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 Friday, 11 October 2013

TSB is launching a new online system for questionnaires. The first such questionnaires have now been posted for Study Group 3’s Latin America and Carribean (LAC) Regional Group: please see e.g.

The corresponding Circular will be issued next week.

The advantages of this system include the following:

  • Security: Delegate responses are TIES protected and processed by ITU. 
  • Ease of use: Access to questionnaires is through the Study Group website.
  • Question variety: Multiple choice, true/false, open-ended, mandatory/non-mandatory
  • Rapid processing and functionality: Real-time results, custom reports, individual response, and visually pleasant graphics

To access the questionnaires (that may be cited in a TSB Circular), delegates can simply enter their TIES username ( and password.  They can follow the numbered questions and indicate their choices by clicking on them or by providing text in the case of open-ended questions.  A progress bar indicates how far along they are and a thank you message confirms when they have completed the questionnaire.

Friday, 11 October 2013 13:35:40 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

A new version of the Sync Application is now available. The main improvements are the following:

  1. One app supports all the meetings of a Study Group for the whole Study Period 2013-2016.
  2. Ability to select documents to download (any of PLEN, WP1, WP2, WP3, C, default all)
  3. Improved navigation on the generated pages.

The latest version of the Sync app is available for the following ITU-T Study Group meetings:

  • ITU-T SG13 meeting (Kampala, Uganda, 4-15 November 2013)
  • ITU-T SG16 meeting (Geneva, 28 October – 8 November 2013)

We invite you to try the new version of the Sync Application and provide your feedback to

Friday, 11 October 2013 12:39:35 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Wednesday, 02 October 2013

As part of the ITU effort to progressively move ITU tools under its single sign-on (SSO) infrastructure, members will now use SSO to submit AAP comments through the AAP website.
SSO enables a smoother user experience since services federated under the SSO infrastructure do not require subsequent logins once logged into another service. When first logging in, users will see a new login screen.

In addition to the AAP comment submission tool, the following services already use the ITU SSO infrastructure:

  •     SharePoint sites
  •     International numbering resources databases
  •     Misuse of E.164 numbering resources
  •     ITU-T electronic registration and subscription services
  •     ITU-T WP A.5 reference submission

Other services planned for migration under the SSO infrastructure in the near future include the informal FTP areas (IFAs) and Adobe Connect remote participation services.

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 14:57:13 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Thursday, 05 September 2013

The IPR website has been improved with the following features:

• New layout
• Search URLs can be bookmarked
• Details can be viewed in a separate page
• RSS feature is available from the top of the result part (e.g. for patent statement:

As a consequence cross linkage is now possible, from various itu-t websites.

The new website is accessible at :

Thursday, 05 September 2013 08:47:44 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Thursday, 20 June 2013

This coming Saturday, 22 June, the IS Department will conduct an exercise testing its disaster recovery (DR) plan for our email service.  We would like to test this plan by simulating a "disaster" and consequently activating the DR plan.  The exercise will allow us to verify the effectiveness of the DR plan. We will test roles and responsibilities, recover data, restore email service at a secondary location, and restore network connectivity to a new service.

The exercise will start on 22 June at 09:00 and should be finished by 18:00. During this time, there will be limited access to the email service for ITU staff, first at around 09:00 for 3 hours and again at around 15:00 for about another 3 hours, so 9:00 to 12:00 and 15:00 to 18:00.  Access interruption will be experienced from Outlook client, Outlook Web Access, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, Android devices, etc.

It is important to note that no email will be lost. It is only staff access to the email service that will be interrupted.  The service will continue to receive emails, so any email sent by external contacts will be delivered to the respective ITU mailboxes and can be viewed as soon as access is restored. 

If you have any questions, please contact the ITU Service Desk at

Thursday, 20 June 2013 14:43:44 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Tuesday, 18 June 2013

While ITU is able to provision electronic facilities for remote participation in meetings, please be informed that due to staff cuts in support staff TSB no longer will be able to assist in starting and conducting such remote sessions when meetings are held outside ITU headquarters.

