[802SEC] IMT-Advanced news from Radiocommunication Assembly
Dear EC Colleagues,
During its meeting of 15-19 October, the ITU's Radiocommunication
Assembly (RA) made several decisions relevant to the development of
IMT-Advanced. I thought that a summary of these results may be of
value to some EC members. Here is a list of issues that, in my
observation, may be of particular interest:
(1) The RA adopted two new resolutions related to IMT-Advanced:
*Resolution ITU-R 56 ["Naming for International Mobile
*Resolution ITU-R 57 ["Principles for the process of development of
(2) The RA modified three resolutions related to IMT:
*Resolution ITU-R 17-3 ["Integration of International Mobile
Telecommunications (IMT-2000 and IMT-Advanced) with existing networks"]
*Resolution ITU-R 47-1 ["Future submission of satellite radio
transmission technologies for IMT-2000"]
*Resolution ITU-R 50-1 ["Role of the Radiocommunication Sector in the
ongoing development of IMT"]
(3) The RA reorganized the ITU-R Study Group activities. IMT had
previously been led by Working Party 8F under Study Group 8 ("Mobile,
radiodetermination, amateur and related satellite services").
However, SG8 will no longer be a distinct entity, as most of the
scope of SG8 and SG9 ("Fixed service") has been, in effect, merged
into a new Study Group 5. According to Resolution ITU-R 4-5, the new
group is described as follows:
STUDY GROUP 5 (TERRESTRIAL SERVICES)
Scope: Systems and networks for fixed, mobile, radiodetermination,
amateur and amateur-satellite services.
Chairman: Dr A. HASHIMOTO (Japan)
Mr T.K.A. ALEGE (Nigeria)
Dr A. CHANDRA (India)
Dr J. COSTA (Canada)
Mr T. EWERS (Germany)
Mr C.T. GLASS (United States)
Dr A. JAMIESON (New Zealand)
Mr A.I. KLYUCHAREV (Russian Federation)
Ms L. SOUSSI (Tunisia)
Mr L. SUN (China)
Dr K.-J. WEE (Korea (Rep. of))
Resolution ITU-R 5-5 details the "Work programme and Questions of
Radiocommunication Study Groups."
(4) The details of how Study Group 5 will organize its work into
Working Parties are not yet decided. However, Resolution ITU-R 1-5
was modified to provide the following general text on the topic: "To
limit the resource impact on the Radiocommunication Bureau, Member
States, Sector Members and Associates, a Study Group shall establish
by consensus and maintain only the minimum number of Working Parties,
normally three or four Working Parties."
(5) Resolution ITU-R 9-3 ("Liaison and collaboration with other
relevant organizations, in particular ISO and IEC") is of general
interest to collaborating organizations.
All of these resolutions can be found in the Book of ITU-R Resolutions:
I hope you find this report useful.
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