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What are some current topics in ITU-T standardization?

To name a few:
  • ICTs and climate change
  • Bridging the standardization gap
  • Next-generation networks (NGN);
  • Broadband access;
  • Multimedia services;
  • Emergency telecommunications;
  • IP issues;
  • Optical networking;
  • Network management;
  • Internet governance;
  • Cybersecurity;
  • Fixed/mobile convergence
Currently, a few major focuses of ITU-T include meeting the standards requirements for next generation networks (NGN), assessing how standards can help reduce the impact of ICTs on climate change as well as monitor it, broadband access, multimedia services, and IPTV. Much of ITU's standards work is in the core of the network that is invisible to most people – on fibre optic technologies and submarine cables. This crucial work is ongoing.