Preparatory meetings for the World
Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-08) will take place
in Brazil, Ghana, Uzbekistan,
Syria and Viet Nam during the months leading
up to the event in October. Alongside each event a Regional Development Forum
addressing the standardization gap between developed and developing countries
will be held.
WTSA is the quadrennial event that defines
the future direction for the ITUís Standardization Sector (ITU-T).
Regional organizations APT, ATU,
Arab Group, CEPT, CITEL,
RCC will host the meetings aiming to
coordinate regional views on issues considered to be of particular relevance to
each area, and develop common regional proposals for submission to WTSA-08.
The Regional Forums are aimed at
encouraging greater understanding of, and participation in, the work of ITU-T.
They will explain the status of the current hot topics under discussion in
ITU-T, and how to become involved in ITU-T activities in order to champion the
interests of each region in the development of international ICT standards.
For details see here.