ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, is involved in standardising many of the technologies that work together to connect things in the Internet of Things (IoT).
ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, broadcast and internet technologies. ETSI standards enable the technologies on which business and society rely. ETSI standards for GSM, DECT, Smart Cards and electronic signatures have helped to revolutionise modern life all over the world.
ETSI is officially recognised by the European Union as a European Standards Organisation. It has more than 800 member organizations worldwide, drawn from 64 countries and five continents. Members include the world’s leading companies and innovative R&D organisations.
ETSI is a member of oneM2M, the global partnership initiative which aims to provide a standardised M2M interface. This will enable different devices to be connected in the IoT, irrespective of the underlying network.
The work of oneM2M builds on the activities of ETSI’s own committee, TC SmartM2M, which has developed, and now maintains, our specifications for a standardised platform:
TC SmartM2M is also addressing IoT standardisation gaps identified in European Commission Large Scale Pilot projects.
ETSI addresses various applications of M2M technology including:
Links to further information and ongoing standardisation projects: