WTSA-16 Highlights: 5G, Internet of Things and Trust are key focus for major international technical standards conference

Experts gather in Hammamet, Tunisia to define the ITU standardization agenda

The World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-16) got underway today in Hammamet, Tunisia which offers ITU members the opportunity to set the strategic direction of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) for the next four years.

WTSA-16 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. This work will result in the provision of a standardization toolkit optimized to assist government and industry in realizing the full potential of the post-2020 ICT environment.

Youssef Chahed, Head of Government of the Republic of Tunisia, delivered the welcoming remarks at the WTSA-16 Opening Ceremony where he highlighted the importance of ICTs to the creation of a knowledge society by 2020.

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