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Ubiquitous Networks

An international experts workshop on "Ubiquitous Network Societies" was held from 6 to 8 April 2005 in Geneva, Switzerland.


Background Resources

Leading to Ubiquitous Networks in Italy

Ubiquitous Networks News


Mobile Networks

Study Group 19 is responsible for studies relating to: network aspects of mobile telecommunications networks, including International Mobile Telecommunications 2000 (IMT-2000) and beyond, wireless Internet, convergence of mobile and fixed networks, mobility management,

 mobile multimedia functions, internetworking, interoperability and enhancements to existing ITU-T Recommendations on IMT-2000.

Study Group 19

ITU Activities on IMT-2000

Technologies Leading to Ubiquitous Networks

News on Mobile


More News

This section aims to provide more news on the following categories.






Internet Governance

ICTs and Development

Naming, Numbering and Addressing


 IP Related Activities

   Since support for IP-based technologies has emerged as a strategic element in the design, development and use of many telecommunication networks, this has had a major impact on ITU’s work programmesin its radiocommunication, telecommunication standardization and development focused-activities.

The growing popularity of the Internet and other IP-based networks dramatically increased requirements for telecommunications capacity and bandwidth, which has in turn driven much innovation in telecommunication access and transport networks.

ITU and its Activities Related to IP Networks

ITU-D Resources on Internet Protocol

News on IPv6

News on VoIP

News on ITU and IP Networks                                                         

Next Generation Networks

The ITU Strategy and Policy Unit site gathers resources related to Next Generation Networks.

ITU/SPU Next Generation Network Resources

ITU-T Definition of a Next Generation Network (Y.2001)

Next Generation Network (NGN): a packet-based network able to provide telecommunication services and able to make use of multiple broadband, QoS-enabled transport technologies and in which service-related functions are independent from underlying transport-related technologies. It enables unfettered access for users to networks and to competing service providers and/or services of their choice. It supports generalized mobility which will allow consistent and ubiquitous provision of services to users.

News from the ITU-T Newslog on Next Generation Networks

News from the ITU SPU Newslog on Next Generation Networks


ITU Related Activities



Study group 17 is responsible for studies relating to: security, the application of open system communications including networking and directory, and for technical languages, the method for their usage and other issues related to the software aspects of telecommunication systems.

Study group 13 is responsible for studies relating to the architecture, evolution and convergence of next generation networks including frameworks and functional architectures, signalling requirements for NGN, NGN project management coordination across study groups and release planning, implementation scenarios and deployment models, network and service capabilities, interoperability, impact of IPv6, NGN mobility and network convergence and public data network aspects.

















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