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 Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Next meeting of Study Group 12 - Performance and quality of service

Geneva, 5 - 13 June 2006

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See TSB Collective-letter 3/12 for more information.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006 4:53:33 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Monday, March 27, 2006

Document 19: Siemens view on ITU-T’s IPTV standardization work [Source: Siemens AG, Germany]

Document 20: Study items for IPTV service on NGN [Source: NTT Comware Corporation]

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

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In 2006, ITU-T will celebrate 50 years of making the standards that have played a massive part in shaping the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) and services of today.

Formerly known as the CCITT (International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee), the body was established in 1956 and renamed as ITU-T in 1993. In that time ITU’s standards work has substantially shaped the way that we live and do business.

Telecommunication plays an enormous role in our day-to-day lives, and if it wasn’t for ITU-T Recommendations making a simple telephone call would be impossible. Don’t underestimate what that would mean. Without telecommunication business would grind to a halt, banks would not be able to transfer money, orders could not be placed and air traffic control systems would fail. Telecommunication also has a vital role to play in emergency communications and disaster relief and has been a crucial tool in international diplomacy. Simply put, life without telephony is almost unimaginable. And as we have moved from fixed-line telephony into mobile telephony and the Internet, so has ITU’s work moved to accommodate and underpin these technologies that are becoming equally as important to the world economy.

In order to mark this momentous milestone, ITU-T will hold a one-day ceremony mid July 2006.

The event, while celebrating the past achievements of ITU-T, will be forward looking in focus. A main feature of the day will be a panel discussion on the future of ICTs moderated by a key industry pundit. The panel will consist of CTOs and other senior level people from some of the world’s major ICT companies. In addition CEOs from some of the world’s biggest ICT players will be invited to give keynote speeches.

More on ITU-T here. A webpage with more details on the July event and charting ITU-T’s history is under development, please contact for more information.

Help Us Build a Historic Record 

Pertaining to the celebration of 50 years of ITU-T, a project has been initiated to collect information – anecdotes, photography, documents – that will help us chart the main achievements and history of CCITT/ITU-T.

If you have any information or material that you believe will be useful then please contact


Monday, March 27, 2006 9:05:39 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Friday, March 24, 2006

Document 15: Issues in Standardizing IP/TV Services [Source: France Telecom]

Document 16: DSLHome™ enables IPTV [Source: DSLForum]

Document 17: Overview of the DSL Forum IPTV architecture activities [Source: DSL Forum Architecture & Transport Working Group]

Document 18: ITU-T activities on IPTV [Source: British Telecommunications plc.]

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

Friday, March 24, 2006 6:18:08 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Wednesday, March 22, 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, March 22, 2006 3:50:25 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Tuesday, March 21, 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

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