The ITU has taken the first steps to standardise a new video codec that will enable video to be carried in half the bandwidth of the current standard, which is used to carry 80 percent of the video traffic on the Internet.
The 12th World Congress on IT (WCIT-12) in Dubai has ended in failure and acrimony as 80 mainly Western countries refused to sign a new treaty which would have subjected the Internet to the same sort of international control as conventional telecommunications.
The ITU's World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) ends in Doha today. After twelve days of attempting to reach a consensus, talks have collapsed.
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