New Delhi: Industry body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and ETSI have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to foster closer co-operation on telecom standardisation. A European standardisation organisation, ETSI is not-for-profit body with over 850 member entities gobally and offers an open and inclusive environment to support development, ratification and testing of globally applicable standards for Information and communications technology (ICT) systems and services across various sectors. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra The MoU was signed by Rajan S Mathews, Director General of COAI and Luis Jorge Romero, Director General of ETSI. “ETSI and COAI have a common objective to perform and promote, directly or indirectly, regional and international standardisation with the aim of contributing to the establishment of global information infrastructure,” a joint statement said. Seconded European Standardization Expert, the local representative of ETSI, will work closely with COAI to strengthen their relationship and foster a closer co-operation on common-agenda items between them, and promote ETSI-India cooperation on standards-related issues. “This partnership will allow us to have a regular and continuous dialogue between European Union and India to strengthen the standardisation efforts in the field of ICT, through various workshops, conferences and meetings, Mathews said.