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Global Standards Collaboration (GSC) 14. GSC-14 Opening/Plenary Summary Report. Malcolm Johnson, GSC-14 Chair. Meeting Overview. 101 attendees 111 input documents Presentations from 8 PSOs and ITU:

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Meeting Overview

  • 101 attendees
  • 111 input documents
  • Presentations from 8 PSOs and ITU:
    • ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, ISACC, TIA, TTA, TTC; ITU(GSC14-PLEN-18, 73, 24, 65, 36, 5, 48, 58; 72)
    • Highlights were given on main topics of work for each PSO and ITU during the last year
    • Overall, increasing efforts towards “green technologies”
    • Regional and global coordination and cooperation remain paramount
  • 11 High Interest Subject panel sessions
  • First time: “New and Novel” session
meeting overview 2
Meeting Overview (2)
  • High Interest Subjects (Panel Sessions)
    • Continuing cooperation on IMT standardization (ARIB)
    • Emergency communications (TIA)
    • Security and lawful interception (TIA)
    • Identity management and identification systems (ITU)
    • IPTV (ATIS)
    • Intelligent transportation systems (TIA)
    • IP over broadband access in support of convergence (TTA)
    • ICT and the environment (TTC)
    • ICT management & operations (CCSA)
    • Forums & consortia (CCSA)
    • NGN interoperability (TTC)
  • New and Novel Topics
review from past gsc 13
Review from past GSC-13
  • Presentations
    • Presentation of GSC-13 Plenary Status Report (GSC13-CL-02r1)
  • Summary
    • There were 25 Resolutions from GSC-13
    • Worked very aggressively to streamline the GSC process
    • Target discussions in key areas
    • New dimensions explored
continuing cooperation on imt standardization arib
Continuing cooperation on IMT standardization (ARIB)
  • Presentations
    • GSC14-PLEN-3, 6R1, 17R1, 27, 46 (info), 49, 50
  • Summary
    • PSOs updated their regional activities on IMT standardization
    • The importance of cooperation on IMT standardization was emphasized in their contributions (e.g. the necessity of IMT.RADIO & global/regional harmonization for IMT UHF band)
    • Updates to the GSC-13 Resolution on IMT Standardization were recommended in order to include the current activities of ITU-R WP 5D, 3GPPs, and other PSOs.
  • Resolution
    • A drafting group was set up to discuss updating GSC13-RES-01 “Continuing cooperation on IMT standardization”
      • See also IMT Task Group Report slide


emergency communications tia
Emergency communications (TIA)
  • Presentations
    • GSC14-PLEN-7, 19, 28, 34 (for info), 43, 71
  • Summary
    • Common theme: Continue to encourage collaboration and coordination on Emergency Communications among the GSC Members and other organizations
    • All use GSC framework to describe the scenarios for Emergency Communications
    • Digital broadcasting transitions make spectrum available for public safety (US, Japan)
      • US - Public Safety Endorsement of LTE for 700 MHz broadband
      • Challenge of getting public safety community thinking about standards-based solutions
    • Alert and warning systems/protocols including preventing unauthorized access to emergency services, new technologies for Emergency Communications and priority routing of these signals have been discussed
    • Covered databases related to Emergency Communications including safety of life and rescue operations, allocated/assigned radio spectrum, and next generation PSAPS
  • Resolution
    • Panel concurred that Emergency Communications should remain as HIS for next GSC and reaffirm GSC13-RES-2 “Emergency Communications”.
security and lawful interception tia
Security and lawful interception (TIA)
  • Presentations
    • GSC14-PLEN-8, 21, 32, 33, 45
  • Summary
    • It would be useful to have “excellence groups” with security expertise to facilitate the discussion of broad security-related issues
    • Although still some fragmentation of LI standards on global basis, PSOs continue to encourage collaboration and coordination on Security and LI standardization among the GSC Members and other organizations
    • Work on global standards for LI and data retention remains important
      • Work on LI and data retention should continue within the legal and regulatory framework
    • Impacts of Security and LI on new technology introduction (M2M, Smart Grids, Femto cells, etc.) will be of interest to GSC going forward
  • Resolution
    • Proposed to remain a HIS
    • No Resolution proposed
    • Agreed to forward proposal in GSC14-PLEN-45 (TTA) for collaborative work on National Information Security Indexes and a update to GSC13-RES-11, “Cybersecurity” to GTSC7 for their consideration


