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ITU-T OPERATIONAL PLAN FOR 2002-2003

INTERNATIONAL  TELECOMMUNICATION  UNION

 

 

COUNCIL

 

Document C2002/EP/4-E

5 February 2002

Original: English

GENEVA          SESSION 2002        (22 APRIL - 3 MAY)

 

 

 

 

 

Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

 

 

 

ITU-T OPERATIONAL PLAN
FOR 2002-2003

 

 

  

Introduction:

Pursuant to Resolution 72 (Minneapolis, 1998), the document presents the Operational Plan of the Telecommunication Standardization Sector for the year 2002 and the linkage between strategic, operational and financial planning. 

For each ITU-T project or activity listed, the related allocation of financial and human resources is provided, as well as the relationship to the Strategic Plan adopted by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Minneapolis, 1998), the decisions adopted by the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (Montreal, 27 September - 6 October 2000) and the TSAG agreements reached at its March 2001 meeting.

The Operational plan for 2003 is also attached but for information purpose only, as the results of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Marrakech, 2002) may have an impact and modify our planning for 2003.

 

Summary:

A series of new activities will be launched in 2002 to respond to the concerns of ITU-T membership.

The newly created Study Group 17 “Data Networks and Telecommunication Software” will start its activities in 2002.  New Questions will steadily be put under study in other Study Groups according to technological evolution, while other items will complete.

Different technical workshops will be organized in order to disseminate expert knowledge on state-of-the-art technologies and increase awareness of ITU-T studies and projects.  Four workshops are already scheduled:

 

-  Tutorial Workshop on ENUM, on 8 February 2002, in Geneva, in collaboration with Study Group 2 and experts from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)

-  Workshop on IP Cablecom/Mediacom 2004/Interactivity in Multimedia, from 25 to 28 March 2002, in Geneva, in collaboration with Study Group 9, 16, ITU-R Study Group 6, and the contribution of experts from several study groups and standards developing organizations.

-  Workshop on IP/Optical from 9 to 11 July 2002, in Chitose, Japan, in collaboration with Study Group 13, 15 and the experts from study groups and SDOs.

-  Workshop on the Role of Satellites in IP-based and Multimedia Networks and Services from 9 to 13 December in Geneva, organized in the framework of the activities conducted by the Intersector Coordination Group on Satellite Matters.

 Regional presence will be strengthened according to Plenipotentiary Conference (Minneapolis, 1998) and Council 2001 decisions.  Some Study Group meetings and technical workshops will be convened in the regions; contributions from various regions reflecting regional concerns to the ITU-T activities will be encouraged.  A regional briefing session will be organized in each region focusing on priority questions and dissemination of ITU-T studies and Recommendations.

 ITU will host the General Assembly of ICANN Protocol Supporting Organization in 2002 and assume the secretariat for one year.

 In parallel, effort will be made to promote the ITU-T and its activities through active press release policy, presentation of the ITU-T products, activities and working methods at external fora or events.

 In the technical field, strategic ITU-T priorities will remain in 2002:

 

-         Interworking of IP-based and telecommunication networks

The interoperability of IP-based services and telecommunication services means providing real time Internet or other IP based multimedia services with the speed, capacity, ease of use, reliability and integrity of the public telephone networks in use around the world. These are aspects of telecommunication network standardization in which the ITU-T has an excellent track record. These aspects of telecommunication network standardization are the main goals of IP Project.

In particular, collaboration with IETF in the development of a Recommendation to enable the implementation of the ENUM protocol, which should facilitate the interconnection of circuit-switched (telephone) and packet-switched (IP) networks

 Another important step towards interoperability and interworking is the effort of GII Project . The ultimate goal of this project is to support communications anywhere at anytime in any medium and thus allow users to have access to a wide range of services. The GII also supports the goal of an international consensus on common principles governing the need of access to networks and applications and their operability based on a seamless federation of interconnected, interoperable communication networks, information processing equipment, databases and terminals

 

-         Mobility, IMT-2000 and beyond

The requirements for new or enhanced Mobility Management protocols are important to support Global Roaming in IMT-2000 and beyond.  The increasing desire for accessing services such as those available from Internet on the move has created new fields of services such as “mobile multimedia”.  Convergence of fixed and wireless networks and ultimately migration to interoperable and harmonised network architectures to provide services transparently to the users across different access arrangements is becoming an industry requirement. A major objective of the harmonization of IMT-2000 networks is the development of common network solutions that can facilitate cost-effective IMT-2000 network deployments based on the standardized open interfaces, stimulate the commercial uptake of IMT-2000 services, and foster global roaming across all evolving IMT-2000 systems 

-         Optical transport network

An Optical Transport Network (OTN) is composed of a set of Optical Network Elements connected by optical fibre links, able to provide functionality of transport, multiplexing, routing, management, supervision and survivability of optical channels carrying client signals. Optical network functions include multiplexing function, cross connect function, including grooming and configuration, management functions and physical media functions.

Optical networks will be able to create a network needed by the market requirements to deliver high speed service, that can be supported only partially by the existing copper network, to the customers.

