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World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA) 2016

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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) hosted the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-16) in Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia, from 25 October to 3 November 2016.

WTSA is the primary meeting of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T). While WTSA is a non-treaty level conference, the recommendations and resolutions that are approved shape the future direction of the Telecommunication Standardization Sector and can set new precedents that the ITU can later reference for an even more expansive role.

It is important that the four-year work program defined at WTSA-16 does not in anyway conflict with or duplicate the work done elsewhere in the Internet ecosystem nor expand the scope and mandate of the ITU.

The WTSA event is now over. For a view on what happened at WTSA-16, please view:

Blog posts:
Additional resources:
Internet Society Activity

As a Sector Member of the ITU, the Internet Society had a team on the ground in Tunisia participating in discussions and reporting on activities. Please watch the public policy section of our blog. You can also track activity about the overall WTSA event using the hashtag #ITUWTSA on Twitter and other social networks.

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Time

Tuesday 25 October 2016 –

Thursday 03 November 2016

Location

Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia

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