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1 International Telecommunication Union Committed to connecting the world 1 ITU …connecting the world CONGRESS ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS IN THE BICENTENNIAL 21 September 2010 Buenos Aires, Argentina

2 Committed to connecting the world Introduction to ITU Founded in 1865, oldest specialized agency of the UN Standards making one of the ITUs first activities 191 Member States, 780 private sector entities HQ Geneva, 11 regional offices, 760 staff / 80 nationalities Named as one of the worlds ten most enduring institutions by Booz Allen

3 Committed to connecting the world ITU Structure ITU-R: Global radio spectrum and satellite orbits ITU-D: Bridging the digital divide ITU-T: Without ITU standards you couldnt make a call or surf the Internet 3

4 International Telecommunication Union Committed to connecting the world Enabling Environment ITU works with regulators/policy makers and industry to develop/share guidelines and best practices as well as global standards Global Symposium for Regulators ICT Regulation Toolkit ITU Study Groups Capacity-building in developing and least developed countries Workshops and symposiums

5 International Telecommunication Union Committed to connecting the world ICT Development ITU has mandate from membership to help spread ICT connectivity – connect the unconnected Building capacities in developing and least developed countries Working with ITU government membership and industry partners Executing agency of UN for ICT projects Mobilizing resources and partners for implementation

6 International Telecommunication Union Committed to connecting the world Global Cybersecurity Agenda Launched 17 May 2007 ITU framework for global action: 1.Legal Measures 2.Technical and Procedural Measures 3.Organizational Structures 4.Capacity Building 5.International Cooperation

7 International Telecommunication Union Committed to connecting the world Managing Spectrum World Radiocommunication Conference 2007 Spectrum for future mobile communications Spectrum for broadcasting Satellite communications Spectrum for advanced aeronautical communications Global Maritime issues Protect frequencies for earth- exploration satellites to monitor resources, emergencies, meteorology, climate change

8 Committed to connecting the world Broadband multimedia First IMT standards – IMT-2000 Now more than a billion IMT-2000 (3G) subscribers IMT-Advanced Global platform for the next generation of mobile services Fast data access, unified messaging and broadband multimedia – exciting new interactive services IMT Background

9 Committed to connecting the world What is IMT-Advanced? IMT-Advanced systems will: Provide access to a wide range of services supported by (increasingly packet-based) mobile and fixed networks. Support low to high mobility applications and a wide range of data rates in multiple user environments. Provide for high quality multimedia applications within a wide range platforms with significant improvement in performance and QoS.

10 Committed to connecting the world Key features A high degree of interoperability worldwide Flexibility to support a wide range of services in a cost efficient manner Service compatibility: IMT and fixed networks Interworking with other radio access systems User equipment suitable for worldwide use Worldwide roaming capability Enhanced peak data rates to support advanced services and applications

11 Committed to connecting the world ITU Standards in Action 11

12 Committed to connecting the world Recommendations become mandatory if adopted in law Private standards may confuse users and consumers ITUs broad range of stakeholders, and robust processes provide the basis for consensus across sectors and countries Market-driven international standards, based on objective information and knowledge. Meet the needs and concerns of all relevant stakeholders 12 ITU-T Recommendations: Not all standards are equal

13 Committed to connecting the world Member State Participation 13 Region A - The Americas (216) Region B - Western Europe (178) Region C - Eastern Europe and Northern Asia (73) Region D - Africa (182) Region E - Asia and Australasia (460)

14 Committed to connecting the world Strategic Objectives 1. Develop and publish timely global standards 2. Identify relevant areas for future standardization projects 3. Provide the most attractive forum for standardization in the interest of the membership 4. Promote value of ITU-T to attract increased membership 5. Disseminate information and know-how 6. Cooperate and collaborate with other Sectors and other entities 7. Provide support and assistance to the membership, in particular developing countries 14

