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 Monday, July 10, 2006
ITU-T’s Study Group 12 has consented a new Recommendation (Y.1542) that gives the groundwork for service providers to realize end-to-end network performance for services like VoIP and IPTV. The work goes some way to satisfying a key challenge for next generation networks (NGN), which need to provide QoS across multiple network operators, and in some cases, unusual topologies and distances.

The Recommendation points out that compared to the circuit switched environment, networks based on: “…IP pose distinctly different challenges for planning and achieving the end-to-end performance levels necessary to adequately support the wide array of user applications.”

Complementary work was completed previously in the form of Recommendations Y.1540 and Y.1541 which give network performance objectives for IP-based services, and QoS classes with more stringent packet loss performance, needed for example for commercial video applications.  

Using the QoS classes defined in Y.1541, the new Recommendation explores different approaches to realize end-to-end QoS depending on the type of service. Each class is designed to support a group of applications, VoIP, or IPTV for example.

One key area to be addressed is the development of an end-to-end QoS signalling mechanism that will allow the deployment of such classes.
 
The new Recommendation, Y.1542, is a framework towards a methodology for satisfying end-to-end objectives and gives guidance intended to accelerate the planning, deployment and management of networks and systems that can interoperate with a goal of supporting the end-to-end performance objectives detailed in Y.1541.

The guidance provided in Y.1542 should "...facilitate network design and operation capable of nearly always meeting the desired levels of performance". According to experts it will also act as a contribution by SG12 to the ITU-T's Joint Coordination Activity on NGN.

Monday, July 10, 2006 7:26:14 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Thursday, July 06, 2006

Input Documents 81 to 100

FG IPTV-ID-0100: Establishment of a relationship with the ITU-T IPTV Focus Group
[Source: JCA-HN]

FG IPTV-ID-0097: Application layer reliability solutions for IP TV services
[Source: Digital Fountain]

FG IPTV-ID-0096: A Proposal for the discussion items regarding Middleware and Applications
[Source: NTT]

FG IPTV-ID-0095: Outline of Security Requirements and Functions in IPTV Services
[Source: NTT]

FG IPTV-ID-0094: IPTV Service Architecture
[Source: NTT, KDDI, Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba]

FG IPTV-ID-0093: Proposal on IPTV unified subscriber’s identification
[Source: China Telecom]

FG IPTV-ID-0092: Proposal on IPTV Service Management Architecture
[Source: China Telecom]

FG IPTV-ID-0091: Proposal on IPTV service classification
[Source: China Telecom]

FG IPTV-ID-0090: SIM application requirements on IPTV Terminal
[Source: China Telecom]

FG IPTV-ID-0089: EPG system architecture and it’s requirements
[Source: China Netcom Group, P.R.China]

FG IPTV-ID-0088: Work Items for IPTV End Systems and Interoperability
[Source: Cisco Systems, U.S.A]

FG IPTV-ID-0087: RTP/UDP/MPEG2 TS as a means of transmission for IPTV Streams
[Source: Cisco Systems, U.S.A]

FG IPTV-ID-0086: Content Protection Framework, Elements and SDOs
[Source: Cisco Systems, U.S.A]

FG IPTV-ID-0085: A Framework Architecture and Work Items for IPTV standards
[Source: Cisco Systems, U.S.A]

FG IPTV-ID-0084: A proposal for the discussion items regarding the end systems and interoperability aspects
[Source: NTT]

FG IPTV-ID-0083: Discussion on prospective study items for NGN signalling for broadband services
[Source: NTT Comware Corporation]

FG IPTV-ID-0082: Introductions for AVS-P2
[Source: China Netcom, Huawei, Tsinghua University, Peking University, Zhe Jiang University, SVAGROUP]

FG IPTV-ID-0081: Proposal for Working Method of IPTV FG
[Source: MII, China; Huawei Technologies]

Thursday, July 06, 2006 2:59:22 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

