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1 Paolo Rosa & Riccardo Passerini, ITU TSAG-12 C&I Informative Session Geneva, 12 January 2012 The ITU Conformity and Interoperability Programme: Status.

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1 1 Paolo Rosa & Riccardo Passerini, ITU TSAG-12 C&I Informative Session Geneva, 12 January 2012 The ITU Conformity and Interoperability Programme: Status

2 Endorsement Resolution 76, Resolution 47 and decisions of Council-09 C&I programme to be implemented in parallel and without any delay Parallel development of a long-term business plan in consultation with each region Assist developing countries in establishing regional or subregional conformity and interoperability centres Studies in view to introducing the use of ITU Mark for a possible future ITU Mark programme PP-10 Res. 177 on C&I

3 The ITU C&I Programme (Council 2011) 3 Four Pillars: TSB lead: 1.Conformity database 2.Interoperability events BDT lead: 1.Capacity building 2.Establishment of test centres in developing countries.

4 The ITU Conformity Database Informative and voluntary database open both to members and non-members for conforming products Adoption of international ISO/IEC standards and guidelines or self-assessment approach On-line inputs directly made by Companies ITU Liability: ITU is not participating in any testing/certification activities Products conforming to standards increase the probability of interoperability

5 5 Some other existing DBs IEEE – ICAP Product Conformance Registry + Labs Open Mobile Alliance – Products Listing FCC part Doc.:FCC – 00 – 171 Notice of proposed rulemaking and https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/GenericSearch.cfm https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/GenericSearch.cfm WiMAX Forum Spectrum and Regulatory Database : database database Wi-Fi certified products database : Global Certification Forum (GCF)

6 ……from WiMax Forum…

7 ISO/IEC assessment and self assessment procedures. Route 1: Accredited Testing Laboratories Route 2: Accredited Certification Bodies Route 3: Laboratories recognized by ITU A.5 qualified SDO or Forum or Consortium and other Organization signatory of an MoU with the ITU. Route 4: for ITU members only. Any 1 st, 2 nd or 3 rd party lab Conformity Assessment Testing Routes

8 Four routes to populate conformity DB ITU Conformity Database Conformity Assessment & Certification ITU C&I services Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) (ISO/IEC 17050) Tests performed in a lab agreed by an Accredited Certification Body (ISO/IEC guide 65) (Rec. ITU-T X.290 ) Route 2 Conformity Certificate issued by the Certification Body Route 1 Tests performed by an accredited lab (ISO/IEC 17025) (Rec. ITU-T X.290) Conformity Certificate issued by the test lab ISO/IEC Assessment Procedures Route 3 Tests performed in a lab selected by an ITU-T A.5 agreed SDO/Forum/MoUs (Rec. ITU-T X.290) Conformity Statement issued by the test Lab Route 4 ITU Members Only Tests performed in a 1 st, 2 nd or 3 rd party lab. Self-Declaration of Compliance issued by the Supplier Self-assessment Procedures

9 Testing: Res. 76 & Study Groups ITU-T Recommendations to address interoperability testing shall be progressed asap by the Study Groups Conformance and Interoperability testing requirements shall provide for verification of the parameters defined by the Study Groups in ITU-T Recommendations ITU-T Study Groups develop the necessary conformance testing ITU-T Recommendations asap

10 C&I testing and Recommendations Guidelines to harmonize C&I Study Groups test development activities SGs experts to decide about Recommendations eligible for development of C&I test suites and to establish a Clause/Appendix for a minimum set of interoperability-related parameters as needed Missing test suites to be developed by ITU Study Groups experts even in coordination with other SDOs Minimize as much as possible the need of external resources and relevant funding sources to develop test suites in case of unavailability for SGs experts.

