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 Wednesday, 18 January 2006

Dear colleagues,
In accordance with the future activities of the correspondence group on network aspects of identification (including RFID) approved by TSAG, I would like to inform you that an informal meeting of ITU-T experts attending the RFID workshop will be held on 16 February 2006 in Geneva to review the results of the workshop from an ITU-T perspective, and contribute to the further development of the Correspondence Groups deliverables. The venue of the informal meeting is room K1 at Montbrillant Building. The meeting will open at 0930 hours and be closed by 1700 hours. We will have a paperless meeting. Please find the draft agenda attached.
Participants are encouraged to submit contributions by electronic mail to the TSAG RFID email reflector. The contributions must be submitted by not later than 6 February 2006.
For your information, I would like to summarize the results of the last TSAG meeting (November 2005) relevant to our correspondence group.
Firstly, TSAG approved continuation of the correspondence group on RFID, to be renamed the “Correspondence Group on network aspects of identification (including RFID)” (Convenor: Mr. Byoung Nam Lee, ETRI, Republic of Korea). The revised terms of reference are as follows:

  • To Further evaluate of the ITU-T standardization topics and requirements for network aspects of identification (including RFID) taking into account the studies performed by ITU-R and other SDOs;
  • To report results on discussions and to propose to TSAG a possible structure for carrying out network aspects of identification (including RFID) studies within ITU-T.

Secondly, TSAG approved the appointment of editors for RIFD deliverables with the following terms of reference:

  • Report of standardization issues on network aspects of identification (including RFID): (Mr Yong-Woon Kim(Korea), Mr. Noboru Koshizuka(Japan))
  • Report for Business Models and Service Scenarios for network aspects of identification (including RFID): (Mr. Y.Sakurai, Hitachi(Japan), Mr HyoungJun Kim(Korea))
  • A collection of Terms and Definitions related to network aspects of identification (including RFID): (Mr Tony Rutkowski, Verisign USA)

The intermediary deliverables will be available before the RFID Workshop on 14-15 February 2006 for reviewing after the Workshop. The final deliverables will be presented at the next TSAG meeting.

Lastly, the correspondence group produced a first list of RFID relevant topics with a possible allocation to ITU-T Study Groups which was conveyed to the Chairman of the Steering Committee for the RFID Workshop, Mr. Probst, Chairman of SG16, to consider this tentative list of standardization topics and as a result of the workshop provide us with information on any additional topics or modification proposed to the list.

Byoung Nam Lee

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 Tuesday, 17 January 2006

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 Monday, 16 January 2006


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Monday, 16 January 2006 09:59:53 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Friday, 23 December 2005

The ITU’s work on standards for next generation networks (NGNs) promises to have a fundamental impact on tomorrow’s telecom services – by opening hardware and software markets to competition, driving down costs, encouraging innovation, and laying the foundation for the next phase of convergence.

You are invited to find out more about the latest release of the ITU’s NGN standards and their likely impact on the telecom supply chain in a free one-hour-long online seminar, hosted by Light Reading and featuring key players in ITU’s work on NGN on Monday, January 23. 

The event is being held by Light Reading in collaboration with the ITU.  Speakers will be:

  • Keith Dickerson, Representative of the ITU NGN-Global Standards Initiative (GSI)
  • Marco Carugi, Representative of the ITU NGN- GSI
  • Monique Morrow, Representative of the ITU NGN- GSI

The speakers will explain the context of the latest NGN standards and then drill down on some of the key aspects of them, explaining  their importance and likely impact on telecom equipment and service markets.

The Light Reading “SuperWebinar” will comprise a short introduction by Peter Heywood,  Founding Editor of Light Reading, followed by a 45 minute slide presentation given by all three speakers.  There will be a 10-15 minutes Q&A session at the end.

The live event will be staged on Monday, January 23rd at 5:30 PM Central European Time,  4:30 PM London time, 11:30 AM New York time, and 8:30 AM Pacific time. 

To register please click on this link.
Friday, 23 December 2005 16:00:44 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

A half-day workshop on Conformance and Interoperability Testing will take place 25 January, Geneva, 09:00 to 12:30.

The objectives of the informal workshop are to discuss the general principles of the topic as well as to collect information on past, ongoing or potential activities related to it inside and outside ITU and to identify people involved. The results of this activity will allow the Correspondence Group on Conformance and Interoperability Testing that has convened the event to develop an activity plan.

