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 Wednesday, 22 March 2006

Document 11: The proposal on IPTV standardization work in ITU-T from ZTE [Source: ZTE Corporation]

Document 12: Proposed terms of reference for an IPTV Focus Group [Source: Nortel Networks (Canada)]

Document 13: A proposal that ITU-T initiate a Focus Group to address IPTV issues [Source: Nortel Networks (Canada)]

Document 14: TIA Reply to TSB Circular 71 and related Invitation to Participate in the TSB Director’s Consultation Meeting on IPTV [Source: Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)]

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

Wednesday, 22 March 2006 15:50:25 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Tuesday, 21 March 2006

Document 6: The IPTV concept model discussed in Japan [Source: NTT, KDDI, Hitachi, Matsushita Electric Industrial, Mitsubishi Electric, Sharp, Sony]

Document 7: ITU-T SG9 Activities and Directions toward IPTV Standardization [Source: Rapporteur for Q.5/9]

Document 8: J.mcvif-series regarding IP broadcasting [Source: Rapporteur for Q.12/9]

Document 9: Proposal for the structure of focus group on IPTV standardization [Source: MII, China]

Document 10: Proposal for establishment of focus group on IPTV [Source: MII, China]

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

Tuesday, 21 March 2006 17:05:57 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Monday, 20 March 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, 20 March 2006 10:27:08 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Thursday, 16 March 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]

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Thursday, 16 March 2006 09:55:17 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

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Thursday, 16 March 2006 09:29:21 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Thursday, 09 March 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 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: Contributions will be electronically available from the Symposium website in the language received, for discussion at the meeting.

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