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  1. 1. I NTERNATIONAL T ELECOMMUNICATION U NION Telecommunication Standardization Bureau Geneva, 3 August 2006 Ref: TSB Circular 104 - To Administrations of Member States of TSB Workshops/X.Y. the Union; - To ITU-T Sector Members; Tel: +41 22 730 6206 - To ITU-T Associates; Fax: +41 22 730 5853 Copy: E-mail: tsbworkshops@itu.int - To the Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of ITU-T Study Groups; - To the Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau; - To the Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau Subject: ITU-T IPTV Global Technical Workshop Seoul, Republic of Korea, 12-13 October 2006 Dear Sir/Madam, 1 I would like to inform you that an ITU-T IPTV Global Technical Workshop will take place at the Imperial Palace Hotel, Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 12 to 13 October inclusive at the kind invitation of Korea Telecom, Samsung Electronics, IPTV Forum Korea and Telecommunications Technology Association. The workshop will be held prior to the 2nd IPTV Focus Group meeting which will take place in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 16 to 20 October 2006. The workshop will open at 0930 hours on the first day. Detailed information concerning the meeting rooms will be displayed at the entrance of the venue. 2 Discussions will be held in English only. 3 Participation is open to ITU Member States, Sector Members and Associates and to any individual from a country which is a member of ITU who wishes to contribute to the work. This includes individuals who are also members of international, regional and national organizations. The workshop is free of charge but no fellowships will be granted. 4 With many of the conditions necessary for IPTV rollout in place - global IP connectivity over managed broadband infrastructure with such guarantees as QoS and security, and broadband connectivity with enhanced network capabilities - there is a strong demand for standards to ensure smooth service rollout and interoperability. The workshop will provide a review of the current status of IPTV work and discussion on where to go next by review and examination of IPTV standardization, political and regulatory aspects, business models and various case studies as well as technical developments and service provider’s operational aspects. 5 A draft programme of the workshop is set out in Annex 1 hereto. 6 Additional practical information on the workshop is provided in Annex 2 hereto. Place des Nations Telephone +41 22 730 51 11 Telex 421 000 uit ch E-mail: itumail@itu.int CH-1211 Geneva 20 Telefax Gr3: +41 22 733 72 56 Telegram ITU GENEVE www.itu.int Switzerland Gr4: +41 22 730 65 00 ITU-TBUREAUCIRC104E
  2. 2. -2- 7 Information relating to the workshop will be available on the ITU-T website at the following address: http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/worksem/iptv/index.html. 8 For your convenience, a hotel confirmation form (if staying at the venue) is provided in Annex 3 hereto. 9 To enable TSB and the workshop hosts to make the necessary arrangements concerning the organization of the workshop, I should be grateful if you would send the registration form in Annex 5, duly completed (one per participant) by fax, (+82 31 724 0119), by e-mail (skim@tta.or.kr) or via the on-line form at http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/worksem/iptv/index.html, as soon as possible, but not later than 22 September 2006. Onsite registration will start on Thursday 12 October 2006 at 8:00 hours at the meeting venue. 10 We would remind you that citizens of some countries are required to obtain a visa in order to enter and spend any time in the Republic of Korea. The visa must be requested and obtained from the office (embassy or consulate) representing Republic of Korea, in your country or, if there is no such office in your country, from the one that is closest to the country of departure. Participants who need an invitation letter and/or visa-supporting letter for entering into the Republic of Korea are strongly advised to contact the following person no later than 9 September 2006 with the request form in Annex 4 duly completed: Ms. Eun-Ju Jo Fax: +82 31 724 0119 Email: jej@tta.or.kr Yours faithfully, H. Zhao Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau Annexes: 5 ITU-TBUREAUCIRC104E
