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 Monday, 27 November 2006

ITU-T Study Group 16 Work on E-health
E-health and Standardization

The evolution of advanced digital telecommunication techniques has enabled the development of multimedia systems to support e-health  applications, in particular in the area of telemedicine.

In order to allow for a wide deployment of e-health applications (with an initial focus on telemedicine applications), in particular in developing countries, it is important to achieve interoperability among systems and to reduce the cost of devices through economies of scale. Consequently, the development of global international standards with the involvement of the major players (such as governments, inter-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, medical institutions and medical doctors) is a key factor to achieve these objectives.

In the Standardization Sector of the ITU (ITU-T), this is handled by Question 28/16 (Multimedia framework for e-health applications), which focuses on standardization of Multimedia Systems to support e-health applications. Question 28 is allocated under ITU-T Study Group 16, which is the Lead Study Group on ubiquitous applications (“e-everything”, such as e-health and e-business). This high-level Question will coordinate the technical standardization of multimedia systems and capabilities for e-health applications in ITU-T and will develop corresponding Recommendations.

Monday, 27 November 2006 09:47:22 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Friday, 24 November 2006

The Focus Group "From/In/To Cars Communication" was established by Study Group 12 at its 5 - 13 June 2006 meeting.

The objective of the Focus Group is to develop a new set of requirements and specifications to help advance the work of the ITU-T SG12, mainly Questions 4/12 and 12/12, and to encourage participation in this activity of members of other standards organisations involved in car and Telecommunications/ICT industries, including experts and individuals who may not be members of ITU.

Focus Group "From/In/To Cars Communication" First Meeting:

Geneva, 26 January 2007

Focus Group "From/In/To Cars Communication" Home

Friday, 24 November 2006 16:08:59 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

ITU-T’s Study Group 15 has consented on a revision to a home networking specification that increases data rates over existing home wiring to 320 Megabits per second.

The original standard (ITU-T Recommendation G.9954) is based on input from the HomePNA alliance. The revision adds home networking over existing coax cables to networking over phone wires. The revision also includes new operating spectrums adding VDSL coexistence to the ADSL, POTS and broadcast TV channel spectrum coexistence provided by the original standard.

G.9954 facilitates interoperability and convergence of all networked IP data in the home by creating open, interoperable standards and best practices for a universal home networking market. Telephone service providers have collaborated with residential gateway, set-top box, bridge, consumer electronics (CE) equipment, and ONT manufacturers, as well as their component providers, to meet consumer demand for bundled multimedia home networking.

Home networking bandwidth requirements will steadily increase as operators deliver multi-stream high-definition content, upgrade last-mile access network technologies, and provision future IP-based services. Leveraging existing home wires, service providers can reduce installation, operational expenses and even end-user costs. Experts say that 320 Mbps can accommodate the future bandwidth requirements of service providers as they enhance their offerings with additional features and capabilities.


Friday, 24 November 2006 11:10:49 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Thursday, 23 November 2006

Third meeting of the FG IPTV

Mountain View, California, USA

22-26 January 2007

Registration form

See TSB Collective-letter 113 for more information.



Thursday, 23 November 2006 15:50:24 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Wednesday, 22 November 2006

Meeting of Study Group 12 - Performance and quality of service
Geneva, 16 - 25 January 2007

Registration Form

See TSB Collective-letter 4/12 for more information.

Study Group 12 Home

Wednesday, 22 November 2006 11:58:24 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Tuesday, 21 November 2006

Meeting of Study Group 17 - Security, languages and telecommunication software
Geneva, 14-24 November 2006

Registration Form

See TSB Collective-letter 5/17 for more information.

Study Group 17 Home


Tuesday, 21 November 2006 17:17:13 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     |