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ETSI TC TCCE, in partnership with the TETRA + Critical Communications Association (TCCA) and with the support of the European Commission, is pleased to invite you to participate in the 1st MCPTT Plugtests™ event taking place from 19 to 23 June 2017 in the ETSI premises, in Sophia-Antipolis, France.

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13th CEN and CENELEC Annual Meeting

From 20-22 june 2017 at Edinburgh

Standards Matter – an innovative, exciting day of debates, workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions
around major themes:

  • How can standards equip innovators in the digital economy?>/li>
  • How will standards empower smart citizens and support a sustainable society?
  • How will the creation of standards evolve to meet future challenges?
  • How can standards further support global economic growth?

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The ETSI Seminar


The ETSI Seminar is run twice a year (June and December), to provide an intensive course on ETSI, its organization, structure, ways of working and related subjects. It is targeted at those who are new to ETSI or those who need to develop a deeper understanding of how to work effectively in ETSI.

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oneM2M Interop 4

From 16-19 MAY 2017 at TAIPEI, TAIWAN

TTA and ETSI, 2 of the founding Partners of oneM2M Partnership Project, and the Institute for Information Industry (III), Taiwan, are pleased to organize the 4th oneM2M Interop event taking place from 16 to 19 May 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Editing and procedures at the Enquiry and Formal Vote stages

On 19 May 2017

In this webinar, we will guide you step by step through all the procedures related to the Enquiry and Formal Vote stages.

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Workshop “Making Smart Cities Sustainable”

From 7-8 JUNE 2017 at BORDEAUX, FRANCE

In cooperation with the European Commission and Eurocities, ETSI is pleased to announce the ETSI workshop “Making Smart Cities Sustainable” from large scale pilots to real-life deployment”, taking place on 7-8 June 2017, hosted by Bordeaux Metropole and the City of Bordeaux in the premises of the Hotel de Bordeaux Metropole.

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From 8-9 JUNE 2017 in New Delhi, India

The project is pleased to invite you to participate in a oneM2M Developers Event at C-DOT Campus on 8 and 9 June 2017 in New Delhi, India. The event is co-organized by ETSI, TSDSI, and C-DOT. ETSI and TSDSI, both oneM2M partner type 1, collaborate more and more extensively on a series of standardization subjects and especially in the domain of M2M/IoT. This collaboration is facilitated by the SESEI project and the EU-India cooperation project on ICT-related standardisation (EU financed).

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Standardization contribution to EU trade policies – Coordination and synergies

On 9 June 2017

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Security Week 2017

From 12-16 JUNE 2017

This year’s event will address key cybersecurity standardization challenges in the short, medium and longer term. The event will look at the different aspects of cybersecurity underpinning our digital world.

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Drafting a Standard

on 28 April 2017

In this webinar, we will cover the main aspects of how to draft a Standard, including, amongst others, how to use the template, what structure your deliverable may follow, when it is recommended to insert drawings or tables.

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CEN-CENELEC Processes & Procedures – From NWI to PUB

On 10 May 2017

This Webinar will present the several steps in the development of a European deliverable, from its registration as New Work Item until its publication.

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Workshop on Multimedia Quality in Virtual, Augmented or other Realities

From 10 – 11 MAY 2017

The workshop aims at covering all aspects of multimedia quality in different environments. We would like to cover the latest developments in this area especially under QoS and QoE aspects. ETSI is interested in fruitful discussion between researchers, implementers, operators, users and standardization bodies.

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Smart Cities India Awards 2017

On 12 May, 2017 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

Smart Cities India Awards is an annual event designed to felicitate, recognize and encourage individuals, policy makers, companies, government bodies and associations working behind the successful execution of the mammoth dream of developing 100 smart cities and rejuvenation of 500 cities in India. The award recognizes pioneering projects that aim to make cities more liveable, sustainable and economically viable by honouring best practices and models in the smart cities concept. The objective is to foster the development of future cities enhancing quality of life, innovation, competitiveness and efficient management.

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StandarDays in 2017

on 20 and 21 April in Brussels

Newcomers will discover the world of European standardization and all participants will understand how standardization works. During StandarDays, you’ll receive a clear and structured overview of the European Standardization System and of our (CEN and CENELEC) products and processes, as well as the benefits of stakeholder involvement.

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Webinar – Radio Equipment Directive: How do ETSI’s Harmonised Standards assist?

