Presentation on theme: "Geneva, 26 January 2009 ( ) * Contents: What is “ Wireless Access ” ?"— Presentation transcript:
1Activities and Mandate of Telecommunication Technologies and Network Development Division (TND) Geneva, 26 January 2009( )*Contents:What is “ Wireless Access ” ?ITU-R standardization activity on BWARecent topics including liaison with SDOsR. Passerini, ITU-BDT
2Technologies and Networks Development- TND (Mandate of the Division) The development of digital technologies and the convergence of broadcasting, telecommunications and informatics offer sizeable opportunities for the implementation of appropriate new technologies by developing countries.WSIS: Action Line C2 "Information and communication infrastructure"Doha 2006: Programme 2 : Information and communication infrastructure and technologies developmentAssist Member States and ITU‑D Sector Members to maximize the utilization of appropriate new technologies in the development of their information and communication infrastructureAssists developing countries to plan, build, operate, upgrade, manage and maintain technologies applicable in their networks and services. This includes the development of the Telecommunications and Information infrastructure and applications.Applied research and the transfer of technological know-how for expediting the access to new technologies on a non-discriminatory basis for developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
3PROGRAMME 2: Information and communication infrastructure and technologies development Priority are given to the following technology-related domains:1.1 Spectrum management and radio monitoring1.2 Broadcasting1.3 Network planning1.4 Mobile terrestrial communications1.5 Innovative services/applications networksTasks:Creation of toolsCreation of training materialAssistance to membersInformation sharingThe Programme is carried out by various means, including symposia, workshops, conferences, seminars and expert advice.
4Activities: Technologies and Networks Development - TND Main Activities:Creation of Network Planning Tools:Manual on Telecom Network Planning for evolving network architectures.intended for use by network planning experts to develop strategies for the evolution and transition of current network architectures to next generation networks – NGN.Spectrum Management and Radio Monitoringdevelopment of a new software for Spectrum Management System for Developing Countries (SMS4DC) in accordance with technical specifications prepared by ITU-R and ITU-D joint group dealing with WTDC-02 Resolution 9SMS4DC is a multi-functional and multi-lingual computer program that covers the following three main functions:1. Administrative Function2. Engineering Analysis Function, including propagation models based on the latest ITU-R recommendations available at the time of development, calculation of coverage area, field strength, field strength contour, microwave link calculations, and many other engineering analysis functions.3. Geographic Map Display FunctionGuidelines on the smooth transition of existing mobile networks to IMT-2000 for developing countries.ITU Handbook on deployment of IMT-2000 systemsGuidelines for Network Planning Tools (GNPT) for Developing Countries and Countries with economies in transition presents and analyses the main characteristic and features to be taken into consideration in choosing and selecting planning tools.
5Activities: Technologies and Networks Development –TND (cont.) Training: Technology-oriented training material developed and presented in all regionsAssistance to members: Provided on network engineering and dimensioning (Wireline, Wireless, Mobile) digital conversion in the broadcasting domain and spectrum managementPartnerships: Forged with United Nation agencies and other stakeholdersProgramme 2 also:Creates and provides training material and Opportunities, provides assistance to members and enters into partnerships and projects to implement its mandate.Again, details are available in Document 67
6Technologies and Networks Development- TND Manual on Network PlanningTelecom Network Planning for evolving Network ArchitecturesReference Manualversion 3.1 – February 2006Planning strategies, methods and tools to facilitate evolution and transition to Next Generation Networks–NGNs.Spectrum Management System for Developing Countries (SMS4DC)Programme 2 focuses on the provision of technical assistance in developing and least developed countries to maximize their utilization of appropriate new technologies their telecommunication networks.Main Activities:Creation of Network Planning Tools:Manual on Telecom Network Planning for evolving network architectures.intended for use by network planning experts to develop strategies for the evolution and transition of current network architectures to next generation networks – NGN.Spectrum Management and Radio MonitoringWe are very proud of the development of a new software for Spectrum Management System for Developing Countries (SMS4DC): a new software for Spectrum Management System for Developing Countries (SMS4DC) has been developed in accordance with technical specifications prepared by ITU-R and ITU-D joint group dealing with WTDC-02 Resolution 9.SMS4DC is a multi-functional and multi-lingual computer program that covers the following three main functions:1. Administrative Function2. Engineering Analysis Function, including propagation models based on the latest ITU-R recommendations available at the time of development, calculation of coverage area, field strength, field strength contour, microwave link calculations, and many other engineering analysis functions.3. Geographic Map