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ETSI – the European Telecommunications Standards Institute
www.etsi.org

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, broadcast and internet technologies.

ETSI is officially recognized by the European Commission as a European Standards Organization. The high quality of their work and the open approach to standardization has helped them evolve into a European roots - global branches operation with a solid reputation for technical excellence.
ETSI is a not-for-profit organization with almost 700 ETSI member organizations drawn from 60 countries world-wide.

Future Internet PPP
www.fi-ppp.eu

With over a billion users world-wide, the Internet is one of history’s great success stories. Its global, integrated communications infrastructures and service platforms underpin the fabric of the European economy and society. Yet today’s Internet was designed in the 1970s, for purposes that bear little resemblance to current and future usage scenarios. Mismatches between the original design goals and how the Internet is being used are beginning to hamper its potential. Many challenges in the areas of technology, business, society and governance will have to be overcome if the future development of the Internet is to sustain the networked society of tomorrow.

To answer these challenges, the European Commission has launched the Future Internet Public-Private Partnership Programme (FI-PPP). The main goal is to advance a shared vision for harmonised European-scale technology platforms and their implementation, as well as the integration and harmonisation of the relevant policy, legal, political and regulatory frameworks. As set forth in the Digital Agenda for Europe, these are considered to be prerequisites for realizing a European online Digital Single Market (DSM) and, more broadly, an inclusive knowledge society.

NEM - The Networked and Electronic Media Platform
www.nem-initiative.org

Networked and Electronic Media (NEM) is one of the European Industrial Initiatives, also known as Technology Platforms, established by relevant key European stakeholders, which address the convergence of media, communications, consumer electronics, and IT as a wide opportunity for future growth, by taking advantage of generalized broadband access, increased mobility, availability of richer media formats and contents, as well as new home networks and communications platforms.

NESSI - Networked European Software & Services Initiatives
www.nessi-europe.eu

NESSI is the European Technology Platform dedicated to Software and Services. Its name stands for the Networked European Software and Services Initiative.

Enterprises in Europe (both private and public sector) are facing significant structural changes and will rely on software and services to support them in adapting effectively. This represents a new opportunity for Europe and the NESSI initiative embodies the strategic mechanism through which this opportunity can be seized and exploited globally.

Networld2020 - European Technology Platform for communications networks and services
networld2020.eu

NetWorld2020 is the European Technology Platform for communications networks and services. Communications networks enable interaction between users of various types of equipment, either mobile or fixed. They are the foundation of the Internet. The NetWorld2020 European Technology Platform gathers players of the communications networks sector: industry leaders, innovative SMEs, and leading academic institutions.