Media Advisory: World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly, Hammamet, Tunisia
ITU members to refine the strategic direction of ITU standardization
Geneva, 07 September 2016 – Journalists are invited to submit their credentials for official media accreditation for ITU’s upcoming World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-16) in Hammamet, Tunisia, 25 October to 3 November 2016.
WTSA is held every four years for ITU members to refine the strategic direction of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T). The Assembly will review ITU-T’s structure, working methods and mechanisms for collaboration with other standards bodies, SMEs and open-source communities, and the many vertical sectors applying ICTs as enabling technologies.
WTSA-16 is an opportunity to ensure that ITU standardization remains well positioned to support the development of the Information Society. The decisions of the Assembly will shape ITU-T into a form optimized to assist government, industry and academia in achieving their ambitions for the year 2020 and beyond, in fields including IMT-2020 (5G), the Internet of Things, Smart Cities, and the ICT sector’s contribution to the pursuit of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
For full text see: http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2016-MA13.aspx