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Collaborative tools

​As the need for electronic working methods has increased, the study groups secretariat has made available a number of collaborative tools that will allow the collaborators and participants to the meetings to efficiently share their work and views between meetings.

As usual, the secretariat is available for any questions or advice:



​The ITU-D Study Groups e-Forum is available here.  The username and password are different from your TIES ones.  Usernames and passwords issued during the last study period are still valid.  If you do not still have a username/password, please click on the "REGISTER" button to obtain one.

Tutorial videos are available inside the e-Forum to show you how to use it.

ITU-D Study Group portal (collaborative site)


Study Groups are increasingly required to use electronic working methods to advance their work.

In order to help with this, the Secretariat has put together this collaborative site that combines various tools and resources that may be useful to the collaborators of the ITU-D Study Groups: discussion forum, useful links, reference documents, a library to exchange documents, a calendar with important events, etc.

This link allows you to access the ITU-D Study Group portal (TIES restricted).

Management Team collaborative site


Members of a study group management team have particular needs that may differ from those of the other collaborators.  They have additional tasks to perform, with specific deadlines, they require additional reference documents to perform those tasks, they need to communicate with one another and review each other's documents, etca.

That is why A new collaborative site for the Management Teams of both Study Groups has been created. 

This is the link to access the Management Teams collaborative site (TIES restricted).

Mailing lists

​Mailing lists for each Study Group, as well as for each Question within the Study Groups have been created.  You need to subscribe and manage your subscription to any list that you may find of interest simply using your TIES account.  You may only send an email to the subscribers of a list if you are a subscriber yourself.  You will then also be able to access the list's archives.  Following you will find the main links:

Presentation explaining how to subscribe and use the mailing lists

Subscribe/unsubscribe to the mailing lists for the ITU-D Study Groups

 ​Group​Mailing list archives​Mailing lists
​ - General distribution list of Study Group 1 - Enabling environment for the development of telecommunications/ICTs
Q1/1​​ - Question 1/1 - Policy, regulatory and technical aspects of the migration from existing networks to broadband networks in developing countries, including next-generation networks, m-services, OTT services and the implementation of IPv6
​Q2/ - Question 2/1 -Broadband access technologies, including IMT, for developing countries
​Q3/ - Question 3/1 -Access to cloud computing: challenges and opportunities for developing countries
​Q4/1​​ - Question 4/1 -Economic policies and methods of determining the costs of services related to national telecommunication/ICT networks, including next-generation networks
​Q5/1​​ - Question 5/1 -Telecommunications/ICTs for rural and remote areas
​Q6/1​​ - Question 6/1 -Consumer information, protection and rights: laws, regulation, economic bases, consumer networks
​Q7/ - Question 7/1 - Access to telecommunication/ICT services by persons with disabilities and with specific needs
​Q8/ - Question 8/1 - Examination of strategies and methods of migration from analogue to digital terrestrial broadcasting and implementation of new services
​Res.9​​ - Resolution 9 - Participation of countries, particularly developing countries, in spectrum management
​ - General distribution list of Study Group 2 - ICT applications, cybersecurity, emergency telecommunications and climate-change adaptation
​Q1/ - Question 1/2 - Creating the smart society: social and economic development through ICT applications
​Q2/2​​ - Question 2/2 - Information and telecommunications/ICTs for e-health
​Q3/ - Question 3/2 - Securing information and communication networks: best practices for developing a culture of cybersecurity
​Q4/2​​ - Question 4/2 - Assistance to developing countries for implementing conformance and interoperability programmes
​Q5/ - Question 5/2 - Utilization of telecommunications/ICTs for disaster preparedness, mitigation and response
​Q6/ - Question 6/2 - ICT and climate change
​Q7/2​​ - Question 7/2 - Strategies and policies concerning human exposure to electromagnetic fields
​Q8/ - Question 8/2 - Strategies and policies for the proper disposal or reuse of telecommunication/ICT waste material
​Q9/2​​ - Question 9/2 - Identification of study topics in the ITU-T and ITU-R study groups which are of particular interest to developing countries