Global collaboration

  • Technologies are converging and becoming increasingly globalized
  • Our members operate in a global business environment and are drawn from five continents
  • Both business and leisure users are increasingly mobile
  • The impact of our standards extends beyond the borders of Europe

So, although originally established to produce standards for Europe, we now work with partners worldwide, producing standards for global use.

Partnership projects

We helped to found and are a partner in two important global Partnership Projects:

  • 3GPPTM – the Third Generation Partnership Project, which develops specifications for advanced mobile communications
  • oneM2M – which aims to ensure the most efficient deployment of Machine-to-Machine communications systems

Global collaboration

We also collaborate at the global level. We are a founding member of the Global Standards Collaboration (GSC) process and co-operate with various global organizations including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

We provide technical advice to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) through our participation in its Technical Liaison Group (TLG).

International representation

Major economic, political and social changes around the world are shaping new markets and creating new opportunities for trade and investment for Europe.

The three European Standards Organizations (ESOs: CEN, CENELEC and ETSI) have therefore appointed Seconded European Standardization Experts to represent us in two specific markets:

  • India – the (SESEI) project
  • China – the (SESEC) project

These projects are co-financed by the European Commission, the European Free Trade Association and the ESOs.