This Committee acts on the work of the Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group (TSAG) and Study Groups (SGs) of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T). The CBC3 also deals with standardization issues related in the Permanent Consultative Committees, the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL), and the Working Subgroup 1 - Communications (SGT-1), Mercosur.
Some CBC3 themes:
- Safety and languages in open communication systems, methods of use and other software aspects used in telecommunication systems;
- Integrated broadband networks to the cable TV transport, interactive multimedia content and other ubiquitous applications (e.g. e-health) or time-critical, such as voice, video on demand and interactive services;
- Systems, terminals and applications for multimedia services, protocols and signal processing (media coding);
- Tariffs and accounting principles for international telecommunication services, with the treatment of political and economic aspects;
- Performance end-to-end terminals and networks, considering the perceived quality and acceptance by voice, data, text and multimedia applications users;
- Signaling requirements and protocols for functions related to mobility, multimedia, access, network interconnection and Internet protocol;
- Architecture, evolution and convergence of next generation networks (Next Generation Networks / NGN), mobility requirements, signaling, interoperability and deployment scenarios;
- Mobile telecommunications networks, wireless internet services, fixed-mobile convergence, interoperability, and multimedia applications;
- Service, networking and telecommunications equipment management, including support for Next Generation Networks (NGN) and the evolution of Telecommunication Management Networks (TMN) model;
- Supply of services, including alarm and rescue in disaster relief, operational requirements emulation, name management, numbering resources, addressing, criteria, human factors, traffic assessment and service quality;
- Infrastructure wide area networks, metropolitan and local technologies associated with systems, equipment, optical fibers and control plans;
- Protection against the effects of electromagnetic environments (Electromagnetic Compatibility / EMC), operational safety aspects and effects on human health of telecommunications systems; and
- External and internal plant facilities, considering aspects of construction, finishing, corrosion protection and other forms of environmental aggression (except EMC).
The CBC3 consists of the following Rapporteurs Groups (GRNs):
- GRN 1: Strategic Affairs
- GRN 2: Services and Networks.
- GRN 3: Tariffs and Accounting Principles
- GRN 4: Protocols and Testing, Management and Quality
- GRN 5: Electromagnetic Compatibility and Network Infrastructure
- GRN 6: Networks and Applications of Television and Multimedia.