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1 ITU in a Nutshell Bilel Jamoussi Telecommunication Standardization Bureau International Telecommunication Union

2 ITU: Telecoms and ICT since 1865 Founded in 1865, it is oldest specialized agency of the UN system Standards making one of the ITUs first activities HQ Geneva, 5 regional offices and 8 area offices, 750 staff / 80 nationalities Named as one of the worlds ten most enduring institutions by Booz Allen ITU: Committed to Connecting the World2

3 ITU and its Membership 192 Member States 700 private sector entities: – Sector Members – Associates 22 universities Learn more at Companies from LDCs can join ITU-T and ITU-R sectors at a reduced fee (LDC Sector Membership: CHF 3,975) Academia, universities and research labs can join ITU sectors at a reduced fee (CHF 3,975 / Developing Countries: CHF 1,987.50) ITU: Committed to Connecting the World3

4 ITU Core Activities: Development, Radiocommunication, Standardization ITU: Committed to Connecting the World4

5 Structure Plenipotentiary Conference ITU Council ITU-T Standardization ITU-R Radiocommunication ITU-D Development General Secretariat ITU TELECOM Develops ICT and telecommunication standards Manages radio spectrum and satellite orbits Assists developing countries Coordinates work of ITU Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World5

6 ITU Telecom World 2011: Talk, take action. Collaborate, connect Geneva, October 2011 Forum, workshops, technical symposium, showfloor See Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World6

7 Key Issues in ITU-T: The Standardization Sector Produce ICT and telecommunication standards on globally used technologies Define tariff and accounting principles for international telecommunication services Coordinate with other standards bodies to avoid overlap Fast, transparent procedures and a globally trusted brand name Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World7

8 ITU-T: One-Stop Shop for Global ICT Standards Study Groups cover wide area of topics: – Operational aspects of service provisioning – Tariff and accounting – ICT, environment and climate change – Test specifications – Performance, QoS and QoE Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World8

9 ITU-T: One-Stop Shop for Global ICT Standards Study Groups cover wide area of topics: – Future networks – Access network infrastructures – Multimedia systems and applications – Security Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World9

10 Recent ITU-T Success Stories Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World10

11 Internet Broadband Access & Transports Access: – ADSL: ITU-T G.992 – PLT: ITU-T G.9960 (G.hn) – FTTX: GPON Bendable fibers: ITU-T G.657 Optical transport: – SDH: ITU-T G.707 – Carrier Ethernet: ITU-T Y.1731 – Synchronization: Mobile Backhaul Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World11

12 Smart Grid Electric Grid Transport & Distribution Communication Standards Optimization of facility usage Integration of renewable energy sources, which are distributed and less stable Integration of electric vehicles Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World12

13 Cloud Computing From own to lease Growth opportunity for Telcos Security, Audit, and Privacy Inter-Cloud Load sharing Disaster recovery Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World13

14 Intelligent Transportation Systems In-vehicle multimedia applications and services Climate change and electric vehicles Road safety and driver distraction Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World14

15 ICT and Climate Change New standard for universal charging solution approved Standardize a methodology to measure the footprint of ICTs (positive and negative) Increase information on the role of ICTs in combating climate change Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World15

16 Multimedia Advanced video coding: ITU-T H.264 – Used to compress billions of clips on YouTube, but also high- definition content on Blu-ray Discs New work on the way: – Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (ITU-T, ISO/IEC) to reduce H.264 data rate by 50% Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World16

17 Cybersecurity Strengthen the confidence and security in the use of ICTs Strengthen cybersecurity and combat cyber threats Identity management Child online protection Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World17

18 Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA) GCA is designed for cooperation and efficiency, encouraging collaboration with and between all relevant partners, and building on existing initiatives to avoid duplicating efforts GCA builds upon five pillars: 1.Legal Measures 2.Technical and Procedural Measures 3.Organizational Structures 4.Capacity Building 5.International Cooperation Since its launch, GCA has attracted the support and recognition of leaders and cybersecurity experts around the world Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World18

19 Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities Enhance ICT accessibility for persons with disabilities, including age-related disabilities Provide accessibility to ICTs, and to ITU facilities and services, for participants with visual, hearing or physical disabilities Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World19

20 Emergency Communications Consistent approach for the transmission of warning or alerting messages Call prioritization for emergency calls in a disaster area Emergency call numbers Common alerting protocol (CAP) Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World20

21 Technology Watch Surveys the ICT landscape to capture new topics for standardization Previous topics include – Smart Water Management – Cloud Computing – Intelligent Transport Systems – Biometrics – eHealth Expert authors wanted, see Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World21

22 Key Issues in ITU-R: The Radiocommunication Sector Management of limited natural resources: Radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World22

23 Key Issues in ITU-R: The Radiocommunication Sector Management of limited natural resources: Radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits – Allocation of spectrum for communications (including mobile and broadcasting) – Satellite communications – Spectrum for advanced aeronautical communications – Global Maritime issues – Protect frequencies for Earth-exploration satellites to monitor resources, emergencies, meteorology and climate change Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World23

24 Key areas of ITU-R standardization Spectrum Monitoring Broadband wireless access (terrestrial and satellite) IMT - International Mobile Telecommunications – IMT-2000 – IMT-Advanced Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World24

25 Key areas of ITU-R standardization Broadcasting technologies – Digital TV, 3D TV, etc. Emergency communications Environmental monitoring – Weather, water and climate Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World25

26 ITU-R Recommendations > 900 ITU-R Recommendations Standards in areas of spectrum management and radio technology Used by spectrum planners and system designers Other publications include: – Reports and Handbooks – Technical bases for radio conferences Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World26

27 Key Issues in ITU-D: The Development Sector Assisting developing countries in putting into practice competitive ICT markets Building capacity in developing and least developed countries Measuring the advance of the Information Society (ICT Development Index) Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World27

28 Key Issues in ITU-D: The Development Sector Executing agency of UN for ICT projects, working with governments and industry partners Mobilizing resources and partners for project implementation Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World28

29 Bridging the Digital Divide and Connecting the Unconnected Spread equitable, sustainable and affordable access to ICTs Mobilize technical, human, financial resources needed for the implementation of ICTs in developing countries Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World29

30 Some ITU-D Initiatives Rural connectivity no longer a dream in Samoa Restoring Afghanistans telecommunication and broadcasting infrastructures Delivering VoIP for e- government convergence in Mauritania Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World30

31 In Summary… Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World31 In ITU-T we produce interoperable technical ICT standards In ITU-R we coordinate global wireless communication (which uses limited resources) In ITU-D we provide assistance to the un- connected In the GS we provide intersectoral coordination for the whole organization and represent ITU externally

32 Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB), Algiers, Sep ITU: Committed to Connecting the World32 Bilel Jamoussi Deputy to the Director ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau Please feel free to contact me!


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