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 Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The ITU Operational Bulletin was first published by the ITU more than 35 years ago and continues today to provide all administrations, operators and service providers as a favoured medium for the exchange of essential information on changes in international telecommunications networks and services.

List of Codes and Numbers - Lists published by TSB or BR as Annexes to the ITU Operational Bulletin

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Wednesday, May 04, 2005 3:45:19 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

The World Telecommunications Standardization Assembly 04 (WTSA-04) adopted Resolution 29 on alternative calling procedures on international telecommunication networks. In that Resolution, the sovereign right of each country to regulate its telecommunications, as expressed in the basic instruments of ITU, was reaffirmed. In this regard, each country has the right to authorize, prohibit or regulate call-back practices. National regulatory measures must be respected by other countries within the limits of their own legislation, and the recognized operating agencies (ROAs) and administrations concerned must communicate and collaborate.

To facilitate this collaboration, a draft guideline has been prepared under which ITU is to collect information once a year on the positions adopted by each country in respect of call-back practices within its territory and disseminate the findings by the most effective method. Administrations and ROAs receiving this information must take all necessary steps to prevent call-back practices from being supplied to countries which prohibit them. The TSB has circulated the questionnaire each year since 1996. The results were disseminated by a TSB Circular.

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Wednesday, May 04, 2005 3:43:17 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

The Bureaufax Table, published in collaboration with the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in pursuance of the provisions of ITU-T Recommendation F.170 (03/98), is now published in electronic version only.

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Wednesday, May 04, 2005 3:39:08 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

ENUM defines a method for entering Recommendation E.164 country codes into the Internet Domain Name System. Please consult TSB Circular 105 for the formal communication concerning ITU-T and ENUM.

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Wednesday, May 04, 2005 3:35:22 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

Administrations are requested to notify ITU about their national numbering plan changes, or to give an explanation of their web page on national numbering plan as well as their contact points, so that the information, which will be available freely to all Administrations/ROAs and service providers, can be posted on ITU-T website.

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Wednesday, May 04, 2005 3:27:59 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
  • List of terrestrial trunk radio mobile country codes (Complement to ITU-T Recommendation E.218 (05/04)) (Position on 1 July 2004)

  • List of ITU-T Recommendation E.164 assigned Country Codes (Complement to ITU-T Recommendation E.164) (Position on 1 February 2004)

  • List of Mobile Country or Geographical Area Codes (Complement to ITU T Recommendation E.212 (11/98)) (Position on 1 January 2004)

  • List of Data Country or Geographical Area Codes (Complement to ITU-T Recommendation X.121) (Position on 1 August 2004)

  • List of Telex Destination Codes (TDC) and Telex Network Identification Codes (TNIC) (Complement to ITU-T Recommendations F.69 and F.68) (Position on 31 May 1999)

  • List of Signalling Area/Network Codes (SANC) (Complement to ITU-T Recommendation Q.708 (03/99)) (Position on 1 December 2004)

  • Five-letter Code Groups for the use of the International Public Telegram Service (According to ITU-T Recommendation F.1 (03/98))

  • List of Country or Geographical Area Codes for non standard facilities in telematic services (Complement to ITU-T Recommendation T.35) (Position on 15 June 2002)
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    A centralized List of ITU Carrier Codes (ICCs) has been created with the ITU/TSB as the repository. All domestic and international carriers are expected to register with ITU/TSB for a carrier code.

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    Wednesday, May 04, 2005 3:19:09 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    TIES account required.

    Member States and Sector Members are kindly asked to notify the TSB of situations that they are aware of that indicate potential misuse of numbering resources. In providing such information, Member States and Sector Members are asked to explain why they believe that a misuse is occurring, for example use of non-assigned resources, or incorrect routing of assigned resources, or use of resources for purposes other than those for which they were assigned.

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    UIFN

    A Universal International Freephone Number (UIFN) enables an International Freephone Service (IFS) customer to be allocated a unique freephone number(s) that is the same throughout the world.

