ITU-T Study Group 20, which is working to address the standardization requirements of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies with an initial focus on IoT applications in smart cities and communities (SC&C), is holding a plenary session from December 3 to 13 in Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province.
The conference is composed of a main forum and some 50 meetings to promote the international standardization of IoT and SC&C. The participants include delegations of 50 UN members, such as China, the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Italy, France, and some 120 experts.
ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. ITU allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develops the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strives to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide. In addition to 193 Member States, ITU membership includes ICT regulators, many leading academic institutions and some 700 tech companies. ITU is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Study Groups of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) assemble experts from around the world to develop international standards known as ITU-T Recommendations which act as defining elements in the global infrastructure of information and communication technologies (ICTs).