ITU Update since GSC-13

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Global Standards Collaboration (GSC) 14
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GSC14-PLEN-72
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ITU
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ITU Update since GSC-13
Malcolm Johnson
Director, Telecommunication
Standardization Bureau, ITU
Geneva, 13-16 July 2009
Fostering worldwide interoperability
Highlights of current activities (1)
Primetime Emmy for advanced video coding Rec.
ITU-T H.264
The first global standard offering an in-home
network capable of delivering room-to-room
HDTV G.9980 (ex G.hn).
Work on IPTV standards progressed from the
foundation documents to more detailed
specifications.
New ITU-T Focus Group on Future Networks (FGFN)
Series of academic events: Kaleidoscope
Bridging the standardization gap
Regional forums and meetings in regions
Remote participation
Geneva, 13-16 July 2009
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Highlights of current activities (2)
IMT-Advanced
Evaluation process defined for candidate radio interfaces
Spectrum management
Spectrum Monitoring
Cognitive radio
International regulatory framework (to be addressed at
WRC-[12]
Workshops/Seminars relating to spectrum issues
ITU-R Study Group activities for CPM & WRC-[12]
33 agenda items covering almost all radiocommunication
services
Broadcasting
3D TV
Satellite
Global broadband Internet to developing countries
Geneva, 13-16 July 2009
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Highlights of current activities (3)
Climate Change
New Study Group: Environment and climate change
Symposia on ICTs and Climate Change, Quito, virtual event
Korea.
Protection of spectrum used for climate monitoring
ITU-R Recommendations on relevant radio services and
systems
Liaison with WMO in related activities
Studies on climate monitoring and weather forecasting
Agreed methodology for ICT companies to measure carbon
footprint
Accessibility
Accessibility action plan
Emergency communications
Database of frequencies for use in early stages of disaster
management
Protection of spectrum used by radiocom services and
systems for early warning and relief operations
Geneva, 13-16 July 2009
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WTSA-08
Total of 350 contributions
Record participation… by far
Significant restructuring of
Study Group system
First Global Standards Symposium
WTSA adopted 21 new Resolutions, revised 27
existing Resolutions
VIPs spanning the world and the ICT sector
Chairmen/vice-chairmen from 33 countries (22
from developing countries)
Geneva, 13-16 July 2009
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WTSA Key Resolutions
Resolution 44 Bridging the standardization gap
between developing and developed countries
Resolution 58 to encourage the creation of national
Computer Incident Response Teams (CIRTs) particularly
for developing countries
Resolution 64 instructs ITU-T Study Groups 2 and 3 to
study the allocation and economic aspects of IP
addresses taking account of the ITU workshop on IPv6 in
September 2008
Resolution 69 invites Members to refrain from taking
any unilateral and/or discriminatory actions that could
impede another Member State to access public Internet
sites, within the spirit of Article 1 of the ITU Constitution
and WSIS principles and to report any such incident to
TSB.
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WTSA Key Resolutions (2)
Resolution 70 encourages more work in the field of
telecommunication/ICT accessibility for persons with
disabilities
Resolution 71 to encourage cooperation between ITUT and academia, universities and their associated
research establishments, and invite Council to consider
reduced fee
Resolution 73 on ICTs and Climate Change
encourages the membership to work towards reductions
in greenhouse gas in line with the United Nations
Framework Convention on Climate Change
Resolution 74 instructs Director TSB to propose to
Council reduced ITU-T fee for Sector Members from
developing countries based on ITU-D model, and that it
include its consideration of this matter in preparation of
PP-10
Resolution 76 requires ITU-T to develop conformance
and interoperability testing Recommendations as quickly
as possible
Geneva, 13-16 July 2009
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Conformance and
Interoperability
WTSA Resolution 76
Calls for increased work on conformance and
interoperability
ITU created to ensure interoperability of
international telecommunications
Conformity assessment important in the context of
WTO standardization commitments
Gives increased confidence in ICT
Assistance to developing countries to establish
testing facilities
Assist the development of regional test centres
Study of possible future ITU Mark
Geneva, 13-16 July 2009
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ITU Strategic Direction
Develop and publish
standards for global ICT
interoperability
Identify areas for future
standardization
Provide an attractive and effective
forum for the development of
international standards
Promote the value of ITU standards
Promote efficient use of spectrum and satellite orbit
resource
Disseminate information and know-how
Cooperate and collaborate
Provide support and assistance
Geneva, 13-16 July 2009
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Challenges
Increasingly complex standardization
scenario
Maintaining ITU as preeminent global
telecommunication and
radiocommunication standards
development organization
Geneva, 13-16 July 2009
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