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Class of Contribution

The Class of Contribution for ETSI Membership is calculated depending on the type of membership:

  • Full members and Associate members in general
  • Additional memberships within a group (Corporate Group or Public Group)
  • Associations, Users not-for-profit Associations (end consumers), National Standards Organizations (NSOs), Universities, Public Research Bodies, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), Micro-Enterprises
  • Public organizations (Administrations, Other Governmental Bodies)
  • Observer members

Full/Associate members

We have the following 2 types of membership, depending on geographical location:

  • Full membership for organizations established in a country within the CEPT
  • Associate membership for organizations established in a country outside the CEPT

Full members' and Associate members' contributions are determined by class. The class is derived from the member company's annual ECRT band (pdfICT and Electronics Communications Related Turnover). Each class corresponds to an annual membership contribution and a number of voting weights.

Additional Members

Any Full or Associate member part of a Corporate Group can apply as an Additional Member under the Corporate Group contributing an Administrative Fee with no additional voting weight in ETSI (but with 1 vote in 3GPP and oneM2M if member of those Partnership Projects).

Any Full or Associate member in the category "Other Governmental Bodies" (OGB) can apply as an Additional Member under the Public Group of the country (if designated by the Administration of the country as Additional Member) contributing an Administrative Fee with no additional voting weight in ETSI (but with 1 vote in 3GPP and oneM2M if member of those Partnership Projects).

Note: A Full or Associate member in the category OGB not being part of a Public Group of the country can apply as an OGB Individual Member in class 1.

Please note that when you apply:

  • between 1 December and 1 March and are approved at the first member online poll of the year, you are invoiced 100% of the annual member contribution or Observer member fee
  • between 1 March and 1 June and are approved at the second member online poll of the year, you are invoiced 75% of the annual member contribution or Observer member fee
  • between 1 June and 1 September and are approved at the third member online poll of the calendar year, you are invoiced 50% of the annual member contribution or Observer member fee
  • between 1 September and 1 December and are approved at the fourth member online poll of the calendar year, you are invoiced 25% of the annual member contribution or Observer member fee

Contributions/fees for Full and Associate members

Class* Number of voting weightsAnnual
contribution euros **
1 Flat fee type A: Micro-Enterprises 3 3 150
Flat fee type B: Universities, Public Research Bodies and User not-for-profit Associations 3 2 100
Flat fee type C: SMEs, Associations, National Standards Organizations (NSOs) and Other Governmental Bodies (OGB) Individual Membership 3 6 300
  ECRT Millions of euros - pdfsee more info on ECRT    
2 Up to 135 4 9 850
3 136 to 200 5 13 400
4 201 to 450 6 24 045
5 451 to 700 8 34 700
6 701 to 1 350 10 48 900
7 1 351 to 2 000 13 66 650
8 2 001 to 3 500 16 87 900
9 3 501 to 5 000 20 109 220
10 5 001 to 8 000 24 134 050
11 Above 8 000 29 162 450
Administrative Fee: For Additional Memberships (within a Corporate or a Public Group) The Additional Member may carry the Group voting weight​ 6 300

* For full details of how the class is determined, see Rules of Procedure, Annex 2 in the ETSI Directives on the Member Portal.
** Excluding VAT.

Download the table with pdfmembership contributions including the percentage depending on date of application.

Definition of SMEs and Micro-Enterprises - see definition published by EC

 Head countAnnual turnover or Balance SheetCoverage 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

* To qualify as an SME, you have to be an autonomous enterprise i.e. outsiders do not have a stake of 25 % or more of the capital or voting rights in your enterprise and/or you have a holding of less than 25 % of the capital or voting rights (whichever is the higher) in one or more other enterprises.

SME self-assessment tool that you can use to determine whether your organisation qualifies as a small and medium-sized enterprise.

Any ETSI member can participate in oneM2M for no additional fee.

An ETSI member with a Class of Contribution of 1 or 2 that applies for 3GPPTM membership via ETSI pays a contribution of €3 550.
Where Public and Corporate Groups hold multiple 3GPP memberships, they shall make an overall contribution that exceeds 20k€ multiplied by the number of 3GPP members to be exempted from paying the 3GPP minimum contribution for each of their 3GPP individual Members.

In addition to the ETSI membership contribution, all ETSI members that are members of 3GPP will be requested to indicate their expected face-to-face (F2F) meeting attendance during the year in order to contribute to the funding of 3GPP F2F meetings.

1 delegate participating in one 3GPP F2F meeting counts for 1 attendance. 1 delegate participating in 1 TSG and 2 Working Group F2F meetings counts for 3 attendances:

  # 3GPP F2F meeting Attendance  
Group From To  Fees in k€
0 0 0 0
I 1 3 0,84
II 4 10 2,8
III 11 20 7
IV 21 30 12,6
V 31 50 21
VI 51 100 29,4
VII 101 150 37,8
VIII 151 200 46,2
IX 201 300 57,4
X 301 400 68,6
XI 401 500 79,8
XII 501 600 91
XIII 601 700 102,2
XIV 701 800 137,2
XV 801 900 172,2
XVI 901 1 000 207,2

New 3GPP members joining throughout the year and aiming to participate in face-to-face meetings need to declare their group for the entire upcoming year, aligning with the following year's 3GPP F2F meeting calendar.

For the current year, if your organization intends to send delegates, a pro-rata fee will be calculated based on the selected group and the timing of membership approval (-25% for Q2, -50% for Q3, and -75% for Q4). This declaration is essential to initiate the invoicing process.

Subsequently, a "rolling system" will be established. We'll evaluate attendances from 1st October, 20yy, to 30th September, 20yy, and invoice accordingly for the upcoming year, considering the number of attendances during this period. 

Administrations

The Class of Contribution for the Member category Administration is determined by the latest available figure of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Please indicate your country's annual GDP in billions of € (from the World Bank or figures from the last full calendar year).

Note that the vote of a national delegation may be cast only if an ETSI Full member in the category Administration contributes to the ETSI budget according to the GDP.

Class of  ContributionGDP in billions of euros       Number of voting weights
1 up to 7 3
2 8 to 23 4
3 24 to 40 5
4 41 to 55 6
5 56 to 70 8
6 71 to 135 10
7 136 to 200 13
8 201 to 350 16
9 351 to 500 20
10 501 to 800 24
11 Above 800 29

Observer members

ETSI also has Observer membership with limited access rights for organizations in any country. Observer members have the right to attend the meetings of the General Assemby only with no right to vote.

For Observer members there is a flat fee of €4 200 per year.