Presentation on theme: "Reforming the ICT Standardisation Policy in Europe Jean Laurens 1."— Presentation transcript:
Reforming the ICT Standardisation Policy in Europe Jean Laurens 1
The European Standardisation Reform The current reform proposal is the result of 5 years of work of the ICT Steering Committee. DIGITALEUROPE fully supports it. No change for the regulatory domain: The New Approach relying on the Harmonized Standards developed by the 3 ESOs remains CEN/CENELEC: safety, EMC, environment ETSI: Radio & Telecom Devices The focus is on the competitive domain: Recognition of the specific and global nature of ICT Standardisation Ability to reference Fora/Consortia specifications in policies and public procurement Identification of existing specifications that comply with the criteria
The direct referencing of fora/consortia specifications ICT tools and products are critical to new developments and innovation The ESOs - and in particular ETSI - play an important role, however A large amount of important technologies is standardised by Fora/Consortia, e.g. internet (IETF), wireless access (IEEE), service and application enabling (OASIS, W3C, OMA) It is of paramount importance to include these technologies in EU policies to increase EU competitiveness and economic growth Effective innovation policy requires the inclusion of ICT specifications from Fora/Consortia Harmonisation in Europe requires a common base for recognising Fora/Consortia specifcations Several national governments have developed guidance documents for direct referencing of Fora/Consortia specifications Interoperability between ICT products is crucial to build effective new services in a truly digital society ICT Standards are indispensable to achieve this interoperability and will increase freedom of choice for customers as well as competition
The ICT Industrys Opinion The ability to directly reference Fora/Consortia specifications in EU policies is absolutely needed Articles 9 and 10 dealing with ICT are critical and should stay included to cover both EU Policies and Public Procurement The assessment criteria defined in Annex II are clear and based on WTO principles The Multi-Stakeholders Platform is the right organization to take care of these activities DIGITALEUROPE welcomes the proposed Regulation on EU Standardisation - We are committed to make it a success! Specific comments (e.g. on implementation) are provided in our position paper
Thanks for supporting this important European initiative for the benefit our Industry and our Growth.