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 Thursday, 19 January 2006

ITU’s Strategy and Policy Unit (SPU) is hosting a workshop 23-24 March in Geneva focusing on the policy and regulatory challenges related to the deployment of IP-enabled NGNs. The draft workshop concept document gives additional details on the objectives of the workshop.

Thursday, 19 January 2006 09:26:42 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 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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Wednesday, 18 January 2006 17:40:56 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 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)  #     |