New ITU standards on cloud computing, ubiquitous networks and emergency telecoms

ITU members have agreed new standards (ITU-T Recommendations) on cloud computing, ‘smart’ ubiquitous networks and security requirements for the interconnection of emergency telecoms services. The standards were agreed at a recent meeting of ITU-T Study Group 13 – Future Networks…

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ITU-T Study Group 11 jumpstarts Conformance and Interoperability Programme

ITU has approved an action plan to drive its Conformance and Interoperability (C&I) Programme and has revamped the Joint Coordination Activity which marshals C&I work undertaken across ITU’s various expert groups. Conformance with international standards is one of the core…

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Smart Seoul: Case study of a smart city

ITU-T’s latest Technology Watch report covers Seoul’s emergence as a “smart city” applying information and communication technologies (ICTs) as basic infrastructure to improve service delivery, citizen happiness, and economic and environmental sustainability. Read or download the full report here. The report…

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Rising participation in ITU work on protocols and test specifications

Meeting at ITU headquarters in Geneva, ITU-T Study Group 11 – Protocols and test specifications – received 72 participants from 22 countries, representing a 53 per cent increase over the participation numbers recorded for its previous meeting in June 2012. The meeting saw substantial progress made…

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ITU establishes Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities

ITU-T has established a new Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities to assess the standardization requirements of cities aiming to boost their social, economic and environmental sustainability through the integration of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in their infrastructures and…

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Demo of multimedia standards for a better quality of life

ITU headquarters in Geneva has hosted a showcase of ITU-standardized multimedia solutions targeting a better quality of life through innovations in high-definition content delivery, interactive entertainment, e-health services, and the accessibility of audiovisual media to persons with disabilities. The demonstrations…

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