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​​​​​​​​Raising Awareness to Bridge the Standardization Gap

Our BSG efforts are aimed at developing countries, but the impact of bridging the standardization gap is beneficial for international standardization as a whole.


 Simply put, greater awareness and know-how of the standards-making process among all participating members will:​
Foster a more intelligent dialogue among peers and help move the standardization work forward at a suitable pace
Enhance the overall quality of standards worldwide and their acceptance accross regions
Create a wealth of exchange and networking opportunities between informed decision-makers, policy-makers, partners and customers around the world
Extend the global reach and implementation of standards
Help businesses better inform product design and grow across both established and untapped markets


Activities to bridge the standardization gap include, among others, regional group meetings, hands-on training sessions, in-depth tutorials, guidelines, e-learning tools and webinars, fellowship programmes and mentoring activities.

Our international standards are known as ITU-T Recommendations, and are developed through one of our 11 Study Groups (SGs) which cover topics ranging from Security (SG17) and Quality of Service (SG12) to Economic and Policy Issues (SG3)​.

Interested in accessing standards on particular topics?
You can search our ITU-T database of standards using an easy keyword search.