ITU Telecommunications Standardization Sector (ITU-T)
Definition - What does ITU Telecommunications Standardization Sector (ITU-T) mean?
Techopedia explains ITU Telecommunications Standardization Sector (ITU-T)
The ITU is intergovernmental in nature and has been characterized by public-private partnerships since its creation. It currently has 191 member states and more than 700 private-public members including companies, national and international communication entities and other experts in the field. These experts are known as Sector Members and Associates, and they are the ones who are tasked with producing international standards under ITU-T’s supervision. The results of this collaboration are known as ITU-T Recommendations, which stand as the pillars which define global information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure.
The main function of the ITU-T is to ensure that new standards covering the entire field of worldwide telecommunication are efficiently produced in a timely manner. It also defines tariffs and accounting principles that govern international telecommunication services.