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Programme

 

​ITU Regional Standardization Forum for Africa
Livingstone, Zambia, 16 - 18 March 2016

Contact: tsbworkshops@itu.int

Opening Ceremony, 14 March 2016

​09:00 - 09:30Registration of Participants
09:30 - 09:40National Anthem and Prayer
09:40 - 09:45​​Welcome Remarks
​09:45 - 10:30 Opening Ceremony

Moderator: Ngabo Nankonde, Manager of Public Relations, ZICTA
10:30 - 10:45 ​Group Photo and Tea Break
10:45 - 12:00Zambia’s National Standardisation Secretariat and its Involvement in ICT Standardisation

Moderator: Hiroshi Ota, Adviser, ITU/TSB

Speakers:
​12:00 - 14:00​Lunch

 

14 March (pm) - 15 March: Meeting of SG5 RG-AFR

16 March 2016

​08:30 - 09:30Registration

Environment and Climate Change​

​09:30 - 11:00 Session 1: Best Practices and Methodologies for the Efficient Management of Electronic Waste

Objective: The objective of this session is to provide an overview of best practices on policies, regulations and international standards (e.g. ITU-T Recommendations) for improving e-waste management in Africa.

Moderator: Ahmed Zeddam, Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 5 "Environment and Climate Change"

Speakers:
​​11:00 - 11:30​Coffee break
11:30 - 12:30Session 2: Setting up a Low-Cost Sustainable Telecommunication Infrastructure for Rural Communications in Developing Countries

Objective:
This session will discuss how to address challenges of setting up sustainable telecommunication infrastructure in rural areas of developing countries.

Moderator: Ahmed Zeddam, Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 5

Speakers:
​12:30 - 13:00 Session 3: Shaping Smart Sustainable Cities

Objective: The objective of this session is to provide an overview of the results achieved by the ITU-T Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities and ITU-T Focus Group on Smart Water Management.

Moderator: Guy-Michel Kouakou, ARTCI, Côte d'Ivoire

Speakers:
13:00 - 14:00 ​Lunch break

​Bridging the Standardization Gap Training for Study Group Effectiveness

​14:00 - 17:30

Bridging the Standardization Gap Training for Study Group Effectiveness (part 1)

Objective: The main objective of the training is to provide delegates with a hands-on training to enable effective and efficient participation in Study Group (SG) meetings. The programme will include a generic overview of key SG documents, terms and mechanisms for participation; preparation for study group meetings; techniques for developing effective Contributions with relevant proposals to move the work forward; gaining support of the proposals; techniques for presenting contributions and defending proposals during a meeting and other interactive exercises. 

17 March 2016

09:30 - 12:30Bridging the Standardization Gap Training for Study Group Effectiveness (part 2)

Objective: The main objective of the training is to provide delegates with a hands-on training to enable effective and efficient participation in Study Group (SG) meetings. The programme will include a generic overview of key SG documents, terms and mechanisms for participation; preparation for study group meetings; techniques for developing effective Contributions with relevant proposals to move the work forward; gaining support of the proposals; techniques for presenting contributions and defending proposals during a meeting and other interactive exercises.
​12:30 - 14:00Lunch break

​QoS and QoE Assessment of Internet-based services

​14:00 - 15:30​Session 1: Monitoring and Assessing the QoE and QoS of Internet (Fixed and Mobile)
This session focuses on important KPIs, methods and tools for monitoring and assessing the QoE and QoS of Internet services from regulatory and operational point of view. This session focuses on case studies.

Moderator: Martin Adolph, ITU/TSB

Speakers:
​15:30 - 16:00 ​Coffee break
​16:00 - 17:30Session 2: E2E Quality of Service of Interconnected IP-based Networks and QoS of non-IP Interconnections

This session focuses on functions of end-to-end QoS and performance aspects of interworking and mapping between different IP-based networks sections (e.g., wireless, wireline networks). This session will also discuss the impact of QoS of interconnected wideband networks (3G) on classic interconnection (not only IP).

Moderator: Mbulo Collins Mbulo, QoS Monitoring & Compliance Engineer, ZICTA [ Biography ]

Speakers:

  
18 March 2016​

​09:30 - 11:00Session 3: QoS and QoE for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Video over LTE (ViLTE) Services

This session focuses on functions of QoS and QoE of Voice over LTE and Video over LTE. The session also discusses work underway in ITU-T Study Group 12 on QoS for VoLTE services.

Moderator: Kwame Baah-Acheamfuor, Chairman, ITU-T Study Group 12

Speakers:           
​11:00 - 11:30 ​Coffee Break
​11:30 - 13:00 Session 4: QoS of Popular Over-the-Top Services - ​ QoE & QoS of Electronic Content Subscription Services

This session focuses on QoS of OTTs such as YouTube, WhatsApp, Skype, as well as other electronic content subscription services (e.g., Netflix). The session will also discuss the QoS regulation of OTT services.

Moderator: Hassan Talib, Vice-Chairman, ITU-T Study Group 12​ [ Biography ]

Speakers:

 18 March (pm): Meeting of SG12 RG-AFR