Display FunctionThere will be a special information session devoted to the SMS4DC tool on Monday 13 March at 17h00. We hope those of you who have requested assistance with spectrum management will attend this informative session.Guidelines on the smooth transition of existing mobile networks to IMT-2000 for developing countries.ITU Handbook on deployment of IMT-2000 systems:Guidelines for Network Planning Tools (GNPT) for Developing Countries and Countries with economies in transition presents and analyses the main characteristic and features to be taken into consideration in choosing and selecting planning tools.Engineering AnalysisGeographic Map DisplayAdministrative FunctionsGuidelines on the smooth transition of existing mobile networks to IMT-2000 for developing countriesITU Handbook on deployment of IMT-2000 systemsGuidelines for Network Planning Tools (GNPT) for Developing Countries and Countries with economies in transition
7PROGRAMME 2: Information and communication infrastructure and technologies development 1.1 Spectrum management and radio monitoringThe frequency spectrum is recognized as a "scarce resource"efforts to strengthen administrations' national regulatory bodies in the fields of frequency planning and assignment, spectrum management and radio monitoring.SMS4DC developed under Programme 2 assisting developing countries to better plan and manage the use of their radio spectrum and establishing their national frequency management system
8Spectrum management and broadcasting activities Developing principles and techniques for effective spectrum managementAdvising on practical questions from developing countries on spectrum management and broadcasting;Providing an opportunity for expert and high-level consultation for senior personnel from developing countriesProviding information on various aspects of sound and television broadcasting systems/networks and of spectrum management systems (planning, engineering, operations, management and economics and financial viability).Evaluating existing systems and participate in the evaluation of tenders for equipmentParticipating in seminars and courses organized at ITU Headquarters or elsewhere on specialized aspects of broadcasting and spectrum management subjects
9SMS4DC (Spectrum Management Software for Developing Countries) Examples on spectrum management activitiesSMS4DC (Spectrum Management Software for Developing Countries)Developed by BDT with close cooperation of the ITU-R sectorFurther developments (e.g. monitoring, Google Earth)Providing trainingAssistance to developing countriesspectrum management assessments, revising legislation, spectrum pricing, coordination proceduresAssisting in spectrum management projectsITU-D SG2, Resolution 9
10PROGRAMME 2: Information and communication infrastructure and technologies development 1.2 BroadcastingDigitization is completely transforming the sound and television broadcasting sector.impart information to broadcasters and service providers to all aspects of digital conversionprovide advise in the area of implementation of digital technology and development of relevant human resources
11Examples on broadcasting activities Transition from analogue to digitalRoadmap project for AfricaITU-D SG2 Question 11-2/2Cooperation with regional broadcasting unions (e.g. WBU, EBU, ABU)Delivering seminars for capacity buildingAssistance to developing countriespilot systemsconversion of audiovisual archives from analogue to digital
12Digital Broadcasting Transition Roadmap Project in Africa Outputs of the 1st phase of the project(January – July 2008)- Survey on the digital broadcasting transitionsituation including the African governments’requirements for assistance from ITU- Development of the project document of the2nd phase of the projectExpected outputs of the 2nd phase of the project(November October 2009)- Development of the guidelines on transition toDTTV and introduction of MTV- Customization of guidelines and deployment ofpilot systems to selected countries
13PROGRAMME 2: Information and communication infrastructure and technologies development 1.3 Network planningTelecommunication network architectures are changing to accommodate the requirements of a growing number of ICT services/applications (broadband, IP, mobile, multimedia, streaming, multicasting, etc.) and evolving to next-generation networks (NGN)Hence the strong need for assistance to the network planners in order to facilitate the introduction of new-generation technologies speeding up the convergence processUse of different specialised up-to date planning tools
14ITU/BDT Arab Regional Workshop on “Wireless Network Evolution” Oman – Test Case studyITU/BDT Arab Regional Workshop on“Wireless Network Evolution”Muscat-Oman, May 2004Rural market – Muscat area
15Case study Oman - Market forecasting: Permanent service –Residential - connection at 64 Kbit/sBusiness - connection at 128 Kbit/sMarket based on inhabitants / households per sq. km. and penetration from 2% to 10%
17Case study Oman - Planning wireless : BS coverage calculationMax server coverage
18PROGRAMME 2: Information and communication infrastructure and technologies development 1.4 Mobile terrestrial communicationsExplosive growth of Mobile and the evolution from second-generation to third-generation networks (IMT-2000). Incumbent mobile operators do not want to have to discard their entire existing infrastructure;Assist countries in planning IMT-2000 systems and applicationsAssist countries in the interpretation of related standards and recommendationsProvide information on mobile systems operating below 600 MHz which are of particular interest to some developing countries.
