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Forging New Opportunities for International Standards Collaboration

We’re happy to announce that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) has signed four new Memorandums of Understanding with four standards organizations in Korea, Japan and the Middle East. The two-year agreements lay the groundwork for knowledge sharing between standards development groups, facilitate technical cooperation, and create opportunities for future International standards collaboration between parties.

The first agreement between IEEE SA and the Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA), located in Seongnam-city, Korea, was signed earlier this year and a signing ceremony was held on 19 July. TTA focuses on standards development in the information and communication technologies sectors.

A second agreement, signed on 20 July, is with the Korea Electronics Association (KEA), located in Seoul, Korea. A non-profit institution, the KEA represents approximately 1,000 Korean electronics companies, and has been developing standards in Korea since 1993.

An agreement between IEEE SA and the Telecommunications Technology Committee (TTC) was signed on 23 July 2010 in Tokyo, Japan. TTC is a non-profit standards development organization focused on information and communication technologies.

The fourth agreement, between IEEE SA and the Arab Information and Communication Technologies Organization (AICTO), was signed on 7 July, following a visit of IEEE SA leadership to Tunis, Tunisia, earlier this year. AICTO is an Arab governmental organization working under the aegis of the league of Arab States, and is focused on developing ICT standards in the Arab region, covering the Middle East and North Africa.

“These new relationships, and the cooperation between IEEE SA and these four organizations, will help local technologists to broaden their standards-based activities in Japan, Korea and the Middle East,” said Judith Gorman, Managing Director, IEEE Standards Association.”This is an excellent opportunity to expand the usage of IEEE standards in these countries and to improve opportunities for companies to build and market interoperable products and services that can compete in the global marketplace.”

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