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Focus Groups that concluded activities
Focus Group Digital Financial Services (FG DFS)
(Established 2014-06; Terminated 2016-12)
The Focus Group Digital Financial Services (FG DFS) was set up in June 2016 to facilitate effective consultation and collaboration on the key challenges that are preventing the growth of DFS in the developing world. FG DFS has developed a set of
85 policy recommendations and 28 technical reports
that will fast track policy reform to support numerous developing countries in implementing the financial inclusion strategy and promoting DFS at scale. TSAG endorsed the reports and recommendations of FG DFS at its meeting in May 2017.
Focus Group on IMT-2020 (FG IMT-2020)
(Established 2015-05; Terminated 2016-12)
The Focus Group on network aspects of IMT-2020 was established in May 2015 to analyse how emerging 5G technologies will interact in future networks as a preliminary study into the networking innovations required to support the development of 5G systems. The group took an ecosystem view of 5G research of development and published the analysis in a
to its parent group,
ITU-T Study Group 13
Focus Group on Aviation Applications of Cloud Computing for Flight Data Monitoring (FG AC)
(Established 2014-06; Terminated 2016-02)
The Focus Group on Aviation Applications of Cloud Computing for Flight Data Monitoring (FG AC) will identify the requirements for telecommunication standards for an aviation cloud for real-time monitoring of flight data. FG AC held five face-to-face meetings in the period from December 2014 to December 2015. TSAG endorsed the four Deliverables of the Focus Group in February 2016.
Focus Group on Smart Water Management (FG SWM)
(Established 2013-06; Terminated 2015-03)
The Focus Group on Smart Water Management (FG SWM) was established by the ITU-T TSAG meeting in Geneva, 4-7 June 2013. FG-SWM will provide a platform to share views, develop a series of deliverables and showcasing initiatives, projects, policies and standards activities that are taking place in the area of smart water management. The Focus Group completed its work on 2nd March 2015 and submitted the deliverables to ITU-T Study Group 5.
Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities (FG SSC)
(Established 2013-02; Terminated 2015-05)
The Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities was established by ITU-T Study Group 5 in February 2013 and concluded its work in May 2015. FG-SSC acted as an open platform for smart-city stakeholders and developed 21 Technical Specifications and Reports. Work on smart cities continues in ITU-T Study Group 20.
Focus Group on Bridging the Gap: from Innovation to Standards (FG Innovation)
(Established 2012-01; Terminated 2015-05)
ITU-T Focus Group on Bridging the Gap: from Innovation to Standards (FG Innovation) was established by ITU-T TSAG at its meeting in Geneva, 10-13 January 2012. The objective of this Focus Group is to document and analyze successful cases of ICT innovations and identify relevant standardization gaps which can lead to new study items for ITU-T. The Focus Group completed its work in May 2015 and submitted its report to TSAG.
Focus Group on Disaster Relief Systems, Network Resilience and Recovery (FG-DR&NRR)
(Established 2012-01; Terminated 2014-06)
ITU-T Focus Group on Disaster Relief Systems, Network Resilience and Recovery (FG-DR&NRR) was established by the ITU-T TSAG meeting in Geneva, 10-13 January 2012 and successfully concluded in June 2014.
Focus Group on Smart Cable Television (FG SmartCable)
(Established 2012-06; Terminated 2013-12)
ITU-T Focus Group on Smart Cable Television (FG SmartCable) was established by ITU-T SG 9 at its meeting in Geneva, 30 April - 04 May 2012. The objective of this Focus Group is to collect and analyze information from existing relevant activities as well as to develop deliverables that would assist the future development of ITU-T Recommendations to support "Smart Cable Television" including requirements, use cases, technical methods, etc.
Focus Group on Machine-to-Machine Service Layer (FG M2M)
(Established 2012-01; Terminated 2013-12)
ITU-T Focus Group on M2M Service Layer (FG M2M) was established by ITU-T TSAG at its meeting in Geneva, 10-13 January 2012. The objective of this Focus Group was to develop technical reports to support the progress on M2M APIs and protocols to support M2M services and applications.
Focus Group on Audiovisual Media Accessibility (FG AVA)
(Established 2011-05; Terminated 2013-10)
ITU-T Focus Group on Audiovisual Media Accessibility (FG AVA) was proposed by ITU-T Study Group 16 for creation in-between TSAG meetings. The Terms of Reference of the Focus Group are available here. It was successfully concluded in October 2013.