identity management and identification systems itu
Identity management and identification systems (ITU)
  • Presentations
    • GSC14-PLEN-09, 29 (for info), 38, 60, 75
  • Summary
    • Developers can take advantage of identity as a network-provided capability
    • User acceptance is key to success
      • Use cases are useful to guide standards development
    • Privacy is not opposed to security – it is a precondition of security
    • Work closely with ITU to get the global solution on IdM – Joint Coordination Activity on IdM
  • Resolution
    • Proposed to reaffirm GSC13-RES-03 “Network aspects of identification systems”
    • Proposed to reaffirm GSC13-RES-04 “Identity Management”


iptv atis
  • Presentations
    • GSC14-PLEN-20, 25, 31, 41, 56
  • Summary
    • IPTV standards have progressed to evolve from architectural scope and broadcast services to more advanced services and capabilities
    • Delivery of Internet content is currently being assessed and/or undertaken as new work – some variance across Internet models
    • Open security solutions for IPTV are a critical challenge
    • Future IPTV standards must continue to evolve to meet dynamic environment defined by NGN Convergence, IMS and web-based services and applications-oriented model
    • It is important to ensure the alignment of IPTV architectures and interfaces with global aspects; and to continue to work cooperatively with external organizations, especially with the ITU-T on aligning and coordinating efforts and work products
    • Various forums and consortia are developing specs incompatible with IPTV architecture in ITU-T Recommendations
      • Need to engage with them for implementation of consistent, interoperable services
    • IPTV standards must be sufficiently flexible to support unique needs of countries, service areas and regulatory frameworks
  • Resolution
    • Proposed to reaffirm GSC13-RES-06 “IPTV Standards”


intelligent transportation systems tia
Intelligent transportation systems (TIA)
  • Presentations
    • GSC14-PLEN-10, 15, 30, 40
  • Summary
    • Regulatory and public policy in some jurisdictions are encouraging development of ITS standards and solutions
      • Conducting feasibility studies is a good practice as precursor to standardization and system development
    • ICTs & climate change (“green”) initiatives will foster ITS development
    • Safety and security remains major concerns
    • It was suggested that “we should not focus on what is difficult” but rather identify areas where there is consensus to help progress global standards
    • Need to develop requirements on a global basis
      • ITU-T APSC TELEMOV members should be more active during the year to improve the cooperation, particularly between ISO TC-204, ETSI and ITU-T
      • The GSC ITS Task Force should continue and its resolution updated (covered in the ITS Task Force summary)
    • The Fully Networked Car Workshop at the Geneva Motor Show March 3-4, 2010 should be fully supported by GSC PSOs and Observers
      • This year’s workshop should indentify the priority standards needed for ITS communications deployment
  • Resolution
    • There is no plenary Resolution on Intelligent Transportation Systems
      • However, see GTSC ITS Task Force (GSC13-RES-14)


ip over broadband access in support of convergence tta
IP over broadband access in support of convergence (TTA)
  • Presentations
    • GSC14-PLEN-4, 51, 78R1
  • Summary
    • Various Broadband access technologies are available and are being developed over Fixed/Mobile environments including developing Next Generation Access Networks
    • “User requirements” on broadband accesses should be taken into account more widely to support of convergence
    • More features will be incorporated into broadband accesses to support of convergence such as supporting mobility in transport level, granularity of QoS/Security etc.
    • Expansion of “Quality of Service” concept will be investigated to incorporate different levels of “Security”, “Mobility”, “Personalization” and others.
  • Resolution
    • Proposed to reaffirm GSC13-RES-07 “IP Over Broadband Accesses in Support of Convergence”