     UIPRN

    The International Premium Rate Service (IPRS) enables an Information Service Provider (ISP) in a country to be assigned one or more Universal International Premium Rate Numbers (UIPRN), which allow IPRS callers to access information and other services provided by the ISP. For these calls, callers are charged at a premium rate. Detailed charging and accounting principles are defined in the D-Series Recommendations. In some cases, callers may need prior subscription to IPRS with the IPRS originating ROA and/or with the ISP.

    UISCN

    An International Shared Cost Number (ISCN) is a unique number assigned to an ROA for its ISCS customer. This number can be dialed in several countries at a rate equivalent to the national call charge in the country of origin. All other service and call-related charges are paid by the ISCS customer.

    ITU IND AESA

    The ITU International Network Designator ATM End System Address (ITU IND AESA) is defined by the ITU for use by service providers for the provision of ATM services. The ITU IND AESA enables companies, corporations and governmental institutions to implement an ATM addressing scheme for public ATM services that may or may not be offered accross international borders.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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  • ITU-D Documents and Reports on Numbering
    Information maintained by ITU-D on the topic of numbering.

  • Numbering Survey [ E | F | S]

  • Reserved and assigned E.164 Network Codes (updated 15 April 2005)
    List of global services and network codes assigned under E.164 codes 881 and 882, in accordance with ITU-T Recommendation E.164.1.

  • Reserved and assigned E.212 shared MCC and associated MNC (updated 07 March 2005)

  • Template for applications for shared network codes
    Model for applications for shared network codes in accordance with Section 8 of ITU-T Recommendation E.164.1.
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    The IPR ad hoc group met in Geneva, 11-12 March 2005 to discuss IPR matters relevant to standardization in ITU-T.

    The revision of two patent declaration forms was completed the meeting: the General Patent Declaration form and the Patent Declaration form for common & twin texts with ISO/IEC. The updated texts now reflect changes agreed by the group at its July 2004 meeting.

    The group also produced a new version of the Software Copyright Guidelines, whereby the second paragraph in section 2.3.1 was moved to a new paragraph following the section 2.3.

    And in the "marks" front - i.e., trademarks, service marks and certification marks - the group agreed on a first version of Guidelines on how to use "marks" in ITU-T Recommendations.

    The group also discussed on what might define an "Open Standard" from the perspective of standardization work in ITU, and the preliminary outcome was annexed to the meeting report. Even though it does not constitute an ITU-T definition, it may be useful to help progress the discussions elsewhere in ITU.

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    Wednesday, May 04, 2005 10:48:43 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
    Patents
    • ITU-T Patent Statement and Licensing Declaration Database (as at 07 April 2005)
      [Download Zipped Word file or PDF file] [README]
    • General Patent Statement and Licensing Declaration Database (as at 07 April 2005)
      [Download Word file or PDF file] [README]
    Software Copyrights
    • ITU-T Software Copyright Statement and Licensing Declaration Database (updated: 24 March 2005) 
      [Download Word file or PDF file] [README]
    IPR (Policy, Guidelines, Forms)
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    The TSB Director's Ad Hoc Group on IPR is responsible for studies relating to
    • ITU-T Patent Policy and its guidelines for implementation,
    • Software Copyright guidelines,
    • Marks guidelines

    and their associated issues.

    The membership of the group is open to all ITU-T and ITU-R members. Non-members can participate in meetings/reflector discussions at the invitation of the TSB Director.

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    Patents

    • ITU-T Patent Policy
    • Guidelines for Implementation of ITU-T Patent Policy
      [Download Word or PDF file]
    • Patent Statement and Licensing Declaration form
      [Download Word or PDF file]
    • Patent Statement and Licensing Declaration form for a common or twin text ITU-T Recommendation | ISO/IEC International Standard
      [Download Word or PDF file]
    • General Patent Statement and Licensing Declaration form
      [Download Word or PDF file]
    • README
    • ITU-T Patents Database

    Software copyrights

    Marks

    • ITU-T Guidelines related to the inclusion of Marks in ITU-T Recommendations
      [Download Word or PDF file]

    TSB Director's Ad Hoc IPR Group

    Databases related to IPR

    Wednesday, May 04, 2005 10:17:37 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
     Tuesday, May 03, 2005

    The NGN Management Focus Group has been created to organize and undertake a centralized approach regarding NGN management specifications. It has been created in response to a request from the NGN Focus Group.

