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.
The telecom industry association body COAI and ETSI, a standardization organization for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) standards fulfilling European and global market need announced to come together to work and collaborate on areas of mutual interest.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Rajan S Mathews, DG, COAI and 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.
Mathews said, “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.”
Romero said, “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 standards.”
Seconded 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.