Input Documents 61 to 80

FG IPTV-ID-0080: Zapping Delay and Video Codec
[Source: ETRI, Samsung Electronics]

FG IPTV-ID-0079: Compatibility of Traffic Descriptors in SDOs
[Source: ETRI, Samsung Electronics]

FG IPTV-ID-0078: Contents Protection Architecture for IPTV
[Source: ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute)]

FG IPTV-ID-0077: Proposal on Feature Interactions in Overlay Networks for IPTV Services
[Source: ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute)]

FG IPTV-ID-0076: Multicast Requirements for IPTV Service
[Source: ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute)]

FG IPTV-ID-0075: Requirements on Metadata for IPTV Services
[Source: ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute)]

FG IPTV-ID-0074: Architecture Requirement for Distributed IPTV Content Delivery System
[Source: UTStarcom]

FG IPTV-ID-0073: Architecture Requirement for IPTV Authentications
[Source: UTStarcom]

FG IPTV-ID-0072: Requirement for IPTV Terminal Middleware Architecture
[Source: UTStarcom]

FG IPTV-ID-0071: Work on Requirements of IPTV Service
[Source: ETRI]

FG IPTV-ID-0070: Desirable feature of IPTV system for DTTB re-transmission platform and an introduction of experimental IPTV system for ISDB-T
[Source: Nippon Hoso Kyokai (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)]

FG IPTV-ID-0069: List of the standardisation organisations relevant to IPTV
[Source: Alcatel]

FG IPTV-ID-0068: IPTV, IMS, A-RACF/RACS capability exchange. Architecture considerations.
[Source: Alcatel]

FG IPTV-ID-0067: Architecture Working Group proposed orientations
[Source: Alcatel]

FG IPTV-ID-0066: Proposal for SDOs and ITU-T SGs representatives steering group
[Source: Alcatel]

FG IPTV-ID-0065: A discussion issue on the IMS-based IPTV service
[Source: ETRI]

FG IPTV-ID-0064: Proposal about VCDN
[Source: ZTE Corporation]

FG IPTV-ID-0063: Key topics of IPTV security and content protection aspects
[Source: ZTE Corporation]

FG IPTV-ID-0062: Proposal about IPTV Service and Extended Channel
[Source: ZTE Corporation]

FG IPTV-ID-0061: IPTV Security Reference Model and Requirement
[Source: ZTE Corporation]

Thursday, July 06, 2006 2:55:17 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

Input Documents 41 to 60

FG IPTV-ID-0060: Proposal about IPTV Distributed EPG architecture
[Source: ZTE Corporation]

FG IPTV-ID-0059: Proposal about CDN architecture based IPTV media delivery system
[Source: ZTE Corporation]

FG IPTV-ID-0058: Architecture and Requirement of IPTV Network Management
[Source: ZTE Corporation]

FG IPTV-ID-0057: IPTV terminal requirements
[Source: CATR (China Academy of Telecom. Research, MII)]

FG IPTV-ID-0056: Suggestion to IPTV standardization
[Source: MII, China]

FG IPTV-ID-0055: Discussion on concepts "Service" and "application" in IPTV study
[Source: MII, China]

FG IPTV-ID-0054: Functional Requirements and Architecture of the non-IMS based IPTV
[Source: CATR of MII, Huawei]

FG IPTV-ID-0053: Functional Requirements and Architecture of the IMS-based IPTV
[Source: CATR of MII, Huawei]

FG IPTV-ID-0052: Proposal studying NGN-based IPTV
[Source: CATR of MII, Huawei]

FG IPTV-ID-0051: IPTV security requirements
[Source: CATR/MII, China]

FG IPTV-ID-0050: Threats and risks for IPTV service
[Source: CATR/China]

FG IPTV-ID-0049: Proposed requirements for IP access network in IPTV
[Source: MII, Alcatel Shanghai Bell]

FG IPTV-ID-0048: IPTV Architecture
[Source: MII, China]

FG IPTV-ID-0047: IPTV Service description - PVR
[Source: CATR (China Academy of Telecom. Research, MII)]