A distinguishing characteristic of the OTN is its provision of transport for any digital signal independent of client-specific aspects.

-         Access networks

Network access between Telecommunication Network Operators, Private Network Providers, Satellite and Cable TV Networks and Information Technologies is under study in the access network project.  Various Access Network Transport scenarios have been envisaged, such as:

·        Voice/data/video services over existing infrastructures and Cable Networks

·        Voice/data/video services over cable networks using B-ISDN

·        ADSL or VDSL video BW over copper pairs

·        Fiber accesses

·        Use of radio in Local Loop

·        Use of satellites

·         Internet Access

This project evaluates the different ANT scenarios with the corresponding standardization requirements. In the framework of this project have been developed all X-DSL standards and their interworking with the existing systems.

 

-         Accounting rate reform

A paradigm shift occurred in the international telecommunication sector. The emerging regime is based on cross-border interconnection and the trading of international traffic minutes. It is urgent to readapt traditional tariff/accounting principles to the new market situation and to provide also the transitional arrangements, in order to facilitate the transition to the new regime.

 

-         Multimedia services and systems

The standardization in this field, aimed at the creation of a global platform for the delivery of multimedia services and systems over all network types (including the internet), will also consider their access, the security and other related technical aspects going to the convergence.

 

-    Signalling Requirements and Protocols

for support of applications based on IP, intelligent and advanced networks

 

-         Quality of Service and Performance

The works on end-to end Quality of service, for networks, equipments, protocols and interworking of them will progress on the definition of Classes of service for the different "layers" (user, applications, transport…) and for the different services (voice, multimedia, data…) to complete the global figure of the Quality of service and Performance. They should include principles and means for measurement, monitoring, signalling and guarantee of these QoS classes.

 New initiatives and special ITU-T projects will be conducted in the field of IP, GII, Mediacom-2004, ASN.1, E-commerce, E-business and IP Cablecom.

 ITU-T will continue its technical studies in cooperation with other standard developing organizations, regional entities and duly attention will also be paid on related IPR questions.

 


Use of TSB resources in 2002 - Overall recapitulation

 

 

 

ITU-T activities

 

P

staff-months

 

G

staff-months

 

Direct costs

CHF

 

Document costs

CHF

- TSAG (Telecommunication Standardization

                                              Advisory Group)

9

8

127,000

120,000

               1 planned meeting, 5 working days

 

 

 

 

- Chairmen’ meetings:

1

1

-

-

               1 planned meeting, 2 working days

 

 

 

 

- Study Group meetings:

89

134

3,023,000

5,732,000

             20 planned meetings, 151 working days

 

 

 

 

             12 Study Groups

 

 

 

 

               1 Special Study Group

 

 

 

 

           199 Questions under study

 

 

 

 

           315 new ITU-T Recommendations,

 

 

 

 

      12,500 pages of text

 

 

 

 

      16,880 pages of translation

 

 

 

 

      45,260 pages of typing pool

 

 

 

 

       37,620,000 pages of reprography

 

 

 

 

- Seminars and technical workshops:

9

6

100,000

-

               4 planned workshops, 13 working days

 

 

 

 

- Regional presence:

9

9

225,000

 

               4 regional briefing meetings

 

 

 

 

               Study Group meetings in the regions

 

 

 

 

               Workshops in the regions

 

 

 

 

                Regional tariff group meetings

 

 

 

 

- Promoting ITU-T activities

18

10

100,000

 

- External cooperation

9

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 - ICANN-PSO General Assembly and Secretariat

7

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Study Group publications:

22

178

264,500

232,000

     12,000 pages of Recommendations to published

 

 

 

 

           per language (x3)

 

 

 

 

- Operational Bulletin:

15

16

14,500

20,000

            24 issues a year

 

 

 

 

- Databases accessible to public

5

3

5,000-

-

- UIFN registrar

3

13

374,000

-

        (Universal International Freephone Numbers)

 

 

 

 

          3,750 UIFN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- UIPRN/UISCN registrar

1

2

47,500

-

        (Universal International Premium Rate Numbers)

 

 

 

 

        (Universal International Shared Cost Numbers)

 

 

 

 

        600 UIPRN/UISCN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- AESA registrar

1

1

-

-

        (ATM End System Addresses)

 

 

 

 

         300 AESA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Bureau support

32

20

10,020,500

139,000

 

 

 

 

 

- EDH (Electronic Document Handling)

 

40

 

 

         Documents & information posted on ITU Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total of allocated resources

230

455

14,301,000

6,243,000

 

 

 

 

 

Assumption: 10 staff-months per person per year


TSB  -  Linkage between Strategic, Financial and Operational Planning  -  2002

 

Operational Activities Objectives and Performance Indicators

Allocated Resources from the 2002 budget

Relationship to Strategic Policies and Plans / PP-98

 

 

 

 

Article 14A of the Convention

Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998):

Reviews priorities and strategies for ITU-T’s activities

Expected results:

1 planned meeting

Strategic plan for the Union (1999-2003)