  3. 3. -3- ANNEX 1 (to TSB Circular 104) Advance Programme ITU-T IPTV Global Technical Workshop Seoul, Republic of Korea, 12-13 October 2006 For more details on this workshop and updates to the program, please see the workshop website at the following address: http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/worksem/iptv/index.html. 12 October 2006 (Thursday) 09:00 - 9:30 OPENING SESSION • Opening remarks • Keynote speech 9:30 - 11:00 SESSION 1: Regulatory issues This session will review the current status of IPTV related regulatory and political framework with status reports from various countries. Further developments are needed in these critical areas to encourage IPTV business and regional view points from Asia, EU and North America will be given. 11:00 - 11:20 Coffee break 11:20 - 12:40 SESSION 2: Global IPTV Environment IPTV can only take advantage of the global broadband IP connectivity already deployed in most parts of the world, if the regulatory and political framework is properly supported. This session will investigate the future direction of these elements as key driving forces for the future of global IPTV. 12:40 - 14:00 Lunch Break 14:00 - 15:30 SESSION 3: IPTV business and market trends This session will review various types of business models for IPTV such as IP based video streaming services, IPTV over Mobile and IPTV over Fixed/Cable etc. It will also review the status of markets in each business domain and discuss future trends in IPTV markets. 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break 16:00 - 17:30 SESSION 4: IPTV Case Study This session will review several service providers’ service and business cases in order to provide a view of operational IPTV services. 17:30 – 18:40 Open Discussion ITU-TBUREAUCIRC104E
  4. 4. -4- 13 October 2006 (Friday) 9:00 - 10:30 SESSSION 5: IPTV Service Delivery Mechanisms This session will discuss delivery mechanisms for various contents over IPTV. As well as transport aspects, the session will focus on service and transport control view points including DRM, security and QoS etc. 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break 11:00 - 12:30 SESSSION 6: Services and applications over IPTV The emphasis in this session will be on the development of various services and applications envisaged for IPTV. Discussion will focus on the impact of IPTV in different domains such as telecommunication services, value added services and end user equipment and services. 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break 14:00 - 15:30 SESSION 7: IPTV Standardization This session will provide a snapshot of IPTV related standards activities presently under discussion in different standardization bodies. A key goal of standardization is to meet market demand in a timely manner. The session will investigate targets for IPTV standardization as a key enabler of IPTV businesses. 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break 16:00 - 17:30 SESSION 8: Review and conclusion This session will give an overview of the workshop. It will draw the main conclusions and messages from the previous sessions and in particular identify key issues to be followed-up and what new standards may be needed. It will also provide a final opportunity for questions and comments from the workshop participants. ITU-TBUREAUCIRC104E
  5. 5. -5- ANNEX 2 (to TSB Circular 104) PRACTICAL INFORMATION Venue Information Imperial Palace Hotel Address: 248-7 Nonhyun-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-010 Phone: +82-2-3440-8107 Fax: +82-2-3440-8070 Sales Executive: Jae Myung, Choi (Mr.) Email: jay@hotmail.com Home Page: http://www.imperialpalace.co.kr/ Hotel 1. Imperial Palace Hotel, the meeting venue, is recommended by the host. Room reservation of this hotel should be no later than 10 September 2006 (reservation form is attached in Annex 3). Hotel rates Rooms For 1 person For 2 persons Superior occupancy 169,400won (include tax) 169,400won (include tax) (Double or Twin) (no difference whether one person (W/O breakfast) sleep or two persons do) Superior occupancy 193,600 won (include tax) 217,800won (include tax) (Double or Twin) (with breakfast) (1 US dollar = 1,000 won) 2. Sunshine hotel (NB: to make a reservation, please contact the Hotel directly) Address: 135-120(Zip code), 587-1, Sinsa-song, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea Email: sylee@hotelshunshine.co.kr (Reservation) Tel: 02-541-1818 Fax: 02-547-0777 Homepage: http://www.hotelsunshine.co.kr Grade Room Type Rates Distance to Venue Double-bed room KRW 107,080 7 minutes ★★★★ Deluxe KRW 126,960 by shuttle bus 1) 10% tax and 10% service charge and breakfast are included. 2) The room charges will be made based on Korean WON () only. 3) Shuttle bus to the meeting venue will be served in the morning and evening time. 4) Room rates above are special only for meeting participants. 3. Samjung Hotel (NB: to make a reservation, please contact the Hotel directly) Address : 604-11, Yueksam-Dong, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul 135-080, Korea Tel : 82-2-557-1221 Fax : 82-2-556-1126 Email: reserve@samjunghotel.co.kr (Reservation) Homepage: http://samjunghotel.co.kr ITU-TBUREAUCIRC104E
