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1 LITERACY IN STANDARDS Luis Jorge RomeroGlobal Wireless Summit, Aalborg (Denmark) - May 2014 © ETSI All rights reserved

2 Competitive advantage “We must clearly understand the fundamental law of standards development which is that standards are never neutral… They reflect the strengths and innovations of those who offer them to the committees… Not participating in standards abdicates the decision-making to the competition, whether it be by company or nation”. William J. Hudson, President Amp Inc. World Standards Day, 1995 © ETSI All rights reserved

3 Some facts > 7 billion mobile connections > 3.5 billion unique mobile subscribers > US$ 1.1 trillion revenue in 2013 Source: GSMA © ETSI All rights reserved

4 How are we educating our future generations? © ETSI All rights reserved So then, what do we expect?

5 There are obvious subjects to educate on Technology: Technical standards codify state-of-the-art technologies Business: Standardization is a business/market development tool Policy: Standardization supports policy making © ETSI All rights reserved

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7 Practice is key! Standardization is not a science but a practice Diversity of standardization cultures (communities, goals, values, history) and behaviours ICT Standards as source of state-of-the-art knowledge in engineering lessons © ETSI All rights reserved

8 ETSI embraces academia as members © ETSI All rights reserved

9 Then, why don’t we… Introduce students to the Standards Community? Send students to ETSI Committees? Cooperate in developing the syllabus? Make real specifications “common practice” for students? Make our future generations literate in standards! © ETSI All rights reserved

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