Reviews progress of work program & working methods

 

   with its working parties

Res. 74 (Minneapolis. 1998):

Maintains the A Series (Organization of the work of

Advices to the TSB Director

   5 working days

Review and improvement of the management,

ITU-T)

 

 

functioning and structure of the ITU

     Acts on behalf of the WTSA between WTSAs

A Series of Recommendations

           9 P staff-months

Res. 16 (Minneapolis, 1998):

     Establishes / discontinues Study Groups

   (Organization of ITU-T work)

           8 G staff-months

Refinement of the ITU-R and ITU-T Sectors

     Advises on financial matters

 

 

Res. 82 (Minneapolis, 1998):

cooperation and coordination

Achievement indicators:

127,000 F direct costs:

Approval of Questions and Recommendations

 

 

                 Interpretation,

Res. 72 (Minneapolis, 1998): Linking strategic,

 

Minimized duplication of work

                 Meeting staff

financial and operational planning in ITU

New activity:

Harmonized technical standards

 

Res. 66 (Minneapolis, 1998):

 

Enhanced operational efficiency

120,000 F document costs :

Documents and publications of the Union

Preliminary draft Strategic Plan for 2003-2006

     of ITU-T

                 Translation, typing pool

 

 

 

                 Reprography

Res. 1141 Council 1999

 

 

 

Reduction of the cost and volume of documentation

 

 

 

for Conferences and Assemblies and the Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Res. 18 (WTSA-2000)

 

 

 

Principles and procedures for the allocation of work

 

 

 

to, and coordination between, the

 

 

 

Radiocommunication and Telecommunication

 

 

 

Standardization Sectors

 

 

 

Res. 22 (WTSA-2000)

 

 

 

Authorization for TSAG to act between WTSAs

 

 

 

Res. 32 (WTSA-2000)

 

 

 

Strengthening the use of electronic document

 

 

 

Handling for the work of ITU-T

 

 

 

Res. 33 (WTSA-2000)

 

 

 

Guidelines for ITU-T strategic activities

Chairmen's meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Definition and coordination of SG work plan

 

1 planned meeting

 

Finalization of meeting schedule for following year

 

   2 working days

 

Discussion on budget allocation on the various SG

 

 

 

Improvement in communication amongst SG

 

1 P staff-month

 

Priority in studies

 

1 G staff-month

 


Operational Activities Objectives
and Performance Indicators

Allocated Resources from the 2002 budget

Relationship to Strategic Policies and Plans/ PP-98

 

 

 

 

Study Group Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Study Group responsibility and mandates:

Expected results:

Total for all the Study Groups:

Article 17 of the Constitution

  See Res. 2 (WTSA-2000)

 

 

 

 

315 new ITU-T Recommendations

20 planned SG meetings

Article14 of the Convention

12 Study Groups

  totaling about 12,500 pages

   with their working parties

 

1 Special Study Group

 

   151 working days

Resolutions of Minneapolis, 1998

199 technical, operating and tariff Questions under study

Development of a programme of

 

  See below

 

  technical workshops

            89 P staff-months

 

Attention is paid to improvement of telecommunications

 

          134 G staff-months

 

  in developing countries and cooperation with national,

Key performance indicators:

 

 

  regional and international organizations

 

3,023,000 F direct costs:

 

 

Worldwide utilization of ITU-T Recs.

                    Interpretation

 

 

Text quality & market response

                    Meeting staff

 

 

Reduction in time-to-market for

                    Mail expenses

 

 

  Recs   (AAP implementation)

 

 

 

Stability of texts and avoidance of

5,732,000 F document costs :

 

 

  document reprocessing

  Total French +English +Spanish:

 

 

Membership satisfaction

         16,880 pages of translation

 

 

 

         45,260 pages of typing pool

 

 

 

37,620,000 pages of reprography

 

 

 

 

 

Workshops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dissemination of expert knowledge on state-of-the-art

Expected results:

           9 P staff-months

 

  technologies,

 

           6 G staff-months

 

Promotion of awareness of ITU-T activities,

Participation of delegates from

 

 

  working methods and priorities

  developing countries in the

 100,000 F direct costs:

 

 

  activities of the Sector

                  Fellowships for SG 3

 

New initiatives

 

 

 

: - Tutorial workshop on ENUM, 8 February 2002, Geneva

Strengthening regional presence

1 planned workshop, 1 day

 

 

 

 

 

 - Workshop on IP Cablecom/Mediacom 2004

Achievement indicators:

1 planned workshop, 4 days

 

                                           /Interactivity in Multimedia

 

 

 

      25-28 March 2002 in Geneva

Dissemination of expert technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 - Workshop on IP/Optical

Integration of developing countries

1 planned workshop, 3 days

 

      9-11 July 2002 in Japan

  concerns in ITU-T outputs

 

 

 - Workshop on the role of Satellites in IP-based and

Coordination of activities within

1 planned workshop, 5 days

 

      Multimedia Networks and Services

 Study Groups and with other SDOs

 

 

      9-13 December 2002 in Geneva 

 

 

 


