Acknowledging the role of standards, especially in the context of emerging technologies and technologies of the future and the need to collaborate and work in partnership with different types of organizations around the world.
COAI, the apex industry association
representing leading Telecom, Internet, Technology and Digital Services
companies and ETSI, a leading standardization organization for Information and
Communication Technology (ICT) standards fulfilling European and global market
needs announced to come together once again to work and collaborate on areas of
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Mr.
Rajan S Mathews, DG, COAI and Mr. Luis Jorge Romero, DG, ETSI. ETSI and COAI
have a common objective to perform and promote, directly or indirectly,
regional and international standardization with the aim of contributing to the
establishment of global information infrastructure.
On the partnership, Mr.
Rajan S. Mathews, Director General, COAI, said that, “We are extremely
excited to enter into this strategic partnership with ETSI. This partnership
will allow us to have a regular and continuous dialogue between EU and India to
strengthen the standardization efforts in the field of ICT, through various
workshops, conferences and meetings.”
Commenting on the development, Mr. Luis Jorge Romero, Director General, ETSI, further added, “We
are immensely happy to partner with COAI towards the advancement of modern
communication. This partnership will help ETSI to further leverage its
activity in India and to promote the use of standards-based communication
technologies. This MoU is also in line
with the ETSI’s vision of creating globally acceptable, harmonized, open
European Standardization Expert (SESEI) local representative of ETSI based in
New Delhi will be working closely with COAI through this MoU to strengthen
their relationship and foster a closer co-operation on common agenda items
between them and promote ETSI-India cooperation on standards related issues.
COAI was constituted in 1995 as a registered, non-governmental society. COAI’s vision is to establish India as the global leader of innovative mobile communications infrastructure, products and services and achieving a national teledensity of 100%, including broadband. The association is also dedicated to the advancement of modern communication and towards delivering the benefits of innovative and affordable mobile communication services to the people of India.
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. We are a not-for-profit body with more than 850 member organizations worldwide, drawn from 64 countries and five continents. 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). ETSI has the objective to increase the visibility of European standardization and promote ETSI-India cooperation on standards related issues.