ITU-T now uses a system called RSS to separate its news
and other useful information into channels according to
topic. So for example if you are interested in next
generation networks (NGN) you can see just news on this
topic by following the link to that its news channel.
Another advantage of RSS is that these news channels can
be read by software known as readers. Using an RSS
reader allows users to subscribe to news feeds from any
number of sources. So for example you can subscribe to
world news from the BBC, business news from the New York
Times, ICT standardization news from ITU-T and
technology news from the Register and read it all in one
application as soon as it is published, without having
to remember to visit each site every day. It takes the
hassle out of staying up-to-date, by showing you the
very latest information that you are interested in.
You can normally tell if a site has an RSS feed if you
see the RSS
or an XML icon . If you
click on the button you can drag the URL of the RSS feed into your news reader or cut
and paste the same URL into a new feed in your news reader.
Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera and Safari,
automatically check for RSS feeds when you visit a
website, and display an icon when they find one.
You can see a full list of ITU-T’s news feeds on the right hand side of this
ITU-T News is a
consolidated news channel carrying all news stories from across the standardization sector of ITU.
is a channel carrying all posts,
lists of input documents for meetings, meeting announcements etc. Each Study Group has its own channels and there is a channel reserved specifically for
Additionally there are channels relating to specific topics within ITU-T’s remit,
Home Networking etc.