International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee

Comité consultatif international télégraphique et téléphonique (CCITT)
Comité Consultivo Internacional Telegrafico y Telefónico

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1956 Geneva Switzerland


1956, Geneva (Switzerland), by merger of International Telephone Consultative Committee -- Comité consultatif international téléphonique (CCIF), set up 1924, and International Telegraph Consultative Committee -- Comité consultatif international télégraphique (CCIT), formed 1925. Legal status: Article 11 of T-XT8219 - International Telecommunication Convention, 1982, signed 6 Nov 1982, Nairobi (Kenya), entered into force 1 Jan 1984, abrogating and replacing T-XT7317 - International Telecommunication Convention, 1973, signed 25 Oct 1973, Malaga-Torremolinos (Spain), and entered into force 1 Jan 1975. One of the permanent organs of B-XB2622 - International Telecommunication Union (ITU), together with: ITU General Secretariat; H-XE2625 - International Radio Consultative Committee, created 1927, Washington DC (USA); H-XE2623 - International Frequency Registration Board (IFRB). Ceased to exist, 1 Mar 1993, when replaced by 'Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T)' of ITU, administered by K-XK0984 - Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB).


Study and issue recommendations on technical, operating and tariff questions relating to telecommunications services other than technical or operating questions relating specifically to radiocommunication which come within the purview of CCIR.


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Plenary Assembly, from 1993 referred to as World Telecommunications Standardization Conference, sets up Study Groups. Plenipotentiary Conference elects Director who is assisted by specialized secretariat.


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GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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