FG IPTV-ID-0046: IPTV Service description - ShiftTV
[Source: CATR (China Academy of Telecom. Research, MII)]

FG IPTV-ID-0045: IPTV Service description - Broadcasting TV(BTV)
[Source: CATR (China Academy of Telecom. Research, MII)]

FG IPTV-ID-0044: IPTV Service description - VoD
[Source: CATR (China Academy of Telecom. Research, MII)]

FG IPTV-ID-0043: IPTV Service Requirement
[Source: CATR (China Academy of Telecom. Research, MII)]

FG IPTV-ID-0042: Proposal on IPTV definition
[Source: MII, China]

FG IPTV-ID-0041: IPTV features required for accessibility for people with disabilities
[Source: Gunnar Hellstrom, Omnitor / Andrea Saks, Accessibility Consultant]

Thursday, July 06, 2006 2:51:54 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

Input Documents 21 to 40

FG IPTV-ID-0040: Requirement for Content Redistribution Usage
[Source: LG electronics]

FG IPTV-ID-0039: Multiple Service Provider Connectivity and Transparency of IPTV Service
[Source: Samsung Electronics]

FG IPTV-ID-0038: IPTV: Mobile Scenario and Architecture
[Source: Samsung Electronics]

FG IPTV-ID-0037: Core Requirements for IPTV terminal devices
[Source: Samsung Electronics]

FG IPTV-ID-0036: Media Adaptation to Usage Environments for IPTV Services
[Source: ETRI]

FG IPTV-ID-0035: Study of bearer network for the IPTV
[Source: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.]

FG IPTV-ID-0034: requirement for P2P-based IPTV media delivery system
[Source: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.)]

FG IPTV-ID-0033: Terminal Middleware High Level Requirements Contribution
[Source: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.]

FG IPTV-ID-0032: IMS enabled IPTV architecture
[Source: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.]

FG IPTV-ID-0031: Proposal of IMS-based IPTV architecture on NGN
[Source: Huawei, CATR]

FG IPTV-ID-0030: Proposal of Terms of Reference on Network and Control aspects of IP TV
[Source: KT (Korea)]

FG IPTV-ID-0029: Architecture requirements for IPTV Global Service
[Source: KT (Korea)]

FG IPTV-ID-0028: Interactive control Requirements for IPTV Service
[Source: KT (Korea)]

FG IPTV-ID-0027: Commercial billing model of IPTV
[Source: KT (Korea)]

FG IPTV-ID-0026: Classifications of IPTV service and its meaning.
[Source: KT (Korea)]

FG IPTV-ID-0025: Overall definition and description of IPTV in the business role model
[Source: KT (Korea)]

FG IPTV-ID-0024: Traffic Management support for IPTV
[Source: Nortel Networks (Canada)]

FG IPTV-ID-0023: Digital rights management, an overview
[Source: Nortel Networks (Canada)]

FG IPTV-ID-0022: IPTV Service Packages
[Source: Nortel Networks (Canada)]

FG IPTV-ID-0021: Proposal to request of AVS video standard to be the must IPTV video format
[Source: China Netcom, PCCW]

Thursday, July 06, 2006 2:46:59 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

Input Documents 2 to 20

FG IPTV-ID-0020: On the Organization of the IP/TV Focus Group
[Source: France Telecom]

FG IPTV-ID-0019: Definition of IP/TV Services
[Source: France Telecom]

FG IPTV-ID-0018: Proposal for hosting of the ITU-T 2nd FG IPTV Meeting and IPTV Technical Workshop
[Source: Korea (Republic of)]

FG IPTV-ID-0017: Technical issues on IP TV standardization
[Source: Korea (Republic of)]

FG IPTV-ID-0016: Some classifications and discussion issues for IP TV service scenario
[Source: Korea (Republic of)]

FG IPTV-ID-0015: Proposal of Terms of Reference on architecture and requirements of IP TV
[Source: Korea (Republic of)]

