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 Friday, December 02, 2005

Next meeting of Study Group 15 - Optical and other transport network infrastructures

Geneva, 6-17 February 2006

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See TSB Collective-letter 2/15 for more information.

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Friday, December 02, 2005 12:05:25 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Thursday, December 01, 2005

AAP Announcement UPDATE NOTIFICATION

The following files relative to AAP have been updated since 2005-11-30

Group : aap
updated :          2005-11-30 18:03:51      
title :          [026] AAP Announcement No. 026, 1 December 2005, (SG 4, 9, 12, 17)
url :          http://www.itu.int/itudoc/itu-t/aap/announce/05-08/026.html
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Thursday, December 01, 2005 4:44:31 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Wednesday, November 30, 2005
The latest meeting of TSAG saw the formation of a new correspondence group to examine what role ITU-T should have in conformance and interoperability testing for its standards.

The stamp of approval that shows conformance to a standard could be a potent marketing tool for manufacturers of equipment. 

The convener of the group Arve Meisingset of Telenor R&D in Norway, and Vice Chairman of Study Group 17 said: “There are many possibilities, from maintaining the status quo in which third parties can test for conformance without a complete set of ITU testing standards to the setting-up of actual testing labs based on ITU guidelines and standards. We will look at the pros and cons of all possibilities; examine what is appropriate for ITU to do, and what members want.”

Currently, while there are procedures in some Recommendations, there is no systematic approach to testing implementations of ITU-T Recommendations for conformance or interoperability. And, so initial steps will probably be along the lines of producing guidelines for protocol writers and users of those protocols, and examining how ITU can produce a more complete set of testing standards to help the testing community and product suppliers deliver better standards-based products.

Existing ITU-T applicable specifications include the 7-part X.290-series Recommendations that covers generic aspects of conformance testing. In addition, SG 17 is standardizing a testing methodology and framework for interoperability testing. SG 17 will write the guidelines and generic testing methodology standards while SG 11 will write protocol-specific testing standards. Other study groups have also developed specific methodologies for particular Recommendations. For example, Study Group 16 has developed a conformance testing specification for the video compression codec H.264/AVC. 

Experts agreed that future work will benefit from the more systematic method that could result from this activity.

In conformance testing, the objective is to determine how completely and correctly the requirements of the standard have been met by the implementation. In interoperability testing, the objective is to determine if two or more implementations of the same standard interoperate with each other. In the telecommunication world, it is generally assumed that the implementations have been tested for conformance prior to interoperability testing.

 

Wednesday, November 30, 2005 5:09:32 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Next meeting of Meeting of Working Party 2/17

Geneva, 23 - 27 January 2006

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005 9:25:59 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

Next meeting of Study Group 13 - Next Generation Networks

Geneva, 16-27 January 2006

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005 9:21:01 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Monday, November 28, 2005
The third meeting of the Service and Network Operations group (SNO) will be held 20 March - 24 March 2006 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa at the kind invitation of Telkom SA Ltd.

SNO is a group that operates under the auspices of ITU-T aiming to address issues in network management as encountered by network operators throughout the world. It was formerly known as the Network Management Development Group (NMDG).

As "the Voice of Operations", the group has had a direct impact on existing and new ITU-T Recommendations in the field.

This SNO event aims to provide an opportunity for an open communications sharing experience among international network operators. In addition the conference aims to encourage wider global ITU-T participation in the identification, development and implementation of network and service management activities for operations.

Registration and general information can be found here.

 

Monday, November 28, 2005 3:32:15 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

Next meeting of Study Group 11 - Signalling requirements and protocols

Geneva, 23 - 27 January 2006

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Monday, November 28, 2005 11:46:22 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

Next meeting of Study Group 19 - Mobile telecommunication networks

Geneva, 23-27 January 2006

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Monday, November 28, 2005 11:41:02 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     |