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.

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