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SG11 activities to combat counterfeit and stolen ICT equipment


counterfeit.pngQuestion 15 of ITU-T Study Group 11 (Q15/11) "Combating counterfeit and stolen ICT equipment" - is addressing the growing problem of counterfeited telecommunication/ICT products and devices, which is adversely affecting all stakeholders in the ICT field (vendors, governments, operators and consumers). Cooperation among ITU T study groups, between ITU T and ITU D as well as with external bodies outside the ITU (in particular with SDOs), will be required to gather a complete information in this regard. Q15/11 welcomes contributions to progress standardization in this field.
For any further information, contact ITU-T SG11 Secretariat at tsbsg11[at]​

Ongoing standardization work

Following the approval of a Technical Report on Counterfeit ICT Equipment (2015), SG11 has initiated the development of a normative Recommendation, “Framework for solution to combat counterfeit ICT Devices” (Q.FW_CCF), to describe a reference framework and requirements to be considered when deploying anti-counterfeiting solutions.

In 2017, ITU-T SG11 started the development of a new draft Recommendation “Framework for Combating the use of Stolen Mobile ICT Devices” (Q.FW_CSM​) aimed at describing requirements and a broad range of measures that can be taken and applied to combat the use of stolen mobile ICT devices.

Currently, ITU-T SG11 is developing two new Technical Reports:
    • Technical Report - Guidelines on Best Practice and Solutions for Combating Counterfeit ICT Devices (TR-BR_CF);
    • Technical Report on use of anti-counterfeiting technical solutions relying on unique and persistent mobile device identifiers (TR-Uni_Id​).​ 
Approved Deliverables    Workshops and Events Relevant Resoltuions of WTSA-16
ITU Newslog stories


Interview with Glenn Jones,Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP), ICC and Hewlett-Packard Global Anti-Counterfeit Program.


Interview with Dr Robert E. Kahn, Chairman, CEO and President, Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI).


Interview with Jean Bergevin, Head of Fight Against Counterfeiting and Piracy Unit, Intellectual Property Directorate, European Commission (EC): "EU Commission's Project (s) to Reduce the Incentives for IP Infringing Products to Infiltrate Supply Lines: EU Action Plan on the Enforcement of IP"