ICT standardization is a key part of the European Union’s package of measures designed to improve Europe’s competitiveness and productivity. As part of the EU’s Digital Single Market (DSM) initiative, the European Commission has been working on common ICT standards that would ensure the interoperability of digital technologies, services, and devices.
The Commission has laid out a two-pronged plan of action. First, it plans to set standards in relation to core technologies such as 5G, the Internet of Things, Cloud Services, and Cybersecurity. Second, it will propose a series of measures to align research & development results with the new standards, and to improve collaboration between standard-setting organizations in Europe and internationally.
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