ict and the environment ttc
ICT and the environment (TTC)
  • Presentations
    • GSC14-PLEN-11, 39, 47R1, 53, 55R1, 57, 61, 63 + 63A1, 66, 79
  • Summary
    • Substantial increase in activity observed since GSC13: both new and existing technologies
    • Three dimensions of ICTs concerning climate change: development of technology infrastructure, reduce ICT carbon footprint, use of ICTs for reduction of carbon footprint in other sectors
    • Important to encourage use of ICT tools for reducing the carbon footprint also by ITU and the PSOs
    • Emphasis on need of consistent, internationally agreed measurement and benchmarking methodologies
    • Cooperation and collaboration are fundamental as this is a global issue
  • Resolution
    • Agreed to revise GSC13-RES-08 “ICT and the environment” based on GSC14-PLEN-39 (ISACC) and GSC14-PLEN-61 (TTC)


ict management operations ccsa
ICT Management & Operations (CCSA)
  • Presentations
    • GSC14-PLEN-26R1, 64
  • Summary
    • Research is needed for the convergent ICT M&O today covering both telecom/communication and IT field.
      • ICT M&O includes ICT infrastructure M&O, ICT service M&O, ICT business M&O, and ICT M&O services.
    • Groups like ATIS TMOC and CCSA have done some work on ICT M&O standards.
      • Still, ICT M&O common architecture is needed to reduce the gap between SDOs and enhance the traditional management framework.
    • ICT M&O has to adapt to the new service evolution like IPTV or online gaming
      • ICT M&O is expected to support the new telecom business mode, in which especially Telecom Operators today will provide huge-number of services since they are now playing more and more like roles of SP/NO (Network Operator), not only NO.
  • Resolution
    • Proposed to revise GSC13-RES-09 “ICT Management and operations”


SP: Service provider

NO: Network operator


forums consortia ccsa
Forums & Consortia (CCSA)
  • Presentations
    • GSC14-PLEN-67 + 67a1, 23R2 + 23R2a1 (69 for info)
  • Summary
    • Global forums become more active and involve the de-facto and interoperability standard activities
    • It is important to keep on the global Forums/consortium survey and take the analysis and statistics in the multiple dimensions
    • It should promote better cooperation between Standard organization and Forums
  • Resolution
    • None


ngn interoperability ttc
NGN Interoperability (TTC)
  • Presentations
    • GSC14-PLEN-12 + 12a1, 54, 62, 74
  • Summary
    • TIA presented their activities on interoperability including relationship with SDO’s such as ATIS and ETSI.
    • TTC presented their activities on NGN interoperability and several solutions to achieve NGN interoperability and proposed new resolution to encourage PSOs collaborative work to achieve NGN interoperability.
    • ATIS presented their activities on interoperability including Network Interoperability Forum(NIIF), IPTV Interoperability Forum(IIF), Next generation-Carrier Interconnection(NG-CI) Task Force , etc.
    • The importance of NGN interoperability was emphasized in those contributions and recognized among PSOs.
  • Resolution
    • A new Resolution on Interoperability or revision of GSC13-RES-10 was proposed as appears in GSC14-PLEN-62
      • Discussion to be held in GTSC group considering revision of GSC13-RES-10


new and novel
New and novel
  • Smart grids
    • Intersection of 2-way power generation, IT and telecoms
    • Substantial industry interest, holistic approach needed  cross-sector cooperation
  • Service Oriented Networks (ATIS)
    • SON address need to rapidly create new services based on reusable components (“service enablers”)
    • Increase collaboration in particular with the “IT world”
  • Future Network Issues (TTA)
    • Future networks address clean-slate evolution of network architecture
    • New HIS proposed
  • Machine-to-Machine (M2M) smart embedded device communications (TIA)
    • Industry interest increasing, harmonized approaches are needed
    • Many industries / sectors are concerned (e.g. health, smart grid, etc)
      • Wide set of requirements to be addressed


