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Question 2/11

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Question 2/11 – Signalling requirements and protocols for service and application in emerging telecommunication environments
(Continuation of Questions 2/11 and 3/11)

Motivation

With the ever-increasing number of services and applications, demand has been continuously increasing to enhance the capabilities of next generation networks (NGN), which will enable the Internet of things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M), cloud computing, smart pipeline, smart cities, smart home, smart transportation, etc. These emerging applications and services, as well as the evolution of existing applications and services, are introducing more and more requirements, which will certainly impact on the signalling and protocol standardization.

One of the objectives of NGN evolution is to support, in a secure fashion, wide range of services, from legacy telephony and intelligent services to new generation services, encompassing audio, data, video broadcast and conversational services, streaming services, interactive games, third party applications, etc.

Question
Study items to be considered include, but are not limited to:
  • What new recommendations are required to specify signalling requirements and protocols for NGN?
  • What enhancements should be made in existing NGN-related recommendations to support emerging services and applications?
  • What new recommendations should be made to support emerging services and applications in future networks?
  • What new recommendations should be made for cloud computing-related services and applications? What associated mechanisms are required to guarantee signalling and control security?
  • What signalling requirements and entities are required to support services and/or applications of public interest, such as multimedia emergency communications, privacy, lawful interception, number portability, etc.?
Tasks
Tasks include, but are not limited to:
  • Develop signalling requirements and protocol profiles for NGN services and applications
  • Develop signalling requirements and protocols to support IoT and M2M services and applications
  • Develop signalling requirements and protocols to support cloud computing-related services and applications
  • Enhance existing signalling protocols based on identified needs.
  • Develop specifications for interworking between new and existing signalling and protocols
  • Develop signalling requirements and protocol profiles for public interest.
An up-to-date status of work under this Question is contained in the SG 11 work programme
(http://itu.int/ITU-T/workprog/wp_search.aspx?Q=2/11)
Relationships
Recommendations
  • Q.600, Q.700, Q.900-series, Q.1900, Q.2700, Q.2900,Q.3400-series, and Q.3600-series
Questions
  • 1/11 on signalling and control architecture
  • 4/11 on resource control and signalling
  • 7/11 on network attachment control and signalling
Study groups
  • SG 13 on service requirements, architecture, cloud computing and mobility aspects
  • SG 15 on smart grid
  • SG 16 on multimedia services and applications
  • SG 17 on security aspects
  • SG 2 on network management aspects and emergency communications
Standardization bodies
  • 3GPP;DMTF;ONF
  •  IETF; IEEE, Zigbee; IPSO; etc.
  • One M2M; Continua Health Alliance

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