11 Long-term Business Plan KPMG KPMG: an independent worldwide known consultancy, excellent credentials. Business plan based on the 4 Pillars and on the current ITU activities and SGs expertise on testing development, on capacity building opportunities and regional test centres The Business Plan is also addressing the impact that the database on BGS and on the effect and potential liability that it may have on Member States, Sector Members and stakeholders such as other SDOs Possible future ITU Mark programme 11

12 Preparation Strategy (KPMG) 12

13 Some elements of the Business Plan (KPMG) 13 AS-IS Analysis SWOT and Gap Analysis Options and Risk analysis Human Resource Model Roadmap for 2012 – 2016 Budget/Finance

14 International Telecommunication Union The ITU Global C&I Portal One-stop-shop The ITU C&I Programme Concepts and Guidance Partnerships, SDOs, Forums, Consortia, International Organizations The ITU Conformity Database ICT laboratories database ITU Capacity Building on C&I and Regional Test Centres Accreditation, Certification, testing, MRAs ITU Interoperability Events

15 15 Risks To Act Resourcing update and maintenance of database and version control Study Groups to develop test suites, consider those by other SDOs. Filling gap of missing test suites Resourcing negotiation of partnerships and linkages with interop test houses and use/access to test results Ability to effectively create needed expertise/capacity and test labs in developing countries in a timely way Alienation of some sector members

16 16 Risks Not to Act Concerns from developing countries remain unaddressed, A fundamental ITU mission goal will be missed Members could go to competitive SDOs Continue the erosion of the ITUs position due to lack of the essential C&I elements in its program New Forums, SDOs and Consortia will be created to compensate for the absence of ITU in this field

17 International Telecommunication Union ITU Interop Events on IPTV 1 st Event: Geneva, ITU headquarters, July nd Event: Singapore, and 27 September rd Event: Pune, India, December th Event: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2011

18 International Telecommunication Union

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20 The Telecommunication Development Bureau Side 1.Capacity building 2.Establishment of test centres in developing countries.

21 The Telecommunication Development Bureau Side Meeting in the regions on the four pillars with deep consideration for test centres and Capacity Building in the Regions Held: Africa (Ghana) CIS (Moscow) Next: Arab States Americas

22 Questionnaire on the status of Conformance and Interoperability of Equipment and Systems

23 Three main groups

24 Questionnaire: Overall results Highlighted the kind of non interoperability problems and their impacts being experienced in practice food for thought as to what areas the ITU, within its scope and mandate, can provide assistance and relief capacity building and access to expertise is an essential ingredient initiatives to promote the use of global testable standards for product implementations compliance and interoperability test events welcome

25 Situation in the Regions Needs in Developing Countries for Test Labs Existing Test Labs and Scopes Criteria to establish Accreditation Bodies and Test Labs Steps to establish an ISO Compliant Test Lab Potential role of MRAs and MRA Frameworks Lessons Learned Funding and Training Sources Test Suite Development for C&I Testing Role and Scope of International Telecommunicatuions Testing Centres (ITTCs) Operational Procedures for ITTCs Equipment needed for Type Approval Testing Economics and Cost Implications for ITTCs Roadmap for ITTC rollout 25 Guidelines for Developing Countries for Establishing Test Labs in Different Regions

26 Conclusions from Guidelines The Guidelines will have the following suggestions, among others: Members to advise the ITU of interoperability problems, their mitigation, and successful procedures that were helpful in the process Members to establish market access requirements for telecom equipment to avoid interference, network harm and safety of life issues in their marketplace. Members to examine their existing legislation and regulations to ensure that they enable participation in MRAs on Conformity Assessment and testing with foreign partners Members to prioritize areas of concern related to telecommunication products and systems Accreditation bodies in member states should become signatories of the ILAC MRA or the IAF MLA. Regional groups such as the African region to develop a framework MRA similar to the APEC TEL MRA or the Inter-American MRA Test centres should be established on a regional basis to take advantage of the similar networks in a region with common infrastructures 26

27 ITU Training activities on C&I Dedicated exclusively to C&I ( Workshop on NGN Conformity and Interoperability Testing Centre(s), Nairobi (Kenya), 2-4 August 2010 ITU Regional Seminar for the Africa Region on Conformance and Interoperability Testing Center(s), Accra (Ghana), 4-6 July 2011 ITU Regional Seminar for the CIS Countries on Conformance and Interoperability Testing Center(s), Moscow (Russian Federation, November 2011

28 Thank You !

29 Long-term Business Plan: KPMG Profile 29 KPMG a service provider independent from any suppliers or products, ensuring an independent view and position. KPMGs advisory services include a wide range of functional areas, such as financial planning and international benchmarking, public sector restructuring, human resource management and training, public financial management and many others. KPMG's Advisory services span the private sector, UN entities, NGOs and other Civil Society Organizations, Governments and public sector entities as well as multilateral and bilateral Aid Agencies KPMG is a global network of professional services providing audit, tax and advisory services through over industry-focused and talented people in over 140 countries..

