Specialist Task Force 311:
The consequences on the standardization activities on NGN from the EU ECN&S
regulatory view point
Who we are:
The "Letter Standardization and Regulation NGN IMS" has been sent to
OCG, OCG ECN&S, COCOM expert group on
Standardization, MSG, 3GPP TSG SA WG1 and WG3 mailing Lists.
reason for sending this letter to other regional members of 3GPP was to let
them know that this work is ongoing, since
other initiatives are also being setup around the world. Allowing 3GPP to
provide a global feedback will be of the interest to all and not just
Download the letter
What we do and why we do it :
The primary role of
Communications Networks and Services Directives (ECN&S) is “to provide a
horizontal co-ordination structure for issues related to the ETSI support for
the implementation of the European Directives and related Documents (see ETSI
New Regulatory Framework page below) and, in particular, to co-ordinate ETSI
activities covered by any associated Mandates relating to this topic”
Essentially, this means that the group has been set up to find potential
regulatory stumbling blocks that may impede the smooth roll-out of NGN/IMS (in
the context of 3GPP read IMS).
As part of this,
OCG ECN&S has set up an
ETSI Standards Task Force (STF 311) on "The consequences on the standardization
activities on NGN from the EU ECN&S regulatory view point". The objective of the
STF is to identify:
consequences on NGN/IMS standardization
from the regulatory view point,
where standardization is needed
to achieve public interests objectives and to increase competition.
was considered that European authorities and other stakeholders will be able to
benefit from mutual understanding of the regulatory benefits and consequences of
the current standardization process.
This work will give visibility
to NGN/IMS debate at European level and increase mutual understanding among the
The STF activity is to be performed
with the relevant documents produced for the preparation of the list of
standards for Articles 17 and 18, special reports produced by ECN&S, ECN&S
standing documents and any relevant documents which could be produced during the
review of the EU ECN&S Regulatory Framework.
Details of Related Work
Consequence of the standardization activity on NGN from the regulatory view point
Time plan for the work:
- Start of the work September 2006
How to contact us:
If you would like more information, please contact the STF
Note: this information is based upon STF working assumptions.
The views expressed do not necessarily represent the position of ETSI in this