Presentation on theme: "1 From R&D to Competitiveness - notes on the standardisation link Francisco da Silva Portugal Telecom Chairman of ETSI Board."— Presentation transcript:
1 From R&D to Competitiveness - notes on the standardisation link Francisco da Silva Portugal Telecom Chairman of ETSI Board
2 INTRODUCTION Since the beginning of ETSI existence, the preoccupation was already there. With the ETPs we are entering a new phase The different phases of the food chain, namely R&D, or standardisation, have some sort of specific business rationality in the background.
3 STANDARDISATION IN THE LANDSCAPE The gap, chasm, the need for industrial mediation, is a main task of standardisation; and including the user requirements. Standardisation is part of the market preparation phase, appropriate simple solutions, with usability and deployability in sight; e.g., backward compatibility is a permanent condition and preoccupation in standardisation
4 PARTICIPATION Standardisation organisations have to maintain balanced consortia The use is to decide by consensus In particular, ETSI is a membership driven organisation
5 IPR – NEED TO CARE ABOUT IT ETSI has since the nineties been a leader in IPR policy As soon as detected new problems, ETSI played the game and the final results are there to be submitted to the next GA. The IPR subject should not be dismissed with the argument that everything is already done IPR frameworks adopted in earlier stages, such as in R&D have non negligeable impacts in the standardisation process
6 STAKEHOLDERS OBJECTIVES Different stakeholders may have different main objectives in standardisation. E.g. Operators need interoperable products - they operate networks; this is vital. Network operators are more and more acknowledging the role standardisation activities may play to minimize CAPEX.
7 CONSENSUS IN STANDARDISATION More complex conditions in order to obtain consensus prevailing in the standardisation environment than in the R&D phase. In the standardisation phase, e.g. IPRs become a big issue. However IPRs and legitimate vested interested interest are already present in the R&D phase. As soon as the activities have got a real chance to go to the market, the case is ripe to a rough standardisation activity; and almost all standardisation results are approved by consensus…
8 ETSI COOPERATION TRACK RECORD ETSI co-operates with a lot of relevant SDOs and fora. It aims not only at avoiding overlaps but at the materialization of widest possible synergies (regional, global and international). In particular, ETSI Board has spent a big part of its time in this issue, structuring the type of relationships and including the issue of compatibility of IPR policies. By ETSI initiative 3GPP was created and now new synergies and avoidances of overlaps is also taking place with IMS. By ETSI initiative, ICT SDOs have an annual global collaborations (GSC).