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International Telecommunication Union ITU Seminar – Madrid, December 2002 ITU-T Membership Benefits Gary Fishman ITU-T TSAG Chairman

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1 International Telecommunication Union ITU Seminar – Madrid, December 2002 ITU-T Membership Benefits Gary Fishman ITU-T TSAG Chairman

2 December 2002 ITU-T Seminar – Madrid, December 2002 ITU-T membership offers opportunities o Influence the direction of global standardization work o Input to the evolution of global telecommunication networks o Actively participate in the development and approval of global standards

3 December 2002 ITU-T Seminar – Madrid, December 2002 Membership Benefits o Protect and promote your products and services Ensure global standards are compatible with your offerings and vice-versa Influence related global standards in support of your offerings Protect your IPR o You cannot always rely on others to protect your interests – they may be your competitors tomorrow!

4 December 2002 ITU-T Seminar – Madrid, December 2002 Additional Benefits o Network and develop contacts, thereby promoting your business ITU-T provides a platform for meeting experts from all over the world, learning their plans and objectives, sharing experience and information Work together with government and industry representatives Participation in ITU-T study groups provides access to a wealth of information not likely to be found elsewhere in this concentrated form

5 December 2002 ITU-T Seminar – Madrid, December 2002 Access to ITU-T Working Documents o Sector Members can have electronic access (via TIES) to ITU-T documents of general interest, databases, study group documents (reports, contributions, delayed contributions, temporary documents, etc.) and study group information exchange areas o Upon request, they can also receive ITU-T information and study group documents in paper form

6 December 2002 ITU-T Seminar – Madrid, December 2002 Free and discounted ITU-T publications o Discounts of 15% on ITU publications (except Electronic Bookshop) and one free online subscription o A discount of 80% of the catalogue price on all ITU publications is granted to Administrations of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), as well as to libraries of educational institutions (for online subscriptions and CD-ROM publications only)

7 December 2002 ITU-T Seminar – Madrid, December 2002 Participation in standardization work o ITU-T Sector Members can: Participate in all study group meetings Participate in electronic discussion groups Participate in the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly Present their views in written contributions Participate in special working groups of the ITU Council Send observers to the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference

8 December 2002 ITU-T Seminar – Madrid, December 2002 Holding positions within study groups o Sector Members may hold the positions of chairman, vice- chairman, rapporteur, liaison- rapporteur and editor within a study group or working party

9 December 2002 ITU-T Seminar – Madrid, December 2002 Participation as an Associate o ITU-T Associates can, for a single study group: Participate in all meetings of the study group and subordinate groups Participate in electronic discussion groups Present their views by submitting written contributions Serve as Rapporteur or editor of an ITU- T Recommendation

10 December 2002 ITU-T Seminar – Madrid, December 2002 Sector Members and Associates participate in approval of Recommendations o Alternative Approval Process (AAP) Sector Members and Associates influence the approval of ITU-T Recommendations under AAP Can submit comments during Last Call and Additional Review processes o Traditional Approval Process (TAP) Can submit contributions to the study group approval meeting

11 December 2002 ITU-T Seminar – Madrid, December 2002 Increase awareness of your business o Your address details and the name of your official ITU contact (e.g., Chief Executive Officer) will be published in the ITU Global Directory

12 December 2002 ITU-T Seminar – Madrid, December 2002 Access to ITU services o Telecom Information Exchange Services (TIES) An account A username/password allowing access to ITU-T working documents and reflectors o TIES registration TIES helpdesk Tel: , Fax:

13 December 2002 ITU-T Seminar – Madrid, December 2002 Should you be an ITU-T Sector Member? o Who else will defend your interests? o Can you afford not to be?


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