The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is an independent, non-profit organization, whose mission is to produce telecommunications standards. ETSI is officially responsible for standardization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) within Europe. These technologies include telecommunications, broadcasting and related areas such as intelligent transportation and medical electronics.
ETSI unites 688 members from 55 countries inside and outside Europe, including manufacturers, network operators, administrations, service providers, research bodies and users.
ETSI is officially recognized by the European Commission. ETSI is, together with CENELEC, responsible for the development of Harmonised Standards under the R&TTE directive in response to EC mandates.
ETSI is based in Sophia Antipolis (France),