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1 ATU-ITU|TATU-ITU|T Preparing for WTSA Major Issues Related to Working Methods Gary Fishman ITU-T TSAG Chairman Preparatory Meeting for Africa for WTSA-04 Victoria Falls, June 2004

2 ATU-ITU|TATU-ITU|T WTSA Preparatory Group for Africa Victoria Falls June Changes of Substance Updating to recognize completed or out of date elements New Resolution or Recommendation No change other than factual elements (e.g., dates) WTSA Resolutions and A-Series Recommendations What are the options?

3 ATU-ITU|TATU-ITU|T WTSA Preparatory Group for Africa Victoria Falls June Designed to introduce you to the major working method-related issues for TSAG and WTSA-04 Will group these issues by working method areas Will provide a list of all Resolutions and A-Series Recommendations and where proposals have been made Will provide contact information for the relevant TSAG correspondence groups This Presentation

4 ATU-ITU|TATU-ITU|T WTSA Preparatory Group for Africa Victoria Falls June Study Groups and other groups Definition Purpose Composition Lifetime Rules of Procedure Parent body and reporting relationship Financial aspects Relationship to: SG, Lead SG, JWP, JCG, ICG, Focus Group, Rapporteur Group Working Methods

5 ATU-ITU|TATU-ITU|T WTSA Preparatory Group for Africa Victoria Falls June Starting new work that is responsive to membership proposals When a relevant Question exists When a relevant Question does not exist When does a Question have to be officially approved? Working Methods (continued)

6 ATU-ITU|TATU-ITU|T WTSA Preparatory Group for Africa Victoria Falls June Where is the biggest opportunity for further improvement in work methods? Working Methods (continued) ActivityHistoricalCurrently Possible Start work2 to 4 years1 day to a few weeks Develop content and reach agreement 9 months to 2 or 3 years weeks to 2 or 3 years Approve a Recommendation 2 or 3 years5 weeks to 9 months

7 ATU-ITU|TATU-ITU|T WTSA Preparatory Group for Africa Victoria Falls June Alternative Approval Process (AAP) Role of Associates to be clarified Guidelines on AAP Implementation are in preparation (TSAG action item, not for WTSA) Suppress Resolution 37 (AAP) but retain process to change approval procedures Voting of Sector Members and Member States on equal footing Unopposed agreement of Member States for final decision-making (~2% of AAP Recs) Working Methods (continued)

8 ATU-ITU|TATU-ITU|T WTSA Preparatory Group for Africa Victoria Falls June Traditional Approval Process (TAP) What was learned from AAP that can be used for TAP? Why not improve TAP with new procedures to reduce cost and volume of documentation and to reduce time to market? Working Methods (continued)

9 ATU-ITU|TATU-ITU|T WTSA Preparatory Group for Africa Victoria Falls June Documents One type of input document – full or partial merging of normal and delayed contributions? New types of output document, in addition to: Recommendations Supplements Implementors Agreement Handbooks Reports Liaisons Working Methods (continued)

10 ATU-ITU|TATU-ITU|T WTSA Preparatory Group for Africa Victoria Falls June Work Methods – Resolutions & Recommendations Doc.Subject Have there been proposals? Is Res/Rec completed? Res 1Rules of procedure Res 18 Work allocn & coordn between ITU-T & ITU-R Res 20 Procedures for allocn and mgt of international numbering resources Res 22 Authorization for TSAG to act between WTSAs

11 ATU-ITU|TATU-ITU|T WTSA Preparatory Group for Africa Victoria Falls June Work Methods – Resolutions & Recommendations Doc.Subject Have there been proposals? Is Res/Rec completed? Res 26 Assistance to the Regional Tariff Groups Res 31 Associates Res 35 Maximum term of office for chairs and VCs Res 37 Alternative Approval Process