  6. 6. -6- Grade Room Type Rates Distance to Venue ★★★★ Double-bed or KRW 78,650 7 minutes twin-bed room by shuttle bus 1) 10% tax and 10% service charge is included. 2) Breakfast will be charged KRW 13,000 (inc.) per person. 3) No difference in the room rates above for one person or two persons. 4) The room charges will be made based on Korean WON () only. 5) Shuttle bus to meeting venue will be served in the morning and evening time. 6) Room rates above are special only for meeting participants. Transportation Incheon International Airport handles flights from all over the world. Built on an extensive area of reclaimed tidal land between two islands, Incheon International Airport is 52 km east of downtown Seoul and some 15 km off the west coast of Incheon. It operates 24 hours a day. The airport code for Incheon International Airport (IIA) is ICN. Passengers arriving at Incheon will need to take a shuttle (limousine) bus from the airport to downtown Seoul. The distance between the airport and the Imperial Palace Hotel is about 50km and it takes about 60 minutes by taxi. Only Korean currency (Won) can be used for all transportation. We strongly recommend that you take a taxi. (1) Taxi The fare of taxis form the Incheon International Airport to the venue will about KRW 90,000 (USD95) for deluxe taxi and KRW 70,000 (USD74) for normal taxi. It usually takes about 60-70 minutes. Taxi fares do not include toll fees and there is 20% late-night charge between 24:00-04:00. Should you take a taxi, please show the following memo to the taxi driver. 임페리얼 팰리스 호텔에 데려다 주세요. (Please take me to the Imperial Palace Hotel) (2) Limousine Bus Incheon International Airport → Hyatt Incheon Hotel → Palace Hotel → Ritz-Carlton Hotel→ Novotel Hotel → Ramada Hotel → COEX Intercontinental Hotel→ Grand Intercontinental Hotel → Renaissance Hotel → Travel Information Visa Any foreign visitors wishing to enter Korea must have a valid passport. Some countries require visas to enter the Republic of Korea. For more information on whether you require and entry visa,, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade at: http://www.mofat.go.kr/ me/me_a006/me_b026/me06_02.jsp. ITU-TBUREAUCIRC104E
  7. 7. -7- If you need an invitation letter and/or visa-supporting letter for entering into the Republic of Korea, you are strongly advised to contact Ms. Eun-Ju Jo by Fax: +82 31 724 0119 or Email: jej@tta.or.kr with the request form in Annex 5 duly completed. Currency & Exchange The Korean currency unit is the WON (indicated ₩). Bank notes are ₩10,000, ₩5,000, ₩1,000 bills and coin denominations are ₩500, ₩100, ₩50, ₩10. One US dollar is about ₩1,000. Money can be exchanged at Incheon International Airport, banks, and hotels. http://www.keb.co.kr/IBS/english/fx/rate/average/index.jsp Weather The Weather in October is usually mild. The average temperature in Busan is 16~18°C (60.8~64.4°F). For more detailed climate information, please contact the Korea Meteorological Administration: http://www.kma.go.kr/eng/index.jsp Electricity The standard supply is 220 volts with AC/60 cycles. Outlets for 220 volts are available at the hotels. The two following outlets are compatible with those available in Korea: a) It is popularly known as the europlug which is described in CEE 7/16 b) This plug is similar to the above except that it is round and has the addition of two grounding clips on the side of the plug Telephone Calls A local calls cost ₩70 for three minutes. To make an international call, first dial the international dialling code (001, 002 or 008), then the country code, area code, and the local telephone number. You may also rent a cellular phone at the Incheon International Airport. Emergencies Police---------------------------------112 Fire Department---------------------119 Medical Emergencies ------------ 1339 Business Hours Government offices are open from Monday to Friday between the hours of 09:00 and 18:00. Most private businesses open anywhere from 08:30 to 10:00 and close in the evening. Banks are an exception. Their business hours are from 09:30 to 16:30 on weekdays. They are closed Saturdays and Sundays. Foreign diplomatic missions in Seoul generally maintain strict business hours including lunch. They are usually open from 09:00 to 17:00 on weekdays and are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Major departments stores are usually open from 10:30 to 20:00, including Sundays, but smaller shops tend to be open earlier and close later every day of the week Automated Teller Machines (ATM) for Foreign Travellers ITU-TBUREAUCIRC104E
  8. 8. -8- Travellers who carry internationally recognized credit cards can get a cash advance in Korean won at Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) installed at airports, major hotels, department stores, subway stations and tourist attractions. Tipping Tipping is not a traditional Korea custom. A 10% service charge is added to your bill at all tourist hotels and 3-10% at some big restaurants. Tax Value-added tax (VAT) is levied on most goods and services at a standard rate of 10% and is included in the retail price. In tourist hotels, this 10% tax applies to meals and other services and is added into the bill. Mail Domestic postal rates are ₩190 for a letter of up to 25g, ₩1,490 for registered letter of no more than 25g, and ₩1,500 or ₩2,000 for a package of up to 2kg. A postcard costs ₩160. ■ Korea post: www.koreapost.go.kr