proposals for resolutions revisited at closing plenary
Proposals for Resolutions(revisited at closing plenary)
  • Reaffirmed
    • GSC14-RES-02 - Emergency communications
    • GSC13-RES-03 - Network aspects of identification systems
    • GSC14-RES-04 - Identity management
    • GSC14-RES-06 - IPTV standards
    • GSC14-RES-07 - IP over broadband accesses in support of convergence
  • Deletion
    • GSC14-RES-05 - Healthcare ICT standards
    • GSC14-RES-25 - Personally identifiable information protection*
    • GSC14-RES-26 - User needs, considerations and involvement*

*: might be reaffirmed

  • Revised
    • GSC14-RES-01 - Continuing cooperation on IMT standards
    • GSC14-RES-03 - Network aspects of identification systems
    • GSC14-RES-08 - ICT and the environment
    • GSC14-RES-09 - ICT management and operations
    • GSC14-RES-14 - GSC ITS Task Force
  • New
    • GSC14-RES-[27] Telecommunication/ICT accessibility for persons with disabilities
    • GSC14-RES-[28] Smart grids
    • GSC14-RES-[29] Governance of ICTs


task force opening plenary reports its
Task Force Opening Plenary Reports - ITS
  • Oral report by GSC ITS Task Force Chair
  • GSC13-RES-14 should be updated to add emphasis on identifying priority ITS communications standards and developing a coordinated roadmap for ITS communications standardisation
  • The GSC Task Force will also work on
    • The standards approach for 700 MHz allocated for ITS
    • The standards needed to achieve cognitive radios that meet the needs for the long life of communications devices in automobiles and lorries
  • Safety discussions are being held nationally, it is hoped to bring them to the GSC at the next meeting
  • The GSC Task Force will be chaired by ARIB for the next year with ETSI leading the priority communications and roadmap tasks and TIA leading the cognitive radio task
  • Proposed to revise GSC13-RES-14 “GSC ITS Task Force”


task force opening plenary reports imt
Task Force Opening Plenary Reports - IMT
  • Presentation
    • GSC14-PLEN-016
  • Candidate radio interface technologies will be evaluated in the Step 4 of IMT-Advanced radio interface development process
    • 12 evaluation groups registered with ITU-R
  • Coordination among evaluation groups is strongly encouraged to facilitate comparison and consistency of results
    • Pre-coordination or discussions towards coordination should be carried out through the Task Force activities
  • Requested input from PSOs on national/regional activities concerning evolution of radio interfaces towards IMT-Advanced
  • Proposed continuation of the Task Force
  • Proposed update of GSC13-RES-01 “Continuing Cooperation on IMT Standardization”


  • GSC14-PLEN-42 (ITU)
    • Noted the increasing difficulty concerning availability of texts from PSOs that are referenced in ITU-T Recommendations, in particular when the management of the standards portfolio is outsourced to third parties.
    • Participants were reminded that in becoming qualified under the procedures of Rec. ITU-T A.5 for referencing within ITU-T Recommendations, PSOs agreed to provide a reference copy to ITU-T and that the PSO follows a document management regime that keeps older and obsolete versions of standards available.
  • Offline discussions were encouraged among the PSO and ITU representatives to ease the situation
  • Substantial increase in activity and interest was noticed for ICT and climate change
  • The approach of PPSO leading the HIS discussions has shown to be very effective
  • Most High Interest Subject areas have seen progress since GSC13
  • Participants were commended for their commitment to work on global standards
  • The Chair thanked all for their participation and spirit of cooperation
  • The final agenda for this meeting, including all associated documents, is contained in GSC14-PLEN-01R4