COAI, India’s 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, have come together once again to work and collaborate on areas of mutual interest.
The MoU is believed to be a reflection of 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 MoU was signed by Rajan S Mathews, DG, COAI, and Luis Jorge Romero, DG, ETSI. COAI and ETSI admit that the two organizations 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.
Quoting his opinion about the MoU, Rajan S. Mathews, Director General, COAI, had said that he is excited to enter into this strategic partnership with ETSI. This partnership will allow COAI 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, he said.
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 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.