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1 Committed to connecting the world ITU and Standards Arthur Levin Chief, Operations and Planning Department ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau ITU Regional Workshop on Bridging the Standardization Gap (Session 4) Nadi, Fiji, 4-6 July

2 Committed to connecting the world Plenipotentiary Conference ITU Council ITU-T World Telecom Standardization Assembly ITU-R World/Regional Radiocomm Conference Radiocomm Assembly ITU-D World/Regional Telecom Development Conference General Secretariat TELECOM ITU Structure 2

3 Committed to connecting the world ITU Membership Member States: 192 governments ITU-T, ITU-R, ITU-D Sector Members (565) ITU-T Sector membership fee: 31,800 CHF (= 20 kEUR) Associates (154): have right to participate in one study group Associate membership fee: 10,600 CHF (= 7 kEUR) Today, 95% of the work in ITU-T is done by the private sector (Sector Members and Associates) Academia 3

4 Committed to connecting the world ITU-T Structure Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group WTSA World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly Study Group SG Workshops, Seminars, Symposia… IPR Working Party Questions: Develop Recommendations SG WP Q Q Q Q Q Q Focus Group 4

5 Committed to connecting the world As the name Recommendation suggests, ITU standards are just that – Recommendations which only become mandatory if adopted in national law. ITU-T and ITU-R Recommendations 5

6 Committed to connecting the world ITU-T Key Features Open, transparent, consensus based, fast working, public/private partnership technical standards developed by industry members and approved by 192 governments ITU standards are therefore truly global, open standards, unlike those of many other standards bodies, fora or consortium, and are available free of charge Organising interoperability events Clear IPR policy 6

7 Committed to connecting the world ITU-T has two approval processes The vast majority of ITU standards pass without any problems; very few are difficult Two approval processes: AAP (= Alternative Approval Process) for technical standards today 95% of all ITU-T standards go thru AAP TAP (= Traditional Approval Process) for standards with regulatory/policy implications today only 5% of all ITU-T standards go thru TAP An approved standard has the backing of 192 Member States 7

8 Committed to connecting the world ITU-T is fast (pre-published standard = non-edited version Edited version: typically a few months after approval) 8

9 Committed to connecting the world SG2Operational aspects SG3Economic and policy issues SG5Environment and climate change SG9Broadband cable and TV SG11Protocols and test specifications SG12Performance, QoS and QoE SG13Future networks SG15Transport and access SG16Multimedia SG17Security ITU-T Study Groups 9

10 Committed to connecting the world Range of official roles Chairmen: SG, WP Vice-chairmen: SG, WP Rapporteurs Variations: co-Rapporteurs, Associate Rapporteurs, Vice-Rapporteurs Liaison officers: one- or two-way Representatives of the SG elsewhere Representatives of other groups into the SG Editors (not codified) Other: E-Work Methods, Promotion officer; Vocabulary Rapporteur (Res.67/SCV) 10

11 Committed to connecting the world Work in Focus Groups Works on a well-defined topic Work in a scheduled time-frame Establish its own working methods Non-ITU Members can participate Output Deliverables, Specification (not Recommendations!) However, output of FG can be input to a study group to make it an ITU-T Recommendation 11

12 Committed to connecting the world ITU-T role reinforced at PP10 new Resolution The role of telecommunications/ICTs on climate change and the protection of the environment A strong mandate for ITU-T to show leadership in methodology First ever resolution on Accessibility Renewed work on Conformance and Interoperability 12

13 Committed to connecting the world Fees to Join ITU Universities/institutes from developed countries CHF 3,975 Universities/institutes from developing countries CHF 1, Sector Member: CHF 31,800 as little as 3,975 SFR from countries with GDP <2,000 USD Associates: 10,600 SFR 13

14 Committed to connecting the world 14


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