ETSI is a founding partner of the Global Standards Collaboration (GSC).

The GSC brings together the world’s leading telecommunications and radio standards organizations to share information in a number of important technical areas.

The aim is to promote global standards collaboration in these areas of common interest by:

  • enhancing co-operation
  • facilitating the exchange of information on standards development
  • building synergies
  • reducing duplication


GSC meets approximately once a year.

The GSC-18 meeting was hosted by ETSI in Sophia Antipolis, France from 22 to 23 July 2014.
The GSC-19 meeting was hosted by ITU in Geneva, Switzerland, from 15 to 16 July 2015.
The last GSC-20 meeting was hostd by TSDSI in New Delhi, India, from 26 to 27 April 2016.
The next GSC-21 meeting will be hosted by IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) from 26 to 27 September 2017 in Vienna.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) holds the documents from past GSC meetings.


The present membership is represented by the following organizations:

  • ARIB - Association of Radio Industries and Business - Japan
  • ATIS - Alliance for Telecommunications Industry - USA
  • CCSA - China Communications Standards Association - China
  • ETSI - European Telecommunications Standards Institute - Europe
  • IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission
  • IEEE-SA - IEEE Standards Association
  • ISO - International Organization for Standardization
  • ITU - International Telecommunication Union - International
  • TTC - Telecommunication Technology Committee - Japan
  • TIA - Telecommunications Industry Association - USA
  • TSDSI - Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India
  • TTA - Telecommunication Technology Association - Korea