    The NGN Management Focus Group provides a platform where SDOs working on NGN management specifications can share information about their work plans, identifying and filling gaps, while avoiding overlaps and divergence.

    The aim of the NGN Management Focus Group is to have a complete set of NGN management specifications available in time for NGN Release 1.

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    Tuesday, May 03, 2005 1:28:19 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    The intention of the NGN 2004 Project is to coordinate all ITU-T activities related to the establishment of implementation guidelines and standards for the realisation of a Next Generation Network. The major task of the Project is to ensure that all elements required for interoperability and network capabilities to support applications globally across the NGN are addressed by ITU-T standardization activities.

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    Tuesday, May 03, 2005 1:25:22 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    (Established on 2000-11)

    The URN Focus Group was created by Study Group 10 and renewed by Study Group 17 to progress the work on the Z.150-series of Recommendations between SG meetings. It collects requirements, suggestions, and contributions, and produces reports to SG 17. In effect, the URN Focus Group leads most of the technical development behind URN, in accordance with the SG 17 work programme.

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    Tuesday, May 03, 2005 11:33:08 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    (In operation since 2004-05)

    This is one of the two Focus Groups created between ITU-T Study Group 4 and the TMF and has as objectives the development of draft ITU-T Recommendations and instantiating a HMI Road Map (or reference guide) for developers of telecom management products and service providers.

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    Tuesday, May 03, 2005 11:24:21 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    (In operation since 2003-11)

    This is one of the two Focus Groups created between ITU-T Study Group 4 and the TeleManagement Forum (TMF) and has as objectives to develop draft ITU-T Recommendations and to document of the linkages between eTOM business processes and ITU-T M.3400 functional groups for Enhanced Telecom Operations Map.

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    Tuesday, May 03, 2005 11:15:53 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    The objective of the OCAF Focus Group is to agree on specifications for a set of components for a new carrier grade open platforms that will accelerate deployment of NGN infrastructure and services.

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    Tuesday, May 03, 2005 11:10:26 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    The Focus Group (FG) has been created to address the emerging needs for global standards for Next Generation Networks (NGN).

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    Tuesday, May 03, 2005 11:05:43 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    (Established and terminated in 1998)

    In 1998, Study Group 3 agreed the creation of the first-ever ITU-T Focus Group, tasked to study a possible scheduled reduction of accounting rate. The Focus Group?s task was to propose transitional arrangements towards cost orientation beyond 1998. The work of Focus Group has been completed but its web page has been regularly updated and provide the most recent "target rates".

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    Tuesday, May 03, 2005 10:59:52 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    (Established 2002-05; terminated 2003-05)

    The Full Service ? VDSL (FS-VDSL) Focus Group was a Focus Group created under ITU-T Study Group 16 to produce specifications enabling "triple-play" over VDSL. This was the first case in which and existing industry forum ? the FS-VDSL Committee ? was fully merged into an "affiliated" ITU-T organization as an ITU-T/A.7 Focus Group.

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    Tuesday, May 03, 2005 10:46:55 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    Focus Groups are an instrument created by ITU-T that augment the Study Group work programme by providing an alternative working environment for the quick development of specifications in their chosen areas. Focus Groups are now widely used to address industry needs as they emerge, and when they are not covered within an existing Study Group. The key difference between Study Groups and Focus Groups is the freedom that they have to organize and finance themselves. Focus Groups can be created very quickly, are usually short-lived and can choose their own working methods, leadership, financing, and types of deliverables.

