Governments/ International Organizations
Regulation and infrastructure
Lawmakers make reference to IEC
International Standards in legal
A basis for legislation
IEC International Standards provide the technical frameworks, metrics and specifications regulators can refer to in their legislation. As technologies evolve, standards are revised accordingly and legislation is automatically updated.
Standards also provide governments with technical references in public tenders, lending confidence that products meet commonly agreed requirements, rules and specifications.
Focused infrastructure development
Because regulators are not engineers, international standards and organizations like the IEC can help bring the innovative potential of the industry on the right track. This helps avoid island solutions that can hinder the growth of the market.
Regulators need to ensure that there is adequate investment, the right technologies and products and fair pricing for all users. They also need to take into account that more and more technologies are merging and infrastructure systems need to be able to communicate across borders. Standards provide built-in interoperability.
International standards can help regulators to provide common platforms that allow many different players, who are in competition, to work together on a same goal. They help promote fair competition and provide a level playing field so that national infrastructures can be built in time and stay relevant for longer.