has news of a joint ITU-T Workshop and IMTC Forum 2006 on "H.323, SIP:
is H.325 next?" to be held 9-11 May 2006 in San Diego, California.
rollout of NGN will bring with it in a new era of multimedia communications and
with that a need to consider updating or replacing the currently used H.323
and SIP multimedia protocols. The question is whether to pursue development of
a new protocol and a new generation of multimedia communication systems, or
define new multimedia capabilities and functionality for existing protocols. Perhaps
some consideration needs to be given to service control interface
specifications. With work already underway in ITU on a new protocol dubbed H.325, the industry must decide
whether to invest more time and resource into this pursuit. The answer to this
question will be one of the more fundamental issues addressed at this IMTC
Forum and ITU-T Workshop, which will have to consider: market acceptance/need
and benefit to end users, service providers and to enterprise information
technology (IT) staff.
More details on the workshop are available here. For a primer on H.325, see here.