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    Tuesday, May 03, 2005 10:42:43 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    Network aspects of IMT-2000 that are addressed by the ITU-T, which include definition of network signaling interfaces, services, numbering and identities, quality of service and network performance, security, and operations and management for IMT-2000.

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    Tuesday, May 03, 2005 10:35:15 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    Advisory standards cooperation panel (Advisory Panel for Standards Cooperation on Telecommunications related to Motor Vehicles - APSC TELEMOV) was created as a result of the Workshop on Standardization in Telecommunication for Motor Vehicles and intended as a cooperation group on all aspects of standardization related to telecommunications within and for motor vehicles. This is meant as an open forum to bring together the leading international standardization organizations as well as industry consortia, as partners engaged in advancing ITS and vehicular telematics standards.

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    Tuesday, May 03, 2005 9:00:20 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    The ITU-T/IEC Common FTP Area was set up within the SG 6 Website as a platform for the exchange of relevant standards documentation between Experts of SG 6, IEC SB4 and TC 46/86 and SC86A/B/C.

    ITU-T Study Group 6 is responsible for studies relating to outside plant of all types of cables for public telecommunications and associated structures. SG 6 considers very important that experts have a commonly accessible platform for sharing relevant standards documentation at an early stage.

    This approach involves people both in IEC and ITU-T, working in the day-to-day development of standards related to cables (copper and optical), their associated hardware and the relevant installation techniques.

    With this in mind the ITU-T Secretariat set up an ITU-T/IEC publicly accessible area, hereafter called the 'Common Area', within the SG 6 Website, as a platform for the exchange of relevant standards documentation. Experts of SG 6, IEC SB4 and TC 46/86 and SC86A/B/C, that are involved in developing standards for products to be installed in the telecommunication Outside Plant, can subscribe for access.

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    Tuesday, May 03, 2005 8:57:17 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    The objective of the Mediacom Project is to establish a framework for Multimedia standardization for use both inside and external to the ITU. This framework will support the harmonized and coordinated development of global multimedia communication standards across all ITU-T and ITU-R Study Groups, and in close cooperation with other regional and international standards development organizations (SDOs).

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    Tuesday, May 03, 2005 8:36:10 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    This project addresses an additional market by branding the set of ITU-T languages and using several languages together to address domains where a single language may not suffice.

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    Tuesday, May 03, 2005 8:32:46 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    Joint Project between ITU-T Q.6/SG16 and ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG11 for the Development of new Video Coding Recommendation and International Standard.

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    Tuesday, May 03, 2005 8:29:28 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
     Monday, May 02, 2005

    Standardization in the field of Electronic Business including E-Commerce.

    • Project M.3 of Global Information Infrastructures (M.3 GII)
    • Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
    • Awareness
    • Business Object Summit (BOS)

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    Monday, May 02, 2005 4:58:10 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    Project on time-critical interactive services over cable television network using IP-protocol, in particular Voice and Video over IP.

    [IPCablecom] Project on time-critical interactive services over cable television network using IP-protocol, in particular Voice and Video over IP 

    [Status] of International Cable modem and IPCablecom standards

    Monday, May 02, 2005 4:52:41 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    The issue of national Internet policies has gained increasing prominence in recent years as the importance of IP-based networks and IP-based services and applications (commonly referred to as "Internet') become increasingly apparent.

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    Monday, May 02, 2005 4:38:27 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    The ASN.1 Project was established to assist existing users of ASN.1 within and outside of ITU-T, and to promote the use of ASN.1 across a wide range of industries and standards bodies. It also maintains an up-to-date database of ASN.1 usage within all Study Groups (extending to other bodies over time), with the names of contacts on ASN.1 matters.

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    Monday, May 02, 2005 4:33:01 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    Study Group 3 started examining the international Internet connectivity issue from the year 1998. This site provides a brief progress report on the activities of Study Group 3 related to International Internet connectivity.

