This week, ITU announced the establishment of a new ITU-T Study Group to address the standardization requirements of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies, with an initial focus on IoT applications in smart cities. The decision to create “ITU-T Study Group 20: IoT and its applications, including smart cities and communities” was made by the Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group (TSAG) at its meeting at the ITU Headquarters in Geneva, recently.
The group aims to develop standardization of end-to-end architectures for IoT and mechanisms for the interoperability of IoT applications and datasets employed by various vertically oriented industry sectors to address urban-development challenges.
According to ITU, in May, Dubai became the world’s first city to assess the efficiency and sustainability of its operations using the key performance indicators developed by the ITU-T Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities (FG-SSC). The two-year pilot project will evaluate the feasibility of the indicators with the aim of contributing to their international standardization, added ITU.