A suite of ITU-T’s IPTV standards is built on mature technologies and covers the end-to-end IPTV ecosystem, taking into consideration a variety of aspects, including accessibility. Not only standards are regularly updated, but new ones continue to be developed to meet rapidly growing market needs. Associated conformance testing specifications have been developed and are regularly maintained. For this reason, regular testing is needed to verify conformity to standards and to improve interoperability.
Conformance and interoperability testing are key to rapid implementation of new globally interoperable technologies, which is a key business strategy for the ICT industry. And early implementation of international standards that have been recently approved or are nearing completion can be a smart way to explore new business opportunities.
A series of regular IPTV conformance and interoperability testing events has been held at ITU headquarters, Geneva to offer a continuous platform to test your products based on both existing and developing ITU-T IPTV standards.
Based on such testing experiences at ITU, and to meet the market demand, an ITU-T IPTV testing team was established by ITU-T SG16 (Terms of Reference) to help conduct IPTV Conformance & Interoperability tests at the ITU test events on IPTV as part of an ITU-T SG16 pilot project on conformity assessment against Recommendation ITU-T H.700 series. This project is also listed in the table of pilot projects maintained by ITU-T SG11.