On 27 APRIL 2017

Since 13 June 2016, European Union Member States applied new rules for placing radio equipment on the European market and putting them into service.

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ETSI Summit on 5G Network Infrastructure

On 6 APRIL 2017

Our industry is buzzing with excitement about 5G. We have read the requirements, both high-level and more detailed. We have pored over the numerous white papers. Standardization plans have been carefully set and work is already progressing.

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From research projects to standardization deliverables

On 10 April 2017

This Webinar will give an overview of the different standardization activities European research projects can undertake and explain how research results can feed the work programmes of Technical Committees or lead to the establishment of a Workshop Agreement.

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Cinema Mezzanine Plugfest 3


The adoption of the Digital Cinema projection has opened new opportunities for the distribution of films. The digitization of commercial film collections and film heritage is developing rapidly.

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NG112 Emergency Communications Plugtests #2


ETSI in cooperation with the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) is organizing the second emergency communications interoperability Plugtests™ event to be held in Europe with the support of ETSI SC EMTEL.

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India Smart Grid Week (ISGW) 2017

From 07 – 10 March 2017 at Manekshaw Center, New Delhi, India

India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) is pleased to announce India Smart Grid Week (ISGW) 2017 scheduled from 8 – 10 March, 2017 at Manekshaw Center,Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi, India. Third edition of ISGW is planned as a Conference cum Exhibition that will bring together India’s leading Electricity Utilities, Policy Makers, Regulators, Investors and world’s top-notch Smart Grid Experts and Researchers to discuss trends, share best practices and showcase next generation technologies and products in smart grid area

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Energy storage in the Energy Union: The standards we need

On 8 March 2017

Energy security and sustainability are key priorities in the process of transforming the energy systems across the EU. There is a need for flexibility and adaptability and new energy market designs reflecting the contribution of strengthened interconnections, of smarter energy grids, demand management and energy storage.

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Latest changes in Internal Regulations Parts 2 & 3

On 10 March 2017

The Internal Regulations lay down the official rules of the Standardization systems of CEN and CENELEC. Part 2 covers the common rules for Standards Work and Part 3 gives the principles and rules for the structure and drafting of CEN-CENELEC documents. In this Webinar we will go through the changes brought about by the new 2017 editions of these two Internal Regulations.

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Intellectual Property (IP) and standardization in Horizon 2020

On 14 March 2017

European IPR Helpdesk and CEN-CENELEC warmly invite you to join our networking event “IP and Coffee”.

This webinar aims to give you a basic understanding of:

  • how to properly deal with Intellectual Property (IP) issues and learn about common pitfalls and IP challenges in Horizon 2020
  • European standardization and how standardization can be addressed successfully in Horizon 2020 project proposals

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Stakeholder workshop on functional safety & cybersecurity

On 16 March 2017

Ensuring the safety and security of equipment, systems and data is now a vital challenge for all industry sectors because of digitization.

European industry stakeholders are facing real issues to safeguard the integrity and functional safety of their activities, including:

  • proliferation of different national market conditions;
  • bewildering choice of competitive cyber solutions;
  • selecting optimum standardization solutions for their specific needs, including international options.

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Document exchange & collaboration between TCs & CCMC

On 24 March 2017

In this webinar, we will explore the role of the CCMC Editor in Standards development. In particular we will cover the ways the Editors collaborate with Technical Bodies throughout the editing process. We look forward to hearing your feedback and welcome any suggestions you may have to improve our working relationships.

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From 23 JAN – 03 FEB 2017 at LEGANES (MADRID),SPAIN

ETSI Centre for Testing and Interoperability will be organizing its first NFV PlugtestsTM event on 23 January to 3 February 2017,hosted by 5TONIC Laboratory in Leganes, near Madrid, Spain.

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ITS Cooperative Mobility Services Event 6

From 06-10 FEBRUARY 2017 at MILPITAS, USA

ETSI, in partnership with ERTICO, are pleased to invite you to the Cooperative Mobility Services Plugtests™ event which will take place from 6th to 10th February 2017. This event will be hosted by Open Lab Alliance at the CETECOM Test Lab, Milpitas, US.