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    Monday, May 02, 2005 4:08:37 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    The WTSA 2000 adopted Resolution 29 on alternative calling procedures on international telecommunication networks. A draft guideline has been prepared under which ITU is to collect information once a year on the positions adopted by each country in respect of call-back practices within its territory and disseminate the findings by the most effective method. The results were disseminated by a TSB Circular and posted on this site.

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    Monday, May 02, 2005 3:56:59 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    The accounting revenue division procedure worked well when the international services were jointly provided by monopoly partners and the collection charges were equal to the accounting rate. However, with the drastic change in the world monetary system and the introduction of competition in the telecommunication market, a revision of accounting revenue division procedure become urgent and Study Group 3 devoted its efforts to examine the procedure which replace the accounting revenue division procedure.

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    Monday, May 02, 2005 3:55:44 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    The standardization work of ITU-T is carried out by the technical Study Groups (SGs) in which representatives of the ITU-T membership develop Recommendations (standards) for the various fields of international telecommunications. The SGs drive their work primarily in the form of study Questions. Each of these addresses technical studies in a particular area of telecommunication standardization. Each SG has a SG Chairman and a number of vice-chairmen appointed by the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA).

    Study Group 2 
    Operational aspects of service provision, networks and performance
    Lead Study Group on Service definition, Numbering and Routing.
     
    Study Group 3 
    Tariff and accounting principles including related telecommunication economic and policy issues
     
    Study Group 4 
    Telecommunication management
    Lead Study Group on Telecommunication Management.
     
    Study Group 5 
    Protection against electromagnetic environment effects
     
    Study Group 6 
    Outside plant and related indoor installations
     
    Study Group 9 
    Integrated broadband cable networks and television and sound transmission
    Lead Study Group on integrated broadband cable and television networks.
     
    Study Group 11 
    Signalling requirements and protocols
    Lead Study Group on signalling and protocols
    Lead Study Group on intelligent networks
     
    Study Group 12 
    Performance and quality of service
    Lead Study Group on Quality of Service and performance. 
     
    Study Group 13 
    Next Generation Networks
    Lead study group for NGN and satellite matters.
     
    Study Group 15 
    Optical and other transport network infrastructures
    Lead Study Group on Access Network Transport and on Optical Technology.
     
    Study Group 16 
    Multimedia terminals, systems and applications
    Lead Study Group on multimedia terminals, systems and applications.
    Lead Study Group on ubiquitous applications ("e-everything", such as e-health and e-business).
     
    Study Group 17 
    Security, languages and telecommunication software
    Lead Study Group on Telecommunication Security.
    Lead Study Group on Languages and Description Techniques.
     
    Study Group 19 
    Mobile telecommunication networks
    Lead Study Group on mobile telecommunication networks and for mobility.

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    AAP Announcement UPDATE NOTIFICATION

    The following files relative to AAP have been updated since 2005-04-29

    updated : 2005-04-29 18:08:56

    Title : [012] AAP Announcement No. 12, 1 May 2005, (SG 4,19)

    url : http://www.itu.int/itudoc/itu-t/aap/announce/05-08/012.html

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    - For further questions, please contact TSB EDH at tsbedh@itu.int

    - For documentation, go to http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/aap/index.html

    - Comments on Recommendations under AAP should be submitted by filling the appropriate forms in each Study Group AAP web page and sent to the relevant Study Group email address

    Monday, May 02, 2005 2:31:01 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    Workshops and Seminars

    ITU-T Workshop on NGN in collaboration with IETF

    Where: ITU Headquarters, Geneva
    When: 1 - 2 May 2005

    Introduction

    ITU-T will hold a workshop on NGN together with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), 1 - 2 May, 2005, Geneva. The workshop will also serve as an important meeting point for ITU-T and IETF management.

    The overall objectives of the workshop are to explore specific NGN issues that impact both the ITU-T and the IETF to better understand the work underway in the two organizations and to identify areas where actions could be taken between the ITU-T and IETF to further coordinate their work.

