This page sets out the fees payable by:
- Members and associate members
- Not-for-profit user associations, universities, public research bodies and Micro-Enterprises
- Governmental organizations
Members and associate members
Members' and associate members' fees are calculated by class. The class is derived from the member company's annual ECRT band (Electronics Communications Related Turnover). Each class corresponds to a number of units. This number determines the contribution payable. SMEs, Micro-Enterprises, user and trade associations, and university and public research bodies come under class 1. A full or associate member can voluntarily pay a higher contribution to the ETSI budget than that indicated in the table below.
The cost of the first unit of contribution is 6,000 € (except for universities, public research bodies, not-for-profit user associations and Micro-Enterprises). The cost of each additional unit is 3,380 €.
Annual fees for members and associate members
Millions of euros
|Number of units||Annual|
contribution euros *
|1||SMEs, user and trade associations, additional membership||1||6,000|
|Universities, public research bodies and not-for-profit user associations||2,000|
|2||Up to 135||2||9,380|
|3||136 to 200||
|4||201 to 450||
|5||451 to 700||
|6||701 to 1,350||
|7||1351 to 2,000||
|8||2,001 to 3,500||
|9||3,501 to 5,000||
|10||5,001 to 8,000||
*Excluding VAT. Download above fees table in
**For full details of how the class is determined, see Rules of Procedure, Annex 2 in the ETSI Directives.
Any ETSI member that participates in 3GPP™ will be subject to a minimum of 3 units of contribution except SMEs, Micro-Enterprises, users, universities, and public research bodies; these will be subject to a minimum of 2 units (according to the table above).
However, these minimum contribution levels need not apply where administrations or companies with more than one membership make an overall contribution that exceeds 20k€ multiplied by the number of 3GPP memberships held by the administrations or companies.
Not-for-profit user associations, universities, public research bodies and Micro-Enterprises
For not-for-profit user associations, universities and public research bodies there is a flat rate of 2,000 € per year. For Micro-Enterprises there is a flat rate of 3,000 € per year.
Definition of SMEs and Micro-Enterprises - see also definition published by EC
|Head count||Annual turnover or Balance Sheet||Coverage of headcount/turnover/balance sheet data|
|Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME)||< 250||turnover = €50 million or balance sheet = €43 million||Autonomous / Partner / Linked enterprises - refer to definition|
|Micro-Enterprise (ME)||< 10||turnover or balance sheet = €2 million||Autonomous / Partner / Linked enterprises - refer to definition|
For governmental organisations, the class of contribution is determined by the gross domestic product of their country.
|Class of Contribution||GDP in 109 of euros||Number of units|
|1||up to 7||1|
|2||8 to 23||2|
|3||24 to 40||3|
|4||41 to 55||6|
|5||56 to 70||9|
|6||71 to 135||13|
|7||136 to 200||18|
|8||201 to 350||24|
|9||351 to 500||30|
|10||501 to 800||37|
For observers there is a flat rate of 4,000 € per year.
Members and observers that join ETSI during the second half of the year are entitled to a 50% rebateon the above fees.