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ITU

(International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, Switzerland, www.itu.ch) A telecommunications standards body that is under the auspices of the United Nations. Comprising more than 185 member countries, the ITU sets standards for global telecom networks. The ITU's Telecommunications division (ITU-T) produces more than 200 standards recommendations each year in the converging areas of telecommunications, information technology, consumer electronics, broadcasting and multimedia communications. In 1992, the ITU was streamlined into the following three sectors:

ITU-D (Telecommunication Development)
ITU-R (Radiocommunication)
ITU-T (Telecommunication Standardization)

A Lot of History: CCIT, CCIF, CCIR and CCITT
The International Telegraph Union was founded in 1865 to promote the electric telegraph, which was invented in 1837. During the next 55 years, the telegraph flourished, and telephone and radio were pioneered. In the 1920s, three "Consultative Committees" were created: CCIT in 1924 for International Telegraph; CCIF in 1925 for International Telephone, and CCIR in 1927 for International Radio. In 1932, the word Telegraph was changed to Telecommunication in the ITU name.

In 1956, CCIF and CCIT combined into CCITT (International Telephony and Telegraphy), which subsequenlty became ITU-T in 1992. CCIR and the International Frequency Registration Board (IFRB) were turned into ITU-R, and the Telecommunications Development Bureau became ITU-D.
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It shows St George's intensive therapy unit, where nurses work 13-hour shifts but earn only pounds 13,000 a year.
They are equipped with a surgical emergency unit, an intensive therapy unit with IMC beds, a surgery area extending over 2 floors and optional normal care facilities.
When Abi Hagger, who works at New College Durham, caught swine flu she was taken to the University Hospital of North Durham's Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU).
They would also like to thank all staff of the Intensive Therapy Unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital for their care and sympathy during our recent loss.
The judge said Ramnath, a 40-year-old mother of two who lives in the United States, panicked in the "pressure cooker" of the Stafford hospital's intensive therapy unit.
Doctors at the Balfour quickly decided to transfer Chris to the intensive therapy unit at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
North east Wales coroner John Hughes said Mr Shone, of Gwenfro, Wrexham, died in the intensive therapy unit of Wrexham Maelor Hospital on November 24 and when it was decided he had not died of natural causes but in "very unusual circumstances", a post mortem had to be carried out.
Michael Stroud, executive director at the hospital, said : "Russell Watson had a comfortable night and remains in our intensive therapy unit for continuous monitoring and care.
Emergency and intensive therapy unit nurses are almost 70% below strength, and engineers who keep the Navy's fleet of nuclear submarines at sea are 29% short.
But he was transferred to the intensive therapy unit where he was sedated and the extensive burns to his chest, shoulders, neck and arms were treated further.
Contract award notice: Three-Year Supply of Pacemakers, Leaders and Defibrillators by Estimating Contract for the Intensive Cardiovascular Intensive Therapy Unit of the University Clinical Hospital Clinic - Race Code 5638291.
While he was stable for 24 hours his condition worsened and Mr Taylor arranged for a transfer to the more specialised Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) at Swansea's Morriston Hospital.

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