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Unleash the full potential of European Standards for the 21st century

On 7 February 2017 at Brussels, European Parliament, Member Salon

This event offers a unique opportunity for an open discussion on some key challenges for European Standardization included in the European Commission Communication like the need for a single coherent approach towards standardization from European Institutions in support of global competitiveness of European industry, including SMEs, and protection and welfare of citizens.

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IoT India Expo 2017

From 8 – 10 FEBRUARY 2017 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India

Internet of Things (IoT) will revolutionize, transform & create business opportunities for industries to become connected to an extent that has never been possible before. The Internet of Things is creating a new world, a quantifiable and measureable world, where people and businesses can manage their assets in better informed ways.

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Standardization for Services

On 9 December 2016

Understand the added value of service standardization and discover CEN Guide 15 on Service Standardization and how it can be used to help you define new projects and develop standards in the area of services.

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Smart Metering in Europe: standardization, exchange of experiences in roll-outs and the way forward

On 7 December 2016 at Brussels – CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre

To achieve the ambitions regarding environment (CO2), energy efficiency and renewables, European Member States need to consolidate efforts to drive transformation of Europe’s utility networks to become smarter and efficient. Utility companies across Europe face the prospect of meeting the EU’s goal of replacing at least 80% of electricity meters with smart meters by 2020 wherever it is cost-effective to do so.

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The ETSI Seminar


The ETSI Seminar is run twice a year (June and December), to provide an intensive course on ETSI, its organization,structure,ways of working and related subjects.

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53 Shades of RE-D: Six months to go


Following on from the workshop 53 shades of RE-D: how to place compliant radio equipment on the European market on 4 November 2015,ETSI,RED CA and ADCO RED are pleased to announce the workshop “53 shades of RE-D: 6 months to go. How to place compliant radio equipment on the European market”.

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“Standardization for Smart Grids and Metering in China and India. State of play and perspectives”

On Friday,25th November 2016 at Brussels, CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre

Programme: programme is available (pdf format)

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CEN and CENELEC are taking the opportunity of the presence of both experts in Europe to organize a one-day workshop on “Standardization for Smart Grids and Metering in China and India. State of play and perspectives” Mr Dinesh CHAND SHARMA, in India (SESEI), can cater to your needs and boost your business in India? Some European stakeholders have already taken advantage from their support and benefited from their knowledge and network.


The development and deployment of Smart Grids in India are carried out through India Smart Grid Task Force (ISGTF) and India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF), which has been under the aegis of the Ministry of Power (MoP) for the past three years. Already 14 Smart Grid Pilots are rolled out in Indian states. A National Mission on Electric Mobility (NMEM) is also put in place with a target of 6-7 million Electric Vehicles. India has a dedicated ministry for New and Renewable Energy, which has put the Ambitious target of adding 175 GW of renewable generation capacity and 60 GW of wind power in it by 2022, launching the Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Programme. With all of this Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is also catching up on standardization work in the area of Smart Energy. BIS has already released AC direct connected watt-hour smart meter, data exchange protocol of smart meter and currently working on formulating standards for Panel Meter, transformer-operated smart meter, power system cyber security etc. During the workshop, Mr Dinesh CHAND SHARMA will share insights into the Indian Policy and Standardization landscapes around Smart Energy covering Grid Modernization efforts by the Government of India, Smart Grid Pilots, the role of renewables and the status of standards around LVDC, Smart Grid and Smart Metering.

Objectives of the workshop
receive first-hand intelligence about the latest standardization developments in the field of Smart Grids and Smart Metering in India
benchmark these developments with European activities in these domains, in the presence of prominent experts from the CEN and CENELEC networks
express your potential needs and concerns regarding smart grids and smart metering standardization in India, to trigger future actions in the context of the SESEI projects
ask any question you may have to Mr Dinesh Chand SHARMA (SESEI), and get precious insights into the articulation between standards and market access in India

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ETSI Security Week

The 2016 ETSI Security Week will take place in Sophia Antipolis, France on 13-17 June 2016.

Now in its second year, the ETSI security week will consist of an IoT Security Workshop running from Monday 13 to Wednesday 15 June 2016 followed by theETSI Technical Committee CYBER plenary meeting taking place from 15 to 17 June 2016 and the hosted AIOTI Workshop on 16 June.

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The ETSI Seminar

From 20-21 June 2016 at SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, FRANCE

The ETSI Seminar is run twice a year (June and December), to provide an intensive course on ETSI, its organization, structure, ways of working and related subjects. It is targeted at those who are new to ETSI or those who need to develop a deeper understanding of how to work effectively in ETSI.