Operational Activities Objectives
and Performance Indicators

Allocated Resources from the 2002 budget

Relationship to Strategic Policies and Plans/ PP-98

 

 

 

 

SG 2 – Operational aspects of service provision,

 

 

Res. 99 (Minneapolis, 1998): Status of Palestine in ITU

networks and  performance

 

 

Res. 21 (Rev. Minneapolis, 1998): Alternative calling

 

 

 

procedures on international telecom. networks

Priorities:

Expected results:

2 planned SG meetings

 

Service definition, Numbering, Routing and Global Mobility

 

   and their WPs

Res. 79 (Minneapolis, 1998):

Numbering Coordination Team (NCT)

25 Recommendations to be

   18 working days

International Telecommunication Regulations

Resolution 20 and coordination with TSB

approved in 2002 =  1,000 pages

 

Res. 101 (Minneapolis, 1998):

 

 

            7 P staff months

Internet Protocol (IP)-based networks

Lead Study group for service definition, numbering

 

            5 G staff months

 

   and routing

 

 

 

 

 

  83,000 F direct costs

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998) Goal 3:

New activities:

 

205,000 F document costs

Developing and implementing administrative

ENUM

 

 

procedures for numbering plans for

Service level agreements (SLAs)

 

2 Rapporteur Group meetings

international networks and services

Human factors

 

 

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), F.4:

 

 

 

facilitating the interworking of global personal

 

 

 

radiocommunication systems with public

9 Questions

 

 

telecommunication networks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Res. 20 (WTSA-2000)

 

 

 

Procedures for allocation and management of

 

 

 

International numbering resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opinion D (WPTF-2001):

 

 

 

Essential studies by ITU to facilitate the introduction

 

 

 

Of “IP Telephony”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operational Activities

Objectives
and Performance Indicators

Allocated Resources
from the 2002 budget

Relationship to Strategic
Policies and Plans / PP-98

SG 3 - Tariff and accounting principles, including

    

 

 

related telecommunications, economic and

 

 

 

policy issues

 

 

 

 

Expected results:

2 planned SG meeting

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), F.4:

Priorities:

 

  and its WPs

Develop Recommendations to achieve

Accounting rate reform and implementation of new

5 Recommendations to be

  10 working days

accounting rate reform and to propose

  remuneration systems

    approved in 2002:  250 pages

 

means to encourage their implementation

Transitional arrangements

 

           5 P staff months

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), D.1, 28.2

Development and implementation of cost methodologies

 

           6 G staff months

Achieving Accounting rate reform and proposing

Impact of new practices bypassing accounting rate system

 

176,000 F direct costs

means to encourage their implementation

Tariff principles for services using new technologies

 

153,000 F document costs

 

 

 

 

Res. 21 (Rev. Minneapolis, 1998): Alternative calling

New activities:

 

 

procedures on international telecom. networks

Impact of IP-Telephony

 

2 Rapporteur meetings

 

Impact and tariff of Internet / IP-based Network

 

5 working days

Res. 22 (Minneapolis, 1998):  Apportionment of

Review of International Telecommunication Regulations

 

 

revenues in providing international telecom. services

 

 

 

 

4 Questions

 

 

Res. 101 (Minneapolis, 1998):

 

 

 

Internet Protocol (IP)-based networks

Tariff Group for Africa (TAF)

 

 

 

Tariff Group for Latin America (TAL)

 

 

Res. 103 (Minneapolis, 1998):

Tariff Group for Asia and Oceania (TAS)

 

 

International Telecommunication Regulations

Priorities:

Expected results:

3 planned meetings

Res. 26 (WTSA-2000)

TAF: Accounting rates system in connection

 

10 working days

Assistance to the Regional Tariff Groups

         with IP-Telephony, Tariff rebalancing, Cost model

Preparation of Recommendations

 

 

         development and implementation

and regional cost model

3 P staff months

 

TAL: Cost model development including interconnection

 

3 G staff months

 

         Determination of accounting rates for mobile services

 

 

Res. 29 (WTSA-2000)

TAS: New cost model development,

 

 

Alternative calling procedures on international

         Regional case study on cost/price

 

 

telecommunication networks

         Regional tariff model for Internet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Res. 41 (WTSA-2000)

New activities:

 

 

Accounting rate principles for international

TAF: Implication of new technologies for African

 

 

telephone services

         incumbent operators

 

 

 

TAL: Impact of IP Telephony in the region

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tariff Group for Europe and the Mediterranean Basin

 

 

 

Activity in abeyance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Operational Activities

Objectives
and Performance Indicators

Allocated Resources
from the 2002 budget

Relationship to Strategic
Policies and Plans / PP-98

SG 4 – Telecommunication management,

 

 

 

including TMN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priorities:

Expected results:

1 planned SG meeting

 

Management of telecommunication services, networks,

 

  and its WPs

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), F.4:

 and equipment using the telecommunication management

25 Recommendations to be

  10 working days

Further evolution of network infrastructures in the area

 network  (TMN) framework

approved in 2002: 1,250 pages

 

of control

Additionally responsible for other telecommunication

 

