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1. What are the different types of ITU-T and TSB documents?

Below are the different types of ITU-T documentation. These are not to be confused with ITU-T publications (including ITU-T Recommendations) which are made available to the general public for purchase through the ITU Sales Service.

TSB Circulars

These letters are addressed to all the participants in the work of the Sector and contain information of general interest such as the meeting schedule, work procedures, the list of hotels, etc. Study groups diffuse Circulars in order to implement the provisions of WTSA regarding the approval and deletion of recommendations or to distribute questionnaires. TSB Circulars are posted on the ITU-T Website and do not have restricted access.

TSB Collective-letters

These letters issue from study groups and are addressed to the participants which have registered to receive the documents of the study group concerned. Collective-letters are used to convene meetings or collect information of interest to the study group. Collective-letters are posted on the relevant study group page on the ITU-T Website and do not have restricted access.

Meeting Documents
  • Contributions

    The participants of the Sector submit their input to meetings by means of a Contribution. Contributions submitted to the TSB at least two months before a meeting are published and dispatched to the participants of the Sector registered in the relevant study group and are posted on the appropriate study group page on the ITU-T Website. A TIES account is required to access these documents.

  • Reports

    Meeting reports are published after a meeting, dispatched to the participants of the Sector registered in the relevant study group and posted on the appropriate study group page on the ITU-T Website. A TIES account is required to access these documents.

  • Temporary Documents

    Temporary documents contain reports from Chairmen, Rapporteurs, Drafting Groups, and other groups or other relevant information to be submitted to a meeting. These are distributed only to the participants present and are posted on the appropriate study group page on the ITU-T Website. A TIES account is required to access these documents.

  • Liaison Statements

    Liaisons Statements are used to transmit information from one group to another. These are distributed only to the participants present and are registered in the LS Database of the relevant study groups as Incoming and Outgoing Liaison Statements. A TIES account is required to access these documents.
2. How can I access the documents on the ITU-T Website?

The ITU-T homepage contains general information on the Sector and different categories of documents which have different levels of access: 3. Where can I find the Study Group documents?

A. On the web


B. On the Informal FTP areas via the web.

A mirror of the meeting documents in DMS is also available in the informal FTP areas for participants who prefer FTP access.

TIES Restricted TIES or Guest account required to access the meeting documents in the informal FTP area (IFA) of the Study Groups. These documents can be found under the /docs folders of the the Study Groups' IFA.

RevCom
TSAG
SG 2
SG 3
SG 5
SG 9
SG 11
SG 12
SG 13
SG 15
SG 16
SG 17

C. Via FTP client

A mirror of the meeting documents in DMS is also available in the informal FTP areas for participants who prefer FTP access.

TIES Restricted TIES account or Guest account required.
  • Remote hostname: ifa.itu.int
  • Subdirectory: where # is the Study Group number

    For Study Groups 2 to 19: /t/2013/sg#/docs/
    For TSAG: /t/2013/tsag/docs/
    For RevCom: /t/2013/revcom/docs/
4. How can I be notified whenever new or updated ITU-T documents are posted on the web?

The ITU offers some RSS feeds (or channels) of the latest Meeting Documents of the ITU-T Study Groups.
The RSS feeds are available in the main pages of the ITU-T Study Groups and are marked with either of these icons: