#WeareETSI: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness

ETSI is committed to raise awareness of diversity, equity and inclusiveness – the key pillars of the ETSI community.

ETSI is committed to help raise awareness of the value of SMEs and micro-enterprises and we would like to highlight the people behind our standards: #TheStandardsPeople. SMEs and micro-enterprises make up an impressive 27% of ETSI’s diverse membership of over 900 organizations from 64 countries. Like any other member, they participate directly in our standards-making activities in a consensus-based environment. Expertise and collaboration count for much more than company size.

At ETSI, we recognize this strategic importance of SMEs and micro-enterprises, and they in turn recognize that participating in standardization activities may significantly benefit their business. As a member of ETSI, SMEs and micro-enterprises have commercial benefits over competitors that are not present, they enhance their company's credibility and reputation through the association of having been “on the inside” and reduce time to market for product development in line with standards being drafted. 

As the backbone of our economy, SMEs and micro-enterprises are crucial for economic growth and prosperity, and with a high capacity for innovation. Many SMEs and micro-enterprises are highly influential and active in ETSI – working alongside the world’s leading telecommunications companies and holding official positions.

  • 35 Nationalities
  • 27% of our members are SMEs and micro-enterprises
  • >50% of official positions in our technical groups are held by SMEs

Our Members' Testimonials

Charles Brookson - Zeata Security Ltd Emilio Posca - NEWEN
Axel Ferrazzini - GovStrat SPRL  Sebastiano Toffaletti, Naira Lopez Canellas and Omar Dhaher, DIGITAL SME Alliance 
 Yann Chevalier - Intersec  

It’s never too late to contribute! If you’d like to make your voice heard, send us your video testimonial (self-recorded in landscape format, length of approx. 2 minutes): branding@etsi.org

We look forward to receiving your contributions to which we will add the ETSI logo and the hashtag #WeareETSI.

All contributions will be promoted via ETSI social media channels and on our website. 

Axel Ferrazzini, ETSI Board Member