           8 P staff months

 

 management studies relating to designations,

 

           8 G staff months

 

 transport-related operations procedures, and test and

 

 

 

 measurement techniques and instrumentation

 

  90,000 F direct costs

 

 

 

517,000 F document costs

 

Cooperation with other standard developing organizations

 

 

 

 

 

20 Rapporteur meetings

 

Lead Study Group on TMN

 

100 working days

 

 

 

 

 

New activities:

 

 

 

CORBA based TMN and IP related TMN activities

 

 

 

Creation of IP-based SNMP infrastructure

 

 

 

Support of optical and IP-based networks

 

 

 

 

17 Questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SG 5 - Protection against electromagnetic

 

 

 

environment effects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priorities:

Expected results:

1 planned SG meeting

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), F.4:

Resistibility, EMC and safety aspects related to

 

   and its WPs

Covering the further evolution of network infrastructures

  telecommunications networks

7 Recommendations to be

   5 working days

 

Cooperation with other international organizations

     approved in 2002: 100 pages

 

 

 

 

           3 P staff months

 

New activity:

 

           3 G staff months

 

Protection against the effects of mobile equipment and

 

  46,000 F direct costs

 

  radio systems

 

  107,000 F document costs

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop on SG 5 activities

 

1 WP 1/5 & 2/5 meeting, 4 days

 

 

 

 

 

14 Questions

 

1 Rapporteurs’meeting, 5 days

 

 

 

(1 Panel session

 

 

 

  at EMC Symposium, Wroclaw)

 

 

 

 

 


Operational Activities

Objectives
and Performance Indicators

Allocated Resources
from the 2002 budget

Relationship to Strategic
Policies and Plans / PP-98

 

 

 

 

SG 6 - Outside plant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priorities:

Expected results:

1 planned SG meeting

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), F.4:

Outside plant and access for telecommunication

 

   and its  WPs

Covering the further evolution of network infrastructures

networks

5 Recommendations to be

   5 working days

 

 

    approved in 2002  = 170 pages

 

Development of case studies, guidelines & handbooks

Cooperation with IEC

 

         2 P staff months

 

 

 

         2 G staff months

 

10 Questions

 

  46,000 F direct costs

 

 

 

115,000 F document costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SG 9 – Integrated broadband cable networks and

 

 

 

television and sound transmission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priorities:

Expected results:

1 planned SG meeting:

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), F.4:

IP and GII over cable distribution networks

 

   and its WPs

Multimedia applications arising from the convergence

Television and sound over the core network

20 Recommendations to be

   5 working days

of telecommunication, broadcasting, computer and

Coordination with ITU-R on broadcasting matters

     approved in 2002: 1,500 pages

 

information technology

 

 

           6 P staff months

 

Lead Study Group on integrated broadband cable

 

           9 G staff months

Res. 101 (Minneapolis, 1998):

and television networks

 

  66,000 F direct costs

Internet Protocol (IP)-based networks

 

 

596,000 F document costs

 

New activity

 

 

 

Webcasting

 

IPCablecom/Mediacom workshop

 

Packet cable, IP over cable

 

4 working days

 

 

 

 

 

21 Questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Operational Activities

Objectives
and Performance Indicators

Allocated Resources
from the 2002 budget

Relationship to Strategic
Policies and Plans / PP-98

SG 11 - Signalling requirements and protocols

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priorities:

Expected results:

2 planned SG meeting:

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), D.2, 29.2:

 

 

   and its  WPs

Developing Recommendations for new technologies

Signalling support for Internet (IP)-based applications

47 Recommendations to be

   20 working days

and applications - global multimedia and mobility

 

    approved in 2002: 2,350 pages

 

 

Intelligent Networks.

 

              8 P staff months

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), F.4:

 

 

              7 G staff months

Facilitating the integration of existing and new

Lead Study Group on intelligent networks

 

   162,000 F direct costs

transmission media in public networks,

 

 

1,090,000 F document costs

in the area of signalling

Signalling for Access, N&B-ISDN,

 

 

 

and new generation networks

 

 

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), F.4:

 

 

 

Internet Protocol (IP) related aspects as well as the

Cooperation and development of ITU-T Recommendations

 

 

interoperability and convergence of IP-based networks,

with regional standards bodies/fora on IP

 

 

the Internet, with existing network infrastructures

 

 

 

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), F.4:

Cooperation and development of ITU-T Recommendations

 

 

Covering the future evolution of network infrastructures,

with regional standards bodies/for a on signalling-related

 

 

e.g. in the areas of network access, signalling and

activities for IP

 

 

control

 

 

 

 

Coordination with relevant ITU-T/ITU-R SGs/Wps for

 

 

 

signaling support of fixed-mobile aspects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 Questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SG 12 - End-to-end transmission performance of

 

 

 

networks and terminals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priorities:

Expected results:

1 planned SG meeting

 

Performance assessment

 

   and its WPs

 

 

18 Recommendations to be

   5 working days

Res. 101 (Minneapolis, 1998):

Lead Study Group on Quality of services and performance

     approved in 2002: 400 pages

 

