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Study on countering spam

​Study on countering spam

ITU-T aims to promote effective and efficient technical measures on countering spam under Resolution 52 Countering and combating spam of the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (Dubai, 2012). These technical measures are developed by ITU-T Study Group 17 based on statistical analysis, risk evaluation, ITU member initiatives, relevant regulations and best practices.

WTSA-12 Resolution 52 instructed the Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau "to initiate a study – including sending a questionnaire to the ITU membership – indicating the volume, types (e.g. e-mail spam, SMS spam, spam in IP-based multimedia applications) and features (e.g. different major routes and sources) of spam traffic, in order to help Member States and relevant operating agencies identify such routes, sources and volumes and estimate the amount of investment in facilities and other technical means to counter and combat such spam, taking into account work that has already been carried out".

The objective of this study is to help ITU Member States and relevant operating agencies to investigate the significance and characteristics of their spam issue. The questionnaire also aims at estimating the cost of their investment in facilities and other technical means to counter and combat spam.

Action: Please return the questionnaire by 31 July 2014 at the latest.

Available languages and formats:

 TSB Circular 83Web-based form (Survey Monkey)
EnglishWord 2010Questionnaire on Countering Spam
ArabicWord 2010Not available.
ChineseWord 2010有关打击垃圾信息的问卷
EspañolWord 2010Cuestionario sobre la lucha contra el spam
FrançaisWord 2010Questionnaire sur la lutte contre le spam
RussianWord 2010Вопросник по противодействию спаму