The draft agenda of the Informal Workshop is as follows:

09.00-09.15 Welcome and presentations.

09.15-09.30 Mandate of the Correspondence Group. Arve Meisingset, Telenor, Norway

09.30-10.15 Principles and Supporting Standards. Os Monkewich, Canada

10.15-10.45 Protocol Test Specifications for NGN. Dimitri Tarasov, Russia

10.45-11.15 Coffee

11.15-12.00 Conformance and Interoperability Testing of Multimedia Terminals and Systems. Patrick Luthi, Tandberg, Switzerland.

12.00-12.30 Open for additional presentations. Alternatives are being investigated.

Friday, 23 December 2005 15:52:24 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Thursday, 22 December 2005

ITU-T is hosting a workshop Networked RFID: Systems and Services, in collaboration with ITU’s Strategy and Policy Unit (SPU), Geneva, 14-15 February 2006.

Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) is the much-touted system that enables data to be transmitted by a tiny portable device, called a tag, which is read by an RFID reader and processed according to the needs of a particular application. The development of RFID systems creates new possibilities for the support of object-to-object communications. Analysts predict that RFID will revolutionize areas of industry including supply chain management, security and mobile telecommunication services. Additionally, RFID is expected to play an important role in the realization of the Ubiquitous Network Society. All this will create a yet unquantified demand on telecommunication networks.

Currently, the market for RFID standards is extremely fragmented. Special standards for certain limited fields of applications exist as well as quasi-proprietary or proprietary standards. Many RFID applications still lack global standards for data formats, compatibility, interoperability, interference problems, personal information protection, authentication, key management and others. More.

Thursday, 22 December 2005 14:34:12 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

An ITU-T workshop - NGN and its Transport Networks - will take place at the International Conference Center Kobe (ICCK), Japan, 20 to 21 April 2006.

NGN Standardization work is now well underway in the ITU-T and other SDOs. Following the success of the NGN Focus Group and the establishment of the NGN Global Standards Initiative (NGN-GSI) in ITU-T, this ITU-T workshop will be an opportunity to review the status of the work, identify technology trends, and provide a framework for moving forward standardization work.

This event will provide an overview of the architecture, performance and transport aspects of NGN as well as the market drivers and challenges. Particular emphasis will be given to network technologies, standards that address architecture and the performance aspects of NGN and transport networks aspects to support NGN services. More.

Thursday, 22 December 2005 14:11:08 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

ITU-T together with the US Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) will hold a workshop, Next Generation Network Technology and Standardization at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre in Las Vegas, USA, from 19 to 20 March 2006. This workshop will be held during the TelecomNEXT event.

NGN Standardization work is now well underway in the ITU-T, ATIS and other SDOs. Following the success of the ITU-T’s Focus Group on NGN (FGNGN), the establishment of the NGN Global Standards Initiative (NGN-GSI) in ITU-T and the activities within the ATIS NGN Focus Group and Technical committees, this free workshop will be an opportunity to review the status of the work, identify technology trends, and seek to identify areas where the ITU-T and ATIS together with regional experts can further coordinate their standardization work.

ATIS has kindly negotiated registration rates for workshop participants who are also interested in attending TelecomNEXT. For details please see


Thursday, 22 December 2005 14:10:02 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

With the next phase of ITU-T's work on next generation networks (NGN) underway a new webpage as been unveiled giving access to a variety of NGN resources.

The new page will act as a portal for those people participating in NGN study but also to those new to NGN. Features include a live news feed, a short introduction to NGN, links to official documents, the Release 1 set of NGN specifications, presentations and important dates for your calendar.  

An upcoming feature will be an NGN Roadmap, that will provide an overview of the NGN work going on across the standardization world. Essentially, it will act as a repository of NGN information from ITU and other SDOs. A key feature of the tool will be the ability to track work progress and see the latest versions of documents.

Thursday, 22 December 2005 14:08:00 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
NGN-GSI will build on the successful completion by the Focus Group on NGN (FG NGN) of its Release 1 deliverables. NGN-GSI will focus on developing the detailed standards necessary for NGN deployment to give service providers the means to offer the wide range of services expected in NGN. NGN-GSI will harmonize, in collaboration with other bodies, different approaches to NGN architecture worldwide.

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Thursday, 22 December 2005 11:07:30 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     |