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1 International Telecommunication Union Committed to connecting the world Forum Accra June ITU-T activities in the region in the light of WTSA-08 Resolutions Paolo Rosa Workshops and Promotion Division Head, Workshops and Promotion DivisionTelecommunicationStandardizationBureau ITU-T Bridging Standardization Gap Forum Accra, 16 – 17 June 2009

2 Committed to connecting the world Forum Accra June The Standardization Gap Disparities in the ability to access, implement, contribute to and influence international ICT standards (ITU Recommendations) Disparities in the representation of developing countries relative to developed countries, cause and manifestation of: Persistence of the wider digital divide in ICTs (among different regions and groups within the society) Unequal access to technology and the ability to use that technology

3 Committed to connecting the world Forum Accra June Digital divide standardization gap & participation Participation & Capacity Building Standardization Gap & Poor Access to Technologies Digital Divide _______________________

4 Committed to connecting the world Forum Accra June Bridging the standardization gap PP-02 (Res. 123), WTSA-04/08 Resolution 44, 17 & 54, WTDC-06 Resolution 47 ITU-T mandated to bridge the standardization gap between developing and developed countries Action plan established: Improve standards making capabilities Assisting in enhancing efforts in standards applications Human resource building Flagship group for bridging the gap BSG fundraising

5 Committed to connecting the world Forum Accra June Measuring the standardization gap a)Number of downloads of ITU-T Recs from website site a)Number of TIES users b)Number of Sector Members and Associates c)Number of chairmen and rapporteurs from developing countries d)Number of participants in meetings and contributions by country

6 Committed to connecting the world Forum Accra June TIES and ITU-T Members distribution Need for more participation

7 Committed to connecting the world Forum Accra June RESOLUTION 17 (1) Telecommunication standardization in relation to the interests of developing countries TSB to cooperate with the ITU regional offices, and consider to holding ITU T meetings in the regions; TSB to strengthen cooperation and coordination with regional organizations Provide administrations of DCs with electronics copies of available documents, such as: -handbooks, directives, texts on operation and maintenance of networks -basic ITU-T texts able to increase awareness and participation in the studies of the T- sector

8 Committed to connecting the world Forum Accra June TSB to increase SGs meetings in the regions Promote the creation of flagship groups Take into account the technological priorities of developing countries e.g. for IPv6, IPTV, security, NGN Facilitate the participation of Developing Countries in the creation of Questions Study Groups to consider standardization issues addressing specific issues of their interest. RESOLUTION 17 (2) Telecommunication standardization in relation to the interests of developing countries

9 Committed to connecting the world Forum Accra June Resolution 44 Bridging the standardization gap between developing and developed countries Action plan (annex 1) agreed Programme 1: Strengthening standard-making capabilities: create standardization capability and measure effectiveness to BSG Programme 2: Assisting developing countries in enhancing efforts in respect of standards application : understanding and application of standards, training Programme 3: Human resource building : workshops, seminars, underrstanding of conformance assessment Programme 4: Flagship groups for bridging the standardization gap: assistance to help on specifiic issues, expertise, Programme 5: Fundraising for bridging the standardization gap

10 Committed to connecting the world Forum Accra June Flagship Group Americas (Res. 44 Annex 1 prg 4) Permanent regional standards awareness Training on standardization in the regions, producing manuals and audio/video material Support and measure participation in ITU-T activities (academia, private sector…) Translate ITU-T material Support remote or direct participation of experts in ITU-T activities Creation of regional Testing & Calibration labs Invite regulators to put in place mechanisms to consider international standards when preparing national technical regulations

11 Committed to connecting the world Forum Accra June RESOLUTION 54 Creation of regional groups Open without the exclusion to the participation of all members that belongs to the specific region where that regional group had been created draft terms of reference and working methods to be approved by the parent study group dissemination of knowledge of standardization and encouraging submissions of written contributions to the parent study group reflecting the priorities of the region Cooperation with the relevant regional organizations and reporing to the work in the region

12 Committed to connecting the world Forum Accra June Regional Groups Support within available (or otherwise contributed resources) and on a case-by-case basis the creation of regional groups Resolution 54 : Creation of regional groups ITU-T RGs: SG2 SG3 SG6 SG12

