ITU Approves New IP Recommendation
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
has approved a new standard specifying the transport of Internet Protocol
(IP) structured signals over public networks based on the Asynchronous
Transfer Mode (ATM) technology.
The new standard, ITU-T Recommendation Y.1310 (Transport of IP over ATM
in Public Networks) is the second major IP-related standard issued by ITU-T
Study Group 13. Last year the Study Group completed Recommendation Y.1540,
which defines performance parameters for quantifying IP network performance.
This is to be followed by Y.1541, which will define quality of service (QoS)
classes and performance objectives that should be achieved by IP network
providers in assuring the end-to-end performance of IP communications.
"The new standard provides a common basis for interworking Internet
and IP-based applications between different networks and different vendors
in the public domain," said Brian Moore, chairman of ITU-T Study Group
These new standards represent a step forward for the ITU-T in moving
telecommunications networks towards integration with the Internet, and other
IP-based networks, to improve global opportunities for integrated voice,
data, image, and video communication.