
Definition of SMEs and Micro-Enterprises - see also definition published by EC
|Head count||Annual turnover or Balance Sheet||Coverage of headcount/turnover/balance sheet data|
|Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME)||< 250||turnover ≤ €50 million or balance sheet ≤ €43 million||Autonomous / Partner / Linked enterprises - refer to definition|
|Micro-Enterprise (ME)||< 10||turnover or balance sheet ≤ €2 million||Autonomous / Partner / Linked enterprises - refer to definition|
The class of contribution of Government organizations is determined by the gross domestic product of their country.
|Class of Contribution||GDP in billions of euros||Number of units|
|1||up to 7||1|
|2||8 to 23||2|
|3||24 to 40||3|
|4||41 to 55||6|
|5||56 to 70||9|
|6||71 to 135||13|
|7||136 to 200||18|
|8||201 to 350||24|
|9||351 to 500||30|
|10||501 to 800||37|
For observers there is a flat rate of €4,000 per year.