Bureau of Indian Standards signs MoU with ETSI

Sophia Antipolis, 16 May 2022

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), India’s national standards body, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European standards body ETSI with a common objective to perform & promote international standardization, which will benefit both by adopting a complimentary approach to the standardization, fostering closer cooperation, and further strengthening their relationship.

ETSI stated that:

India’s telecom sector has been growing rapidly and is the second largest in the world by the number of subscribers. We are pleased to be associated with BIS through this MoU that will help promote closer alignment between India and Europe on exchange and use of ICT standards and to build a cohesive and collaborative approach towards technical activities including harmonisation of standards. This is yet another important step towards growing cooperation between EU and India to solidify the strategic cooperation in line with the “EU-India Strategic Partnership: A Roadmap to 2025” and “EU-India Connectivity Partnership”.

Bureau of Indian Standards stated that:

Information Communication Technology (ICT) has been rapidly entrenching itself in the underlying architecture of all sectors and industries. Its dynamic nature necessitates cooperation among standardization bodies to keep abreast of the progress of technology. Standards have a pivotal role to play in fulfilling India’s vision to become a digitally connected society. This MoU will help BIS to have a regular and continuous dialogue with ETSI to strengthen its efforts towards the standardization of ICT.

The MoU will provide an opportunity to adopt each other’s standards, exchange information, knowledge and share best practices by way of organising joint meetings, conferences promoting topics of mutual interest.  This partnership will also help ETSI and BIS to further promote the use of interoperable standards-based products and services.

ETSI provides members with an open and inclusive environment to support the development, ratification and testing of globally applicable standards for ICT systems and services across all sectors of industry and society.  ETSI is a non-profit body, with more than 950 member organizations worldwide, drawn from 64 countries and five continents. The members comprise a diversified pool of large and small private companies, research entities, academia, government, and public organizations. ETSI is officially recognized by the EU as a European Standards Organization (ESO). For more information, please visit https://www.etsi.org/

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the National Standardization Body of India established under the BIS Act 2016 for the harmonious development of standardization activities, marking and quality certification of goods and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. BIS formulates Indian Standards in diverse sectors under its 15 division councils. For more information, please visit www.bis.gov.in.