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 Monday, March 20, 2006

John McDonald, a member of the ITU team that created the new VDSL 2 standard, will take part in an upcoming Webinar on this topic, Monday, April 03. The Webinar hosted by Light Reading will look at this development and explore the significance and implications of the new standard for both operators and the enormous installed base of DSL subscribers.

ITU’s new VDSL 2 (Very High-Speed DSL 2) standard (ITU-T Recommendation G.993.2) delivers up to 100 Mbit/s both up and downstream, a tenfold increase over ADSL (Asymmetric DSL). By doing so, it provides for so-called fiber-extension, bringing fiber-like bandwidth to premises not directly connected to the fiber optic segment of a telecom company’s network.

VDSL 2 will allow operators to compete with cable and satellite providers by offering services such as high-definition TV (HDTV), video-on-demand, videoconferencing, high-speed Internet access, and advanced voice services, over a standard copper telephone cable.

As well as addressing fast-growing consumer demand for high-speed multimedia services, VDSL 2 offers carriers a solution that is interoperable with the DSL equipment many already have in place, expediting migration of customers to new VDSL 2-based products. In addition, VDSL 2 will work with both legacy ATM networks and next generation IP-based networks.

Register to take part in this online event here.

Monday, March 20, 2006 10:27:08 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Thursday, March 16, 2006

Document 1: Reply from CTC on ITU-T's IPTV standardization work [Source: China Telecommunications Corporation]

Document 2: Liaison to ITU-T regarding IP network architecture and IP-TV [Source: Gavin Young, DSL Forum Technical Committee Chair]

Document 3: Technical Report – DSL Forum TR-069 – CPE WAN Management Protocol (May 2004) [Source: Gavin Young, DSL Forum Technical Committee Chair]

Document 4: DSL Forum – Working Text WT-101 – Revision 11 – Letter Ballot – Migration to Ethernet-Based DSL Aggregation (February 2006) [Source: Gavin Young, DSL Forum Technical Committee Chair]

Document 5: DSL Forum – Working Text WT-126 – Version 0.5 – Triple-Play Services Quality of Experience (QoE) Requirements and Mechanisms (February 21, 2006) [Source: Gavin Young, DSL Forum Technical Committee Chair]

More on the TSB Director’s consultation meeting on IPTV standardization

Thursday, March 16, 2006 9:55:17 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

The following files relative to AAP have been updated since 2006-03-15

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updated :          2006-03-15 17:02:51      
title :          [032] AAP Announcement No. 32, 16 March 2006, (SG 13)
url :          http://www.itu.int/itudoc/itu-t/aap/announce/05-08/032.html
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Thursday, March 16, 2006 9:29:21 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Thursday, March 09, 2006

ITU and UNESCO will hold a Global Symposium on Promoting the Multilingual Internet in Geneva from 9 - 11 May 2006.

Participation is open to any organization or individual from a country which is a member of ITU or UNESCO, and is free of charge. Written contributions are invited on the themes of the event and should be sent to multilingual@itu.int before than Tuesday 25 April 2006.

The Tunis Agenda for the Information Society, adopted at the Tunis Phase of WSIS, highlights the importance of multilingualism for bridging the digital divide. It identifies ITU as taking the lead role in the implementation of information and communication infrastructure (WSIS Tunis Agenda Action Line C2), ITU/UNESCO for access to information and knowledge (WSIS Tunis Agenda Action Line C3), and UNESCO for cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content (WSIS Tunis Agenda Action Line C8).

The symposium will examine issues highlighted in paragraph 53 of the WSIS Tunis Agenda, including:

1    Options for advancing the process for the introduction of multilingualism in a number of areas including domain names, email addresses and keyword look-up;

2    Options for implementing programmes, also in cooperation with other appropriate organizations, that allow for the presence of multilingual domain names and content on the internet and the use of various software models in order to fight against the linguistic digital divide and ensure the participation of all in the emerging new society;

3    Options for strengthening cooperation between relevant bodies for the further development of technical standards and to foster their global deployment;

In addition the event will review technical solutions and current experiences, identify open issues and discuss a roadmap for further steps in the direction of promoting multilingualism in the internet.

The draft agenda of the Symposium, logistic details, background information and updates relating to the event including the programme, presentations as well as details and practical information will be available on the website at the following address: http://itu.int/ITU-T/worksem/multilingual/. Contributions will be electronically available from the Symposium website in the language received, for discussion at the meeting.

Thursday, March 09, 2006 9:28:18 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Meeting of Working Parties 1 (Damage prevention and safety) and 2 (Electromagnetic fields: emission, immunity and human exposure) of Study Group 5 - Protection against electromagnetic environment effects

Osaka, Japan, 22-26 May 2006

Registration Form

See TSB Collective-letter 3/5 for more information.

Study Group 5 Home

Wednesday, March 08, 2006 4:56:20 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Monday, March 06, 2006

SAM'06, is the short title for the Fifth Workshop on System Analysis and Modelling (formerly SDL and MSC Workshop). The event will be held May 31st - June 2nd, 2006, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

The event, which serves as a platform where the evolution and use of system design languages (SDL) and technologies is discussed, is targeted at academics and others involved in these areas. The SAM Workshop is organised every second year by the SDL Forum Society, which is a non-profit organisation established by language users and tool providers to promote and develop ITU-T modelling techniques. SDL Forum activity is closely aligned with ITU-T, which recommends and publishes the languages ASN.1, MSC, SDL, eODL, TTCN and URN. Study Group 17 is ITU-T’s Lead Study Group on Languages and Description Techniques.

For more information about SAM'06, please see the web page.

SDL Forum also organises the SDL Forum event every other year that addresses topics related to the modelling and analysis of reactive systems, distributed systems such as telecommunications, automotive, aerospace and web-based applications, where SDL are used. The intended audience includes users of modelling techniques (in industrial research and standardization contexts), tool vendors, and language researchers.

For more information about the thirteenth SDL Forum to be held 2007, please see the web page.

 

Monday, March 06, 2006 12:13:17 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     |