T324 Tma02 Essay

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QUESTION 1 Item Information Resource Reason for Choosing 1 International Telecommunication Union (www.itu.int) The ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. They are the global body responsible for developing the global technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect. The ITU currently has a membership of 193 countries and over 700 private-sector entities and academic institutions. • In 2010, The ITU’s Radio communication Sector (ITU-R) announced that two telecommunication standards had achieved compatibility with the International Telecommunication Union’s (IMT-Advanced) definition of “true 4G”. These are LTE (Long Term Evolution) Advanced and mobile WiMAX 2.0. 2 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) (www.ieee.org) The IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional society for the advancement of technology, with an active portfolio of nearly 1,300 standards and projects under development. IEEE is a leading developer of industry standards in a broad range of technologies • IEEE publications and authors advance theory and practice in key technology areas such as 4G mobile services. IEEE articles and standards are the most highly cited in US and European patents and IEEE journals continue to maintain rankings at the top of their fields. • The IEEE Xplore Digital Library provides access to over two million documents including research articles, standards, transactions and conference publications. 3 Ofcom (Independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries) ( www.ofcom.org.uk) Ofcom is the communications regulator for the United Kingdom, responsible for regulating TV and radio sectors, fixed line telecoms, mobiles, postal services, plus the airwaves over which

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