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1 International Telecommunication Union REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FORUM FOR AFRICA KIGALI, RWANDA ITU-T Standardization Activities and Bridging the Standardization Gap (BSG) Venkatesen Mauree Policy and Technology Watch Division TSB, ITU

2 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World ITU-T Standardization Activities 2

3 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World SG 2 (Operational aspects) SG 3 (Economic and policy issues) SG 5 (Environment and climate change) SG 9 (Broadband cable and TV) SG 11 (Protocols and test specifications) SG 12 (Performance, QoS and QoE) SG 13 (Future networks) SG 15 (Transport and access – optical fibres) SG 16 (Multimedia) SG 17 (Security) ITU-T Study Groups 3

4 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World ITU-T Universal charger: future versions to cover ICT devices other than mobile phones ITU-T Methodologies to assess ICT carbon footprint to be completed in 2012 To come: standard on guidelines for recycling rare- metals in ICT products Joint task force with WMO and UNESCO on the use of submarine cables to monitor climate and provide tsunami warning 2 nd ITU Green ICT Apps Challenge launched ICTs and Climate Change 4

5 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World Smart Grid Electric Grid Transport & Distribution Communication Standards Optimization of facility usage Integration of renewable energy sources, which are distributed and less stable Integration of electric vehicles 5

6 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World Disaster Relief New Focus Group on standards for Network Resilience and Recovery from disasters Focus: (1) disaster relief for individuals (to notify the damage situation from victims to their relatives, friends, or employers) (2) disaster relief guidance (to show victims the routes to evacuation shelters, home, etc.). 6

7 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World Access: ADSL: ITU-T G.992 Powerline Transmission: ITU-T G.9960 (G.hn) FTTX (Fibre to the ): GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Networks) ITU-T G.984 Bendable fibers: ITU-T G.657 Internet Access through ITU standards 7

8 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World Optical Transport 8 MPLS-TP Carrier Ethernet: ITU-T Y.1731 Synchronization: Mobile Backhaul Technical Manuals Optical Transport Networks from TDM to Packet Optical fibres, cables and systems 95% of all international traffic runs over fibre = ITU-standards

9 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World e-Health Chief Technology Officer (CTO) request to accelerate work Protocol to relay biometric info, connecting doctors with patients in remote locations Requirements and network capabilities for e-health monitoring applications Workshop with World Health Organization (WHO) April

10 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World ICT Innovations New Focus Group on Bridging the Gap: from innovation to standards. Web : T/focusgroups/innovation/http://www.itu.int/en/ITU- T/focusgroups/innovation/ Terms of Reference Survey and analyse ICT innovations in emerging economies Identify potential for standardization Next meeting June in Tunisia 10

11 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World Accessibility PP-10 Res 175 … accessibility for persons with disabilities… ITU provides accessibility to ICTs, and to ITU facilities for participants with visual, hearing or physical disabilities Voluntary fund to assist disabled participants Focus Group Audio Visual Media Accessibility 11

12 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World Internet of people Internet of things Today Billions Homes People Machines 1, ,0 4,6 1,4 1, Location & GPS Vehicle Personal and medical devices. Appliances Energy efficiency In a Society Where Everything is Connected… 2020

13 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World Internet of Things (IoT)/ Machine-to-Machine communications ITUs Global Standards Initiative on IoT started May in 2011 ITU-T Focus Group M2M Service Layers created Jan 2012 Focus initially on e-health 1 st meeting was in April 2012 Next meeting June 2012 in Beijing, China 13

14 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World Cloud Computing Growth opportunity for Telcos Opportunity for developing countries Security, Audit, and Privacy Cloud Computing picks up a lot of activity in ITU ITU Cloud Computing Workshop June 2012, Tunisia The Economist, Oct

15 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World Cybersecurity & Identity Strengthen the confidence and security in the use of ICTs Strengthen cybersecurity and combat cyber threats Identity Management Child Online Protection Cybersecurity Information Exchange Framework (CYBEX) The Economist, July

16 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World Intelligent Transport Systems 16 In-Vehicle Multimedia applications and services Climate Change Electric Vehicles Road Safety Driver Distraction

17 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World Multimedia: Prime Time Emmy Award for ITU standards Advanced video coding: ITU-T H.264 Used to compress billions of clips on YouTube, high-definition content on Blu-ray Discs New work: Joint Collaborative Team (ITU-T, ISO/IEC) to reduce data rate by 50% 17 SG6

