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2 International Telecommunication Union Committed to connecting the world WTSA-08, October ITU-T Malcolm Johnson Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU Johannesburg, South Africa 21 October 2008

3 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 2 ITU-T Objectives Develop and publish global standards Identify areas for future standardization Provide an attractive and effective forum for the development of international standards Promote the value of ITU-T Disseminate information and know-how Cooperate and collaborate Provide support and assistance

4 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 3 WSIS Implementation ITU sole Facilitator for WSIS Action Lines C2 Information and Communication Infrastructure C5 Building Confidence and Security in the Use of ICTs ITU acts as co-facilitator for Action Lines C1 The role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development C3 Access to information and knowledge C4 Capacity building C7 ICT applications (E-government, E-business, E-learning, E-health, E-employment, E-environment, E-agriculture, E- science) C11 International and regional cooperation From 2008, ITU will take over from UNDP C6 Enabling environment

5 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 4 ITU-T Resources ITU-T share in the ITU financial budgetITU-T share in the ITU programme budget Financing from Sector Members and Associates in the ITU-T programme budget

6 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 5 ITU-T Staff: Gender balance (from 26 countries)

7 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 6 ITU-T Recs available online without charge in 2007: almost 3 million downloads 3391 ITU-T Recs currently in force Historic decision: Standards for free

8 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 7 ITU-Ts work spans all layers

9 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 8 ITU-T provides Broadband Access Cable: IPCablecom GPON interoperability pavilion Nxtcomm, Chicago, 2007 Copper access: Hundreds of millions of subscribers use ITU-Ts DSL up to 200Mbit/s aggregate Optical access: ITU-Ts GPON allows up to 2.5Gbit/s

10 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 9 … and is now pushing Optical Transport to 100 Gbit/s Optical Transport Systems: 10 Gbit/s and 40 Gbit/s per wavelength Evolving towards 100 Gbit/s per wavelength Advances on coarse and dense WDM (Wave Division Multiplexing)

11 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 10 Next Generation Networks … Telecoms revolution: From circuits to packets Management tool: itu.int/ngnproject/ itu.int/ngnproject/ Next Generation Networks: Managed Secured with Quality of Service Saving money for customers and service providers

12 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 11 … provide new services + Recs in study groups

13 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 12 The network knocks at your door Home Networking to achieve interoperability on a global scale Converged architecture and services Next generation set-top box

14 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 13 The Internet of things Connecting people, gadgets and services for a truly networked society Ubiquitous sensor networks, Networked Identification (RFID)

15 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 14 New numbers to remember globally harmonized child helpline Above average press coverage 888 assigned to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

16 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 15 Money matters Indicative rate for international mobile termination established Update of mechanisms for settlement of accounts for services Network externalities

17 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 16 ITU-Ts quantum leaps in speech, audio and video quality Emmy award for H.264 | MPEG-4 AVC (video) Extension of work on speech coding to wideband

18 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 17 Watch this: With/without H.264 A conventional TV screen image (right) is pictured in contrast with that of an HD image, which, due to its additional lines, results in much finer detail.

19 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 18 G.729 A (8 kbit/s) narrowband (4 kHz) G.718 (32 kbit/s) wideband (8 kHz) G C (32 kbit/s) superwideband (14 kHz) G.719 (48 kbit/s) fullband (20 kHz) Original (CD quality, 16-bit PCM 20 kHz) Audio codecs: Quality improvement

20 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 19 ICTs and Climate Change Checklist to ensure new standards take climate change into account Methodology to describe and estimate present and future user [energy] consumption of ICTs over their entire life-cycle Participants in Focus Group ICT and Climate Change UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon: "ITU is one of the very important stakeholders in the area of climate change."

