ITU - TELECOMMUNICATION STANDARDIZATION SECTOR (ITU-T)
The ITU-T's mission is to ensure an efficient and on-time production of high quality standards (Recommendations) covering all fields of telecommunications.
IEEE Participation in ITU-T
IEEE is a sector member of the ITU-T. For more information about IEEE's participation in the ITU-T contact the Global Activities Office.
Access to ITU-T Recommendations/Working Documents
IEEE has access to the ITU Electronic Library of documents, access can be obtained by requesting an ITU TIES account. Submit your request for a TIES account, via the ITU website, where IEEE will authorize the request and create the new TIES account.
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Additional Information About ITU-T
Recommendations are the main product of ITU-T and currently number more than 3100 Recommendations. Recommendations are standards that define how telecommunication networks operate and interwork. ITU-T Recommendations are non-binding; however they are generally complied with due to their high quality and because they guarantee the interconnectivity of networks and enable telecommunication services to be provided on a worldwide scale. Other ITU-T products include handbooks and supplements.
- The ITU Telecommunication Standardization Study Groups (SG) and their Working Parties, the core of the standardization work, study the Questions and elaborate the Recommendations.
- The Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group (TSAG) reviews priorities, programmes, operations, financial matters and strategies for the Sector, as well as following up on the accomplishment of the work programme, restructures and establishes ITU-T Study Groups. It also provides guidelines to the Study Groups, advises the Director of TSB and elaborates A-series Recommendations on organization and working procedures.
- The World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA), which takes place every four years, defines general policy for the Sector, establishes the Study Groups, approves the work programme for each study period for four years, and appoints the Study Group Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen.
- The Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB) acts as the Secretariat of ITU-T, organizing and coordinating the work of the sector.
Working Methods and Rules of Procedure