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 Tuesday, May 10, 2005

TSB Circular 30 - Replies to the 2005 Questionnaire on conditions for provision of "call-back"

Alternative Calling Procedures (Call-Back)

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.

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Workshops and Seminars

Workshop on Video and Image Coding and Applications (VICA)

Where: Geneva
When: 22 - 23 July 2005

Contact: tsbworkshops@itu.int

 

Introduction

In between the meetings of two lead technical groups working on image and video compression, ISO/IEC's JPEG and ITU-T's Study Group 16, ITU will host a workshop on Video and Image Coding and Applications (VICA) at the ITU headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland, 22 to 23 July 2005. Key experts will join users to review the development, assessment and application of video and image coding and to discuss and start work on an action plan and a roadmap for VICA standardization.

Presentations will instigate discussion on how standards work in the field, including how next generation networks (NGN) can support the development of so-called ubiquitous services - any device, anytime, anywhere. Current work on home network environments will also be taken into account.

Also at the event there will be an interoperability demonstration showing various products using related standards.

All interested parties are free to attend.

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 Monday, May 09, 2005
Through its work on standardization, ITU develops technical standards (known as Recommendations) that facilitate the use of public telecommunication services and systems for communications during emergency, disaster relief and mitigation operations.  In such circumstances, technical features need to be in place to ensure that users who must communicate at a time of disaster have the communication channels they need, with appropriate security and with the best possible quality of service.
  • ITU-T SG 16 work on Telecommunications for Disaster Relief (TDR)
    Since 2003 ITU-T Study Group 16 Question 27(I)/16 studies the standardization needs for the use of public telecommunication services for emergency and disaster relief operations.
  • Telecommunications for Disaster Relief and Mitigation - Partnership Co-ordination Panel (PCP-TDR)
    The PCP-TDR was created in 2003 as a forum where ?standardizers? and ?users? of TDR facilities get together to ensure that emergency and disaster relief telecommunications standards meet users? needs. Participation is open to international telecommunication service providers, related government departments, standards development organizations, intergovernmental organizations, disaster relief organizations, and other entities working in the field.
  • ITU-T Action Plan ? Telecommunications for Disaster Relief and Early Warning
    In March 2005, TSAG agreed to a first version of an ITU-T Action Plan for Standardization on Telecommunications for Disaster Relief and Early Warning (TDR/EW), motivated by the identification of the need for new telecommunication standards following the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004, and proposals made to the TSAG meeting. This first version was sent to all ITU-T study groups for their action and comment. All Study Groups are encouraged to increase their activities in the definition of Recommendations and other materials (e.g. handbooks) on TDR/EW and to provide feedback to TSAG and ITU-T Study Group 2 (which is to coordinate the effort) on actions taken and on proposals for improvement to the Action Plan.
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 Friday, May 06, 2005

Geneva, 21 April 2005 - ITU will hold a workshop on next generation networks (NGN) together with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), 1 - 2 May, 2005, Geneva.

Since May 2004 intense work has taken place in ITU, towards the development of standards that will define services, network and systems architecture in the next generation of IP enabled communication systems, or next generation networks (NGN).

The objectives of the workshop are to report the progress of ITU's work on NGN and explore specific issues that impact both the ITU and the IETF in order to better understand the work underway in the two organizations and to identify areas where action can be taken to make further progress.

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 Thursday, May 05, 2005

ITU to Host Workshop on Information and Communication Technologies in Vehicles

Geneva, 8 February 2005 ? ITU and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) are partnering with one of the world's largest automobile events ? the Geneva International Motor Show ? to host a workshop 2-4 March, focusing on the synergy between the information and communication technologies (ICT) and the automotive sector.

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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)
  • Wednesday, May 04, 2005 3:24:27 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    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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    Wednesday, May 04, 2005 2:57:53 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
    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)
    Wednesday, May 04, 2005 2:47:24 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
  • 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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    Wednesday, May 04, 2005 10:31:51 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

    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

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