ITU, ISO, IEC collaboration yields fundamental cloud computing standards

ITU, ISO and IEC have approved two new international standards fundamental to the cohesion of cloud computing’s development. The standards provide a terminology foundation to be applied universally across the industry as well as a reference architecture to enable the…

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SDN signalling requirements and protocols near completion

Standardized signalling requirements for software-defined networking (SDN) are on course for approval by the first quarter of 2015 following a meeting of ITU-T Study Group 11 (Protocols and test specifications), 9-16 July. SG11 has given priority to its SDN work…

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New ITU-T Global Portal launched with special focus on Regional Participation

New ITU-T Global Portal launched with special focus on Regional Participation

In 2004 Resolution 54 (Rev. Dubai, 2012) approved at the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA) resolved to support the creation of regional groups within Study Groups. This resolution aims to increase the participation of developing countries in standardization work and…

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Cloud computing central to ICT development strategies in Africa

African standardization experts have reiterated the importance of ITU-T’s cloud computing work to the continent, requesting in addition that ITU-T investigate cloud’s implications for Africa’s legal frameworks and overarching ICT development strategies. These were some of the key outcomes to…

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New e-Health Standards will propel market for monitoring services

New ITU standard Recommendation ITU-T Y.2065 will push the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for e-health towards lower cost, higher efficiency, enhanced quality of experience and diversified smart services for health professionals, health organizations and ordinary people….

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ITU guidelines on establishing a national standardization secretariat

ITU-T has launched a set of guidelines for developing countries to establish a ‘national standardization secretariat’ charged with marshaling ICT standardization domestically and representing a country’s interests in the international standardization work of ITU-T. The “Guidelines on the establishment of…

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