Performance quality assessment of IP-based networks

 

 

           5 P staff months

 

New activities:

 

           6 G staff months

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), F.4:

Development of Recs. on Quality aspects of IP-based

 

    38,000 F direct costs

Multimedia applications

  network

 

  276,000 F document costs

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop on ITU-T & SG 12 activities

 

4 Rapporteurs meeting

 

 

 

20 working days

 

16 Questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Operational Activities

Objectives
and Performance Indicators

Allocated Resources
from the 2002 budget

Relationship to Strategic
Policies and Plans / PP-98

 

 

 

 

SG 13 – Multi-protocol and IP-based networks

 

 

 

and  their internetworking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priorities:

Expected results:

2 planned SG meeting:

 

General network aspects, Global Information

 

   and its WPs

Res. 73 (Minneapolis, 1998):

Infrastructures (GII), B-ISDN and IP (Internet Protocol)

31 Recommendations to be

   18 working days

World Summit on the information society

Fostering cooperation with IETF

    approved in 2001: 1,550 pages

 

 

 

 

           3 P staff months

Res. 101 (Minneapolis, 1998):

Monitoring IP and GII projects

 

           3 G staff months

Internet Protocol (IP)-based networks

 

 

130,000 F direct costs

 

Lead Study Group for IP related matters, B-ISDN,

 

749,000 F document costs

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), D.2, 29.2:

Global Information Infrastructure and satellite matters

 

 

Developing Recommendations for new technologies

 

 

10 Rapporteur meetings

and applications such as appropriate aspects of the GII

 

 

50 working days

and global multimedia and mobility

 

 

 

 

New activities:

 

 

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), F.4:

 

 

 

Internet Protocol (IP) related aspects as well

NGW

 

 

as the interoperability and convergence of

VoIMPLS

 

 

IP-based networks, the Internet, with

 

 

1 workshop

existing network infrastructures

Integrated communication architecture, including the

 

1 day

 

  impact of convergence

 

 

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), F.4:

 

 

 

Facilitating the integration of existing and

Workshop on ITU-T & SG 13 activities

 

 

new transmission media in public networks,

 

 

 

in cooperation with ITU-R for radio

 

 

 

transmission aspects

 

 

 

 

16 Questions

 

 

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), F.4:

 

 

 

Further evolution of network infrastructures in

 

 

 

the areas of network access and interfaces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), F.4:

 

 

 

Implementation of the GII

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), F.4:

 

 

 

Integration of existing and new

 

 

 

transmission media in public networks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operational Activities

Objectives
and Performance Indicators

Allocated Resources
from the 2002 budget

Relationship to Strategic
Policies and Plans / PP-98

 

 

 

 

ICG SAT

 

 

 

Intersector Coordination Group on Satellite Matters

 

 

 

Under the Lead of SG 13 for the ITU-T Sector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priorities:

Expected results:

No planned meeting so far

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), F.4:

 

 

 

Facilitating the integration of existing and new

To take into account satellite specificity within

Performance

 

transmission media in public networks, in cooperation

telecommunication network including impact of

Achieved consistency of

 

with ITU-R for radio transmission aspects

IP-based network and multimedia network and system

 Recommendations of various

 

 

Keeping up to date database

 Study Groups for full integration

 

 

 

 of the sat-transmission in

 

 

Coordination with ITU-R

 public networks

 

 

 

 

 

 

New activity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organization of workshop

 

 

 

Strengthening relationship with ITU-D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SG 15 – Optical and other transport networks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priorities:

Expected results:

1 planned SG meeting

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), F.4:

Access Network

 

   and its WPs

Further evolution of network infrastructures

 - broadband optical access

30  Recommendations to be

   10 working days

in the areas of network access, interfaces

 - refinements & enhancements to SDL

   approved in 2002: 1,000 pages

 

and optical networking

 - phone line networking

 

           6 P staff months

 

 - IP on Access Network

 

           7 G staff months

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), F.4:

Network signal processing

 

     90,000 F direct costs

Facilitating the integration of existing and

 - interaction of signal processing (OTN)

 

   800,000 F document costs

new transmission media in public networks,

Optical transport network structure

 

 

in cooperation with ITU-R for radio

 - automatic switched optical network (ASON)

 

20 Rapporteur meetings

transmission aspects

 - network management & control

 

100 working days

 

OTN technology

 

 

 

 -coarse & dense wavelength division multiplexing (WDM)

 

1 IP/Optical workshop, 3 days

 

 - fiber characteristics

 

 

 

 - transmission technology

 

 

 

 - IP on WDM

 

 

 

Cooperation with IEC and other SDOs

 

 

 

Lead Study Group on access network transport

 

 

 

Lead Study Group on optical technology

 

 

 

19 Questions

 

 

 


Operational Activities

Objectives
and Performance Indicators

Allocated Resources
from the 2002 budget

Relationship to Strategic
Policies and Plans / PP-98

 

 

 

 

SG 16 - Multimedia services, systems and

 

 

 

terminals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priorities:

Expected results:

2 planned SG meetings

 

Modems and facsimile terminals

 

   and its WPs

 

Multimedia platform and interworking

50 Recommendations to be

   18 working days

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), F.4:

Media Coding

    approved in 2002: 2,000 pages

 

 

Multimedia framework, MEDIACOM-2004 project

 

         10 P staff months

 

Cooperation with other Standard Development Org.

