Forming a national position through the National Standards Authority of Ireland Dr. Ian Cowan Senior Standards Officer, NS...
The need for standards <ul><li>Status of Standard Specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of Standard Specifications </l...
Status of Standard Specifications -  Standard = Specification having obtained consensus of all interested parties, introdu...
Benefits of Standard Specifications -  Provide a level playing field for trade & business -  Provide minimum level of qual...
What is Standardization for? <ul><ul><li>-  Facilitates trade by </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Removal of trade barriers ...
Whom is Standardization for? <ul><ul><li>-  Industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Manufacturers, purchasers </li></ul></...
Telecoms standards and specifications work through NSAI’s international and European memberships <ul><li>NSAI </li></ul><u...
NSAI -  The designated  National Standards Body  in Ireland -  Member of ISO and CEN; ETSI NSO -  Sponsor of National Comm...
Standards <ul><li>Develops Irish Standards in consultation with </li></ul><ul><li>interested parties in Ireland </li></ul>...
Certification <ul><li>Accredited Product and Services </li></ul><ul><li>Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Notified Body appr...
In ternational  Standards Bodies
The process of forming a national position <ul><li>How we achieve a Standard with broad consensus </li></ul><ul><li>Genera...
How we achieve a Standard with broad consensus <ul><li>-  Involve widest possible interests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technolo...
General  developmental  process .
JTC 1 developmental process Ordinary:   Fast-Track:
Telecoms standardization mirroring ISO/IEC JTC 1 – Information Technology ETSI/NSO …  SC 06 – Telecommunications and  info...
Sample market areas JTC 1/SC 06 IEEE 802.X; Near Field and Power-Line Coms, Private Integrated Services Network in IP envi...
Other supports and advice NSAI can offer <ul><li>Publications   www.standards.ie </li></ul><ul><li>Standards information S...
<ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice’ </li></ul><ul><li>- Polonius in W. Shake...
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  1. 1. Forming a national position through the National Standards Authority of Ireland Dr. Ian Cowan Senior Standards Officer, NSAI Enterprise Ireland – Telecoms Standards Opportunities for Irish Companies Dublin, January 27, 2009
  2. 2. The need for standards <ul><li>Status of Standard Specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of Standard Specifications </li></ul><ul><li>What is Standardization for? </li></ul><ul><li>Whom is Standardization for? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Status of Standard Specifications - Standard = Specification having obtained consensus of all interested parties, introduced by national or international standards body (industry de facto standards = publicly available specifications) - Standards are of themselves voluntary - Compulsory standards (1996 Act, Art. 28): adopted by legislation (S.I. In IE) - Quasi-mandatory standards (EU Directives)
  4. 4. Benefits of Standard Specifications - Provide a level playing field for trade & business - Provide minimum level of quality & safety protecting reputable manufacturers & suppliers from ‘short- cutting’ competitors - Provide part of the industrial & commercial infrastructure of a developed market economy - Part of obligations of EU membership
  5. 5. What is Standardization for? <ul><ul><li>- Facilitates trade by </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Removal of trade barriers (opening markets) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying minimum characteristics & quality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Perfecting competition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitating interchangeability & </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>interoperability for products and services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing needless variation and thus costs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Improves safety </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Whom is Standardization for? <ul><ul><li>- Industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Manufacturers, purchasers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Citizens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public, consumers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trade, health, and environment regulators </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Telecoms standards and specifications work through NSAI’s international and European memberships <ul><li>NSAI </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Certification </li></ul><ul><li>In ternational Standards Bodies </li></ul>
  8. 8. NSAI - The designated National Standards Body in Ireland - Member of ISO and CEN; ETSI NSO - Sponsor of National Committee of IEC and CENELEC (ETCI: Electro-Technical Council of Ireland) - Standards (Development and Promotion); Certification; Legal Metrology; National Metrology - Approx. 150 staff; offices in Dublin, Limerick, and New Hampshire, USA (+ 7 Regional Verification Centres)
  9. 9. Standards <ul><li>Develops Irish Standards in consultation with </li></ul><ul><li>interested parties in Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a gateway for industry participation in the </li></ul><ul><li>work of European and international standards </li></ul><ul><li>organizations </li></ul><ul><li>- Promotion, information, training </li></ul>
  10. 10. Certification <ul><li>Accredited Product and Services </li></ul><ul><li>Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Notified Body approvals 50 </li></ul>
  11. 11. In ternational Standards Bodies
  12. 12. The process of forming a national position <ul><li>How we achieve a Standard with broad consensus </li></ul><ul><li>General developmental process </li></ul><ul><li>JTC 1 developmental process </li></ul><ul><li>Telecoms standardization mirroring </li></ul><ul><li>Sample market areas </li></ul>
  13. 13. How we achieve a Standard with broad consensus <ul><li>- Involve widest possible interests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technological experts, Industry representatives, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulators, Safety interests, Social Partners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>- Consultative Committee + Public Enquiry </li></ul><ul><li>- Performance driven – Technology-neutral </li></ul><ul><li>[NSAI Standards and support services are certified to </li></ul><ul><li>ISO 9001] </li></ul>
  14. 14. General developmental process .
  15. 15. JTC 1 developmental process Ordinary: Fast-Track:
  16. 16. Telecoms standardization mirroring ISO/IEC JTC 1 – Information Technology ETSI/NSO … SC 06 – Telecommunications and information exchange between systems ETSI/PT NSAI/ICTSCC – ICT Standards Consultative Committee … SC 03 - Telecommunications
  17. 17. Sample market areas JTC 1/SC 06 IEEE 802.X; Near Field and Power-Line Coms, Private Integrated Services Network in IP environments, Remote Management and Control Protocol Overlay Multicast (NGN, IPTV), Ethernet Configuration Test Protocol e2e Multicast Transport Protocol, Directory Services and Protocols, Public Key Certs, ASN.1 (Vehicular Coms, International Object Identifiers), Common Alerting Protocol, Sensor Networks, Picocast, 60 GHz … ETSI/TCs and EPs Transmission and Multiplexing, Broadband Radio, Cordless Telecoms, Health ICT, EMC and Radio Spectrum, eSignatures, Human Factors, Intelligent Transport, Lawful Interception, Machine-to-Machine Coms, Media content, Mobile Standards, Powerline Telecoms, Third Generation, Public Safety, Emergency Comms, Security …
  18. 18. Other supports and advice NSAI can offer <ul><li>Publications www.standards.ie </li></ul><ul><li>Standards information Service http://www.nsai.ie/ </li></ul><ul><li>index.cfm/area/page/information/Information </li></ul><ul><li>Training http://www.nsai.ie/ </li></ul><ul><li>index.cfm/area/page/information/training </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice’ </li></ul><ul><li>- Polonius in W. Shakespeare’s Hamlet </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Ian J. Cowan </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Standards Officer </li></ul><ul><li>······················································· </li></ul><ul><li>Direct +353 1 807 3876 </li></ul><ul><li>Email ian.cowan@nsai.ie </li></ul><ul><li>······················································· </li></ul><ul><li>NSAI Standards </li></ul><ul><li>1 Swift Square </li></ul><ul><li>Northwood </li></ul><ul><li>Santry </li></ul><ul><li>Dublin 9 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone +353 1 807 3800 </li></ul><ul><li>Facsimile +353 1 807 3838 </li></ul><ul><li>······················································· </li></ul><ul><li>NSAI .ie </li></ul>

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