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WTSA-2000

The four-yearly World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA), held in Montreal in October 2000, took a number of major decisions designed to further streamline ITU’s standards development process and help the Union better deliver ever-more timely, stable global standards in an increasingly dynamic environment for equipment and services.

Important new working methods were adopted, including the establishment of online “virtual” Study Group meetings, as well as a fast-track approval process that allows standards to be formally adopted in as little as eight weeks from text maturity.

The Assembly also adopted targets and deadlines for the transition to cost-oriented international settlement rates, and adopted a new Recommendation on international Internet connection which establishes a framework for bilateral inter-operator compensation covering the carriage of Internet traffic across national borders.

 

 

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