21 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 20 Emergency Communications Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) A consistent method of delivery for warning messages Call priority schemes Giving priority in disaster zones to emergency calls In Case of Emergency numbers ITU has deployed satellite terminals to help restore communications in the aftermath of disasters around the world

22 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 21 Intelligent Transport Systems: new work, new members New work: Wideband communication in cars Vehicle gateway protocol Partnership Geneva Motor Show – ITU Annual Event Next: 4-5 March 2009

23 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 22 ITU recognizes dedication to accessibility cause ITUs World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2008: Connecting persons with disabilities to opportunities offered by ICTs. Laureat: Andrea Saks Andrea Saks

24 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 23 Regional Development Forums Bridging the standardization gap Hanoi, September 2008 Brasilia, May 2008 Damascus, July 2008 Accra, May 2008 Tashkent, June 2008 Kigali, October 2007

25 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 24 Action to Bridge the Standardization Gap Voluntary fund >USD 200,000 Korea Communications Commission, Nokia Siemens Networks, Microsoft and Cisco Five Regional Development Forums Remote participation tools Close to 100 remote meetings, more than 700 participants (1 st half 2008) Regional groups established in Africa, the Americas, Arab states and Asia-Pacific

26 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 25 Workshops: New work, new blood, new friends Outreach to non ITU audience Can result in new work eg Identity Management Partnerships: IETF, IEEE, OASIS, Grid Forum, ISO, IEC workshops. 2008, new peak: 24 workshops Many in collaboration with ITU-D Remote participation now possible Joint ITU and IETF workshop on NGN, 2005

27 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 26 Technology watch: Scouting out future technologies … Recent papers: Remote collaboration tools Ubiquitous Sensor Networks ICTs and Climate Change Telepresence High-performance video-conferencing Intelligent Transport Systems Lawful interception (LI) Next-Generation Networks (NGNs) and energy efficiency Upcoming: ICTs and food security, network robotics, telebiometrics

28 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 27 … and future engineers: Dialogue with academia is bearing fruit 2 nd Kaleidoscope event: September 2009, Mar del Plata Best papers forwarded to ITU-T Study Groups Published by IEEE May 2008, Geneva

29 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 28 Progress achieved in Intellectual Property Rights Established Common Patent Policy for ITU-T, ITU-R, ISO, IEC Comprises policy, guidelines, forms TSB Directors IPR ad hoc group provides vital advice: Patents Software copyrights Marks IPR workshop 2008 Searchable ITU-T patent information database

30 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 29 ITU-T seeks collaboration 44 formal partnerships World Standards Cooperation patent policy joint events ITU-T and IEEE MoU Joint events Global Standards Collaboration Endorsement of ITU climate change activity ITU-T and 3GPP Clarification of process ITU-T and IETF Management meetings ITU-T and ICANN Board presence

31 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 30 ITU-T uses traditional communications tools …

32 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 31 …has recently significantly updated its website … New homepage and site wide template 100+ pages translated into six languages New pages for those new to ITU-T Newsfeed number one entry point to ITU-T web e-flash 3000 subscribers

33 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 32 … upped use of web 2.0 technologies … ITU-T and Wikipedia. Many entries updated Newsfeeds picked up in media all around the world ITU YouTube channel Social bookmarking

34 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 33 … and feeds the press Press Lunch, London June 2008 – Journalists from: Led directly to BBC world service interview (and other coverage)

35 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 34 ITU-Ts Toolkit for web-based applications is expanding Web Search & display facility AAP database IPR database TSB Rec database Documentum Bridge Work program database Reporting facilities Workflow database Specialized updating interfaces

36 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 35 WTSA-08 ITU-T well prepared for WTSA Regional meetings Regional proposals 98 registered countries Over 900 registered participants 51 from developing countries 200 documents 1 st time in Africa 1 st time chaired by a woman 1 st time preceded by GSS

37 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 36 Member States, Sector Members, Associates Thousands of experts Telecommunication Standardization Bureau Elected officials Study Group Chairmen with their Management Teams Thank you, شكراً, спасибо, merci, gracias,

38 WTSA-08, October 2008 Committed to connecting the world 37 This is the world thanks to ITU ……a world without ITUNow imagine……


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