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5 Korean Web Technologies Named Int’l Standards

Posted May. 29, 2008 08:59,   


Five next-generation Internet technologies developed in Korea have been approved as international standards, the Korea Communications Commission said yesterday.

Several experts say Korea has laid the foundation for yielding significant influence on next-generation network equipment development and the global market.

The commission said the five technologies were approved in Geneva as global standards at a meeting of the Next Generation Networks Global Standards Initiative of the International Telecommunication Union Standardization Sector.

The technologies were co-developed by the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute and a research team of Korean universities. They include the NGN performance assessment standard; NGN service and functional requirements based on radio frequency identification; user-driven Internet network management standard; and the requirements to build NGN via a digital subscriber line.

At the meeting, nine technologies were approved as international standards. If researchers agree and union member nations have no different opinions, the approved technologies will be adopted as international standards in the second half of this year.