Study on countering spam
ITU-T aims to promote effective and efficient technical measures on countering spam under Resolution 52 Countering and combating spam of the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (Dubai, 2012). These technical measures are developed by ITU-T Study Group 17 based on statistical analysis, risk evaluation, ITU member initiatives, relevant regulations and best practices.
WTSA-12 Resolution 52 instructed the Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau "to initiate a study – including sending a questionnaire to the ITU membership – indicating the volume, types (e.g. e-mail spam, SMS spam, spam in IP-based multimedia applications) and features (e.g. different major routes and sources) of spam traffic, in order to help Member States and relevant operating agencies identify such routes, sources and volumes and estimate the amount of investment in facilities and other technical means to counter and combat such spam, taking into account work that has already been carried out".
The objective of this study is to help ITU Member States and relevant operating agencies to investigate the significance and characteristics of their spam issue. The questionnaire also aims at estimating the cost of their investment in facilities and other technical means to counter and combat spam.
Action: Please return the questionnaire by 31 July 2014 at the latest.
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