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Standards Promotion Ad Hoc Report Greg Jones, Chair Dan Bart, Staff Support Jason Leuck, Staff Support November 8, 2004 San Diego, CA.

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1 Standards Promotion Ad Hoc Report Greg Jones, Chair Dan Bart, Staff Support Jason Leuck, Staff Support November 8, 2004 San Diego, CA

2 2 Outline Brief Report on Activities of Standards Promotion Ad Hoc Two-page summary of Ad Hocs recommendation Bottom Line: – Ad hoc activities clarified what is meant by promotion – Agreement to promote the standards process at TIA – SDO staff to remain company-neutral, technology-neutral, but can provide factual information on our standards and process – Trade Association staff guided by TIA By-laws and member decisions, and can and do support differing technology solution where there is member consensus (Cat 6, FOLS) – IPR issues guided by TIA IPR Policy compliance

3 3 Ad Hoc Participation Motorola TI Lucent Nokia Ericsson Qualcomm FAL Associates Staff TIA Legal Counsel Ad Hoc met three times by teleconference

4 4 Ad Hoc Participation Outreach via Technical Committee authorized by Chair of the Ad Hoc brought in views from: – Lucent, Nortel, Fluke, MV Labs, TI, Motorola, FAL Associates, MVLabs, Ericsson, E.F. Johnson, V-Tech, and Verizon Wireless

5 5 August board meeting Issues TIAs unique role as both an SDO and a Trade Association that wants to advocate credible policy goals. The inclusion of standards from many SDOs in the products of TIA members. The fact that cdma2000 ® technology is currently TIAs principal 3G wireless standard being deployed by carriers. The existence of groups such as 3G Americas and the CDMA Development Group (CDG) whose purpose is to promote a specific technology or standard.

6 6 August board meeting Issues The fact that TIA by-laws allow parts of TIA to take independent positions and possibly conflicting positions on issues provided the appropriate TIA governance process is followed. Whether any additional consideration of a companys Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) position in a standard is warranted in the standards promotion activities of TIA once that company has complied with the TIA IPR Policy.

7 7 Agreements reached in Ad Hoc A reaffirmation of TIAs current standards promotion policy (see 2-page handout) A mandate to increase the promotion of TIA as place to bring standards work: highlighting capabilities and processes avoiding the promotion of any one technology in the SDO specifically allowing information about TIA standards to be provided in a company-neutral, technology-neutral way

8 8 Agreements reached in Ad Hoc A recognition that in the Association side of TIA companies can and do support the promotion of or lobby for specific technologies in the context of a Division or Section this only occurs when there is consensus among the companies involved in the Trade Association group doing the promotion extremely unlikely that TIA would undertake such an activity in certain product areas (e.g., 3G wireless) due to a lack of consensus among TIA member companies to do so and because TIA members sell products built to multiple standards

9 9 Agreements reached in Ad Hoc TIA staff throughout the organization should provide information on standards in a company-neutral, technology-neutral manner Once the TIA IPR policy has been satisfied, the fact that one or more companies hold different IPR positions in different TIA standards is not a consideration for the standards promotion activities of TIA

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