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 Friday, July 14, 2006

Meeting Report

FG IPTV-MR-0001: WG 1 (Requirement and Architecture of IP TV) meeting report
[Source: WG1 Leaders]

FG IPTV Home

Friday, July 14, 2006 2:16:24 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

Meeting Reports

FG IPTV-MR-0005: End Systems & Interoperabililty Report
[Source: WG5 Leaders]

Input Documents

FG IPTV-ID-0104: AVS (Audio Video Standard Group) asking for A.4 and A.5 status
[Source: Director of TSB ( Houlin Zhao)]

Output Documents

FG IPTV-OD-0031: Liaison Statement to ATIS IIF
[Source: FG IPTV Chairman]

FG IPTV-OD-0030: WG 1 Living List (Architecture)
[Source: WG1 Chair]

FG IPTV-OD-0029: List of the standardisation organisations relevant to IPTV
[Source: WG1 Chairs]

FG IPTV-OD-0028: Gap Analysis Document
[Source: WG1 – Architecture Chair]

FG IPTV-OD-0026: Working Document on Service Scenario for IPTV
[Source: WG1 Leaders]

FG IPTV-OD-0023: Request for participation in ITU-T FG IPTV
[Source: FG IPTV Working Group 5]

FG IPTV-OD-0022: Establishment of liaison relationship with FG IPTV
[Source: FG IPTV Working Group 5]

FG IPTV-OD-0021: Initiation of IPTV End System Study
[Source: FG IPTV WG5]

FG IPTV-OD-0020: Request for further discussion on IPTV End System Contribution
[Source: FG IPTV WG5]

FG IPTV-OD-0019: WG 5 Working Document for IPTV End System
[Source: Working Group 5]

FG IPTV Home

 

Friday, July 14, 2006 2:01:55 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

Meeting Reports

FG IPTV-MR-0003: WG 3 (Service Security and Content Protection) meeting report
[Source: WG 3 Leaders]
 
FG IPTV-MR-0006: WG 6 (Middleware, Application and Content Platforms) meeting report
[Source: WG 6 Leaders]

Output Documents

FG IPTV-OD-0018: IPTV Middleware, Applications, and Content Platforms
[Source: WG6 (Middleware, Applications, and Content Platforms) Leaders]

FG IPTV-OD-0017: Liaison Statement to ITU-T SG 16
[Source: FG IPTV WG6 "Middleware, Applications and Content Platforms"]

FG IPTV-OD-0016: Liaison Statement to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 on IPTV Middleware
[Source: FG IPTV WG6 "Middleware, Applications and Content Platforms"]

FG IPTV-OD-0013: Liaison Report to DVB TM-CPT
[Source: ITU-T Focus Group IPTV, Working Group 3 – Service Security and Content Protection]

FG IPTV-OD-0012: Liaison Report to ITU-R Working Party 6M
[Source: ITU-T Focus Group IPTV, Working Group 3 – Service Security and Content Protection]

FG IPTV-OD-0011: WG 4 Living lists on IPTV network control aspects
[Source: Technical Leader of WG4]

Friday, July 14, 2006 8:40:13 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Thursday, July 13, 2006

Meeting Reports

FG IPTV-MR-0002: WG 2 QoS and Performance meeting report
[Source: WG 2 Leaders]

FG IPTV-MR-0004: Meeting Report of IPTV Network Control Aspects
[Source: WG 4 Leader]

Output Documents

FG IPTV-OD-0002: Outline for draft text of WG2 deliverable on QoE requirements for IPTV
[Source: WG2 "QoS and Performance Aspects"]

FG IPTV-OD-0003: Outline for draft text of WG2 deliverable on Traffic Management for IPTV
[Source: WG2 "QoS and Performance Aspects"]

FG IPTV-OD-0004: Outline for draft text of WG2 deliverable on application layer reliability solutions for IPTV
[Source: WG2 "QoS and Performance Aspects"]