15 Committed to connecting the world 15 ITU-T Key Features Open, transparent, consensus based, fast working, public/private partnership Technical standards developed by industry members, when consensus placed on website and if no comments after 4 weeks is in effect approved by 191 governments ITU standards are therefore truly global, open standards, unlike those of many other standards bodies, fora or consortium that claim to produce global and open standards, available free of charge Publicly available database of products and services meeting ITU standards Organizing interoperability events to prove interoperability of different vendors equipment Common IPR policy with ISO and IEC (FRAN)

16 Committed to connecting the world 16 Importance of Global Standards Global Standards essential in a complex world Standards make things easier Essential for international communications and global trade Drive competitiveness, for individual businesses and world economy Help organisations with their efficiency, effectiveness, responsiveness and innovation Lower prices and increase availability by reducing technical barriers and promoting compatibility between systems and networks Manufacturers, network operators and consumers benefit

17 Committed to connecting the world : A year of highlights Despite financial crisis many study groups saw increased participation Remote participation on the rise 120 e-meetings First global standard for a fully networked home ITU-T Rec. G.9960; ex G.hn Universal charger for mobile phones Methodology to measure the impact of ICTs on climate change with the involvement of 20 other organizations Handbooks on Optical fibres, cables and systems, converged networks, and the security manual Study Groups

18 Committed to connecting the world : A year of highlights 30 events, 2500 participants Implementation of WTSA-08 decisions Bridging the standardization gap ICTs and climate change Cybersecurity NGN Accessibility First fully virtual ITU symposium on ICTs and climate change Organised together with the KCC and TTA 5th Fully Networked Car Workshops

19 Committed to connecting the world Recent Activities in the Region Regional Group for Latin America and the Caribbean, Santo Domingo, 6-9 July 2010 Regional ITU Consultation on Conformance Assessment and Interoperability, Quito, Ecuador, 6 July 2010 ITU-T Study Group 5 Buenos Aires, Argentina April 2010 ITU-T Workshop on "Interactions of Voiceband Signal Processing Functions and their End-to- End Coordination" Germantown, Maryland, USA, 21 April 2010 Seminar on ITU-T hot topics for standardization and Kaleidoscope event: Innovations for Digital Inclusion Mar del Plata, Argentina, 31 August - 01 September 2009 ITU-T Study Groups 11 and 13 and IPTV-GSI Mar del Plata, Argentina 2-12 September 2009 ITU panel Globalization of Standardization and Making the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Accessible at the 18th Biennial TDI Conference Where Access begins Washington DC, USA, 30 July - 1 August 2009 ITU Symposium on ICTs and Climate Change and Forum on "Implementation of decisions of the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-08) Quito, Ecuador, 7-10 July 2009 Regional Seminar on the economic and financial aspects of telecommunications for Member Countries of the Study Group 3 Regional Group for Latin America and Caribbean (SG3RG- LAC) (former TAL Group) Lima, Peru, June

20 Committed to connecting the world Regions Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen (ITU-T) Bruce Gracie, Chairman TSAG, Industry Canada, Canada Stephen J. Trowbridge, VC TSAG, Alcatel-Lucent, USA Marcos Pérez García VC, SG2, Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba, S.A. (ETECSA), Cuba Steven D. Lind, VC SG 2, AT&T, USA Leslie Joseph Martinkovics, VC, SG3, Verizon, USA Héctor Mario Carril, VC SG5, Secretaria de comunicaciones, Argentina Arthur Webster, Chairman SG 9, US Department of Commerce, USA Charles A. Dvorak, Chairman SG 12, AT&T, USA Júlio Cesar Fonseca, VC SG15, Regional focus group coordination, ANATEL, Brazil Mark T. Neibert, VC SG16, Ygomi, USA Antonio Guimaraes, VC SG17, ANATEL, Brazil 20