 

           8 G staff months

Multimedia applications arising from the convergence

Lead Study Group on multimedia services,

 

142,000 F direct costs

of telecommunication, broadcasting, computer and

systems and terminals

 

749,000 F document costs

information technology

Lead Study Group on e-business and e-commerce

 

 

 

 

 

4 days workshop

 

New activities:

 

 

Res. 101 (Minneapolis, 1998):

Steering committee for MEDIACOM-2004

 

 

Internet Protocol (IP)-based networks

Joint  video team with ISO/IEC

 

 

 

Workshop on IP Cablecom/MEDIACOM-2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23 Questions

 

 

 


Operational Activities

Objectives
and Performance Indicators

Allocated Resources
from the 2002 budget

Relationship to Strategic
Policies and Plans / PP-98

 

 

 

 

SG 17 - Data Networks and Telecommunication

 

 

 

             Software

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priorities:

Expected results:

2 planned SG meetings

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), F.4:

Additions to a set of Directory Recs.

 

   and its WPs

Further evolution of networks infrastructures

Open Distributed Processing (ODP), Frame Relay

50 Recommendations to be

17 working days

in the area of security

   Communication System Security and for interworking

    approved in 2002: 2,000 pages

 

Interoperability of IP-based networks with

   with IP-based networks

 

           6 P staff months

existing networks

   Additions to/revision of the set of ASN.1 Recs

 

           6 G staff months

 

Cooperation with ISO/IEC

 

 

 

Contribution to the coordination effort with ISO, IEC and

 

150,000 F direct costs

Res. 101 (Minneapolis, 1998)

   UN/ECE for E-business standardization

 

713,000 F document costs

Collaborative activities on IP-based network with

 

 

 

ISOC/IETF

Lead Study Group on Frame Relay

 

 

 

Lead Study Group on Communication System

 

 

 

   Security

 

 

Network languages

Lead Study Group on Languages and Description

 

 

 

   Techniques

 

 

TSAG (Geneva, 19-23 March 2001)

 

 

 

TSAG approved the merger of Study group 7 and 10

New activities:

 

 

into a single Study Group 17

Enhancement of communication system security for

 

 

 

   E-commerce

 

 

 

Development of the ITU-T ASN.1 Project

 

 

 

Continuation of the provision of ASN.1 modules to the

 

 

 

   ASN.1 database

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organization of a workshop on Security

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27 Questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operational Activities

Objectives
and Performance Indicators

Allocated Resources
from the 2002 budget

Relationship to Strategic
Policies and Plans / PP-98

 

 

 

 

SSG – Special Study Group IMT-2000 and beyond

 

 

 

 

 

 

Res. 38 (WTSA-2000)

Priorities:

Expected results:

2 planned SSG meetings

Coordination among ITU-T, ITU-R and ITU-D for

Network aspects of IMT-2000 and beyond

 

   and its  WPs

IMT-2000 activities

(International Mobile Telecommunications-2000)

10 Recommendations to be

10 working days

 

Wireless access to IP-based networks

    approved in 2002:  500 pages

 

 

Convergence of mobile and fixed networks

 

           8 P staff months

 

Mobility management, mobile multimedia functions

2 Technical reports to be

           9 G staff months

 

Internetworking, interoperability

    approved in 2002:  50 pages

   58,000 F direct costs

 

 

 

147,000 F document costs

 

Enhancement of ITU-T Recommendations on IMT-2000

2 NTO (New Type of Output) to be

 

 

 

    approved in 2002: 80 pages

 

 

Lead Study Group on IMT-2000 and beyond

 

4 Rapporteur meetings

 

and for mobility

1 handbook to be produced

12 working days

 

 

   together with ITU-R and ITU-D

10 conference calls

 

New activities:

   in 2002: 100 pages

6 electronic meetings

 

Workshop on ITU-T & SSG activities

 

1 workshop, 1 full day

 

Joint session with ITU-R WP 8F

 

1 joint session with ITU-R WP 8F

 

Electronic meetings

 

1 add. Editors’ meeting, 3 days

 

Development of New Types of Outputs

 

1 add. WP meeting, ½ day

 

 

 

 

 

8 Questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regional presence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strengthening the regional presence

Expected results:

4 regional briefing meetings

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998), F.4:

Participation in external conferences

 

SG meetings in the regions

to work with BDT with special attention to

Assistance to ITU-D

Strengthened regional presence

Workshops in the regions

telecommunication development in developing

 

Awareness of ITU-T activities

Regional tariff group meetings

countries, and to cooperate with the other Sectors

New activities:

 

 

in the organization of information meetings, seminars

 

Achievement indicators:

9 P staff-months

and workshops and in the development of

Organization of seminars in the field

 

9 G staff-month

case studies, guidelines and handbooks.

