Internet Standards Almanac

ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector | ITU-T

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a UN specialised agency that is responsible for matters related to ICT infrastructure technologies. The ITU’s Technical Standardization Sector (ITU-T) sets standards for telecommunication and ICT infrastructure technologies, such as cellular networks. These standards determine how sensitive information is transmitted and stored in everyday communications, as well as how power and control are concentrated or exercised across networks. The ITU is an intergovernmental organisation where only Member States have voting rights. While civil society can technically become Sector Members of the ITU-T, membership fees are generally required and it can be difficult to successfully secure fee waivers or affordances.

Working groups in this organisation

Study Group 13 on Future networks representation

Study Group 20 on Internet of Things, smart cities and communities representation

Study Group 16 on Multimedia and related digital technologies representation

Study Group 17 on Security representation