How can I get information on standardization

Standardization in general

Successful norms and standards are created by the forces of the market. Companies that actively participate in the development receive knowledge of future developments at an early stage

Standardization forms a uniform basis that enables business, research and production to work in a compatible and coordinated manner with one another. Standardization helps to reduce development times with short innovation cycles, to avoid incorrect designs and thus to manufacture more efficient products that are system-compatible and economical. Standardization acts as the door opener for the successful positioning of new technologies and innovations on the market and thus for securing competitiveness for the future. And not just for large companies. Active participation in the standardization process also offers small and medium-sized companies a good opportunity to offer their products and services abroad. Global standardization plays an important role in the dismantling of international trade barriers. Anyone who, as an SME, takes part in the development and influencing of rules and standards can decisively improve their competitiveness in foreign trade.
Switzerland is actively involved in the standardization activities of national, European and international standards networks. As the central agency commissioned by the federal government, the Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV) has an important coordinating function. The SNV is the direct representative of global standardization (via ISO) and European standardization (via CEN) in Switzerland and acts as a hub in numerous other national and international standards networks. Some of the subject areas of standardization are covered by various specialized areas that work closely with the SNV. The SNV and its departments play an important bridging role between the standardization experts and the standards users.

Expert body standards

The Standards Commission is the competent point of contact for all questions relating to standards that affect Switzerland as a telecom location.

asut oversees the telecommunications technical standards division of the Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV). In this function, asut represents the Swiss objectives and interests in the European standardization organization ETSI as NSO (National Standardization Organization). The Standards Commission is therefore the competent point of contact for all questions relating to standards in the telecommunications sector for the entire economy, the legislative bodies as well as interested suppliers and manufacturers. For companies that are not ETSI members, asut as NSO can enable access and participation in the ETSI committees.
The content-related discussion of standardization in telecommunications takes place in the CS4 working group. The CS4 is the only Swiss standardization body for the telecommunications sector and enables a valuable exchange of information between companies, authorities (OFCOM, ISO, etc.) and Swiss companies actively involved in the ETSI. The CS4 is open to all interested companies and individuals, membership in the industry association is not a prerequisite for participation. The possibility to present your concerns in CS4 and to have access to current information from the standards area is of great importance, especially for small and medium-sized Swiss telecommunications companies, as direct participation is associated with high costs.
Asut as NSO and asut working group CS4 coordinate the development of the Swiss position in public consultations on technical standards of the ETSI. In doing so, it takes the interests of Swiss companies into account in all relevant innovations.
Leading expert commission on standards: Dominik Müller, asut
Leading working group CS4: Josef Schmid, VBS

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ETSI standardization process

As the NSO (National Standardization Organization), asut represents the Swiss objectives and interests in the European standardization organization ETSI

At ETSI, the processing of the standards takes place primarily in pan-European technical committees, workgroups, STF etc. directly at ETSI and not in the individual countries. Representatives of Swiss companies are currently participating in standards work in around 75 ETSI committees.
asut, the Swiss Telecommunications Association, carries out the consultations and votes on new / changed European telecommunications standards for Switzerland as part of a federal mandate. These are drawn up by the ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) and submitted or submitted for comment in Switzerland. entered into force unchanged. Information on the procedure of the consultation process
The adoption and transposition of the ETSI standards in Switzerland takes place in the original version (English). This corresponds to the objective of dismantling trade barriers and corresponds to the advancing globalization and digitization of the economy. There is no separate national work program. The standardization work corresponds to the ETSI work program. ETSI work program
All ETSI standards are available free of charge. Both the draft standards and the published standards can be obtained directly from asut as the Telecommunications Department or directly from the ETSI website. ETSI website

ETSI consultations

The asut as NSO and the asut expert committee for standards jointly take on the coordination of the development of the Swiss position in the public consultation of technical standards of the ETSI

Asut informs all interested parties about new consultations or votes by email on a weekly basis. If you are interested, please contact [email protected] In addition, there is an overview of the ongoing consultations as well as the standards and technical documents published by ETSI in the last six months. The information on the draft standards submitted from ongoing consultations can also be found on the national draft portal. Information on the draft standards submitted from ongoing consultations

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