Focus Group on Driver Distraction (FG Distraction)
(Established 2011-02; Terminated 2013-03)
ITU-T Focus Group on Driver Distraction (FG Distraction) was established by ITU-T TSAG at its meeting in Geneva, 8-11 February 2011. The objective of this Focus Group was to reduce injuries and fatalities by minimizing the cognitive demands associated with both driving tasks (e.g., navigating, collision avoidance) and non-driving tasks (e.g., talking on the phone, checking meeting information). FG Distraction successfully concluded its work in March 2013.
Focus Group "From/In/To Cars Communication" (FG CarCom)
(Established 2009-11; Terminated 2013-03)
The Focus Group on Car Communication (FG CarCOM) was established by SG 12 at its 3 - 12 November 2009 meeting. It was successfully concluded in March 2013.
Focus Group on Smart Grid (FG Smart)
(Established 2010-02; Terminated 2011-12)
ITU-T Focus Group on Smart Grid (FG Smart) was established further to ITU-T TSAG agreement at its meeting in Geneva, 8-11 February 2010 followed by ITU-T study groups and membership consultation. The objective of the Focus Group was to collect and document information and concepts that would be helpful for developing Recommendations to support Smart Grid from a telecommunication perspective. It was successfully concluded in December 2011.
Focus Group on Cloud Computing (FG Cloud)
(Established 2010-02; Terminated 2011-12)
ITU-T Focus Group on Cloud Computing (FG Cloud) was established further to ITU-T TSAG agreement at its meeting in Geneva, 8-11 February 2010 followed by ITU-T study groups and membership consultation. The objective of the Focus Group was to collect and document information and concepts that would be helpful for developing Recommendations to support Cloud Computing from a telecommunication perspective. It was successfully concluded in December 2011.
Focus Group on Future Networks (FG FN)
(Established 2009-01; Terminated 2010-12)
SG13 has established "Focus Group on Future Networks (FG-FN)" to share the discussion on Future Networks and ensure global common understanding about Future Networks with collaboration and harmonization with relevant entities and activities.
Focus Group "From/In/To Cars Communication II" (FG CarCom II)
(Established 2007-10; Terminated 2009-11)
The creation of the new Focus Group on From/In/To Cars Communication II (FG CarCom) was established by SG 12 at its 2 - 11 October 2007 meeting. The objective of the Focus Group is to develop a new set of requirements and specifications to help advance the work of the ITU-T SG12, mainly Questions 4/12 and 12/12 and to encourage the participation in this activity of members of other standards organisations involved in car and Telecommunications/ICT industries, including experts and individuals who may not be members of ITU. The main focus is on wideband communication in cars.
Focus Group Security Baseline for Network Operators (FG Security Baseline for Network Operators)
(Established 2005-10; Terminated 2009-07)
The FG "Security Baseline for Network Operators" was established by SG 17 at its 5-14 October 2005 meeting. Participation is open to any individual from a country which is a member of ITU. The objective of the FG is to help advance the work of the ITU-T SG17 in (a) defining security baseline against which network operators can assess their network and information security posture in terms of what security recommendations and standards are available, which of these standards should be used to meet particular issues, when they should be used, and how they should be applied, and (b) identifying security recommendations and standards to support evaluation of security baseline implementation. The FG will develop a security baseline that will provide meaningful criteria against which each network operator can be assessed if required.
Focus Group on ICTs and Climate Change (FG ICT&CC)
(Established 2008-07; Terminated 2009-04)
The Focus Group will identify from the standardization viewpoint, within the competences of ITU-T, the impact of ICTs on Climate Change, in particular the reduction of ICT's own emissions over their entire lifecycle (direct impact), the mitigation that follows through the adoption of ICTs in other relevant sectors (indirect impact), and facilitating the monitoring of relevant climate parameters.
NGN Management Focus Group (NGNM FG)
(Established 2004-09; Terminated 2008-05)
The goal of the NGN Management Focus Group established by SG4 is to organize and undertake a centralized approach regarding specification of NGN-related Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, and Security Management interfaces. A key element in the operation of the FG is that it engages key individuals from various organizations with management expertise and specifications applicable to NGN to collaborate in and contribute to this activity.
