Switch to the packet world
The Internet Protocol (IP) is seen by many as the underlying infrastructure for all future information delivery systems.
ITUís IP project aims to address the provision of voice, video and data over IP while ensuring that the transition from legacy networks to the new protocol is a smooth one.
To date, the IP project has established a general framework and architecture for future IP standardization, and worked with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) towards a common standard that will straddle the circuit-switched and IP worlds.
Additionally, ITU has initiated the IP Cablecom project aiming to develop interoperable specifications for delivering advanced real-time multimedia services over two-way cable networks.