APNIC participated in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Telecommunications Standardization Assembly 2016 (WTSA-16) in Hammamet, Tunisia, from 25 October to 3 November.
The WTSA, held every four years, defines the next period of study for the telecommunications standardization bureau of the ITU (ITU-T).
The WTSA itself is largely a review of the objectives and working methods of the ITU Study Group system. These working groups develop standards and recommendations for the global network of telecommunications carriers.
Over 700 people from 92 Member States participated in the event, which considered a range of topics from privacy and security, to IoT, big data, and cloud technology.
Adam Gosling’s full report on the outcomes of the event will be available shortly.
- APNIC Senior Internet Policy Analyst, Adam Gosling, participated in the assembly as an advisor to the Australian delegation to the WTSA. He participated in the drafting of changes to some documents including “Resolution 64 – IP address allocation and facilitating the transition to and deployment of IPv6”.
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