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Focus Group on Future Networks (FG FN)

In January 2009 SG13 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. FG successfully completed its work in December 2010.

Scope and Objectives
The Focus Group, by collaborating with worldwide future network (FN) communities (e.g., research institutes, forums, academia and etc), aims to
  • collect and identify visions of future networks, based on new technologies,
  • assess the interactions between future networks and new services,
  • familiarize ITU-T and standardization communities with emerging attributes of future networks, and
  • encourage collaboration between ITU-T and FN communities.
The objective of the Focus Group is to document results that would be helpful for developing Recommendations for future networks.

To achieve this objective the Focus Group will
  • gather new ideas relevant to Future Networks and identify potential study areas on Future Networks,
  • describe visions of the Future Networks,
  • identify a timeframe of Future Networks,
  • identify potential impacts on standards development, and
  • suggest future ITU-T study items and related actions.
Terms of Reference
Management and contacts
The Focus Group will appoint any other leadership, as needed.
Final output
Informal FTP area and Mailing list archives

TIES Account Required A TIES or Guest account is required to access the FG-FN Informal FTP area archives of the FG-FN mailing list.

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