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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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Over the last three years, the trust has spent PS26m on a major upgrade to the engineering infrastructure and a new energy centre, PS5.5m on a new eight-bed intensive therapy unit, PS1m on increasing capacity within the accident and emergency department, as well as PS250,000 on improving car parking.
Nurses in Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) failed to follow hospital protocol and check by X-ray that the tube been positioned in her stomach, an inquest at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall heard yesterday.
Now patients in the Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) at South Tyneside District Hospital who experience a loss in kidney function due to their illness, will have citrate used in the dialysis.
Visiting will still be allowed on the maternity and special care baby unit, intensive therapy unit and MacGregor children's ward.
Mr Tippins was taken to the intensive therapy unit at Arrowe Park Hospital, where his death was confirmed at 8.50pm on January 3.
Prosecutor Michael Burrows, QC, said Mrs Lelghton was being treated In an Intensive therapy unit when she died In the early hours of July 22, 1998.
It shows St George's intensive therapy unit, where nurses work 13-hour shifts but earn only pounds 13,000 a year.
Lisa said: "We were originally looking at a fairly basic update of the parents' rooms as the project's priority is understandably the creation of a purpose-built intensive therapy unit and high dependency init.
A man in his mid-30s was admitted to Darlington Memorial Hospital on Saturday afternoon for treatment in the Intensive Therapy Unit.
In the statement, he went on to say: "I believe this patient to be a boy I know only as Lee who I believe was declared brain dead on the ITU (Intensive Therapy Unit) the following Monday."

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