ITU-T/ ATIS Workshop “Next Generation Technology and Standardization” ABSTRACT Las Vegas, 19-20 March 2006 Speaker Noah Luo Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Session: NGN Service Enablers (incl. Mobility, Fixed-Mobile Convergence) Title of Presentation: Next Generation of Multimedia Terminals This presentation provides an overview of the Next Generation of Multimedia Terminals with emphasis on the envisaged impacts on networks and NGN standardization. It begins with a brief glance of requirements for next generation multimedia terminals from different perspectives, and then provides a vision as to what tomorrow’s multimedia terminals will look like. Insights are provided into the capabilities expected from the next generation multimedia terminals. Technological advancements are identified as an important driving force and some key technology areas are listed. We give the design philosophy for next generation multimedia standards followed by an introduction to the new standard H.325 being made by ITU-T as an example.