Resolution 76 of WTSA-12 resolves that “conformance and interoperability testing requirements shall provide for verification of the parameters defined in the current and future ITU-T Recommendations as determined by the Study Groups developing the Recommendations, and for interoperability testing to ensure interoperability taking into account user needs and in consideration of the market demand, as appropriate”.
The C&I Action Plan
agreed by Council-12 requests “ITU-T study groups to identify further technologies for which there is a market demand for a conformity assessment programme and to identify whether test specifications are available and if not, to explore the provision of test specifications. If test specifications are available, they may be turned into e.g. ITU-T Recommendations or supplements”.
Following the WTSA-12 and Council-12 decisions, SG11 established the SG11 Action plan
for implementation of C&I Programme which will help to achieve the goals of Resolution 76 (WTSA-12)
and will assist ITU-T SGs in their work concerning the development of ITU C&I Programme within their responsibilities. The Action plan also is aimed at helping developing countries in the implementation of their C&I plans in the regions.
The one of the most important part of the SG11 Action plan
is a Reference Table showing list of ITU-T Recs and relevant parameters to be tested for conformity/interoperability and references to the applicable test suites (ITU/other SDOs). These information will be used for filling out the ITU conformity Database by results of conformity assessment against ITU Recs.
The Reference Table
is maintained by TSB in accordance with information provided by all ITU-T SGs and JCA-CIT on the SG11 requests with the template is provided in Annex B of SG11 Action plan