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With manufacturers, suppliers and customers in every significant global market, the technology sector continues to grow and fuel societal and economic progress worldwide. Market-driven, private sector-led standards are a core component of that success, providing technical criteria and instructions for methods and approaches that enable different technologies to connect and interoperate. This in turn helps spur the creation of even more innovative products and services.

Global information and communications technology (ICT) standards create value and aggregate markets through technology diffusion, increased productivity, and interoperability. A diverse, nimble ICT standards ecosystem is fundamental to today’s thriving, rapidly evolving global technology environment, enabling innovators and product developers to choose the best solution to meet their needs and to freely revise that choice in response to inevitable changes in technology and market conditions.

A decentralized, voluntary, market-driven standardization system has worked extremely well and will continue to empower ICT innovators to revolutionize the way we work, learn, and play.

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    The role of technical standards has received increased attention from global policymakers to address challenges for the rapid development of information and communications technologies (ICT). The recent ...

  • Download On Tech: Standards Experts on Ensuring Inclusive Terminology In Tech (October 01, 2020)

    Listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. On this episode of the Download On Tech podcast, ITI CEO Jason Oxman is joined by Phil Wennblom, Senior Director of Standards Policy ...

  • Standards Are Developed in a Consensus-Based Way (July 29, 2019)

    This article originally appeared as a Letter to the Editor in the Financial Times on July 29, 2019. You can find it here. While your Big Read article “Eyes on the prize” (July 25) correctly outlines China’s ...

  • Ensuring Technology Serves as a Force for Good (March 06, 2019)

    It’s easy to forget just how much technology has changed our world and our lives. A little more than a decade ago, a small business owner relied on foot traffic from local customers rather than web visits ...

  • Getting Global Standards Right in T-TIP (March 13, 2014)

    As U.S. and EU trade negotiators meet this week in Brussels for the next round of “T-TIP,” we urge both sides to place particular emphasis on the ‘P’, the Partnership aspect of the undertaking.  Clearly, ...

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