Assistance to the Regions

Membership satisfaction

 

 

Regional briefing meetings

Dissemination of ITU-T studies

225,000 F direct costs

Res. 25 (Rev. Minneapolis, 1998),

 

  and Recommendations

 

Strengthening the Regional presence


Operational Activities

Objectives
and Performance Indicators

Allocated Resources
from the 2002 budget

Relationship to Strategic
Policies and Plans / PP-98

 

 

 

 

Promoting the ITU-T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press releases

Expected results:

18 P staff-months

 

ITU-T presence in external events

Awareness of ITU-T activities

10 G staff-month

 

Presentation of ITU-T activities during

Increased interest of Membership

 

 

    external workshops

 

100,000 F direct costs

 

Promotion events

Achievement indicators:

 

 

 

Higher number of Sector Members

 

 

 

Increased participation in the

 

 

 

  Sector activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

External cooperation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistance to membership and Telecom community

Expected results:

    9 P staff-months

 

Assistance and cooperation with other Sectors

Worldwide coordination

  12 G staff-months

 

Liaison and coordination with international and regional

Promotion of ITU-T activities

 

 

      organizations

Signature of MoUs

 

 

Cooperation with other standard organizations

 

 

 

Participation in external conferences

Achievement indicators:

 

 

IPR issues

Customer and membership

 

 

 

   satisfaction

 

 

 

Dissemination of ITU-T studies

 

 

 

   and Recommendations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICANN-PSO General Assembly and Secretariat

 

 

 

 

 

1 General Assembly meeting

 

Secretariat assumed for one year (rotation principle)

 

 

 

ITU will host the General Assembly

 

 7 P staff-months

 

 

 

2 G staff-months

 

Conference calls with PSO-PC members, reports

 

Monthly conference calls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Operational Activities

Objectives
and Performance Indicators

Allocated Resources
from the 2002 budget

Relationship to Strategic
Policies and Plans / PP-98

Study Group Publications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Editing and publication of approved texts in F, E, S

Expected results:

   22 P staff-months

 

 

 

178 G staff-months

Res. 66 (Minneapolis, 1998):

Priorities:

Publication of 12,000 p. of Recs

 

Documents and publications of the Union

Availability of pre-published Recommendations within

and 1,000 p. of handbooks in

TSB Publication budget =

 

one month of approval.

three languages

264,500 F direct costs

 

 

 

232,000 F invoiced costs

 

Quickpub procedures

Key indicators:

 

Res. 71 (Minneapolis, 1998):

 

 

Covered by sales revenues

Production high-quality Recommendations

Quality control of texts

Decrease time to edit publications

 

quickly in response to market demands

 

Pre-published Recs within 1 month

 

 

Common text procedure with the ISO

Quality control of texts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worldwide dissemination

 

 

 

Increased use of ITU-T Recs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operational Bulletin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publication containing administrative and operational

Expected results:

15 P staff-months

Res. 66 (Minneapolis, 1998):

information exchanged between administration, ROAs etc

 

16 G staff-months

Documents and publications of the Union

 

24 issues per year

 

 

Lists of country codes and dialing codes for all

 

14,500 F direct costs

 

international services

 

20,000 F invoiced costs

 

 

 

 

 

Priority:

 

Covered by sales revenues

 

Immediate posting of information to members

 

 

 

Increase the distribution of the Operational Bulletin

 

 

 

Relations with State Members and Sector Members

 

 

 


Operational Activities

Objectives
and Performance Indicators

Allocated Resources
from the 2002 budget

Relationship to Strategic
Policies and Plans / PP-98

 

 

 

 

Database development available to public

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

List of ITU-T Sector Members

Expected results:

 

 

Work program database

Availability of the information

  5 P staff-months

 

Patent statement database

  to public

  3 G staff-months

 

Software statement database

 

 

 

Terminology database

Achievement indicators:

 5,000 F direct costs

 

List of Recommendations in force

 

 

 

List of recognized SDOs

Rapid and up-to-date

 

 

General and Meeting schedule Information on the WEB

Consultation

 

 

International numbering resources

 

 

 

 

Dissemination of operational

 

 

Priority:

  Information to public

 

 

Improve the user-friendliness of public databases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New activity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASN.1 Module database

 

 

 

AAP database

 

 

 

Development of new databases as per request of Study

 

 

 

  Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Operational Activities

Objectives
and Performance Indicators

Allocated Resources
from the 2002 budget

Relationship to Strategic
Policies and Plans / PP-98

 

 

 

 

UIFN registration

 

 

Res. 91 (Minneapolis, 1998):

 

 

 

Cost recovery for some products and services

Universal International Free phone Numbers registrar

Expected results:

  3 P staff-months

 

 

3,750 UIFN Reservations

13 G staff-months

ITU-T Recommendation E.169

Priority:

 

 

 

Immediate reservations of UIFN numbers

Achievement indicators:

374,000 F direct costs

 

 

Immediate registration of UIFNs

 

 

 

Customer satisfaction