Distribution In Brief


- The ITU has announced the first set of global standards for providing television services over the Internet, a move that is expected to fuel innovation and competition in an emerging field. The standards for Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) were developed with input from leading service providers and manufacturers from the ICT sector. Highlighting the importance of the guidelines, the Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau said they will “encourage innovation, help mask the complexity of services, guarantee quality of service, ensure interoperability and, ultimately, help players remain competitive.”