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					For information only                                           TSAC Paper No. 8/2007

     TELECOMMUNICATIONS STANDARDS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

       Developments in International/Regional Standards Organisations
                             (March 2007 Issue)

                                         年 月
      國 際 及 地 區 性 電 訊 標 準 組 織 的 發 展 (2007年3月號)


Introduction

              This paper informs members about the recent developments of
telecommunications standards in international and regional organisations.



International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

New/Revised ITU-T Recommendations

2.            Since     the   last   reporting    date   in   December    2006,    the
Telecommunication Standardisation Bureau (TSB) of the ITU has issued one
circular which announces the approval of two new and one revised ITU-T
Recommendations. The list of these recommendations is given in Annex 1.



European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

New/Revised European Telecommunications Standards

3.       The ETSI has published 364 new / revised standards between December
2006 and March 2007. The lists of these ETSI standards are given in
http://portal.etsi.org/Portal_Common/home.asp.




NGN

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4.        ETSI TISPAN has launched a new working group on home networks.


5.        The top priority of the group is the definition of standards for the customer
network, concentrating on end device interfaces and interworking with Next
Generation Networks (NGNs).


Source:
http://www.etsi.org/pressroom/Previous/2007/2007_02_tispan5.htm




IPv6


6.        The French IPv6 Summit was successfully held in Cannes, France in Nov
2006. At the event, ETSI confirmed its commitment to producing standards and
test specifications that promote interoperability.


7.        The ETSI Plugtests service has been central to the success of the Summit,
providing staff and co-hosting with the ETSI IPv6 Plugtests interoperability event.


8.        The Summit confirmed the prospects for IPv6 and the benefits that are
about to be achieved by the ICT industry as it moves towards a transitional period
between IPv4 and IPv6.


9.        As an industry group, the IPv6 Forum coordinates and promotes IPv6
awareness. The IPv6 Forum indicates that the Government sector and 3G mobile
will be key drivers for IPv6, in addition to IPv4 exhaustion and the need for
improvements in peer-to-peer services, security, addressing and routing.




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Source:
http://www.etsi.org/pressroom/Previous/2006/2006_11_ipv6.htm




Broadband satellite


10.       ETSI’s Technical Committee for Satellite and Earth Stations (SES) has
developed     seven     Broadband   Satellite   Multimedia    (BSM)     architecture
specifications that will help to enable assured Quality of Service and Security
levels for media via “satellite independent” delivery platforms without affecting
“satellite dependent” systems.


11.       The approach used by ETSI SES is compatible with the work in the IETF
and the NGN architecture ensuring that the protocols developed for terrestrial IP
networks can be used over satellite systems, using BSM-defined adaptation, when
needed.


12.       Three of the new technical specifications define the architectures for
interworking of IP Quality of Service over satellite networks, including both the
IETF IntServ (Integrated Services) and IETF DiffServ (Differentiated Services)
models. The other four technical specifications define satellite architectures for
Address Management, Multicast Source Management, and Security. The final
deliverable in this set is a Technical Report that examines the impact on satellite
systems of the transition to the proposed worldwide Internet standard (IPv6) from
the current version (IPv4).


Source:
http://www.etsi.org/pressroom/Previous/2007/2007_01_ses.htm




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Mobile satellite


13.       The ETSI Technical Committee Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (TC
SES) has developed a set of standards for the physical layer of Satellite Digital
Radio (SDR) networks that will improve efficiency and encourage interoperability
in the transmission of video, audio and data content directly to mobile receivers.


14.       The ETSI standard will ensure that future systems for mobile audio radio
and mobile TV have a standardised radio interface available. This will provide a
powerful enabler for a mass market for mobile broadcast receivers.


Source:
http://www.etsi.org/pressroom/Previous/2007/2007_02_ses_sdr.htm




Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


Radio resources usage in wireless networks


15.       The IEEE P1900.4 Working Group, which will create a standard to
optimize radio usage and improve the overall capacity and quality of service of
wireless systems in a multiple radio access technologies environment, held its first
meeting in Feb 2007 in Madrid, Spain.


