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International Telecommunication Union

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ITU
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ITU

(also Comité Consultatif International Téléphonique et Télégraphique), n. (ITU, CCITT, abbr.) ~ An international organization that includes governments and private industry and that works to coordinate the interoperation of telecommunication networks and to advance communications technology.

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(Webopedia website) The ITU was founded in 1865 and became a United Nations agency in 1947. It is responsible for adopting international treaties, regulations and standards governing telecommunications. The standardization functions were formerly performed by a group within the ITU called CCITT, but after a 1992 reorganization the CCITT no longer exists as a separate body.