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Priorities of the Telecommunication Standardization Sector

Priorities of the Telecommunication Standardization Sector

The priorities of the Telecommunication Standardization Sector for 1999-2003, in addition to those that may be identified by future conferences, are:

to produce Recommendations responding to technological developments, including Recommendations:
  • covering the implementation of the GII, including the definition of an integrated global framework reference model with network-network and network-user interfaces;

  • covering Internet Protocol (IP) related aspects as well as the interoperability and convergence of IP-based networks, the Internet, and existing network infrastructures;

  • covering the multimedia applications arising from the convergence of telecommunication, broadcasting, computer and information technology;

  • covering the further evolution of network infrastructures, for example in the areas of network access, signalling and control, interfaces, security and optical networking;

  • facilitating the interworking of global personal radiocommunication systems with public telecommunication networks;

  • facilitating the integration of existing and new transmission media in public networks, in cooperation with ITU-R for radio transmission aspects;

to continue to improve the working methods of the Sector through the:
  • accelerated development of Recommendations to keep pace with rapid technical progress and market demand;

  • fostering of cooperative relationships with other relevant standardization organizations and with forums and consortia to avoid duplication of work, identify gaps in work programmes and encourage work sharing where possible;

  • increased use of EDH techniques to increase efficiency and productivity;

  • greater use of project teams for the study of urgent issues in a relatively short time-frame;

to develop Recommendations to achieve accounting rate reform and to propose means to encourage their implementation;
to work with BDT with special attention to telecommunication development in developing countries, and to cooperate with the other Sectors in the organization of information meetings, seminars and workshops and in the development of case studies, guidelines and handbooks;
to assist in developing for ITU-T an open and transparent "bottom-up" budget proposal that incorporates financial management principles and techniques, including cost recovery as appropriate.


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