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ITU in a Nutshell. Bilel Jamoussi Telecommunication Standardization Bureau International Telecommunication Union. ITU: Telecoms and ICT since 1865. Founded in 1865, it is oldest specialized agency of the UN system Standards making one of the ITU’s first activities

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itu in a nutshell

ITU in a Nutshell

Bilel Jamoussi

Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

itu telecoms and ict since 1865
ITU: Telecoms and ICT since 1865
  • Founded in 1865, it is oldest specialized agency of the UN system
  • Standards making one of the ITU’s first activities
  • HQ Geneva, 5 regional offices and 8 area offices, 750 staff / 80 nationalities
  • Named as one of the world’s ten most enduring institutions by Booz Allen

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

itu and its membership
ITU and its Membership
  • 192 Member States
  • 700 private sector entities:
    • Sector Members
    • Associates
  • 22 universities
  • Learn more at www.itu.int/members
  • Companies from LDCs can join ITU-T and ITU-R sectors at a reduced fee(LDC Sector Membership: CHF 3,975)
  • Academia, universities and research labs can join ITU sectors at a reduced fee (CHF 3,975 / Developing Countries: CHF 1,987.50)

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

itu core activities development radiocommunication standardization
ITU Core Activities: Development, Radiocommunication, Standardization

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

structure
Structure

Coordinates work of ITU

Plenipotentiary Conference

General Secretariat

ITU Council

Develops ICT and telecommunication standards

Manages radio spectrum and

satellite orbits

Assists developing countries

ITU TELECOM

ITU-T Standardization

ITU-R Radiocommunication

ITU-D

Development

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

itu telecom world 2011 talk take action collaborate connect
ITU Telecom World 2011: Talk, take action. Collaborate, connect
  • Geneva, 24-27 October 2011
  • Forum, workshops, technical symposium, showfloor
  • See http://world2011.itu.int

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

key issues in itu t the standardization sector
Key Issues in ITU-T:The Standardization Sector
  • Produce ICT and telecommunication standards on globally used technologies
  • Define tariff and accounting principles for international telecommunication services
  • Coordinate with other standards bodies to avoid overlap
  • Fast, transparent procedures and a globally trusted brand name

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

itu t one stop shop for global ict standards
ITU-T: One-Stop Shop for Global ICT Standards
  • Study Groups cover wide area of topics:
    • Operational aspects of service provisioning
    • Tariff and accounting
    • ICT, environment and climate change
    • Test specifications
    • Performance, QoS and QoE

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

itu t one stop shop for global ict standards1
ITU-T: One-Stop Shop for Global ICT Standards
  • Study Groups cover wide area of topics:
    • Future networks
    • Access network infrastructures
    • Multimedia systems and applications
    • Security

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

recent itu t success stories
Recent ITU-T Success Stories

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

internet broadband access transports
Internet Broadband Access & Transports
  • Access:
    • ADSL: ITU-T G.992
    • PLT: ITU-T G.9960 (G.hn)
    • FTTX:
      • GPON
      • Bendable fibers: ITU-T G.657
  • Optical transport:
    • SDH: ITU-T G.707
    • Carrier Ethernet: ITU-T Y.1731
    • Synchronization: Mobile Backhaul

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

smart grid
Smart Grid
  • Electric Grid Transport & Distribution Communication Standards
  • Optimization of facility usage
  • Integration of renewable energy sources, which are distributed and less stable
  • Integration of electric vehicles

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

cloud computing
Cloud Computing
  • From own to lease
  • Growth opportunity for Telcos
  • Security, Audit, and Privacy
  • Inter-Cloud
  • Load sharing
  • Disaster recovery

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

intelligent transportation systems
Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • In-vehicle multimedia applications and services
  • Climate change and electric vehicles
  • Road safety and driver distraction

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

ict and climate change
ICT and Climate Change
  • New standard for universal charging solution approved
  • Standardize a methodology to measure the footprint of ICTs (positive and negative)
  • Increase information on the role of ICTs in combating climate change

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

multimedia
Multimedia
  • Advanced video coding: ITU-T H.264
    • Used to compress billions of clips on YouTube, but also high-definition content on Blu-ray Discs
  • New work on the way:
    • Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (ITU-T, ISO/IEC) to reduce H.264 data rate by 50%

