|In the telecommunications business, international standardisation is critical. We attend several standards bodies for clients to help them in their business strategy. In addition, Computency's technical director, Bill Pechey, is the delegation leader for the United Kingdom to ITU-T Study Group 16 (Multimedia Systems and Services). The ITU has its headquarters in Geneva, and this is where many of the meetings take place.
Some people say that this is where the real ITU-T work is done in Geneva, but Computency has no comment to make on that...
As part of his work with ITU-T Study Group 16, Bill maintains the database of UK Manufacturer Codes for the H.221/H.245/T.120 series of Recommendations. You can see the details here.
The UK coordination work for Study Group 16 uses a password-protected web site for storing documents and an email reflector for discussion. There are also about four real meetings per year. If you would like to take part in this work, please click to send a message to Bill via email.
|Computency personnel also attend meetings of ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute). ETSI has its headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France. Information about the activities of its technical standards bodies is at the ETSI Collaborative Portal.|
|Standards for future mobile telecommunciations are created by the Third Generation Parnership Project (3GPP).|
|Computency is a member of the following industry organisations:|
|Bluetooth TM SIG (Special Interest Group) - Develops standards for Bluetooth and promotes its use.|
|Ericsson Mobility World - Encourages the use of mobile data.|
|The Nokia Developers Forum - Provides help for developers who wish to make products to work with Nokia mobile phones.|
|Motorola MAGNet Programme - Provides help for developers who wish to make products to work with Motorola mobile phones.|
|Orange Developers' Forum - Provides a wide range of assistance to companies developing applications using the Orange global mobile networks.|
|Source O2, which was formerly called the BT Cellnet Developers Forum - Performs a similar function for the mmO2 mobile networks.|
|Bill is a co-opted member of the Telecommunications Action Group, and helps it in its constant battle to improve telecommunications services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.|