Study Group 16 has made a public call for proposals on requirements for the
multimedia applications that will run over next generation networks (NGN). The
advent of the NGN creates an opportunity for a new - third - generation of
multimedia telecommunication systems offering more integrated features, greater
extensibility, and more flexible growth paths for the future.
systems are expected to form the bulk of NGN services and so early attempts at
defining them are crucial. SG16 will combine the results of the call with its
experience gained in defining standards for the so-called first and second
generation multimedia terminals and systems.
it has established what sort of services people think will emerge, SG16 can
start the work on the standards to support them. The group's management team
said that it is keen to get contributors to think 'out-of-the-box' beyond the
usual and the obvious.
Call for Proposals on Requirements for the third generation of ITU-T Multimedia
Systems and Terminals can be found here.