In 2007, for the first time, ITU-T published its Recommendations online free of charge.
Pre-published ITU-T Recommendations are now available on the web immediately after approval. The process of approval of
Recommendations has been reduced from up to four years in the 1980s to just nine weeks, thanks to the adoption of the
Alternative Approval Process in ITU-T. In addition, the use of Focus Groups means that it is possible to develop draft
text for Recommendations much more quickly than ever before.