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Workshop on Home Networking and Home Services

When: 17-18 June 2004, preceded by a tutorial Seminar on 16 June 2004
Where: Tokyo, Japan


Home Networking is moving beyond linking PCs in the home, to the linking of all sorts of electronic devices. As well as the more obvious applications of entertainment and telecommunications, research and development engineers are looking at the integration of home-automation systems, telemetry services and even health monitoring systems into home networks. And, as more consumers seek to link home appliances such as TVs, PCs and even refrigerators, industry has seen calls to produce more standards in the area. 

ITU-T’s Workshop on Home Networking and Home Services, 17-18 June 2004, Tokyo, provided an overview of this technology as well as an examination of standards that address interworking, performance, QoS and security issues. The workshop aimed to provide a review of existing technology in order to identify future trends and to move forward standardization work. Attention was given to both the technology and service aspects of this new technology.

The workshop was user-premises centric, mostly examining local area network (LAN) technologies - WiFi, Home Phoneline, Coaxial, Optical fibre, Ethernet - looking at access technology - DSL, CATV, satellite etc. – only in a supporting role.

Workshop objectives

  • Promote international standardization in home networks
  • Study integration of IP, broadcasting and image information services and their relationship with visions for NGN
  • Identify future requirements for international standardization and collaboration with ITU-T/R Study Groups, SDOs, forums, etc.

Workshop Programme and Presentations
Related information
Convening letter (TSB Circular 231)
Steering Committee
General and hotel information
ITU-T Guide for beginners


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