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Internationalized Domain Names
Study Group 17 (Security, languages and telecommunication software) has been instructed by Resolution 48 of the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (Florianópolis, 2004) to study Internationalized Domain Names (IDN). It is considered that implementation of IDN will contribute to easier and greater use of the Internet in those countries where the native or official languages are not represented in IRA (International Reference Alphabet) characters. After four years of studies, WTSA-08 (Johannesburg, South Africa) transferred the responsibility of the work to Study Group 16.

Accessibility and Standardization
Users of telecommunications and information technology have a varied capability of handling information and the controls for its presentation. The source of this variation lies in cultural and educational backgrounds as well as on age-related functional limitations, in disabilities, and in other natural causes. ITU-T SG 16 effort in accessibility standardization promotes the concept of Total Conversation and aims at ensuring that newly developed standards contain the necessary elements to make services and features usable for people with a range of capabilities as broad as possible.

Accounting Rate Reform undertaken by ITU-T Study Group 3
The accounting revenue division procedure worked well when the international services were jointly provided by monopoly partners and the collection charges were equal to the accounting rate. However, with the drastic change in the world monetary system and the introduction of competition in the telecommunication market, a revision of accounting revenue division procedure become urgent and Study Group 3 devoted its efforts to examine the procedure which replace the accounting revenue division procedure.

Advisory Panel for Standards Cooperation on Telecommunications related to Motor Vehicles
Advisory standards cooperation panel (Advisory Panel for Standards Cooperation on Telecommunications related to Motor Vehicles - APSC TELEMOV) was created as a result of the Workshop on Standardization in Telecommunication for Motor Vehicles and intended as a cooperation group on all aspects of standardization related to telecommunications within and for motor vehicles. This is meant as an open forum to bring together the leading international standardization organizations as well as industry consortia, as partners engaged in advancing ITS and vehicular telematics standards.

Alternative Calling Procedures (Call-Back)
The World Telecommunications Standardization Assembly 04 (WTSA-04) adopted Resolution 29 on alternative calling procedures on international telecommunication networks. In that Resolution, the sovereign right of each country to regulate its telecommunications, as expressed in the basic instruments of ITU, was reaffirmed.

ASN.1 & OID Project
The ASN.1 & OID Project was established to assist existing users of ASN.1 within and outside of ITU-T, and to promote the use of ASN.1 & OIDs across a wide range of industries and standards bodies. It also maintains an up-to-date database of ASN.1 usage within all Study Groups (extending to other bodies over time), with the names of contacts on ASN.1 matters.

Electronic Business
Standardization in the field of Electronic Business including E-Commerce.

ICT Security Standards Roadmap
This ICT Security Standards Roadmap has been developed to assist in the development of security standards by bringing together information about existing standards and current standards work in key standards development organizations.

IMT-2000 Network Aspects
Network aspects of IMT-2000 that are addressed by the ITU-T, which include definition of network signaling interfaces, services, numbering and identities, quality of service and network performance, security, and operations and management for IMT-2000.

International Internet Connectivity
Study Group 3 started examining the international Internet connectivity issue from the year 1998. This site provides a brief progress report on the activities of Study Group 3 related to International Internet connectivity.

International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs)
Reform of the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs)

Project on time-critical interactive services over cable television network using IP-protocol, in particular Voice and Video over IP.

IP Policy Manual
The issue of national Internet policies has gained increasing prominence in recent years as the importance of IP-based networks and IP-based services and applications (commonly referred to as "Internet') become increasingly apparent.

Joint Video Team (JVT)
Joint Project between ITU-T Q.6/SG16 and ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG11 for the Development of new Video Coding Recommendation and International Standard.

Language Coordination Project
This project addresses an additional market by branding the set of ITU-T languages and using several languages together to address domains where a single language may not suffice.

The objective of the Mediacom Project is to establish a framework for Multimedia standardization for use both inside and external to the ITU. This framework will support the harmonized and coordinated development of global multimedia communication standards across all ITU-T and ITU-R Study Groups, and in close cooperation with other regional and international standards development organizations (SDOs).

SG6-IEC Outside Plant common area
The ITU-T/IEC Common FTP Area was set up within the SG 6 Website as a platform for the exchange of relevant standards documentation between Experts of SG 6, IEC SB4 and TC 46/86 and SC86A/B/C.

Telecommunications for Disaster Relief and Mitigation - Partnership Co-ordination Panel (PCP-TDR)
The creation of the TDR-PCP was proposed at the February 2003 ITU-T workshop on Telecommunications for Disaster Relief (TDR), endorsed by TSAG in its February 2003 meeting, and approved by ITU-T Study Group 16 in May 2003. The PCP-TDR should ensure that key players are involved in defining and meeting the requirements. Participation is open to international telecommunication service providers, related government departments, standards development organizations, disaster relief organizations, and other entities working in the field.


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