Joint ITU-T Workshop and IMTC Forum 2006 on "H.323, SIP: is H.325 next?"
San Diego, California, USA, 9-11 May 2006
The rollout of NGN will bring with it in a new era of multimedia communications and with that a need to
consider updating or replace the currently used H.323 and SIP multimedia protocols.
The question is whether to pursue development of a new protocol and a new generation of multimedia
communication systems, or define new multimedia capabilities and functionality for existing protocols.
Perhaps some consideration needs to be given to service control interface specifications. With work already
underway in ITU on a new protocol dubbed H.325, the industry must decide whether to invest more time and
resource into this pursuit.
The answer to this question will be one of the more fundamental issues addressed at this IMTC Forum and
ITU-T Workshop, which will have to consider:
Additionally, the following topics will be addressed:
- Market acceptance
- Market need
- Benefit to end users
- Benefit to service providers
- Benefit to enterprise information technology (IT) staff
The workshop focused on these topics and others aiming to define what direction
multimedia standardization should take in coming years.
- New developments regarding video codecs following
H.264, new audio and speech codecs, as well as new MPEG standards (e.g. Laser).
- Web activities – such as protocols, human interface needs, etc.
- Mobile network aspects
- Utilization of NGN capabilities in multimedia communication systems