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ITU and its Activities Related to Internet Protocol (IP) Networks


ITU and its Activities
Related to Internet-Protocol (IP) Networks


Version 1.1


April 2004


Table of Contents





Chapter One: Background on ITU

1.1     Introduction

1.2     An Evolving Role

1.3     ITU Structure and Activities

1.4     World Telecommunication Policy Forum


Chapter Two: Understanding Telecommunication Network Trends

2.1     Mobile and Internet: Two Innovations

2.2     Mobile: from 2G to 3G

2.3     3G Systems or IMT-2000

2.4     The Internet in Transition

2.5     Mobile and Internet Demographic Trends

2.6     Internet Connectivity Trends

2.7     Mobile Overtakes Fixed

2.8     Mobile Internet

2.9     Ubiquitous Networks

2.10   Fixed Wireless Technologies

2.11   Birth of Broadband

2.12   Telecommunication Sector Reform

2.13   Where Are We Heading?

Chapter Three: Overview of ITU Activities Related to Internet Protocol (IP) Networks

3.1     Introduction

3.2     Extracts of Selected ITU Plenipotentiary Resolutions

3.2.1      ITU Plenipotentiary 1998 Resolution 101: Internet Protocol (IP)-based networks

3.2.2      ITU Plenipotentiary 2002 Resolution 102: Management of Internet domain names and addresses

3.2.3      ITU Plenipotentiary 2002 Resolution 123: Bridging the standardization gap between developing and developed countries

3.2.4     ITU Plenipotentiary 2002 Resolution 130: Strengthening the role of ITU in information and communication network security

3.2.5     ITU Plenipotentiary 2002 Resolution 133: Role of administrations of Member States in the management of internationalized (multilingual) domain names

3.3     Other Related ITU Decisions, Resolutions and Declarations

3.3.1     ITU Council 2003 Decision to Develop IP Policy Manual

3.3.2     World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA) 2000 Resolution 20: Procedures for allocation and management of international numbering resources

3.3.3     World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) Istanbul Action Plan (IsAP) Programme 3

3.3.4     Declarations of ITU Member States at IP Symposia

Chapter Four: Internet Protocol-Related Activities in the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector

4.1     Introduction and Mission

4.2     Activities

4.3     Products

4.4     Structure

4.5     Accelerated Working Methods

4.6     Cost of Membership

4.7     Brief Overview of ITU-T IP Networks and Internet related Activities

4.8     ITU-T Study Group 2

4.9     ITU-T Study Group 3

4.10   ITU-T Study Group 4

4.11   ITU-T Study Group 9

4.12   ITU-T Study Group 11

4.13   ITU-T Study Group 12

4.14   ITU-T Study Group 13

4.15   ITU-T Study Group 15

4.16   ITU-T Study Group 16

4.17   ITU-T Study Group 17

4.18   Special Study Group IMT

4.19   MoU on Electronic Business

Chapter Five: Internet-Protocol (IP) Related Activities in the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector

5.1     Introduction

5.2     Cost of Membership

5.3     The Istanbul Action Plan (ISAP)

5.4     Brief Overview of ITU-D IP Networks and Internet related Activities

Chapter Six: Internet-Protocol (IP) Related Activities in the ITU Strategy and Policy Unit

6.1     Introduction

6.2     Workshops

6.3     Publications and Reports

Chapter Seven: Case Study—How ITU’s Broadband Standards Improve Access to the Internet

7.1     Introduction

7.2     What is Broadband?

7.3     Fixed-line infrastructure

7.4     Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) technologies

7.4.1     ADSL(G.dmt) – (ITU-T G.992.1)

7.4.2     ADSL(G.lite) – (ITU-T G.992.2)

7.4.3     SHDSL - Single pair high-speed DSL (ITU-T G.991.2)

7.4.4     Symmetrical DSL (SDSL)

7.4.5     ADSL2/ADSL2plus (ITU-T G.992.3/G.992.4)

7.4.6     VDSL - Very-high-data-rate digital subscriber line (ITU-T G.993.1)

7.5     Cable Modem Technologies

7.5.1     IPCablecom Project

7.5.2     Established and Currently planned IPCablecom Recommendations

7.6     Summary

Chapter Eight: Case Study—How ITU’s Internet Training Centre Initiatives Provide Capacity Building in Developing Countries

8.1     Introduction

8.2     Why

8.3     Objectives

8.4     Who

8.5     Cisco Networking Academy Program

8.6     Enhancing Employability

8.7     ITU Internet Training Centre Initiative at a Glance

8.8     How Learning Institutions Can Qualify

8.9     Current ITU Internet Training Centres Initiative Locations

Chapter Nine: World Summit on the Information Society and ITU Activities

9.1     Introduction

9.2     Related Excerpts from the WSIS Declaration of Principles and Action Plan

9.2.1  From the Declaration of Principles

9.2.2  From the Plan of Action

9.3     Matrix of ITU Activities in Relation to WSIS Plan of Action Relating to Internet Governance Issues

Chapter Ten: Summing Up

10.1   Summing Up

Annex 1: Council Reports on Management of Internet Domain Names and Addresses

11.1   Report On Management Of Internet Domain Names And Addresses To ITU Council 2002

11.2   Report On Management Of Internet Domain Names And Addresses To ITU Council 2003

Annex 2: ITU-T Cooperation with Standardization Development Organizations (SDOs), Forums and Consortia

12.1   Introduction

12.2   Forums/Consortia Under Evaluation and/or Approved for Communication Process under Rec. A.4

12.3   Organizations Qualified for Including References in ITU-T Recommendations under Rec.  A.5 Procedures

12.4   Organizations Qualified for Including References in ITU-T Recommendations under Rec. A.5 Procedures




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