FG IPTV-OD-0005: Outline for draft text of WG2 deliverable on performance monitoring for IPTV
[Source: WG2 "QoS and Performance Aspects"]

FG IPTV-OD-0006: Liaison to DSL Forum on QoE requirements for IPTV
[Source: WG2 "QoS and Performance Aspects"]

FG IPTV-OD-0007: Liaison to ATIS IIF on QoS and Performance work for IPTV
[Source: WG2 "QoS and Performance Aspects"]

FG IPTV-OD-0008: Liaison to DVB Project on QoS and Performance work for IPTV
[Source: FG IPTV WG2 "QoS and Performance Aspects"]

FG IPTV-OD-0009: Liaison to ITU on QoS and Performance work for IPTV
[Source: FG IPTV WG2 “QoS and Performance Aspects”]

FG IPTV-OD-0010: Working Document on "Requirements of IPTV Network control aspects"
[Source: WG4 Leader]

Thursday, July 13, 2006 8:18:53 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Wednesday, July 12, 2006

FG IPTV-ID-0103: ITU-T Guide for Newcomers
[Source: TSB]

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 4:30:22 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Tuesday, July 11, 2006

FG IPTV-ID-0102: Liaison Statement from the CEA
[Source: Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) – IPTV Oversight and Coordination Committee (OCC)]

FG IPTV-ID-0101: List of pre-registered participants to the 1st meeting of the Focus Group on IPTV, (Geneva, 10-14 July 2006)
[Source: TSB]

FG IPTV-ID-0099: Opening remarks at the 1st meeting of IPTV Focus Group, Geneva, 10 July 2006 by Houlin Zhao, Director of TSB
[Source: TSB]

FG IPTV-ID-0018 Rev.1: Proposal for hosting of the ITU-T 2nd FG IPTV Meeting and IPTV Technical Workshop
[Source: Korea (Republic of)]

FG IPTV-ID-0002 Rev.1: Draft Agenda and work plan for first FG IPTV meeting
[Source: Chairman of FG IPTV]

FG IPTV-ID-0001: List of Input Documents of the 1st FG IPTV meeting (10-14 July 2006)
[Source: Chairman, FG IPTV (Ghassem Koleyni)]

Tuesday, July 11, 2006 10:44:39 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
Study Group 3 has started analysis of survey responses into international mobile termination rates.

Previously SG 3 research identified that in some cases mobile termination rates can be five to ten times more than fixed termination rates. Termination rates occur when international calls are terminated in the network of a country other than that from which they have originated.

Given results of analysis and validation of statistics, SG3 will develop guidelines for reducing the gap. See also previous story.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006 10:12:58 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
The high cost for developing countries in accessing the Internet ‘backbone’ was a hot-topic at a recent, Geneva, meeting of ITU-T’s Study Group 3, Tariff and accounting principles including related telecommunication economic and policy issues.

SG 3 will submit a paper, outlining its activities and future work plan on international internet connectivity (IIC) to the Internet Governance Forum meeting to be held in Athens, autumn 2006.

It has been claimed that some charging arrangements for IIC disadvantage smaller networks and developing countries. In June 2004 an amendment to ITU-T Recommendation D.50 was made to set out general considerations for parties to negotiate Internet interconnection. These considerations can be used to assist two parties to an interconnection agreement to negotiate in a more harmonized way.

The area is a key concern for ITU as it was mandated by WSIS to examine the topic. Paragraph 27 – C of the Tunis Agenda:

27.  We recommend improvements and innovations in existing financing mechanisms, including:
C      Providing affordable access to ICTs, by the following measures:

i.        Reducing international Internet costs charged by backbone providers, supporting, inter alia, the creation and development of regional ICT backbones and Internet Exchange Points to reduce interconnection cost and broaden network access;

                ii.         Encouraging ITU to continue the study of the question of the International Internet Connectivity (IIC) as an urgent matter to develop appropriate Recommendations.”

Tuesday, July 11, 2006 10:11:45 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 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)  #     |