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How European standardization experts in China and India support European industry

At Brussels, CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre on 24 June 2016

Programme: draft programme is now available (pdf format)

Find out how the seconded European standardization experts in China and India (SESEC and SESEI) support European industries. The seconded European standardization experts: Mrs Betty XU, in China (SESEC) and Mr Dinesh CHAND SHARMA, in India (SESEI) will offer you privileged insights into the current Chinese and Indian policy and standardization landscapes. Through concrete case studies, where they have played a key role, you will learn how they support European industries and stakeholders’ interests in China and India and understand the value they offer. The workshop will also provide a platform for feedback and guidance on future orientation of these projects.

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Standards for digital transformation – New challenges for a new environment

At The Hotel – Brussels, Belgium, on 29 June 2016

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Digital is set to revolutionize the world. Industries and enterprises have always adapted to changes in the market. But digital transformation presents a new set of challenges that require novel approaches to integrate new technologies including internet of things, cloud computing, cybersecurity and big data. Engage and learn how senior level executives are making the digital shift in the energymanufacturing and transport sectors.

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Small Cell LTE Plugfest 2016

From 27 June to 08 July 2016, hosted by the Telecom Italia Lab in Naples, Italy.

The Small Cell Forum, in partnership with ETSI, is organizing the Small Cell LTE Plugfest 2016 from 27 June to 08 July 2016, hosted by the Telecom Italia Lab in Naples, Italy. The 4th Small Cell LTE Plugfest will offer on-site and remote test sessions where vendors will be able to assess the level of interoperability of their implementations and verify the correct interpretation of 3GPP and other base specifications.

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India Smart Grid Week (ISGW 2015), an International Conference and Exhibition on Smart Grids and Smart Cities, as organised by ISGF scheduled from 02 – 06 March 2015 at Bangalore International Exhibition Center, Bangalore held on 6/3/2015

Indo-European Dialogue on ICT Standards & Emerging Technologies – 4th November 2015

  1. In view of the resounding success and positive feedback of its first event held on 13-14 March 2014 in India, ETSI organized the 2nd edition of the “Indo-European dialogue on ICT standards & Emerging Technologies”, on November 4th 2015 in New Delhi. The event was organized under the scope of Project SESEI for bridging the ICT Indo European dialogue and in particular for bringing forward and promoting ETSI’s work and ongoing activities within the Indian standardization community and its actors. The event was held back to back with the 2nd EU-INDIA Co-Operation on ICT Standards Project ( workshop which took place on the 5thNov
  2. ETSI once again brought together technical experts from its community and Indian stakeholders for sharing and learning from each other. Strengthening the existing dialogue further in key ICT standardization areas and by hearing from the Indian perspective, their specific requirements and specifications which will help us bridging the two regions even more and create a true long lasting Indo-European dialogue and relationship. This event represented another opportunity to provide stakeholders with an update of present and future ETSI standardization activities and to trigger dialogue with Indian stakeholders for assessing where potential standardization gaps can be bridged and where new venues for collaboration can be established. In summary, maintaining this dialogue strengthens 1) ETSI’s image in India as the privileged ICT SDO to collaborate with, 2) the creation of new venues for collaboration and 3) the relations with local partners and members.
  3. Event Programme and side meetings: the topics identified for this 2nd dialogue were consistent and in-line with key ongoing ICT trends and policy initiatives/needs for India and Europe. Event was inaugurated by H.E. Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador designate and Head of Delegation of the European Union to India, and Shri Rakesh Garg, IAS, Chairman TC & Secretary (T), DOT, Ministry of Communications & IT, Govt. of India along with Mr. Luis Jorge Romero, Director General – European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), Mr. Rajan Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), Dr. Asok Chatterjee, Director General, Telecom Standards Development Society India (TSDSI), Prof Sandip S Inamdar, Chairman, R&D Committee, Global ICT Standardisation Forum for India (GISFI) and Mr. T.V. Ramachandran, Chairman Telecom Sector Council, European Business Group. The conference presented the audience with an overview of the following themes while covering the European and Indian perspectives:
    1. Smart City enablers (Internet of Things, Smart Appliances and Machine to Machine)
    2. 5G enablers (Network Functions Virtualization, Spectrum choices for the future and Mobile Edge Computing)
    3. Societal enablers (Cyber Security, Lawful Intercept, 3GPP/Telecom Security and Privacy & Trust)

    Presentations are available here:

  4. The conference was attended by over 210 participants, representing the gamut of Indian ICT stakeholders i.e. Indian Standardization Bodies, senior officials from Ministry of Communications and IT, BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards), Telecom, SP/NLD (Internet Service Provider/National Long Distance) Operator community, IT and Telecom Equipment Vendors, Telecom, Industry Association and Academicians associated with standards and Technology.

