ITU Creates New Study Group
Effective today, the management teams of two study groups (Study Groups 7 and 10) have been merged to start work on creating the new entity – Study Group 17.
The move will provide greater strength and sharpen focus on critical technologies underlying security, networking and directory. By creating a “knowledge centre” on telecommunication software, ITU-T will be able to expand the range of tools used by rapidly developing areas such as e-commerce and third generation wireless.
Study Group 17 plans to organize a series of events that will serve to increase the development of software platform and middleware for telecommunications. The first of these events will be a workshop to take place in Bangalore, India in August 2001, immediately following the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) Seminar on E-commerce.