Newspaper, TV and Radio There are three English-language dailies, the Korea Times, the Korea Herald, and the International Herald Tribune Joongang Daily. They are available at most news stands and in most hotel gift shops. Korea has good TV networks, all broadcasting is in Korean (KBS1, KBS2, MBC, SBS, and EBS). Along with the national broadcasting networks, there are also many cable TV channels specializing in a wide field of programming including news, movies, entertainment, sports, etc. Of note is Arirang TV, a special English channel produced in Korea (cable channel #12). The channel features programming in politics, the economy, community, and culture, providing insight and understanding about things Korean through popular TV serial dramas with English subtitles. Some 90 hotels in Korea offer Arirang TV on cable or satellite. Korea & Korean Tourism Please visit the following Websites for more information on Busan, Korea and possible tours: http://english.visit.busan.kr/ http://english.busan.go.kr/ http://www.kois.go.kr http://www.tour2korea.com Local time GMT + 9 hours. (Same as Tokyo time) Computer Networking Each meeting room will be equipped with wireless access (Wireless LAN, supporting IEEE802.11b, 2.4GHz band) to the Internet. Those who wish to use the wireless access must be equipped with the necessary hardware and correctly configured PC. ITU-TBUREAUCIRC104E
  9. 9. -9- ANNEX 3 (to TSB Circular 104) HOTEL RESERVATION FORM FOR THE IMPERIAL PALACE HOTEL To be sent by: Phone : +82 2 3440-8810 (Reservation) (Please quote group name 'ITU-T') Fax : +82 2 3440-8025 (Reservation) (Please quote group name 'ITU-T') E-mail : rsvn@iphotel.co.kr (Please quote group name ‘ITU-T’) Reservation Executive: Deborah, Kwon (Ms) This form should be send no later than 10 September 2006. Family Name: …………………………..……… First Name: ……………………………………… Organization: ……………………………..…… Country: …………………………………………. Telephone: ………………………………...…… Fax: ……………………………………………… E-mail: …………………………………….…… Check in date: ………………………………… Check out date: ………………………………… Room Nights: ………… Days Number of people: ………… Person Hotel Room Rate W/O breakfast Double bed ( ) ( ) KRW 169,400 (for 1 or 2 person) Twin bed ( ) Imperial Palace Hotel With breakfast Double bed ( ) ( ) KRW 193,600 Seoul Korea (for 1 person) Twin bed ( ) With breakfast Double bed ( ) ( ) KRW 217,800 (for 2 person) Twin bed ( ) * All rates are quoted in KRW (Korean Won). US$ 1 is about KRW 1,000 as of October 2006. The exchange rate for US Dollar is subject to change. * This room fare is specially discounted for the IPTV Global Technical Workshop. * Service Charge and VAT are included in the above room fare. * Hotel rooms must be guaranteed against a credit card and the reservation must be cancelled 3 days prior to arrival day to avoid a “no-show” charge. Please circle one credit card from the following: VISA, MASTER CARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, DINERS CLUB etc. Credit Card No: ………………………………..…… Expire date: ………………………………… Name of the card holder: ……………………………………………………………………………… Signature: ………………………………………………………………………………… ITU-TBUREAUCIRC104E
  10. 10. - 10 - ANNEX 4 (to TSB Circular 104) Request for a Letter of Invitation to obtain an entry visa to the Republic of Korea in order to participate at the ITU-T IPTV Global Technical Workshop (12-13 October, 2006, Seoul, Republic of Korea) If needed, please return this form to Ms. Eun-Ju Jo, no later than 9 September 2006 to process the formal invitation letter: E-mail: jej@tta.or.kr, Fax: +82-31-724-0119 Family Name Given Name Date of Birth(yyyy/mm/dd) Gender Company(Individual Member) Nationality Passport Number Mailing Address (With postal code) Expected entry date Expected departure date Tel. Fax. E-mail ITU-TBUREAUCIRC104E
  11. 11. - 11 - ANNEX 5 (to TSB Circular 104) IPTV Global Technical Workshop ITU-TSB Seoul, Korea (Republic of), 12-13 October 2006 REGISTRATION FORM To be returned to the Korean host by Fax: (+82 31 724 0119) or email (skim@tta.or.kr) by 22 September 2006 Mr Mrs Ms Miss Administration of ITU Member State ITU Sector Member ____________________________________________ Family Name ITU Associate ____________________________________________ First Name Non-Member Name and complete address of Administration or Organization: ______________________________________________ Tel: _____________________________________________ ______________________________________________ Fax :_____________________________________________ ______________________________________________ _________________________________________ E-mail : _________________________________________ Hotel : ________________________________________________ Tel. : _______________________________________ NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR THE 2nd IPTVFG MEETING (16 - 20 October 2006) IS TO BE DONE SEPARATELY. Date: ___________________________ Signature: ______________________________________ ITU-TBUREAUCIRC104E

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