FG IPTV-ID-0014: IPTV service scenarios using NACF over NGN
[Source: Korea (Republic of)]

FG IPTV-ID-0013: User requirements for perceptual video quality monitoring of IPTV
[Source: Korea (Republic of)]

FG IPTV-ID-0012: Some discussion issues on the IPTV service scenario
[Source: Korea (Republic of)]

FG IPTV-ID-0011: Discussion issues about Y.ngn-mcast (NGN Multicast Service Capabilities with MPLS-based QoS Support)
[Source: Korea (Republic of)]

FG IPTV-ID-0010: Starting point for IPTV requirements work
[Source: Siemens AG]

FG IPTV-ID-0009: LS on IPTV Focus Group
[Source: Chairman SG 16]

FG IPTV-ID-0008: ATIS IIF Initial Deliverables
[Source: Chairman, ATIS IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF)]

FG IPTV-ID-0007: DSL Forum Liaison to ITU-T FG IPTV
[Source: Gavin Young, DSL Forum Technical Committee Chair]

FG IPTV-ID-0006: IPTV Focus Group: Q.2/13 related work
[Source: Q.2/13 Rapporteur Group (Kobe, 22-27 April 2006)]

FG IPTV-ID-0005: SG 17 interest in IPTV Focus Group
[Source: ITU-T SG 17 (Jeju, Korea, 19-28 April 2006)]

FG IPTV-ID-0004: Summary of ITU-T Study Groups Security Related Activities
[Source: ITU-T SG 17 (Jeju, Korea, 19-28 April 2006)]

FG IPTV-ID-0003: Liaison Statement on ISO/IEC 23004, Multimedia Middleware (M3W)
[Source: Convenor]

FG IPTV-ID-0002: Draft Agenda and work plan for first FG IPTV meeting
[Source: Chairman of FG IPTV]

Thursday, July 06, 2006 2:42:07 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Monday, July 03, 2006

Celebrating its leading role in setting standards in communications ITU will hold a one day event - 20 July - to hear what some of the top executives from the world of ICT have to say about the future of this remarkable industry.

In 2006, ITU-T (formerly CCITT) celebrates fifty years of making the standards that have played a massive role in shaping the information and communication technologies (ICT) and services of today. In 1924/5, two technical committees were created to set standards regulating technical and operating questions for international long-distance telephony and telegraphy. Fifty years ago, in 1956, these two technical committees were merged to become CCITT (Consultative Committee for International Telegraphy and Telephony) which later became ITU-T, where all standards-setting activities of ITU were consolidated for wire and wireless networks.

While celebrating the past achievements of ITU in the field of standardization, the event will be forward looking in focus. The morning will see keynote speeches from among others the Chairman of the Board of China Netcom and the CEO and President of NTT and CEO of Svyazinvest. In the afternoon there will be two executive round table discussions on the future of ICTs. The discussion panels will consist of CTOs and other senior experts from some of the world’s major ICT companies, including Alcatel, Cisco, Deutsche Telekom, France Télécom, KDDI, Korea Telecom, KPN, Nortel, Rostelecom, Siemens, Telefónica and ZTE.

As well as attending this important event you are invited to vote for the most influential standards work from the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) at www.itu.int/ITU-T/50/vote.html. Select from this shortlist which you think has best shaped the ICT world of today, or feel free to nominate your own.

Study group chairs and experts attending the meeting on next generation networks — global standards initiative (NGN-GSI) will be present. The event is free and open to any interested party but only a limited number of places are available, so please register online as soon as possible. An audio webcast of the entire event will be available at www.itu.int/ibs/. Journalists interested in attending should contact Toby Johnson.

 

 

 

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Monday, July 03, 2006 8:21:07 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Monday, June 26, 2006

A new ITU-T Focus Group will develop standards for ICTs in cars, and a workshop on the same topic has been announced for March 2007.

