‘Standardization helps in creation of level-playing field between stakeholders’
—Adrian Scrase CTO, ETSI
ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies and works for interoperability between devices, vendors, service providers. In India, it intends to increase the visibility of European standardization.
Voice&Data caught up with ETSI CTO Adrian Scrase to know more about its pact with TSDSI and how standardization will help in the advancement of emerging technologies.
Voice&Data: What type of role ETSI is going to play in India and how it is going to help the Indian ICT market?
Adrian Scrase: The motive is to generate confidence for investment and to reduce cost; these are the two prime reasons why we entered into standardization.
Many years ago, standards were considered on a national basis, such as Indian standards, German standards, etc., and moving forward, it generated a national market and in particular with mobile communication, national markets are very helpful.
But for products that can be used worldwide, you need to have standards that all other countries should adhere to. So, the point of our presence in India is to try to find ways where India can work with Europe and develop common standards together with other regions of the world.