New Delhi, 4 November 2015

Today, ETSI is organizing its 2nd Indo-European dialogue on ICT standards & Emerging Technologies event, held in New Delhi, India.

This conference brings together technical experts from the ETSI community and Indian stakeholders from local standards bodies, government and industry. The event will present the audience with an overview of the key ETSI standardization work areas and, in parallel, will set the scene on what is being achieved in India on those specific areas.

Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI Director General states: “Our partnership with Indian standardization bodies has moved forward over the last two years and our project SESEI has been instrumental in these collaborations. Today, the Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI) is working alongside ETSI in the 3GPP and oneM2M partnership projects, for mobile telecommunications and Internet of Things (IoT) standards. This event is a dialogue to go further in understanding India’s specific needs in terms of standards.

Topics identified for this 2nd dialogue are consistent with ongoing key ICT trends and policy needs for India and Europe. The agenda covers ICT standards for sustainable living including Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) standards, and new developments in emerging technologies such as Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) or future networks for mobile technologies (5G) to name a few. The conference will also deal with security in ICT with presentations on cybersecurity technologies and how to best handle security within the mobile network.

"Cooperation from an early stage on new ICT standards with a global outlook will benefit both India and the EU, boost innovation and competitiveness, contribute to the success of "Make in India" through the facilitation of exports, and provide interoperable devices to consumers. I am convinced that this 2nd Indo-European Dialogue on ICT Standards and Emerging Technologies will make an important contribution to these important goals," says H.E. Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador Designate of the European Union to India.

Note: ETSI is supported in India by the Seconded European Standardization Expert for India (SESEI) project. This project is established by the European Standards Organizations CEN, CENELEC and ETSI, the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). A seconded standardization expert, Mr. Dinesh Chand Sharma, has been appointed in India to increase the visibility of European standardization and to promote EU/EFTA-India cooperation on standards and related policies and legislations.