The group, open to non-ITU members, and in particular aiming to attract participation from car manufacturers, will be called From/In/To Cars Communication and will, according to terms of reference agreed at the recent meeting of ITU-T’s Study Group 12 address:

  • Hands-free communication in cars: Quality parameters and testing methods
  • Interaction of car hands free systems with the radio channel
  • Extension of the work to wideband car hands-free systems
  • Special requirements/testing procedures for speech recognition systems in cars

Deliverables from the group will be submitted to SG 12 for formal approval as ITU-T Recommendations.

Jean-Yves Monfort, Chairman Study Group 12: “It is essential for all stakeholders to come to grips with these technologies that are having a profound influence on vehicle development, the driver experience and the way that vehicles are now sold. They have the potential to vastly improve vehicle mobility and safety, while increasing comfort and enjoyment, but they also raise some fundamental questions. What are the right business models in linking the automotive and telecoms sectors? How do we face the technical and engineering challenges? How do we make sure that the right standards are adopted to deal with the complexity of so many electronic components and to allow this market to develop its full potential? It is the goal of these activities, the formation of the Focus Group and the workshop, to provide some answers to these questions.”

ITU-T’s SG12 work in the field started following the 2003 ITU, Workshop on Standardization in Telecommunication for motor vehicles. The formation of the FG, will make it easier for car manufacturers, standards organizations and others to participate in the development of a new set of requirements and specifications to help advance the work of ITU-T.

The group, chaired by Hans Gierlich, Head Acoustics, will first meet January 2007, with a second meeting planned during the Geneva Motor Show, March 2007. The Motor Show will also host a workshop, convened jointly by ITU, ISO and IEC, The Fully Networked Car, Information and Communication Technologies in Motor Vehicles. The event will review and examine the implications of the latest developments in this fast-moving market. A significant value-add will be an exhibition showcasing the latest technologies in the field. The exhibition will run the length of the Geneva Motor Show, while the workshop will take place between 7 and 9 March.

 

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 Monday, June 19, 2006

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Monday, June 19, 2006 9:09:26 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

ITU-T Recommendation M.3343 consented at the Beijing meeting of Study Group 4 outlines the requirements and protocol neutral information model necessary to communicate trouble tickets in a multi-service provider NGN environment.

NGN according to the Recommendation introduces new reporting needs to address new service types expected.

The Recommendation describes a trouble in a communications network as a problem that has an adverse effect on the quality of service perceived by network users. Management of trouble tickets is necessary to ensure that they receive attention and that the trouble is cleared to restore the service.

At the time of a trouble, a network may have been inter-working with another network to provide a service. Therefore a standardized way of exchanging trouble management information between management systems across interfaces is necessary.

Monday, June 19, 2006 8:27:31 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

Study Group 4 saw the consent of a Recommendation (M.3342) which provides the means to document service level agreements (SLA) between a service customer and a service provider.

The Rec. takes into account the fact that NGN demands QoS guarantees for services. SLAs are considered an effective way of solving the problems of QoS guarantee between customers and providers. The Recommendation describes the detailed classification of SLA content, provides guidelines and instructions for the definition and composition of ‘SLA representation templates’ in order to manage QoS and service guarantees more effectively. It also includes instructions on how to complete the templates.

Monday, June 19, 2006 8:23:50 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

The NGN Management Focus Group (NGNMFG) is seeking more input from service providers and network operators in order to build a more accurate roadmap of needs and existing specifications for NGN management. The group presenting version 2 of its roadmap at the May meeting of Study Group 4, in Beijing, changed its terms of reference to reflect the need.

While roadmap V1 identified NGN management specifications from ITU-T as well as other standards making organizations, V2 provides gap analysis and pinpoints areas that can benefit from better harmonization. Recognizing a gap in managing new functions tying the NGN transport stratum to the service stratum, V2 sees the addition of management of IMS (IP multimedia subsystem) and NGN transport technologies like ASON (automatic switched optical network) and Ethernet.

The roadmap can be found here.

Monday, June 19, 2006 8:21:10 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     |