ITU-D Study Group 2 will provide
developing countries with an understanding of the different
technologies available for broadband access using both wired and
wireless technologies for terrestrial and satellite
telecommunications, including International Mobile
Telecommunications (IMT). Study Group 2 will continue to cover
the technical issues involved in deploying broadband access
technologies, including the integration of such access network
solutions in existing and future network infrastructures,
provide guidelines for broadband access development, taking into
account the fact that the standardization of broadband access
technologies is a priority in the strategic plan of ITU, and
respond to the initiatives of all developing countries (as
proposed by the six WTDC regional preparatory meetings (RPMs).
2 Question for study
Identify the factors influencing the
effective deployment of broadband wireline, wireless and
satellite access technologies and their applications, with a
focus on technologies and/or standards recognized or under study
by the other two ITU Sectors.
Examine wired and wireless
broadband access technologies and their future trends;
Identify methodologies for
migration planning and implementation of broadband wired and
wireless technologies, taking into account existing
networks, as appropriate;
Consider trends of broadband
access technologies; deployments, services offered and
Continue to identify ways and
means of implementing IMT, using terrestrial links and
Identify key elements to be
studied in order to facilitate the possible deployment of
systems integrating satellite and the terrestrial component
of IMT (see Recommendation 206 (WRC-07);
Provide information on the
specific impact of the implementation of broadband wired and
wireless means, including IMT, on underserved populations,
including persons with disabilities;
Provide information on IMT-Advanced
systems based on the advice of Working Party 5D of ITU-R
Study Group 5.
3 Expected output
Yearly progress report on the
above study items includinga matrix of different broadband
access technologies, both wired and wireless, terrestrial
and satellite, with yearly updates;
Analysis of the factors
influencing the effective deployment of broadband access
A set of guidelines for broadband
access deployment that could be delivered inter alia
through training seminars in accordance with the BDT
A handbook on IMT deployment in
developing countries to replace the Handbook on Deployment
of IMT-2000 systems (2003). This handbook will be the result
of study group collaboration between ITU-R Study Groups 4
and 5, ITU-T Study Group 13 and the Rapporteur's Group
dealing with this Question as part of ITU-D Study Group 2;
Draft Recommendation(s), as
appropriate and if justified.
The interim report on this Question is
expected by 2012. The final report is expected in 2013 at the
end of the ITU-D study period.
Arab States, United States.
6 Sources of input
1) Results of related technical
progress in relevant ITU-R and ITU-T Study Groups, in
particular Working Parties 5D (Question 77) and 5A of Study
Group 5 and Working Parties 4A, 4B and 4C of Study Group 4,
and in ITU-T in particular Study Group 15 (Question 1) and
Study Group 13 (Question 15).
2) ITU publications on both
broadband and IMT.
3) Relevant reports of national
and/or regional organizations in developing and developed
4) Contributions on experiences
with the implementation of relevant networks in developed
and developing countries.
4bis) Contributions of
Sector Members on the development of broadband access
technologies for wired, wireless and satellite.
5) Relevant inputs from service
providers and manufacturers.
7 Target audience
b. Proposed methods for implementation of
The work of the Rapporteur’s Group
will be conducted and publicized through the ITU-D website as
well as through the publication of documents and appropriate
8 Proposed methods for handling the Question
The Question will be handled by a
Rapporteur’s Group of ITU-D Study Group 2.
In order to coordinate effectively and
avoid duplication of activities, the study should take into
– outputs from the relevant ITU-T and ITU-R Study Groups;
– the relevant outputs from ITU-D Questions;
– inputs from the relevant BDT programme(s);
– inputs from those involved in the implementation of the
study of IMT systems.
10 Relevant programme
Programme 1 will be the relevant
11 Other relevant information
Resolution 43 as revised by WTDC-10
should be taken into consideration.
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