The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
produces standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, broadcast and Internet technologies. ETSI is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organisation. ETSI is a not-for-profit organisation with more than 700 ETSI member organisations drawn from 62 countries across 5 continents worldwide.
Based on the outcome of the EC FP6-project SECOQC (Secure Communication based on Quantum Cryptography), an Industry Specification Group (ISG) of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
brought together the important European actors from science, industry to address standardisation issues in quantum cryptography, and quantum technology in general.