    The European representation consisted of ETSI delegation, EU & EFTA Country Embassies representation / concerned officials and Delegation of the European Union to India.
  5. SESEI Role: SESEI has been closely following the progress of standards development activities in India, including challenges and issues of the ICT sector. SESEI along with ETSI identified a suitable timelines to schedule conference to present the most recent standardization work and new technologies being worked at ETSI including Security work at 3GPP. SESEI maintained dialogue with ETSI and the Indian ICT Community to identify topics, themes and issues to be taken up during this two day conference and workshop. In coordination of ETSI, identified topics, sub-topics, Indian speakers, extending invitation to Indian speakers and personally ensuring their availability. Defined the progamme flow, background papers for each session and played the role of master of entire activities, ceremonies during the Conference and Workshop.
  6. The event was highly successful and appreciated amongst both Indian and European ICT Communities, Ministry of Communications & IT, Vendors and operator community equally. Topics, themes, selection of speakers, flow of the event received positive comments and observation from delegates as well as speakers. Above all, the event was a constructive and positive milestone towards re-affirming the dialogue between Europe and India on ICT Standards and ETSI’s image in India.
  7. Take-aways & Follow-up for SESEI/ETSI: The event provided an opportunity not only to present ETSI’s standards activities but was also instrumental for understanding where India stands in these different areas presented and what are the Indian requirements. The summarization of the event and follow-up action items emerging post the discussions held at the event are;
    1. Working together is the right way forward, Project SESEI is instrumental connecting the two regions SDOs and associated activities
    2. Security is essential, let’s work and address it together
    3. Work on Standards through TSDSI has progressed well: continue positioning India in the global space by participation, and contribution and working together.
    4. ICT sector needs global standards and India, being the 2nd largest market for the ICT sector, needs to position itself as a global player
    5. Topics such as 5G, NFV/SDN, M2M/IoT, Mobile Edge Computing etc. are the topics of mutual interest and cooperation shall continue through Project SESEI and other existing agreements in place.

    Microsoft Event on Opportunity to share Ideas on TV Whitespaces and learn from others held on 28/4/2015

    The use of TV White Space is being looked favorably by the Government of India. A Workshop on “Running TVWS Pilots in the world —Best Practices” was held on April 28th 2015. The Workshop was conducted by Microsoft experts namely (i) Jeffrey Yan, Director Technology Policy, Microsoft Singapore, Sidney Roberts, Principal IT and Program Manager, Wi Fi & TVWS and Nasser Elaawar, Partner, Service Engineer, Wi-Fi and TVWS, the latter two based in Redmond, USA.

    SESEI has contributed to the EBG position paper towards Telecom Chapter on Standards, Smart Cities and M2M. SEEI participates actively in the EBG Telecom sector Committee and drafted the content for the Telecom standardization body, its status and progress made for the EBG Position paper. SESEI attended the Release event of 2015 edition of EBG’s Position Paper and met with the officials of the European companies established in India and also the embassy officials.

    Second event of EU STI Platform in India “How Can European Institutions and Industry Engage with Universities” held on 15/4/2015

    EU-STI is the consortium / or a joint platform created by several European research organizations, universities and initiatives supporting cooperation at EU scale, as well as private companies having established liaison/representation offices or laboratories in India. This platform is created to structure the network, enable information, knowledge and experiences sharing between the members, produce expertise on subjects of mutual interest, reinforce their visibility, and to be a single entry point for industries and public organizations trying to settle in India or start scientific cooperation with India.

    SESEI used this opportunity to meet with the members and stakeholders of EU STI platform (European Science, Technology and Innovation Platform in India). The keynote address was given by H. E. Mr. João Cravinho, Ambassador and Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to India, followed by Prof. L. S. Shashidhara, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, Mr. Poul Jensen, European Business and Technology Centre and Mr. Denis Dambois, Delegation of European Union to India. Mr. Sharma interacted with the delegates and briefed them about the SESEI project.