16.       IEEE P1900.4, “Architectural Building Blocks Enabling Network-Device
Distributed Decision Making for Opimised Radio Resource Usage in
Heterogeneous Wireless Access Networks”, will address the functional




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architecture of the overall system, information exchange, and seamless handover
between a network and the devices using it.


17.       Three primary use cases were identified at the Madrid meeting – dynamic
spectrum allocation, dynamic spectrum access, and distributed radio resource
usage optimization. These scenarios are intended to improve the overall wireless
system capacity and quality of service in a multiple radio access environment. The
system architecture and protocols selected will help optimize radio resource usage
by exploiting information exchanged between a network and mobile terminals.
This capability for radio resource optimization extends to the support of multiple,
simultaneous links and dynamic spectrum access.


Source:
http://standards.ieee.org/announcements/PR_P1900.4_New.html




American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

New/Revised TIA/EIA Standards

18.       The ANSI accredited Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
published 7 standards in the period from December 2006 to March 2007. The list
of the standards is given in Annex 2.



WiMAX Forum

Broadband Wireless Access (BWA)

19.       The WiMAX Forum has brought numerous companies from the Mobile
WiMAX equipment and test equipment communities together for the second


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public mobile WiMAX Forum PlugFest, an interoperability showcase hosted by
AT4 wireless Labs in Spain. The Plugfest was held in mid Feb 2007.


20.       The WiMAX Forum states that it has the vision to create the next
generation of mobile broadband Internet anytime and anywhere. This second
mobile PlugFest signifies the commitment by the WiMAX community to deliver
quality products that will redefine the end user experience and provides affordable,
content-rich services. The WiMAX Forum also states that the large number of
companies participating in the PlugFest reveals the significant interest and strong
momentum leading up to mobile WiMAX Forum Certification in mid 2007.


21.       The WiMAX Forum PlugFest provides mobile WiMAX equipment
suppliers an open environment in which to test compatibility and interoperability
of equipment in preparation for certification. Interoperability is the foundation of
standardisation and the objective of the WiMAX Forum efforts. Certification of
Wave 1 mobile WiMAX products is scheduled to begin in mid 2007, with market
availability of WiMAX Forum Certified mobile products beginning in late 2007. In
Wave 1 of mobile WiMAX certification, the initial systems that will achieve
WiMAX Forum Certification will be based on the 2.3 GHz profile.


Source:
http://www.wimaxforum.org/news/pr/view?item_key=f22e1a374b32d97cf3a0c2cc
fb926f6593d5228f




Office of the Telecommunications Authority
March 2007



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Annex 1 - New or Revised Recommendations Approved by ITU


As indicated in TSB Circular 135 of 15 Feb 2007, 2 new and 1 revised ITU-T Recommendations
were approved by Study Group 2.

Item   Nature          Rec. No.   Title

1      Approved        E.107      Emergency Telecommunications Service (ETS) and
                                  interconnection framework for national implementations
                                  of ETS

2      Revised         E.212      The international identification plan for mobile terminals
                                  and mobile users

3      Approved        E.802      Framework and methodologies for the determination and
                                  application of QoS parameters




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Annex 2 – List of Standards Published by ANSI Accredited Telecommunications
Industry Association (TIA) Between December 2006 and March 2007

TIA/EIA Standard


1.   Test Application Protocol for Terrestrial Mobile Multimedia Multicast Forward Link Only
     Transmitters and Devices, TIA-1104.


2.   Link Control Word Formats and Messages Addendum 1 Link Layer Authentication Service,
     TIA-102.AABF-A-1.


3.   Mobile Application Part (MAP) Introduction- Addendum 3, TIA-41.000-E-3[E].


4.   Trunking Control Channel Messages Addendum for Link layer Authentication Service,
     TIA-102.AABC-B-1.


5.   Telephone Terminal Equipment, Cordless Telephone Operation and Feature Performance
     Requirements, TIA-470.320-C.


6.   Removable User Identity Module for Spread Spectrum Systems, TIA-820-C.


7.   High Rate Packet Data Supplemental Packet Data Services, TIA-1054-1.




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