18 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World IPTV ITU-T suite of IPTV standards ITU organized interoperability testing events and showcasing events in Geneva, Singapore, India, Brazil, United Arab Emirates Demo at WTSA-12 2 nd IPTV Application Challenge to be launched – prizes at WTSA 18

19 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World Bridging Standardization Gap (BSG) 19

20 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World One of the three strategic goals of ITU-T Standardization Gap Defined as the disparities in the ability of developing countries, relative to developed ones, to access, implement, contribute to and influence international ICT standards, specifically ITU T Recommendations. The standardization development gap is itself both a cause and a manifestation of the wider digital divide 20 Bridging Standardization Gap

21 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World Conceptual Model 21

22 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World Enhance Standardization Capability Develop Human Resources Set up Regional Groups Establish BSG Fund 22 ITU-T Activities to Bridge the Gap (WTSA Res. 44)

23 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World Enhance Standardization Capability 23 Mentoring programme for newcomers to Study Groups Mentor role in study group Research on measuring and reducing the standardization capability gap Free access to ITU-T Standards Increase remote participation and collaboration Reduced fees (CHF 3,975) for developing countries including academia Fellowships Standards Q&A

24 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World Standards Q&A Open to everyone Moderated Forum Objectives Enable developing countries to seek advice directly from ITU-T study group experts Ensure developing countries have a better understanding of ITU-T Recommendations Enhance the application of ITU-T Recommendations in developing countries 24

25 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World Standards Q&A 26 Topics : some examples Naming, numbering IPv6 ICT and Climate Change Optical Transport Networks IPTV Cloud Computing Cybersecurity Future networks and NGN Home Networking Multimedia coding Accessibility Conformity and Interoperability 25

26 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World Capacity Building In Depth Technical Manuals/ Tutorial Workshop Crash Courses/ Webinar E- Learning 26 Develop Human Resources

27 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World Develop Human Resources 27 Manuals and handbooks Handbook on Testing (2011) Handbook on Testing (2011) Convergent Networks (2010), Convergent Networks (2010) ITU-T Manual on Optical Transport Networks from TDM to Packet (2010) ITU-T Manual on Optical Transport Networks from TDM to Packet (2010) DSL Story (2010), DSL Story (2010) Deployment of packet based networks (2009) Deployment of packet based networks (2009) Handbook on Fibre Optic Cables and Systems (2009), Handbook on Fibre Optic Cables and Systems (2009) Security in Telecommunications and IT (2009) Security in Telecommunications and IT (2009) E-learning course on ITU-T Procedures NEW!

28 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World SG2 Groups for Arab and East Africa Regions SG3 Groups for Asia and Oceania, Africa, Europe and Mediterranean, Latin America and Caribbean (Tariff and accounting principles) SG5 Groups for Arab, Africa, Latin America and Caribbean (ICT and Climate Change) SG12 Group for Africa (Performance, QoS) Regional Groups 28

29 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World Regional Groups Next Meeting of RG SG12 AFR 18 July 2012, Benin July, Workshop on QoS Next Meeting of RG SG5 AFR 20 July 2012, Benin 19 July,Workshop on Specific Absorption Rate Measurement 29

30 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World BSG Fund set up in 2008 : CHF 289,000 Objective Facilitate the participation of developing countries in the standards development process Allow developing countries to profit from access to new technology development Ensure that the requirements of developing countries are taken into account in the development of standards Korea Communications Commission, Nokia Siemens Networks, Microsoft, Cisco BSG Fund 30

31 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World 31 Conformance and Interoperability Testing Business Plan: KPMG to present at Council-12 (July) Conformity database About to receive first entries Interoperability events Identify new customers/technologies Capacity building In cooperation with BDT, additional forums in 2012 Assistance in the establishment of test facilities

32 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World 32 Kaleidoscope Academia and universities can participate in the work of ITU at a reduced fee Kaleidoscope 2011 – South Africa Kaleidoscope events International events bringing academia and industry together Rigorous, double-blind, peer- review process

33 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World 33 Kaleidoscope 2013 Theme : Building Sustainable Communities Research and development to build smart, ethical, and sustainable communities April – Japan Deadline Call of Papers : 10 September 2012

34 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World 34 Kaleidoscope 2013 Prize : $10,000 to be awarded to the three best papers. Young Author Recognition certificates More details : T/uni/kaleidoscope/2013/index.html T/uni/kaleidoscope/2013/index.html

35 Kigali, May 2012 Committed to Connecting the World Thank You


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