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Other Major Standards Organisations

Apart from the Internet standards created by the IETF and related bodies, there are many other standards in infrastructure, hardware, and software which play an important role in Internet technologies. Some of the most significant standards development bodies are listed here.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The IEEE is an international non-profit, professional organisation for the development electrical and electronic technologies. The IEEE produces a wide range of standards publications. Many of the IEEE standards are integral to computing science and networking technologies. Some examples of key technologies include Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, and Fiber optic connection standards. Read more on the IEEE web site...

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

The W3C develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) for the World Wide Web. The W3C is an international forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding. One of the most important outcomes of the W3C is the standard specification of HTML, which is the publishing language of the World Wide Web. Read more on the W3C web site...

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

The ITU is an international organisation within the United Nations system, where governments and the private sector coordinate global telecom networks and services. Read more on the ITU web site...

European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

ETSI is a not for profit organisation whose mission is to produce the telecommunications standards that will be used for decades to come throughout Europe and beyond. Read more on the ETSI web site...