    Six sessions will each be co-chaired by an ITU representative and a representative from IETF. Topics will include requirements and functional architecture; nomadicity and mobility; QoS, control and signalling capabilities; network management; security capabilities and evolution.

    The workshop, the second on NGN in 2005, is an example of the way in which ITU-T is seeking to engage all interested parties in work towards the development of worldwide standards for NGN. In this way, industry demands for the efficient and swift completion of the specifications that will define the way that NGNs work will be met.

    Objectives

    • To explore specific NGN issues that impact both the ITU-T and the IETF to better understand the work underway in the two organizations; and
    • To identify those areas where actions could be taken between the ITU-T and the IETF to further should coordinate their NGN-related work., and to seek to reach agreement on any actions to be taken to coordinate the work of the two organizations and perhaps establish joint activities.

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    Workshops and Seminars

    Advances in the Standard H.264/AVC

    Where: San Diego, California, USA
    When: 31 July ? 4 August 2005

    On the occasion of SPIE?s fiftieth anniversary, ITU-T will lend its support to a session titled Applications of Digital Image Processing XXVIII (Advances and Applications in H.264/AVC Video Coding).

    H.264 / Advanced Video Coding (AVC) is the leading video codec developed jointly by the Joint Video Team of ITU-T Q.6/SG16 VCEG and ISO/IEC MPEG.

    The session will include presentations on recent advances, new directions, new application areas, licensing and IP issues, and the economic impact of the standard.

    H.264/AVC has seen a steady rise in status over the last year, its success based largely on its increased efficiency over its predecessor. The dramatically increased compression performance of H.264 will enable existing applications like videoconferencing, streaming video over the Internet, and digital television on satellite and cable to offer better quality video at lower cost. It will also allow new video applications such as High-Definition TV on DVD, video on mobile phones, and videoconferencing over low bandwidth connections that were previously impractical because of economics or technology.

    H.264/AVC appears certain to be incorporated into several important application specifications including the BD-ROM specification of the Blu-ray Disc Association, the DVB (digital video broadcast) standards for European broadcast television, the HD-DVD specification of the DVD Forum and in a new broadcast TV specification of the US ATSC (advanced television systems committee). H.264 has also been adopted by both 3GPP and 3GPP2, the two partnership projects that define the specifications for third generation mobile.

    And the video codec is now being deployed in products from companies including Apple, Sony, BT, France Telecom, Intel, Motorola, Nokia, Polycom, Samsung, Tandberg and Toshiba.

    2004 also saw the development of a new set of coding tools known as the fidelity range extensions (FRExt). The new FRExt extensions were designed to be used for applications such as standard-definition and high-definition television, enhanced DVD video, content contribution, content distribution, post-production processing, and studio video editing. Additionally a conformance testing specification for H.264/AVC was released. This will allow potential purchasers and manufacturers to ensure that all equipment designed to use the video coding standard will work properly together.

    For more information, please see: http://spie.org/conferences/calls/05/am/conferences/#Optical

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    Workshops and Seminars

    Fibre-to-the-Premises Standards Showcase

    Where: Chicago, USA
    When: 6 - 9 June 2005

    • Promoting international standardization
    • Demonstrating new/interoperable equipment
    • Featuring High Definition Video (HDV), super-fast internet access and next-generation voice services

    Supercomm, June 6-9, Chicago, USA will see ITU-T members, and guests stage an interoperability showcase for fibre to the premises (FTTP) related standards.

    On show will be passive optical network (PON) equipment built according to the ITU-T G.984 and G.983 series of Recommendations. PON technology is used in the local loop to connect residential and SME end users premises in an all-fibre network.

    With PONs, signals are carried by lasers and sent to their destination without the need for active electronics. Carriers can realize significant savings with fiber sharing in the distribution network, equipment sharing in the Central Office and by eliminating the dependence on expensive active network elements.

