The Fair Standards Alliance is a nonprofit organisation formed toward the end of 2015 to strengthen the voice, globally but primarily in Europe, of companies which believe that the licensing of standard -essential patents (SEPs), required in so many modern products today, must be done on a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory basis (FRAND). Further details on the key principles defended by the Alliance can be found here.
The Fair Standards Alliance membership is broad and diverse, ranging from multinationals to SMEs from different levels of the value chain across a diversity of industry sectors. Our alliance members are innovators and implementers. In addition to large patent holders, the Alliance’s membership includes prominent product companies and consumer brands, as well as implementers, who may license SEPs from others to then develop, market and sell standardized goods. A list of our members can be found here.
ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies and is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization. ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit association whose more than 700 member companies and organizations, drawn from 62 countries across 5 continents worldwide, determine its work programme and participate directly in its work. Learn more
Global Certification Forum is an active partnership between network operators, device manufacturers and the test industry. In the ten years since its inception in 1999, GCF has created an independent certification programme to help ensure global interoperability between mobile devices and networks. By providing the focal point for the world’s most experienced practitioners in conformance testing, field trials and certification, GCF establishes global best practice for the certification of mobile phones and the ever-expanding range of devices that incorporate wireless broadband connectivity. As its contribution to the smooth introduction of LTE, GCF started working on a global certification scheme for LTE devices in March 2008. Learn more
The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) mission is to accelerate the growth and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective fabless ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation. It addresses the challenges within the supply chain including IP, EDA/design, wafer manufacturing, test and packaging to enable industry-wide solutions. Providing a platform for meaningful global collaboration, the Alliance identifies and articulates market opportunities, encourages and supports entrepreneurship, and provides members with comprehensive and unique market intelligence. Members include companies throughout the supply chain representing 25 countries across the globe. Learn more
The IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access Standards develops standards and recommended practices to support the development and deployment of broadband wireless metropolitan area networks. IEEE 802.16 is a unit of the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee, the premier transnational forum for wireless networking standardization. Learn more
International Wireless Industry Consortium (IWPC) facilitates global knowledge-capital collaboration, delivering unfiltered real time insight into vital technology, market and ecosystem evolution. The technology-neutral Community provides leadership to:
• Identify new markets, products & service opportunities
• Illuminate potential supply chain gaps
• Network with first-hand knowledge experts for ALL things wireless. Learn more
Formed in 1992, the PCI-SIG is the industry organization chartered to develop and manage the PCI standard. The PCI-SIG effectively places ownership and management of the PCI specifications in the hands of the developer community. Learn more
The WiMAX Forum™ is an industry-led, non-profit corporation formed to help promote and certify the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products using the IEEE 802.16 and ETSI HiperMAN wireless MAN specifications. The forum’s goal is to accelerate the introduction of these devices into the marketplace. WiMAX-Certified™ products will be fully interoperable and support metropolitan broadband fixed and portable applications. Learn more