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

cybersecurity
Cybersecurity
  • Strengthen the confidence and security in the use of ICTs
  • Strengthen cybersecurity and combat cyber threats
  • Identity management
  • Child online protection

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

global cybersecurity agenda gca
Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA)
  • GCA is designed for cooperation and efficiency, encouraging collaboration with and between all relevant partners, and building on existing initiatives to avoid duplicating efforts
  • GCA builds upon five pillars:
    • Legal Measures
    • Technical and Procedural Measures
    • Organizational Structures
    • Capacity Building
    • International Cooperation
  • Since its launch, GCA has attracted the support and recognition of leaders and cybersecurity experts around the world

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

accessibility for persons with disabilities
Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities
  • Enhance ICT accessibility for persons with disabilities, including age-related disabilities
  • Provide accessibility to ICTs, and to ITU facilities and services, for participants with visual, hearing or physical disabilities

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

emergency communications
Emergency Communications
  • Consistent approach for the transmission of warning or alerting messages
  • Call prioritization for emergency calls in a disaster area
  • Emergency call numbers
  • Common alerting protocol (CAP)

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

technology watch
Technology Watch
  • Surveys the ICT landscape to capture new topics for standardization
  • Previous topics include
    • Smart Water Management
    • Cloud Computing
    • Intelligent Transport Systems
    • Biometrics
    • eHealth
  • Expert authors wanted, see http://itu.int/techwatch

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

key issues in itu r the radiocommunication sector
Key Issues in ITU-R:The Radiocommunication Sector
  • Management of limited natural resources: Radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

key issues in itu r the radiocommunication sector1
Key Issues in ITU-R:The Radiocommunication Sector
  • Management of limited natural resources: Radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits
    • Allocation of spectrum for communications (including mobile and broadcasting)
    • Satellite communications
    • Spectrum for advanced aeronautical communications
    • Global Maritime issues
    • Protect frequencies for Earth-exploration satellites to monitor resources, emergencies, meteorology and climate change

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

key areas of itu r standardization
Key areas ofITU-R standardization
  • Spectrum Monitoring
  • Broadband wireless access (terrestrial and satellite)
  • IMT - International Mobile Telecommunications
    • IMT-2000
    • IMT-Advanced

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

key areas of itu r standardization1
Key areas ofITU-R standardization
  • Broadcasting technologies
    • Digital TV, 3D TV, etc.
  • Emergency communications
  • Environmental monitoring
    • Weather, water and climate

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

itu r recommendations
ITU-R Recommendations
  • > 900 ITU-R Recommendations
  • “Standards” in areas of spectrum management and radio technology
  • Used by spectrum planners and system designers
  • Other publications include:
    • Reports and Handbooks
    • Technical bases for radio conferences

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

key issues in itu d the development sector
Key Issues in ITU-D:The Development Sector
  • Assisting developing countries in putting into practice competitive ICT markets
  • Building capacity in developing and least developed countries
  • Measuring the advance of the Information Society (ICT Development Index)

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

key issues in itu d the development sector1
Key Issues in ITU-D:The Development Sector
  • Executing agency of UN for ICT projects, working with governments and industry partners
  • Mobilizing resources and partners for project implementation

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

bridging the digital divide and connecting the unconnected
Bridging the Digital Divide and Connecting the Unconnected
  • Spread equitable, sustainable and affordable access to ICTs
  • Mobilize technical, human, financial resources needed for the implementation of ICTs in developing countries

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

some itu d initiatives
Some ITU-D Initiatives
  • Rural connectivity no longer a dream in Samoa
  • Restoring Afghanistan’s telecommunication and broadcasting infrastructures
  • Delivering VoIP for e-government convergence in Mauritania

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

in summary
In Summary…

InITU-Rwe coordinate global wireless communication

(which uses limited resources)

In ITU-Dwe provide assistance to the un-connected

In ITU-Twe produce interoperable technical ICT standards

In the GSwe provide intersectoral coordination for the whole organization and represent ITU externally

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

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Bilel Jamoussi

Deputy to the Director

ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

Please feel free to contact me!

E-Mail: bilel.jamoussi@itu.int

ITU: Committed to Connecting the World