The ITU has established a new ITU Focus Group to guide the global ICT community in developing a "Network 2030" vision for future ICTs.
This will include new concepts, new architecture, new protocols – and new solutions – that are fully backward compatible, so as to support both existing and new applications.
These ICT use cases will span new media such as hologrammes, a new generation of augmented and virtual reality applications, and high-precision communications for 'tactile' and 'haptic' applications in need of processing a very high volume of data in near real-time – extremely high throughput and low latency.
The ITU Focus Group is co-chaired by Verizon's Mehmet Toy, Rostelecom's Alexey Borodin, China Telecom's Yuan Zhang, Yutaka Miyake from KDDI Research. The group reports to and will inform a new phase of work of the ITU standardization expert group for 'Future Networks' – Study Group 13.