Brussels, 30 May 2013

High-level representatives of the European Standardization Organisations (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI), the European Commission, business and industry organisations, and other key stakeholders of the European Standardization System took part in the European Conference on SMEs and Standardization, which was held in Brussels this week. The general consensus was that further efforts are needed to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with accurate and up-to-date information about different kinds of standards, as well as to encourage and support SMEs' involvement in developing and drafting European and international standards.

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ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France – 6 May 2013

The ETSI IPR Special Committee met in Mainz, Germany, for 3 days in April 2013, during which the topics of Transfer of patent ownership, Reciprocity, FRAND conditions and Injunctive Relief were discussed. The meeting was attended by a large number of ETSI Members, as well as representatives of the European Commission, the US Department of Justice, and the US Federal Trade Commission.

Dublin, Ireland - 14 February 2013

At their meeting in Dublin this week, the European Standards Organizations (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) agreed that they will maintain and intensify their collaboration with a view to aligning their standards, which is necessary in order to facilitate trade in both goods and services between Europe and the USA. This collaboration is set to become increasingly important as the European Union and United States are about to begin negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

Brussels - 30 January 2013

On the occasion of the European Conference on Smart Grid Standardization Achievements, which took place in Brussels this week (on 28 January), the European Standards Organizations – CEN, CENELEC and ETSI – presented the latest results of their joint work to prepare and develop the standards that are needed to accelerate the deployment of the next generation of electricity networks, known as 'Smart Grids'.

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ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France – 15 November 2012

The MSF (MultiService Forum), in conjunction with event partners ETSI (European Telecoms Standards Institute) and GSMA (GSM Association)  announced today the successful completion of the first ever RCS (Rich Communications Suite) VoLTE (Voice over Long Term Evolution) Interoperability Event, publishing the results in the official event white paper.

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ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France – 15 November 2012

ETSI members have re-appointed Mr Dirk Weiler as chair of the ETSI General Assembly for a second term of office. The vice-chairs, Mr Klaus Tillmann and Mr Kari Marttinen, were also re-appointed to their positions.