Combating counterfeit ICT devices: a demo using Digital Object Architecture

As part of the advancement in ITU discussions to address the growing problem of counterfeit ICT devices, a demo on Digital Object Architecture (DOA) addressing this issue will take place during the next Protocols and test specifications Study Group 11 meeting to be held in Geneva from 22 to 29 April 2015.

The mandate comes from Resolution 188 on ‘Combating counterfeit telecommunication/information and communication technology devices’ adopted by the ITU Member State at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2014 (PP-14) in Busan, Korea.

ITU hosted an event on Combating counterfeit and substandard ICT devices’ at its Geneva Headquarters, 17-18 November 2014. It was held to take stock of the global challenges posed by counterfeit and substandard ICT products, the role to be taken up by ITU and the way to improve global coordination in this field.

The group focusing on combating counterfeiting in ITU-T “Guidelines for implementations of signalling requirements and protocols, and for addressing counterfeited ICT devices” (Q8/11) completed, in November 2014, a Technical Report on Counterfeit ICT equipment. During its April 2015 meeting it will discuss ITU membership contributions to develop a work plan to address combating counterfeiting of ICT equipment.

Q8/11 will start its work running a demonstration on “A solution to combat Counterfeiting of ICT products based on the Digital Object Architecture (DOA)” scheduled on 22 April 2015 (14:30-15:45).

The objective of this event is to show how a DOA based solution may be implemented to combat counterfeiting of ICT products. Using DOA the demonstration will showcase features allowing the full supply chain tracking and tracing from the manufacturer to the retailer of mobile devices.

During ITU-T SG11 meeting, a Q&A session will be organized to further explain the DOA in this context and its relationship with Recommendation ITU-T X.1255 “Framework for discovery of identity management information” and PP-14 Resolution 188.

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