International Telecommunications Union

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International Telecommunications Union
 
n
a special agency of the United Nations, founded in 1947, that is responsible for the international allocation and registration of frequencies for communications and the regulation of telegraph, telephone, and radio services: originally established in 1865 as the International Telegraph Union

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International Telecommunications Union definition

body, standard
(ITU) ITU-T, the telecommunication standardisation sector of ITU, is responsible for making technical recommendations about telephone and data (including fax) communications systems for PTTs and suppliers. Before 1993-03-01 ITU-T was known as CCITT. Every four years they hold plenary sessions where they adopt new standards; there was one in 1992.
ITU works closely with all standards organisations to form an international uniform standards system for communication. Study Group XVII is responsible for recommending standards for data communications over telephone networks. They publish the V.XX standards and X.n protocols. V.21 is the same as EIA's EIA-232. V.24 is the same as EIA's EIA-232C. V.28 is the same as EIA's EIA-232D.
Address: International Telecommunication Union, Information Services Department, Place des Nations, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland.
Telephone: +41 (22) 730 5554. Fax: +41 (22) 730 5337.
E-mail: , (Mail body: HELP).
(http://itu.ch/).
ITU-T standards can be obtained by FTP from Korea (ftp://kum.kaist.ac.kr/doc/STANDARDS/ccitt); UK - Imperial (ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/pub/computing/ccitt/ccitt-standards/), HENSA (ftp://unix.hensa.ac.uk/pub/uunet/doc/literary/obi/Standards/CCITT); France - INRIA (ftp://croton.inria.fr/ITU/ccitt), IMAG (ftp://imag.imag.fr/doc/ccitt); Israel (ftp://cs.huji.ac.il/pub/doc/standards/ccitt); FTP USA: UUNET (ftp://ftp.uu.net/pub/lietrary/obi/Standards/CCITT), gatekeeper (ftp://gatekeeper.dec.com/pub/net/info/bruno.cs.colorado.edu/pub/standards/ccitt), world.std.com (ftp://world.std.com/obi/Standards/CCITT); Australia (ftp://metro.ucc.su.oz.au/pub/ccitt); Germany (ftp://quepasa.cs.tu-berlin.de/pub/doc/CCITT); Japan (ftp://sh.wide.ad.jp/CCITT);
(1995-01-16)
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