ITU-T Study Group 6 is responsible for studies relating to outside plant of all
types of cables for public telecommunications and associated structures. SG 6
considers very important that experts have a commonly accessible platform for
sharing relevant standards documentation at an early stage.
This approach involves people both in IEC and ITU-T, working in the day-to-day
development of standards related to cables (copper and optical), their
associated hardware and the relevant installation techniques.
With this in mind the ITU-T Secretariat set up an ITU-T/IEC
publicly accessible area, hereafter called the ‘Common Area’, within the SG
6 Website, as a platform for the exchange of relevant standards documentation.
Experts of SG 6, IEC SB4 and TC 46/86 and SC86A/B/C, that are involved in developing
standards for products to be installed in the telecommunication Outside Plant,
can subscribe for access.
This hopefully will assist in meeting the common goal of
focusing standards development on specific topics, increasing cooperation
between the two Standards Organizations, and as a result, produce market
oriented and timely standards aligned across them.
The common area is organized according to the SG6 Structure (9
The work will be performed taking into account the existing provisions given by
the Resolution 7 (WTSA
2004) , the rules existing in the ITU-T Recommendation
A.23 Annex A.
Details on access facilities and rules are given in the Guidelines
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web page the advantages in participating in the ITU-T activities
Outside Plant Technologies ITU-T SG 6, IEC common FTP area
How to access the ITU-T SG 6, IEC common FTP area?
Log in with your username and password which will be provided by ITU-T when you
1. The ITU-T SG 6, IEC common FTP area may be accessed via the web at
2. The ITU-T SG 6, IEC common FTP area may also be accessed via a File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
client using the settings below:
- Host Name: ftp3.itu.int
- Host Type: Unix (Standard)
- Remote Host Name: /tsg6iec
If you need further information, please contact the SG6 ITU-T secretariat: