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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.

Techwonk Blog

  • 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, ...

  • T-TIP and ICT Standardization: Opportunity is Knocking (September 30, 2013)

    Significant alignment between the U.S. and EU standards and regulations approaches can mean significant new opportunities for our economies, including new jobs and innovative products and services for ...

  • India’s Proposed “Registration” Plan Is a Market Access Barrier (September 24, 2013)

    This week, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh travels to Washington for meetings with President Obama and top Administration officials. Their primary topic: economic growth. But several key policies ...

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News Releases

  • ITI Hires Two to Grow Its Public Affairs Team (September 30, 2018)

    WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, announced today that Jennie Westbrook Courts and Clare Sahin joined its public affairs team as vice president of external affairs and manager of state ...

  • Three Forums to Focus on Green Tech Challenges (May 30, 2013)

    Global experts on green technology and sustainability will meet with industry leaders on the compliance and regulatory challenges they face as part of the first-ever ITI Sustainability Series. The three ...