21 Committed to connecting the world 21 The network knocks at your door Home Networking to achieve interoperability on a global scale PC World (US) : The powerful world standards organization …[ITU].. has reached agreement on G.hn a set of specifications that would encompass phone lines, power lines, and coaxial cable to provide HDTV room to room… Now: G.hn for Smart Grid

22 Committed to connecting the world 22 Future networks Focus Group Collect and identify visions of future networks Next Meetings: Geneva; Brazil; India Report will be presented to Council Dedicated Group on Internet Governance

23 Committed to connecting the world 23 ITU-Ts quantum leaps in speech, audio and video quality Video codec H.264 in HDTV, iPhone, Blu-ray, 3G, etc 2008 Primetime Emmy award Call for technical contributions for next generation Extension of work on speech coding: Wider bandwidths, richer user experience

24 Committed to connecting the world 24 Intelligent Transport Systems New work: Wideband communication in cars Vehicle gateway protocol ITU, ISO and IEC and Geneva Motor Show Annual Event

25 Committed to connecting the world 25 Safety in the cyber world Identity management (IdM) Security standards for: NGN IPTV Home networks, Ubiquitous sensor networks Mobiles Traceback Countering spam (EVCert) Road map of security standards: itu.int/ITU-T/studygroups/com17/ict/ Cybersecurity Information Exchange Framework (CYBEX) Security Workshop, Geneva 6-7 December 2010

26 Committed to connecting the world 26 Accessibility Champions principles Universal Design enshrined in the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities Includes accessibility features in all standards Strong advocacy focus Group to coordinate activities on accessibility ITU led Dynamic Coalition on the Internet and Accessibility at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Proposed new Focus Group on Interoperability of Accessibility protocols

27 Committed to connecting the world 27 ICTs and Climate Change UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon: "ITU is one of the very important stakeholders in the area of climate change." Participants in Focus Group ICT and Climate Change Focus Group on ICTs and Climate Change ITU led Dynamic Coalition on Internet and Climate change at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Participation in COP15 Establishing close liaison with UNFCCC

28 Committed to connecting the world Universal charger ITU-T Recommendation L.1000 Delivers 50% reduction in standby energy consumption, will eliminate up to 82,000 tonnes of redundant chargers, and cuts GHG emissions by at least 13.6 million tonnes CO2 annually

29 Committed to connecting the world Common Methodology Common methodology for measuring ICT carbon footprint Without, it will be impossible to provide meaningful comparisons Helps to establish the business case to go green Over 20 organizations participate in the ITU group Standards on life cycle environmental impact of ICTs goods and services, and ICT projects, November

30 Committed to connecting the world Economic and policy issues SG 3 deals with international tariff and charging Recommendations on charging and accounting for International Internet Connectivity Recommendations on charging and accounting for international mobile telephony Guidelines for resolution of disputes regarding charging and accounting Development of charging and accounting/settlement mechanisms 30

31 Committed to connecting the world 31 Technology Watch: Scouting for 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 Mobile applications Batteries for portable ICT devices Upcoming: ICTs and food security, network robotics, telebiometrics New Briefing Reports published in ITU News

32 Committed to connecting the world Chief Technology Officer (CTO) meeting Nineteen major CTOs Recognition of need for review of standardization landscape Results will be presented at next meeting, Paris, 29 October. 32

33 Committed to connecting the world 33 Next generation electricity Chief Technology Officer Group highlighted Smart Grid as a priority area Focus Group on Smart Grid will Identify impacts on standards development Investigate ITU-T study items Familiarize ITU-T with emerging attributes of smart grid Encourage collaboration between ITU-T membership and utilities

34 Committed to connecting the world 34 In the cloud WTPF participants highlighted Cloud as a priority area Focus Group on Cloud Computing will Identify potential impacts on ITU-T standards development Investigate future study items Analyze how interoperability can be assured Familiarize ITU-T with emerging attributes and challenges of cloud computing

