Sherif Guinena (Egypt)
Phil Rushton (UK)
The scope of the JCA-Res 178 (Technical Aspects of Telecommunication Networks to support the Internet) is to coordinate and identify ITU-T work on aspects of telecommunication networks to support the Internet that help advance network evolution, capacity, continuity, interoperability and security, through contribution-based work; and to coordinate ITU-T contributions to the implementation of WSIS.
Terms of Reference
- To identify, collect and analyse the related technical standardization that is currently being studied in the ITU-T; and any other relevant activity in ITU-T.
- To facilitate co-ordination with relevant SDOs and forums.
- To identify topics to be proposed for Study Groups to consider within their remit to enhance the development of the technical aspects of telecommunication networks for supporting the Internet, in order to help advance network evolution, capacity, continuity, interoperability and security, through contribution-based work.
- As appropriate, to propose creation of joint working parties or other groups.
Method of Working
The JCA-Res178 will primarily work electronically, utilising conference calls and emails, facilitated with intermittent face-to-face meetings when absolutely necessary required; any face-to-face meetings would normally take place within the context of other relevant ITU-T meetings, and would also assure availability of electronic conferencing means for remote participation.
The JCA shall report to TSAG.