Rapporteurs would therefore need to rely on a person local at the meeting to start and manage the remote participation session. TSB will provide to the Rapporteur-designated person the details of a Gotomeeting account that has the necessary admin rights to perform those two tasks. Delegates may want to take a look at the support articles and training videos available online at

It should be noted that ITU will continue to provide staff support during sessions with remote participation for meetings taking place in ITU HQs, when they are booked with three weeks in advance.

As before, requests for setting up remote meeting participation facilities should be sent to the applicable group secretariat.



Tuesday, 18 June 2013 15:00:57 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Tuesday, 04 June 2013

The ITU-T work programme database provides an up-to-date view on the Recommendations, Supplements, Technical Papers and other Study Group deliverables. Many customized reports are available.

Recently added was the capability to list items created within a range of dates and groups. The following URL is an example that allows for quick retrieval of all work items added to the ITU-T work programme in the last 90 days:

Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:17:53 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Monday, 08 April 2013

A Mac version of the Sync Application is now available.  The Sync app is configured to be used for the ITU-T SG17 meeting (17-26 April 2013) and can be downloaded from here:
We invite you to try the new Sync Application for Mac (Beta Version) and provide your feedback to

Monday, 08 April 2013 13:42:12 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Friday, 22 March 2013

TSB is pleased to launch a new interface for subscriptions to mailing lists and the informal FTP areas (IFAs).

The new interface is simpler and more intuitive to use. It allows users to subscribe automatically or request subscription to reserved services.   See below some bullets with other details.

Major Improvements

  • User-friendly interface: It shows complete details of the service, allows quick subscription through direct access to a group containing the different services, and provides current status of any subscriptions pending approval.
  • Enhanced visibility of services: Every user (TIES and Guest) will be allowed to see the entire ITU service catalog and to subscribe automatically to open services or request subscriptions to restricted or previously hidden services.

The new interface is accessible at

We invite you to try the new subscription interface and to provide feedback to before the end field trial phase on 30 April 2013.

Friday, 22 March 2013 18:12:37 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Tuesday, 05 March 2013

Please note that the notifications of misuse of ITU-T E.164 numbering resources website has been revamped in order to comply with the new ITU website design:

Additional features will be added in the near future in order to enhance the search ability within the reported misuses database.
We want to make sure our site has the kinds of features and functionality that will be useful to you. In order to allow us to give you the best value that we possibly can, please send us all your comments or suggestions by e-mail to

Tuesday, 05 March 2013 16:05:50 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Monday, 18 February 2013

Please note that a search criteria based on the work item first registration date has been added into the work programme search site.

This new feature will enable our members to filter the search result on the recently registered work items.

This value is now available also from the Customized tab. view as per below :


Monday, 18 February 2013 15:11:36 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Friday, 08 February 2013

Please note that a single sign-on ability has been introduced in the A5 justification submission in the work programme site.

This new release will enable a better user-experience for our members while using the work programme:

Only a single TIES login is now required to browse within the site.

Friday, 08 February 2013 14:24:47 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Please note that two new features have been added  in the Work Programme website:

1- User friendly parameters in the WP search page URL

Available since the 7th of January.

Four parameters in the site have been defined in order to enable a quick and intuitive access to the WP items.

   • Why such an update?

      – To enhance the search ability of the WP items

   • How?

      – By simply using query parameters in the url :

Friendly query parameter

Expected value


Study Period number


Study group number


Full or partial Working Party number


Full or partial question number

   • Sample 


   And those can be directly accessed using the following WP short URL :  


2- New friendly name for a LS coming from outside ITU

Available since the 16th of January, and this is applied only to the newly registered LSs.

This update concerns only LS where the source of the document was registered.

   • Why such an update?

   – To avoid multiplication of numbering,
   – To keep track of the indicated source document reference
   • How?

   – By using the reference as friendly name,
   – If no reference is indicated, auto numbering is still used.

   • Sample for a LS coming from 3GPP TSG SA

   – If no reference was given, no change: “3GPP TSG SA - LS 14”
   – If “TD SP-120448” was indicated as reference: “3GPP TSG SA - TD SP-120448”

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 11:05:41 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     |