12 ATU-ITU|TATU-ITU|T WTSA Preparatory Group for Africa Victoria Falls June Work Methods – Resolutions & Recommendations Doc.Subject Have there been proposals? Is Res/Rec completed? Res 38 Coordination among ITU-T, -R and -D for IMT-2000 Res 40 Regulatory aspects of ITU-T work Rec A.1 Work methods for SGs of ITU-T

13 ATU-ITU|TATU-ITU|T WTSA Preparatory Group for Africa Victoria Falls June Work Methods – Resolutions & Recommendations Doc.Subject Have there been proposals? Is Res/Rec completed? Rec A.7 Focus Groups: Working methods and procedures Rec A.8 AAP for new and revised Recs Rec A.9 Working procedures for the SSG on IMT-2000 and beyond Rec A.13 Supplements to ITU-T Recommendations

14 ATU-ITU|TATU-ITU|T WTSA Preparatory Group for Africa Victoria Falls June Working Between TSAG Meetings by Correspondence Work Method Correspondence Groups Working methods Mr. Stewart Alexander (BT) Tel: Fax: Use by TSAG of other group Mr. Stewart Alexander (BT) Tel: Fax:

15 ATU-ITU|TATU-ITU|T WTSA Preparatory Group for Africa Victoria Falls June Promotion, EDH and Publication Policy Further use of electronic working methods How to change the old, incorrect perceptions of ITU-T? (Note Promotion is a priority in Strategic Plan - should WTSA take any action?) No WTSA issues other than Resolution 32 (Use of EDH in ITU-T)

16 ATU-ITU|TATU-ITU|T WTSA Preparatory Group for Africa Victoria Falls June Promotion, EDH & Publication Policy Doc.Subject Were there proposals? Is Res/Rec completed? Res 32 Strengthening the use of EDH for the work of ITU-T Rec A.2 Presentation of contributions Rec A.11 Publication of ITU-T Recs and WTSA proceedings Rec A.12 Identification and layout of ITU-T Recs

17 ATU-ITU|TATU-ITU|T WTSA Preparatory Group for Africa Victoria Falls June External Coordination and Cooperation (CoCo) ITU-T relationship with Internet-related organizations Relationship of new NGN Focus Group with other national and regional bodies Recent examples of external bodies seeking to join ITU-T (FS-VDSL Forum, OCAF)

18 ATU-ITU|TATU-ITU|T WTSA Preparatory Group for Africa Victoria Falls June External Cooperation Doc.Subject Were there proposals? Is Res/Rec completed? Res 7 Collaboration with the ISO and IEC Res 11 Collaboration with the Postal Operations Council UPU Rec A.4 Communication process between ITU-T and forums and consortia Rec A.5 Including reference to other orgs documents in ITU-T Recs Rec A.6 Cooperation and information exchange between ITU-T and SDOs

19 ATU-ITU|TATU-ITU|T WTSA Preparatory Group for Africa Victoria Falls June External Cooperation Doc.Subject Were there proposals? Is Res/Rec completed? Rec A.23 Collaboration with the ISO and IEC on Information Technology Supp. 3 IETF and ITU-T collaboration guidelines

20 ATU-ITU|TATU-ITU|T WTSA Preparatory Group for Africa Victoria Falls June Working Between TSAG Meetings by Correspondence CoCo Correspondence Group Informal Forum Summit (IFS) Mr. Fabio Bigi (Italy) Tel:

21 ATU-ITU|TATU-ITU|T WTSA Preparatory Group for Africa Victoria Falls June Working Between TSAG Meetings by Correspondence General TSAG Matters Correspondence Group General TSAG Matters Mr. Gary Fishman (Lucent Technologies) Tel: Fax:

22 ATU-ITU|TATU-ITU|T WTSA Preparatory Group for Africa Victoria Falls June Preparations for TSAG and WTSA-2004 Regional and national processes should be fully engaged by now Regional and national processes should be fully engaged by now Consultations with ITU-T leadership and between regions will assist good preparation Consultations with ITU-T leadership and between regions will assist good preparation


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