35 Committed to connecting the world Kaleidoscope 2010 Pune, India, December 2010 Exhibition by local universities Best paper awards $10,000 Proceedings IEEE Xplore online library New this year: Standards Corner (tutorial) Jules Vernes Corner (SciFi writers and dreamers) Additional info: itu-kaleidoscope.org/2010itu-kaleidoscope.org/2010 Associated events: Focus Group on Future Networks Third IPTV Interoperability event 35

36 Committed to connecting the world ITU and IPv6 Massive deployment of Internet-related resources=depletion of IPv4 addresses. ITU actively promoting IPv6 deployment New ITU-T/D Group established two CGs Next meeting 1-2 September Open participation 36

37 Committed to connecting the world The International Telecommunication Regulations ITRs catalyzed global telecoms liberalization and facilitated Internet Adopted to: Provide a basis for the provision & operation of international telecommunication services To designate responsibilities of Admins and Operators To provide general principles, even for commercially- negotiated arrangements Revision under discussion since PP98 WTSA and WCIT 5-30 November 2012 ITRs: Abrogate, revise or update? New issues? 37

38 Committed to connecting the world 38 Conformity assessment benefits manufacturers, service providers, users and regulators and supports sustainable development. Conformity gives confidence and facilitates access to world markets. All successful SDOs have testing specifications; conformance testing to determine compliant products; and interoperability testing. Conformity and interoperability

39 Committed to connecting the world ITUs Conformity and Interoperability Programme Four Action Lines: 1. Creation of a conformity database 2. Organisation of interoperability events 3. Develop human resources capacity through workshops and tutorials 4. Assist establishment of test facilities in developing countries

40 Committed to connecting the world The ITU-T Pilot Conformity Database Will provide a source of what products have been successfully tested to ITU-T Recommendations. Pilot conformity database follows ISO/IEC series: Requires the issue of a Suppliers Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) (ISO/IEC 17050) Voluntary and free, open to ITU members. Non- members may participate on a case by case basis Testing 1st, 2nd, 3 rd party accredited labs conformity assessment 3rd party accredited certifiers

41 Committed to connecting the world IPTV Interop events

42 Committed to connecting the world Capacity Building Develop expertise in conformity and interoperability testing In collaboration with BDT Plan to organize tutorials at established test centres around the world Joint workshops planned with UNIDO

43 Committed to connecting the world Establishment of conformity test centres in developing countries Need to build partnerships with relevant organizations: UNIDO, ISO (CASCO), IEC, IAF and ILAC UNIDO has a programme to assist in establishment of accreditation bodies and conformity test centres in developing countries UNIDO offer of collaboration

44 Committed to connecting the world Regional Consultation Meetings 2010 Americas – 6 July, Quito, Ecuador Africa – July, Nairobi, Kenya Asia Pacific – September – Australia Continue the discussion to better implement the four action lines adopted by Council Improve the ITU-T pilot conformity database to meet the requirements of all the stakeholders in the spirit of the WTSA-08 Resolution 76 addressing the needs of developing countries on this subject.

45 Committed to connecting the world Business Plan Council endorsed need to develop a business plan for the long term implementation of the programme Need to first determine the demand for each of the action lines Amend programme in light of further consultations

46 Committed to connecting the world 46 Admission of Sector Members from Developing countries ITU Council supports proposal to reduce cost to 1/16 of the Sector Member contributory unit = CHF 3,975 Proposal to be reviewed at PP10 Admission of academia, universities and their associated research establishments ITU Council supports proposal to reduce cost to 1/32 of the Sector Member contributory unit = CHF 1,987 Academia Member would not participate in approval process of Recommendations. Proposal to be reviewed at PP10

47 Committed to connecting the world 47 Plenipotentiary Conference to 22 October 2010 The key event at which ITU Member States decide on ITUs future role of the organization. Sets the Union's general policies, adopts four-year strategic and financial plans and elects the senior management team, the members of Council and the members of the Radio Regulations Board.CouncilRadio Regulations Board

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