30 Questionnaire: Fixed & Mobile networks Group 1 Limited variety of equipment, services and providers Internet/IP Gateway services 2G and 3GGSM network services No equipment listed in response, referred/deferred to service provider for detailed information Group 2 Medium variety of equipment, services and a few providers TDM voice, fax, international voice, data Internet/IP ADSL, Cybercafe, VoIP NGN Softswitch voice, data 2G voice, SMS local and international, prepaid 3G international SMS, local SMS, data and Internet Tended to have a dominant equipment supplier Group 3 Wide variety of equipment, services and providers TDM voice, data, ISDN Internet/IPVoIP, data, , wimax, metro ethernet NGN Softswitch voice, fax, ISDN NGN IMS VoIP, digital fax 2G GPRS/EDGE, circuit switched data, voice, SMS 3G HPSA + mobile broadband, voice, AMR-WB voice, CS video call, SMS, R99 PS data Tended to have a wide mix of suppliers

31 Questionnaire: C&I issues

32 Training and Capacity Building

33 International Telecommunication Union USEFUL LINKS ITU C&I webpage ITU Interop events webpage: The workshop on Conformance and Interoperability of IPTV Pune, India, 17 December 2010 (http://www.itu.int/ITU- T/worksem/iptv/201012/index.html)http://www.itu.int/ITU- T/worksem/iptv/201012/index.html Photos on Flickr: 1 st Event : 2 nd Event: 3 rd Event: ITU IPTV News log:

34 Res. 76: addresses the needs of Developing Countries for conformance and interoperability. Conformity is a first step to increase the probability of interoperability Identification of Labs able to carry out tests according to the ITU-T Recommendations requirements, and training programs Voluntary-based ITU program promoting compliance to ITU-T Recommendations and possible creation of an ITU-Mark WTSA-08 Res. 76

35 WTDC Resolution 47 Hyderabad, India, 2010 Enhancement of knowledge and effective application of ITU Recommendations in developing countries, including conformance and interoperability testing of systems manufactured on the basis of ITU Recommendations Essentially supporting and endorsing WTSA 2008 Resolution 76

36 ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 177 (Guadalajara Oct 2010) Conformance and interoperability Reiterated essence of WTSA 2008 Res 76 Added: invites Sector Members to: a. populate the pilot conformity database according to procedures and criteria adopted by ITU-T b. participate in ITU-facilitated interoperability events; Added : further invites Member States to contribute to the next radiocommunication assembly in 2012 in order for it to consider and take appropriate actions as deemed necessary

37 The GCF – Certification explained Manufacturers who certify their mobile devices to GCF rules and procedures are assured that: – their products will benefit from a high degree of interoperability – time-to-market for new products is reduced using this respected 'one-stop' verification process – expensive and time-consuming duplication of testing effort can be avoided With GCF's 'tested once, use anywhere' maxim, manufacturers can significantly reduce the requirement for operator acceptance testing if presenting GCF certified devices. Manufacturers who certify their mobile devices to GCF rules and procedures are assured that: – their products will benefit from a high degree of interoperability – time-to-market for new products is reduced using this respected 'one-stop' verification process – expensive and time-consuming duplication of testing effort can be avoided With GCF's 'tested once, use anywhere' maxim, manufacturers can significantly reduce the requirement for operator acceptance testing if presenting GCF certified devices.

38 Another example…the GCF DB

39 International Telecommunication Union Basic C&I Concepts o The ITU C&I Governing Rules o Terminology and definitions (Accreditation, certification, inspection, calibration) o National Accreditation Bodies, MRAs and MLAs concepts o Test only what is needed for interoperability with any recognized test procedures The ITU-T C&I Programme o The ITU approach to C&I and to ITU Conformity Database o The ITU Interop activities o Capacity Building opportunities and Regional Test centres o ITU Study Groups test suites development o Worldwide Testing Labs database Cooperation with ITU-T A.5 SDOs, International Institutions and Organizations o ISO, IEC, (CASCO), ILAC/IAF, BIPM, UNIDO, WTO, Accreditation Bodies, Regulators, ITU Laboratories repository, best practices for conformity testing schemes and market surveillance The ITU Global C&I Portal (one-stop shop)


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