15 April, 2024

The Connectivity Standards Alliance and ETNO Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Collaboration for the Security and Interoperability of the IoT

The Connectivity Standards Alliance (the Alliance) and the European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO) today announced their collaboration by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signifying their shared commitment to ensuring the security and interoperability of the Internet of Things (IoT).

This MOU between the Alliance and ETNO will enable both organisations to pool their expertise and resources to navigate the complexities of the IoT ecosystem and its regulatory landscape, advance its transformative potential, and foster a safer, more secure world for connected devices.

Technological innovations and the telecommunications landscape alike are evolving at an unprecedented pace. The IoT is at the forefront this evolution, with networks of connected devices having emerged as a catalyst for growth and innovation throughout industry and society. Alongside an enormous growth in the number of IoT devices – with device numbers expected to increase to 49 billion in 2026 – telecommunications operators have a central role in this ecosystem by facilitating the connectivity of IoT devices.

While the growth of IoT connectivity presents immense opportunities, it also raises important questions on how to ensure seamless connectivity and data security in an ever-evolving technological landscape,” said Tobin Richardson, President and CEO of the Connectivity Standards Alliance. “With this collaboration, the Alliance is honoured to work alongside ETNO to foster an innovative IoT ecosystem built on key foundations of safety and security.”

We are delighted to partner with the Connectivity Standards Alliance and work together for a safe and compatible IoT environment in Europe and beyond,” said Lise Fuhr, Director General of ETNO. “We aim to bring the contribution of European telecom operators in facilitating the adoption of the Internet of Things, as well as ensuring its security and reliability. As industry leaders, we will bring our unique European perspective to this global conversation, as it pertains to the development of IoT standards and the implementation of best practices for the benefit of all users.”

About the Connectivity Standards Alliance

The Connectivity Standards Alliance is the foundation and future of the Internet of Things (IoT). Established in 2002, its wide-ranging global membership collaborates to create and evolve universal open standards for the products transforming the way we live, work, and play. With its Members’ deep and diverse expertise, robust certification programs, and a full suite of open IoT solutions the Alliance is leading the movement toward a more intuitive, imaginative, and useful world.

Learn more about the Alliance at www.csa-iot.org; and follow us on: X Facebook LinkedIn.

About ETNO

ETNO is the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association. We proudly represent Europe’s main telecom operators, who innovate and invest in the continent's digital backbone. Our companies are the providers of Europe's most advanced digital networks and services. ETNO's mission is to develop a positive policy and regulatory environment empowering the delivery of world-class services for European citizens and businesses. Its 40 members and observers from Europe and beyond are the backbone of Europe’s digital progress. They are the main drivers of broadband and are committed to its continual growth in Europe.

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