ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France – 16 April 2012
At its 59th General Assembly, held in Cannes on 20 - 21 March 2012, ETSI formally accepted the application of 29 new members. In total the standards organisation now counts 759 Members, from a total of 62 countries. Seven of these 32 new members are Small or Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), with the result that 24% of ETSI's members are SMEs. A further 11% of members are universities or public research bodies.
Membership of ETSI is open to legal entities (associations, companies, organizations or public authorities) which commit themselves to contribute to ETSI's work, to make use, to the extent practicable, of relevant ETSI standards, and to support those standards for use as the basis for world standards and recommendations. Members participate directly in the work of the institute, decide on the technical work programme and voluntarily contribute the contents of ETSI standards.