    ITU-T Recommendations in the G.984 series detail gigabit PONs (G-PON), the latest generation of PON technology. Increasing capacity to gigabit levels should more than satisfy foreseeable customer demands, offering video applications, high-speed Internet access, multimedia and other high-bandwidth capabilities. G-PON maintains the same optical distribution network, wavelength plan and full-service network design principles of broadband PONs (B-PON) defined in ITU-T Rec G.983. And, as well as allowing for increased network capacity, the new standard offers more efficient IP and Ethernet handling.

    17 vendors will show B-PON interoperability, products for G-PON, optical distribution network, testing and performance and video service equipment and set-top boxes.

    Stand 86046.

    Highlights

    • B-PON interoperability, Central Office and Customer Premise Equipment
      • Entrisphere
      • Hitachi
      • Tellabs
      • Mitsubishi (ONT-only)
      • Motorola
      • Siemens
    • Extended B-PON
      • BroadLight 1.25 Gbit/s/622 Mbs
      • ECI Telecom ONT/OLT, 1.25 Gbs/622Mbs
      • Terawave Communications 622/622 Mbs
    • G-PON
      • FlexLight 2.4/1.2 Gbs
      • Optical Solutions 1.2Gbs/622Mbs
    • Optical Distribution Network
      • Corning
      • OFS
    • Testing and Performance
      • NTT-AT demonstrating their B-PON Conformance Tester to test conformance vendors? OLT/ONTs
      • Spirent enabling GR-303 emulation and telecommunication service performance measurement
    • Video service equipment and set-top-boxes
      • Harmonic
      • Skystream Networks
      • TUT Systems

    Supported by the operators: BellSouth, NTT, Sprint, Telecom Italia and Verizon

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    Workshops and Seminars

    Workshop on IPv6

    Where: Geneva
    When: 22 - 23 June 2005

    Introduction

    ITU-T is hosting a workshop on IPv6 organized in cooperation with the European Union?s IPv6 Task Force Steering Committee (IPv6 EU TF-SC) and the IPv6 Forum.

    Taking place in Geneva, between 22 to 23 June 2005, the event will examine the current status of IPv6, with regards to rollout, policy, technology and applications. An additional aim will be to promote awareness of IPv6 to countries where Internet use is relatively low. The workshop will also follow-up on recent comments sent to the Director of ITU-T?s secretariat, the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB) on the management and distribution of IP addresses.

    Presentations will come from key standards making organizations, policy advisers and the private sector.

    Objectives

    • Review the current development of Ipv6 network, technology and applications
    • Bring more awareness to those countries who are less-developed in internet to promote the development of IPv6
    • Further discuss comments sent to the Director of TSB concerning the resource management policy.

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    Workshops and Seminars

    2nd Workshop on Wideband Speech Quality in Terminals and Networks: Assessment and Prediction

    Where: Mainz, Germany
    When: 22-23 June 2005

    The workshop key goals are, to:

    • provide an overview of most recent developments in wideband speech communications
    • discuss in technical detail the general aspects of terminal testing and reference points for wideband terminals
    • discuss the requirements for wideband applications that are specific to wireless and VoIP scenarios
    • discuss possibilities to integrate non-linear and time variant signal processing into the e-model
    • present research and investigations to extend the applicability of the e-model and other relevant standards

    Call for papers
    Registration  

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  • Study Group 13 - Next Generation Networks
    Geneva, 25 April - 6 May 2005
  • Study Group 11 - Signalling requirements and protocols
    Geneva, 2 - 6 May 2005
  • Study Group 19 - Mobile telecommunication networks
    Geneva, 3 - 6 May 2005
  • Study Group 15 - Optical and other transport network infrastructures
    Geneva, 16 - 27 May 2005
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     Friday, April 29, 2005

    A new fast-track approval procedure for technical standards, entitled "Alternative Approval Process (AAP)", was adopted by WTSA-2000 which was held in Montreal, Canada, from 27 September to 6 October 2000.

    ITU-T Recommendations under AAP

    AAP Announcements

    Study Groups' AAP Pages:  2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 9 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 19

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