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Standards bodies meet to coordinate efforts

Leaders of 36 IT standards bodies and industry consortia met last week at the Informal Forum Summit of the International Telecommunication Union’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T), where they shared insights and discussed possible areas of cooperation. The two-day meeting Thursday and Friday in San Francisco was the second such summit spearheaded by Houlin Zhao, director of the ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB). The first was in December 2001. Most of the discussion revolved around ways to facilitate communication in the future rather than actual cooperative initiatives between specific bodies, Zhao said in a press briefing at the end of the meeting. Full Story

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