Mr. Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI Director General visited India on 7th and 8th November 2013 to attend the formal launch of TSDSI (Indian Telecom Standards setting organization) and participate in the Joint global SDOs (ETSI, ARIB, TTC, TTA and CCSA) Letter of intent (LoI) Signing Ceremony. To optimally utilize the visit of ETSI Director General, it was decided to organize meetings with important Indian stakeholders.
In view of the availability of limited time and the objective to be achieved, SESEI organized meetings with the Mr. Rajan S Mathews, Director General, COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India) and other senior officials in COAI and standardization experts from the vendor and operator community who are also the members of COAI. A meeting with the H.E. Mr. Joao Cravinho, Ambassador- Head of Delegation of the European Union to India was also scheduled to discuss the Project SESEI and seek cooperation and support for future activities such as the ETSI Seminar EU-INDIA dialogue planned for March 2014. An evening reception with senior officials from vendors and selected operators was also organized. On the second day of the visit ETSI DG, participated in the launch ceremony of TSDSI as one of the distinguished keynote speaker apart from signing a joint LoI. (Read more here).
All meetings were very successful and highly interactive. During the meetings held at COAI, operators and vendor representatives indulged in lively discussions on need for prioritizing specifications and standards setting procedures. All of these meetings and interactions provided an opportunity for the ETSI DG and SESEI to highlight the planned ETSI event and the future activities.