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1 1 More about ETSI and open standards Margot Dor Director Business Development & Global Project Coordinator ETSI Study Trip of the Secretaria de Salud de Mexico Sophia Antipolis, 3-4 April 2006

2 2 ETSI: A Standardization Success Story ETSI since its establishment in 1988 has established itself in a relatively short time as a premier multinational SDO ETSI has flourished as deregulation took hold and as the European Community expanded, increasing the importance of telecommunications standards ETSI success is based on developing high quality standards and continuing to attract new Members based on advocating the benefits of standards –enable interoperability –helps prevent the duplication of effort –encourages innovation –creates trust and confidence in products –expands the market, brings down costs and increases competition

3 3 Nortel why ETSI? « Direct participation by members The place where our customers and regulators go Innovative, well respected and well connected world wide Shared development cost with the complete industry A great place to see and drive the convergence of IT and electronic communications based on complete system design expertise

4 4 Vodafone- Why ETSI? Has highest reputation as the place for telecom standards Basis of many world-renowned standards such as GSM from 3GPP, with Mobile Competence Centre Partnership with US, Japan, China, Korea Recognised by EU and ITU – and most other standards bodies Overheads lower with more projects to share these costs

5 5 Reference to standards & recommendations (ITU, ETSI…) for tenders, licencing schemes, optimum spectrum usage, numbering, dispute resolution etc. Policy makers job is to make decisions that will structure the market on a long term basis with a view to cater to end user interests. Regulators & policy makers Identify potential policy/regulatory issues embedded in standard-making Impact on elaboration of standards to fulfill competition rules, national policies, optimum use of scarce resources, etc Ensure they operate on (and contribute to) open and fair markets conditions Policy makers & regulators perspective

6 6 Global Standards Collaboration Interregional collaboration on selected standardization subjects between ISACC (Canada) ATIS (USA) TIA (USA) ITU (International) TTC (Japan) TTA (Korea) ACIF (Australia) ARIB (Japan) (Chin a)

7 7 ETSI Partnership Projects 3 rd Generation Partnership Project -specifying 3 rd Generation mobile technologies, based on an evolution of the GSM core network, and members of the ITUs IMT-2000 family Organizational Partners: ARIB (Japan), CCSA (China), ETSI, TTA (Korea), TTC (Japan), ATIS (USA) Market Representation Partners: GSA, GSM Association, UMTS Forum, IPv6 Forum, 3G Americas, TD-SCDMA Forum, TDIA

8 8 ETSI Partnership Projects Mobile Broadband for Emergency and Safety Applications Formerly: Public Safety Partnership Project initiated by ETSI Project TETRA (under the name of DAWS) and by TIA and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) under APCO's Project 34. Organizational Partners: ETSI, TIA (USA) Observers: ISACC (Canada), TTA (Korea)

9 9 Open meetings All stakeholders may participate in the standards development process Consensus All interests are discussed and agreement found Due Process Balloting and appeal process may be used to find resolution Open IPR Holders of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) must identify themselves during the standards development process Open World Same standard for the same function world-wide Open Access Open access committee: documents, drafts and completed standards On-going Support Standards supported until user interest ceases rather than when provider interest declines Open Interfaces Allow additional functions, public or proprietary Open Use Low or no charge for IPR necessary to implement an accredited standard Open markets Interoperability users are not locked in with one supplier/service provider Open Standards

10 10 Open standards are a key variable in leveling the playing field Standards Facilitate a multi-supplier environment thereby providing for –competitive pricing of equipment –more robust and assured supply channels –innovation in order to differentiate product and retain customers Increase the likelihood of interoperability in a multi- equipment provider and multi-service provider environment Standards enable the development of profitable industrial ecosystems Open standards > user in the driving seat

11 11 Open standards and service creation Standards facilitate a multi-service provider environment thereby providing for competitive pricing of services interchangeable end user terminal equipment This is highly critical in countries/regions Where local manufacturing industry cannot compete on a global scale (yet) That are standards adopters (so far) That have highly educated and competent workforce is SW development Where the service industry is highly creative and competitive Where there is a strong political push to rely on ICT and education to develop.

12 12 is an DVB-RCS is an Open standard Scrutinised, optimised, built by consensus Based on commercial requirements Broad range of services and applications supported Future-proof (e.g. DVB-S2) Based on successful DVB-S Availability of mass market low cost satellite TV receivers Enables interoperability between products

13 13 Changing environment: our analysis 1.Fragmentation of standards making market End to end monolithic standards are behind us 2.Usage/applications-driven standardization « Shopping » for standards Interoperability ex-post 3.So long the split standards makers/standards takers China, Latin America…whos next?

14 14 Changing environment: our analysis 4. ICT increasingly software intensive Priority: develop systems, components, products FAST Interoperability (of components) comes next 5.Stakes moving up towards middleware Infrastructure converging (IMS) Point of gravity of convergence IT/telco/broadcast/CE is in middleware - e.g. Mobile TV Convergence: no picnic, rather plate tectonics 6.Open standards are necessary, but not sufficient To start with, there are plenty of very good ones to choose from What standards to enable the creation of value/industrial ecosystems around a technology?

15 15 We believe its about Interoperability But the very meaning of Interoperability changes From specifying end to end systems to a logic of assembling (standard & non-standard) building blocks From standardizing interfaces ex ante to addressing interoperability of components ex post Standardization has always been about interoperability

16 16 We believe it is about standards integration (1) In a fragmented standards making market an agreed architecture is key to achieve interoperability. ETSI focus is on technical interoperability (inter- working) Ex-ante specs: requirements, architecture, protocol (profiles) Ex-post specs: conformance tests, interoperability tests Standards architect: system integrator (design for interoperability) and project coordinator

17 17 Standards integration (2) Efficient collaboration with other standards bodies and forums is a pre-requisite e.g. GSMA, OMA, WIMAX forum etc Development of the ETSI interoperability product line In addition to conformance testing and IOT Creation of a group on IOP (Interoperability process) to coordinate generic aspects of interoperability Hub of 3G/IMS/NGN test-beds in process EU/LA initiative on interop profiles for e-gov applications

18 18 We believe it is about dosage What/when to standardize to meet players strategies? Need for standards/interoperability when heterogeneous systems are converging (e.g FMC, Telecoms/broadcast/IT) Market differentiation standard bodies shouldnt be over religious with interoperability An interesting case interoperability strategies of IM players entering the telecom market…and vice versa - see announcements at 3GSM (15 cellcos take mobile IM interoperability pledge)

19 19 Last but not least, its minding other variables of the equation Competition/competitiveness Global standards/regional blocks EU policy making (incl. spectrum, competition, etc) Impact of OSS IPRs in standards etc Its not peace were seeking, its meaning Ears to the ground Members driven changes

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