IPTV Focus Group (FG IPTV)
(Established 2006-04; Terminated 2008-01)
As a result of the TSB Director's open consultation meeting with ITU-T Members on IPTV service and its standardization held in Geneva, 4-5 April 2006, the Focus Group in IPTV (FG-IPTV) was established. The mission of the FG-IPTV was to coordinate and promote the development of global IPTV standards taking into account the existing work of the ITU study groups as well as Standards Developing Organizations, Fora and Consortia.
Open Communications Architecture Forum (OCAF) Focus Group (FG OCAF)
(Established 2004-05; Terminated 2008-01)
The objective of Study Group 13's OCAF Focus Group was to agree on specifications for a set of components for a new carrier grade open platforms that will accelerate deployment of NGN infrastructure and services. The specifications has encouraged development of and availability of low cost standardized Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) components to be integrated in the platform.
Focus Group "From/In/To Cars Communication (FG CarCom I)
(Established 2006-06; Terminated 2008-01)
A new focus group on From/In/To Cars Communication was established by SG 12 at its 5 - 13 June 2006 meeting. The objective of the Focus Group is to develop a new set of requirements and specifications to help advance the work of the ITU-T SG12, mainly Questions 4/12 and 12/12 and to encourage participation in this activity of members of other standards organizations involved in car and Telecommunications/ICT industries, including experts and individuals who may not be members of ITU
Focus Group on Identity Management (FG IdM)
(Established 2006-12; Terminated 2007-09)
The Focus Group on Identity Management was established by Study Group 17 at its 6-15 December 2006 meeting. The objective of the Focus Group is to facilitate the development of a generic Identity Management framework, by fostering participation of all telecommunications and ICT experts on Identity Management. The FG has produced a substantial number of deliverables/reports and these were reviewed during the September 2007 SG17 meeting.
Multi-Technology Network Management Focus Group (MTNM FG)
(Established 2005-02; Terminated 2006-06)
The MTNM FG has been created byStudy Group 4 in February 2005 in response to the request from the TeleManagement Forum (TMF) to publish ITU-T Recommendations that reference the MTNM v3.0 interface specifications. Its overall goal was to provide the necessary foundation by which the MTNM specifications can be aligned with and/or adapted to the ITU-T Study Group 4 management architecture and frameworks.
Focus Group on Next Generation Networks (FG NGN)
(Established 2004-05; Terminated 2005-12)
The NGN Focus Group was created under Study Group 13 to address the emerging needs for global standards for Next Generation Networks (NGN) regarding service requirements, functional architecture and mobility, security, QoS, control and signalling capability, evolution and future packet-based bearer network. Further information of FGNGN activities can be found in its website. Its work is being continued under the umbrella of theNGN Global Standardization Initiative(NGN-GSI).
Focus Group for Enhanced Telecom Operations Map (FG eTOM)
(Established 2004-05; Terminated 2005-02)
This is one of the two three Focus Groups created between ITU-T Study Group 4 and the TeleManagement Forum (TMF) and hads as objectives to develop draft ITU-T Recommendations and to document of the linkages between eTOM business processes and ITU-T M.3400 functional groups for Enhanced Telecom Operations Map.
Focus Group for Human Machine Interface (FG HMI)
(Established 2004-05; Terminated 2005-02)
This is one of the two three Focus Groups created between ITU-T Study Group 4 and the TMF and has had as objectives the development of draft ITU-T Recommendations and instantiating a HMI Road Map (or reference guide) for developers of telecom management products and service providers.
Full-Service VDSL Focus Group (FG-VDSL)
(Established 2002-05; Terminated 2003-05)
The Full Service - VDSL (FS-VDSL) Focus Group was a Focus Group created under ITU-T Study Group 16 to produce specifications enabling "triple-play" over VDSL. This was the first case in which and existing industry forum - the FS-VDSL Committee - was fully merged into an "affiliated" ITU-T organization as an ITU-T/A.7 Focus Group. (see here for more info on A.7).
Focus Group on Accounting Rate Reform
(Established and teminated in 1998)
In 1998, Study Group 3 agreed the creation of the first-ever ITU-T Focus Group, tasked to study a possible scheduled reduction of accounting rate. The Focus Group's task was to propose transitional arrangements towards cost orientation beyond 1998. The work of Focus Group has been completed but its web page has been regularly updated and provide the most recent "target rates".
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