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Who created the OSI model?

What company created the OSI model?

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) created the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model as a framework for defining standards for connecting computers. Released in 1984, the model was an attempt to get the entire world to think about computer networking in same way, and was to act as a first step towards standardizing the actual protocols that people used to communicate via computers.

For more about the OSI model, see our complete definition.

This was last published in September 2002

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