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ITU-T Focus Groups

Focus Groups are an instrument created by ITU-T that augment the Study Group work programme by providing an alternative working environment for the quick development of specifications in their chosen areas. Focus Groups are now widely used to address industry needs as they emerge, and when they are not covered within an existing Study Group. The key difference between Study Groups and Focus Groups is the freedom that they have to organize and finance themselves. Focus Groups can be created very quickly, are usually short-lived and can choose their own working methods, leadership, financing, and types of deliverables.

ITU-T Focus Groups and Recommendation ITU-T A.7

Focus Groups are an instrument created by ITU–T to provide an additional working environment for the quick development of standards in specific areas. The procedure in ITU-T Rec. A.7 defines how an "arms-length" entity (called a "Focus Group" in ITU-T parlance) can be created to work with an ITU–T Study Group as a parent body while at the same time maintaining a high degree of independence, in particular concerning working methods, types of outputs, membership, financing, and administration. More

FG DLT

​ITU-T Focus Group on Application of Distributed Ledger Technology (FG DLT)
(In operation since 2017-05)

The ITU-T Focus Group on Application of Distributed Ledger Technology was established by ITU-T TSAG at its meeting in Geneva, 1-4 May 2017. The Focus Group will analyse applications and services based on digital ledger technology, identify best practices and guidance supporting the implementation of such applications and services on a global scale, and identify areas requiring further study and standardization.

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FG DFC

​ITU-T Focus Group on Digital Currency including Digital Fiat Currency (FG DFC)
(In operation since 2017-05)

The ITU-T Focus Group Digital Currency including digital fiat currency was established by ITU-T TSAG at its meeting in Geneva, 1-4 May 2017. FG-DFC will establish a forum for dialogue among players in the banking, fintech and telecom sectors to share information, best practices, develop a series of deliverables and showcasing innovations, requirements for network infrastructure and standards in the area of central bank issued digital currency.

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FG-DPM

​ITU-T Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities (FG-DPM)
(In operation since 2017-03)

The ITU-T Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities was established by ITU-T Study Group 20 at its meeting in Dubai, 13-23 March 2017. The focus group provides a platform for dialogue between all interested parties, and invites both ITU-T members and non-members to submit contributions and to participate in its work to deliver timely, relevant outputs in order to promote the establishment of data management frameworks for IoT and Smart Cities & Communities.

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