19PROGRAMME 2: Information and communication infrastructure and technologies development 1.5 Innovative application networksThe social applications and value-added services contributing to the goal of digital inclusion should be deployed on optimized networks open to future evolutionMeet the needs of countries and their citizens for the delivery of new ICT services/applications providing assistance for the development of rural, national and international broadband telecommunication networks (known as information and communication infrastructure)
20IP-Based Networks Objective: Integrating IP-based applications and value-added services in connection with the introduction of IP‑based multimedia and value-added services in the development of telecommunication networks.ActivitiesDevelop guidelines, planning tools and manuals on the technology and policy aspects of internet protocol and ICT applications.Organize workshops, meetings and seminars to address technical, policy, legal and strategy issues for internet protocol, IP Telephony , IP TV and other ICT applicationsDevelop strategies for the implementation of internet protocol in all ITU Projects when appropriateAssist in the implementation of ICT infrastructure and internet protocol projects and formulate plans for the integration of voice and data services and the migration to IP-based networks.Provide expert assistance in project definition, management and implementation, including the identification of project requirements and feasibility studies at providing a wide range of ICT infrastructure, taking into account the needs of rural, isolated and poorly served areas and groups with special needs.Explore opportunities for collaboration and work with identified potential partners, based on project requirements and recognized sources of expertise, and facilitating the creation of mutually beneficial and multistakeholder partnerships.
21IP-Based Networks Projects DEVELOPMENT OF A BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE AND ACHIEVEMENT OF REGIONAL INTERCONNECTIVITY.Budget: (USD 6,453,000)Broadband Wireless Network /Applications (ITU and McCaw Foundation, Budget: USD 6,400,000)Assistance to Member states on IP-based Network DevelopmentAssistance Regulators on IP Policy and Strategies
22Feasibility Study on Low-Cost Wireless Broadband Infrastructure Questionnaires, Field Survey, & Simulations on Establishing Broadband InfrastructureThe Feasibility Study (FS) will be carried out in 2009, in Arab region.FS is aimed at helping developing countries in identifying suitable solution(s) for establishing wireless broadband Infrastructure at low cost.FS will deliver the following outputs:Case Studies in identified countries, by the simulation based on the study sites,Draft Project document for future pilot project,Draft input document concerning broadband access technologies for relevant ITU meeting, including useful information and know-how.Project Team (3 experts on Wireless Broadband)?Outputs (incl. plan for future pilot project)Study Sites
23Approaches to Universal Access and Rural Communications Three approaches to UAPilot projects to see what kind of impact ICTs have in rural areas – institutional, social contextBased on this using different institutions for providing ICT Access and servicesPromote conditions for entrepreneurship development for provision of universal accessContribute to economic, social and cultural development: reduction of poverty, creation of jobs, improved trade, improved health care and education.To the extent that the MCT projects are both infrastructure development and application oriented projects, partners bring their specialized expertise to the project.
241. Pilot Projects for community access About 20 projects in different countries with different partners, technologies, and service provision in order to:Develop models for provision of ICT to rural and remote areas as tools for developmentAdapt "content" and demonstrate the impact of ICT on occupational sectors - agricultural extension workers, health workers etcEvaluate new technologiesEvaluate the impact on social, economic and cultural developmentTry out innovative partnership modelsProjects evaluated. Impact Assessment under publicationContribute to economic, social and cultural development: reduction of poverty, creation of jobs, improved trade, improved health care and education.To the extent that the MCT projects are both infrastructure development and application oriented projects, partners bring their specialized expertise to the project.
252. E Services using post offices ProjectPartnersContribution (in USD)StatusE-services through post offices, Bhutan (38 locations)[VSAT network connecting 6 remote villages and hub in Thimpu]India, Universal Postal Union, Bhutan Telecom, Bhutan Post1.3 millionCompleted.Final evaluation done; Being published in March 2009E Services through post offices AfghanistanIndia, UPU11 provincial towns covering 122 Sub post offices600,000All major aspects completedBhutan – the project provides epost reducing delivery times of letters. Six remote areas which take from 3 to 7 days walk to reach are served by VSAT system.In Afghanistan – the post offices provide money transfer service in addition to epost and community access.
26Rural Telecoms, ICT Services and Entrepreneurship Government of South Africa, ITU and UPU To promote the emergence of rural telecommunication operators and encourage telecommunication operators either incumbent or new to provide services in rural/remote areas with appropriate private investments and possibly incentives from USF within transparent and pro-active regulatory environment;To promote public-private partnerships for content development and dissemination in the areas of governance, health, community based content, learning, education and skill development; andTo promote small and very small entrepreneurs (having appropriate qualifications) with support from micro-finance institutions and other banks for the provision of services to the general public.Focus on Southern Africa. Other partners expected to join.