13 Committed to connecting the world Forum Accra June ITU-T activities to bridge the standardization gap

14 Committed to connecting the world Forum Accra June Tech Watch briefing reports The Future Internet (April 2009) Distributed Computing: Utilities, Grids & Clouds (March 2009) Standardization Activities for Intelligent Transport Systems (October 2008) NGNs and energy efficiency (August 2008) Technical aspects of Lawful Interception (May 2008) … ICTs and Climate Change (December 2007) FG SG5 Identify new/emerging technologies with a view to identify areas for new standardization work, such as:

15 Committed to connecting the world Forum Accra June Technical Flyers Numbering, Naming and Addressing VoIP QoS & QoE NGN ASON B-PON ; CWDM; DSL ; G-PON Optical Fibres and Cables OTN ; OTS Synchronization over packet networks Accessibility H.264 ; H.350 Multimedia Communications ASN.1 Security IMT-2000

16 Committed to connecting the world Forum Accra June The ITU Centre of Excellence Network 3 PROGRAMS 4 Prog./5 partners CoE AMS OAS/CITEL IDB BELL SOUTH IIT CTU Telecom Policies New Telecom Techniques Regulatory Issues ICT based Business 5 Prog/ 5 Partners CoE ASP Technical Awareness Regulatory Issues Business Management Rural connectivity Spectrum management Regulatory Issues Business management New Technologies Spectrum Management Rural Connectivity 5 Prog./2 partners CoE AFR-F SFM IIT 6 Prog./2 partners CoE ARB ALCATEL IIT Telecom Policies Regulatory Issues Business management New Technologies IP Awareness Rural Connectivity Regulatory Issues Business management New Technologies Spectrum Management Rural Connectivity CoE AFR-E CTO Airtel IIT CoE Africa 5 Prog./3 partners 5 Prog./ ? Partners CoE EUR+CIS Tech.Awareness Policies & Reg. Issues Corporate Management Internet Technologies Spect Man & Sup. Strategic Management Technology Trends Regulatory Issues Spectrum management Information Techn. CEE Branch CIS Branch To be defined ITU Centre of Excellence R.O.Korea Pakistan Thailand Malaysia Iran Worldwide Networks

17 Committed to connecting the world Forum Accra June ITU-T Questionnaire to developing countries on Bridging the Standardization Gap TSB Circular 213 – 5 May 2008 to: Provides background information on the relevance of ITU-T Recommendations for developing countries Useful tool to develop strategies able to meet the requirements of the PP-06 and WTSA-08 Resolutions

18 Committed to connecting the world Forum Accra June The ITU-T Questions Familiarity with Recs published by ITU-T Relevance and usefulness of Recs to developing countries Difficulties for implementation and suggestions to increase participation by developing countries Regional standardization block meetings to facilitate participation from the regions Seminars and Workshops in the regions Contributions and proposal for improvement as inputs to WTSA-08 resulted in revised and new Resolutions

19 Committed to connecting the world Forum Accra June Workshops trend % Days N. Of Days out in Gva out Gva

20 Committed to connecting the world Forum Accra June Workshops trend YearN. Events Total yearly days Average days/event Genevaoutside Geneva days% %

21 Committed to connecting the world Forum Accra June Some recent and upcoming workshops Forum on Next Generation Network Standardization, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 7-10 April 2009 ITU Forum on Conformity Assessment and Interoperability, Geneva,16-17 July 2009 ITU Symposium on ICTs and Climate Change, Quito, Ecuador, 8-10 July 2009 Kaleidoscope event: Innovations for Digital Inclusion, Mar del Plata, Argentina, 31 August – 1 September 2009 Workshop on Accessibility: Planned in Bamako, Mali, Oct 2009 (TBC)

22 Committed to connecting the world Forum Accra June conclusionconclusion ITUing … Increasing the use of ITU recs, membership Capacity building, training Increasing participation in SGs, management, workshops, meetings and number of contributions Contributing to ITU work plans Bridge the Standardization Gap

23 Committed to connecting the world Forum Accra June Thank you Questions? itu.int/ITU-T/worksem Paolo Rosa


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