    Summit to discuss Testing & Certification – Mobile Devices in India: Joint event of GCF and TSDSI held on 15/4/2015

    Telecommunication Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI) and Global Certification Forum (GCF) organized a Summit of selected key stakeholders in the Indian mobile phone industry. The main objective of the workshop was to create awareness among the Indian stakeholders regarding Mobile Devices Testing and Certification. The key participants in the meeting were: Telecom Service Providers (Airtel, Vodafone, BSNL, IDEA, Reliance), Industry Associations (COAI, ICA, SESEI, GSMA), Chipset Manufacturers (Qualcomm, Intel), Test Lab Organizations (Tech Mahindra), and additional participation from GoI, TCOE India, Rohde and Schwarz, etc.

    SESEI participated in the summit organized by TDSI and GCF. The purpose of the summit was to consult with industry on the specific challenges of how to ensure device and service quality in India and to explore possible options for “how testing and certification could be beneficial to the Indian mobile market” and what should be the next steps. TSDSI is also actively reaching out to the leadership from the Government of India, Indian operators, mobile manufacturers, chip-set vendors, test organizations, and key ICT Industry Associations. SESEI suggested TSDSI and GCF to work with BIS & Deity in creating a test schedule for their released standards. This is an important exercise as otherwise this standards in its current form will demand repetition of tests already carried out by GCF. GCF shall also strengthen the testing infrastructure in India, which is of importance to Government of India. This will further help India to become a part of global community through MRAs.

    Smart Village Forum India 2015 held on 10/4/2015

    Smart Village Forum India 2015 was held on 10th April 2015 brought together by the stakeholders and innovators from the m2m + iot space having exciting solutions targeting and addressing the basics needs of any village, encompassing the vision for a well-connected SMART VILLAGE. Smart Village Forum India 2015 highlighted key sectors that will contribute towards a CONNECTED and SMART village. During the conference deliberations were held on following themes.

    • Smarter Villages – Smarter India – How m2m and iot can help build a connected Village?
    • Progressing Works and the Road Forward.
    • Are INDIAN Villages infrastructure READY?
      • High Speed Internet & Mobile Telephone Connectivity
      • Employment Opportunities with m2m and iot – Making Villages of India EFFICIENT and SELF SUFFICIENT
      • Smart Agriculture, Smart Dairy, Smart Schools, Smart Healthcare, Indigenous Industry Promotions
      • SAFE and HEALTHY lifestyle – towards a SMARTER BRIGHTER tomorrow
      • Energy Management Systems
      • INNOVATIONS and IDEAS – What should we look out for in 2015 and the near future?

    SESEI participated as a panelist in the Smart Village Forum 2015. The topic of SESEI’s panel discussion was ‘The Smart Village Infrastructure Readiness – Future Directions of Technology Improvements and Network Architecture Evolution’. The other panelist alongside SESEI in this discussion were;

    Mr. Anuj Ashokan, Chair M2M WG – TSDSI, Subject Matter Expert M2M – Tata Teleservices Ltd

    Mr. Bhanwar Lal Bishnoi, General Manager – R&D, Landis + Gyr Ltd

    Mr. B N Satpathy, Sr. Adviser (E&F/S&T/Industry), NITI Aayog, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Comm. & IT, Government of India

    Dr. K Ganapathy, President, Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation

    Prof. M P Gupta, Specialization: Information Systems, E-commerce, E-gov, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.

    SESEI while sharing vision of Mahatma Gandhi’s Ideal Model Village highlighted the various Government Schemes and Initiatives such as;

    a) Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana b) Common Service Centers to provide e-Governance Services c) National Optical Fiber Network connecting the Village Panchayat etc. which could be effectively utilized to improve the village infrastructure and empower the villagers. SESEI also suggested important indicators such as Right to Education, eHealth, Sanitation, Bank A/c, Broadband/Wi-Fi, Power, Employment, Pukka Ghar, Accessibility etc. which could be integrated in Village Panchayat plans to step up the village to become a Smart Village. Governance structure also need to be in place for an effective implementation of schemes and funding’s.

