CNET GLOSSARY: Terms for the techie
Comite Consultatif Internationale de Telegraphie et Telephonie
An international committee based in Geneva, Switzerland, that recommends telecommunications standards, including the audio compression/decompression standards (codecs) and the V. standards for modem speed and compression (V.34 and so on). Although this organization changed its name to ITU-T (International Telecommunications Union-Telecommunication), the French name lives on. Standards this body has created include CCITT A-law and CCITT u-law.
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