The goals of PTS are to establish long-term consumer benefit, sustainable competition, the efficient use of resources and to ensure secure communications.

Standards are important tools for innovation, growth and technological development. To ensure that the development of standards contributes to achieving both the goals of PTS and the Swedish national strategy for standardization, it is important that PTS actively participates in standardization with a focus on the development of harmonized standards.

In the area of radio spectrum, PTS participates in the standardization of radio specifications and EMC, among other areas, with the aim of ensuring that standards set appropriate and proportional requirements.

The PTS Spectrum Department participates at national level in ITS and SEK and at international level in ETSI, CENELEC and the IEC.

In the areas of information technology and telecommunications standardization the PTS Spectrum Department participates nationally in ITS WG SA (Standard Approval) and ITS WG GA (ETSI General Assembly). At European level, the Spectrum Department participates in ETSI TC  ERM, in ERM EMC WG and, when required, in sub-groups of TC ERM and in other TCs. At global level the spectrum department participates in 3GPP RAN.

In electrotechnical standardization the Spectrum Department participates nationally in SEK TK EMC, at European level in CENELEC TC 210, and at global level in IEC CISPR.

Harmonised standards play an important role in EU product legislation. In 'New Approach' Directives harmonized standards give presumption of conformity with the requirements of the legislation.

Information on radio equipment legislation is to be found here.