    CEOs Roundtable on Accelerating the Digital India Programme, Organised by COAI (Cellular operators Association of India) held on 28/5/2015

    On the occasion of the COAI Annual General Body Meeting 2015, they organised a CEOs’ roundtable session on “Accelerating the Digital India Programme”. The focus of the roundtable was to understand how the mobile telephony industry can contribute towards expediting the Digital India initiative of the Government. SESEI attended the roundtable discussions and interacted with the ICT community and COAI officials at the event. ETSI & COAI has a MoU to work in the area of standardization, policy and legislation.

    EU-INDIA Session on Sharing Best Practices from Europe: Smart City Summit 2015 held on 21/05/2015

    SESEI was invited by EBTC to share the update on Standards activities, globally, in Europe and India.

    SESEI participated as the Standardization expert from representing EU and shared the details on;

    • Project SESEI in brief,
    • What is Smart City
    • Standards: International & European Context,
    • Smart City – ICT Prospective.

    SESEI presented views and work carried out by CEN, CENELEC and ETSI joint Coordination Group on Smart Cities.

    Workshop on India – EU cooperation in ICT Standardization

    The India – EU cooperation in ICT Standardization workshop was held on 19th May 2015 at India International Centre, New Delhi. The purpose of this workshop is to identify priority ICT standardization topics of mutual interest, for which EU will endeavor to extend support for Indian participation in new international standardization efforts.

    SESEI was part of the conceptualization and planning of the workshop along with the EU delegation ICT Project team. SESEI addressed the delegates in the inaugural session and also moderated discussion on topics for mutual benefit and identification of 3 priority topics, to be supported in the implementation phase of the project. The following topics were defined/ identified in the workshop post discussions with the participants (including DoT and TEC)

    • 5G
    • M2MITS : In ETSI it is ITS however in TSDSI it is treated as part of M2M
    • NFV/SDN

    Conference on ‘Smart Infrastructure: Supporting Policies and Regulations for M2M Communications’ held on 12/5/2015

    Department of Telecommunications (DoT) hosted a one-day national conference on ‘Smart Infrastructure: Supporting Policies and Regulations for M2M Communications’ on 12th May, 2015 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The conference was attended by multiple Central & State Governments, private sector, service providers, M2M stake holders, technical community, academia, civil society groups, media etc. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister for Communications & IT, Government of India inaugurated the conference.

    SESEI has been an active members of the TEC and TSDSI M2M Working Groups and also contributed towards the ‘National Telecom M2M Roadmap’ paper prepared by Department of Telecommunications, Government of India. SESEI was also instrumental in setting up many meetings between Mr. Joachim Koss, Margot Dor representing ETSI and DoT during the preparation of the M2M paper. The main points highlighted during the conferences were;

    1. Government recognizes the futuristic role of M2M and IPv6 to facilitate the role of new technologies in furthering public welfare and many initiatives have been taken in India towards M2M and IPV6
    2. ‘National Telecom M2M Roadmap’ has been prepared by DoT to put together various standards, policy & regulatory requirements and approach for the industry on how to look forward for M2M.
    3. The Roadmap focusses on open, scalable and interoperable M2M deployments so that various components can be reused bringing efficiency and economy in overall deployment. In addition, IPv6 based applications/ solutions can bring significant value addition in different sectors of the economy.
    4. ‘Compendium on IPv6 Based Solutions/ Architecture/ Case Studies for Different Industry Verticals’ formulated by DoT, to serve as a reference document was released in the conference.

    During the event TEC also released Technical Reports on Automotive, Health, Power, and Architecture. SESEI worked very closely with all of these Working Groups at TEC while finalizing these reports. Updates on behalf of ETSI and oneM2M were shared and included as part of these reports.

    BIS PASC Workshop on Services held on 4/5/2015

    SESEI was invited as the delegate for the BIS Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) Workshop on Services Standardization held on 4th May 2015. DG BIS, Mr. M.J. Joseph inaugurated the Workshop and highlighted that;

    1. India joined PASC way back in 2008 hence old association
    2. Five topics identified by the Congress covering Education, ICT, Logistics, Tourism and Retail are of relevance to India as well.
    3. Highlighted importance of standards and potential of service is huge to global economy and Services export from India is of key importance
    4. Around 90 Indian standards exist in BIS database covering banking/finance, education, ICT and logistics
    5. Service Quality Standards are implemented by various Govt. Department already. Detailed proceeding of the workshop were shared with the stakeholders