The Role of Standards in the ICT Sector & Issues Raised
With the exponential growth of the ICT sector, the need for standards has become a key feature of the field from mobile telephones to network equipment and in the future the Internet of Things. Standards therefore touch our lives in many ways and are key policy enablers. At European level, ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) - one of the EC recognised standardisation bodies - is the leading organisation in the standardisation process with industrial success as DECT, GSM,3 and 4G. It links more than 800 members drawn from inside and outside Europe, to 'address the technical issues which will drive the economy of the future and improve life for the next generation'.
Christian Loyau, Legal Advisor ETSI will address this strategic organisation and these themes under the auspices of TELOS, offering both legal and technical insight.
This lecture will introduce ETSI and its work through discussion of the challenges it faces in standardisation within a highly competitive industry, including reconciling the goal of interoperability through “open” standards with intellectual property and other industrial interests.
Registration commences at 16:45. The lecture starts at 17:15 sharp with a welcome from Prof Ben Bowling, Executive Dean of The Dickson Poon School of Law . The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.
This is an event by The Centre for Technology, Ethics, Law and Society (TELOS)