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ITU-T Groups


TSAG acts as an advisory body to the TSB Director and reviews in particular ITU-T's working procedures and ITU-T'​s work programme.

Study Groups

Technical groups in which representatives of the ITU-T membership develop Recommendations (standards) applicable to various fields of information and communications technologies (ICTs).

Regional Groups

Within ITU-T Study Groups, regional groups aim to ensure that ITU-T Recommendations address the needs of all the world’s regions.

Focus Groups

Groups formed in response to immediate ICT standardization demands; open to organizations outside ITU’s membership, and afforded great flexibility in their chosen deliverables and working methods.

Joint Coordination Activities

For a given subject, in consultation with ITU-R and ITU-D, JCAs coordinate standardization work across ITU-T Study Groups and act as the first point of contact for organizations interested in contributing to ITU-T’s work.

Intersector Rapporteur Groups (IRGs)

IRGs (WTSA-12 Res.18) study cross-sector topics of interest involving experts from ITU-R, ITU-T and ITU-D.

Collaboration on ITS Communication Standards

The intent of the Collaboration is to provide a globally recognized forum for the creation of an internationally accepted, globally harmonized set of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) communication standards of the highest quality in the most expeditious manner possible to enable the rapid deployment of fully interoperable ITS communication-related products and services in the global marketplace.

Standardization Committee for Vocabulary

Responsible for the harmonization of standardization terms and definitions employed by ITU-T Study Groups.

CTO Group

Organizes meetings of high-level, private sector executives to identify standards priorities and ways for ITU-T to best meet the needs of the private sector.

TSB Director’s Ad hoc Group on Intellectual Property Rights

TSB Director’s advisory group on patent policy and guidelines related to trademarks and software copyright. ​


An ITU-UNESCO/IOC-WMO Joint Task Force has been created to investigate the potential of using submarine telecommunications cables for ocean and climate monitoring and disaster warning.