In a first for ITU-T, reports from a recent meeting of
the Study Group which looks at mobile telecommunication networks (Study Group 19)
have been made publicly available on the web.
Other SG 19 documents have also been made available in the
experiment and are identified by the words ‘public access’ in red type on the
The trial which will last until the end of 2006, is a
result of discussion at the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA) and
meetings of the Telecommunication
Standardization Advisory Group (TSAG).
The available reports cover the May 2005 meeting in Geneva and provide both
an in-depth look at the week’s proceedings, and give insight into the workings
of a typical ITU-T study group.
The meeting report highlights SG 19’s role in the work
on NGN, and in particular outlines its work in the area of fixed-mobile
The aim of the trial is to give interested parties,
such as students, analysts and journalists, as well as others interested in
contributing to the work of ITU-T, and SG 19 in particular, access to documents
that will enable them to better understand both the nature of the technical
work and the standardization process.
It will still be necessary, because of commercial,
legal and other sensitivities, that some documents are restricted to