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1 Fostering worldwide interoperabilityGeneva, 13-16 July 2009 Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) Susan Miller President and CEO, ATIS Global Standards Collaboration (GSC) 14 DOCUMENT #:GSC14-PLEN-073 FOR:Presentation SOURCE:ATIS AGENDA ITEM:Plenary; 4.2 CONTACT(S):Susan Miller (

2 Fostering worldwide interoperability 2 Geneva, 13-16 July 2009 ATIS identifies and addresses the industry’s market-driven priorities and develops end-to- end technical and operational standards that promote interoperability and support the business of its members. Business/technology priorities are identified by ATIS’ executive-level Board and Councils (TOPS Council, CIO Council,) and addressed in ATIS groups with the goal of tying business objectives to the needed standardized solutions. Resulting work items and recommendations are implemented within ATIS and in coordination with other industry organizations. ATIS Highlight of Current Activities

3 Fostering worldwide interoperability 3 Geneva, 13-16 July 2009 2008 Priorities Identified and Assessments Completed Home Networking (HNET) HNET Forum launched in February 2009 to enable the interoperability, interconnection, and implementation of an IP-based, end-to-end standardized home network solution. Service Oriented Networks (SON) SON Forum launched in March 2009 to develop practices and standards to support an open and flexible SON ecosystem, including new standards and the integration of existing standards that promote Web 2.0, IMS, and SOA interworking. Next Generation Carrier Interconnect (NG-CI) The Packet Technologies and Systems Committee (PTSC) launched a Task Force in April 2009 to address the near term needs of the industry with regards to service provider interconnection to deliver advanced services. ATIS Highlight of Current Activities

4 Fostering worldwide interoperability 4 Geneva, 13-16 July 2009 2009 Board Priorities “Green” Initiative ATIS adopted a Green Mission to reflect the importance of sustainability to the organization and its members. ATIS’ Network Interface Power and Protection (NIPP) Committee continues its development of standards addressing energy efficiency. The Board-launched Exploratory Group on Green (EGG) is addressing the role of ICT in reducing carbon emissions and promoting energy efficiency. ATIS’ initial report on Environmental Sustainability released in March 2009. Policy Management Focus Group (PM-FG) The PM-FG will assess Policy Management from a network perspective with particular emphasis on aspects of Packet Processing, Convergence and Policy Charging Control. ATIS Highlight of Current Activities

5 Fostering worldwide interoperability 5 Geneva, 13-16 July 2009 Facilities Consolidation Task Force (FC-TF) The FC-TF will work to further investigate the technical- and business-related issues of facilities consolidation including identification of the technologies and methodologies which present opportunities for cost savings in consolidation. Carrier Ethernet A workshop is being planned to address and identify any actions to support the continued development of Carrier Ethernet, and related Layer 2 and 3 standards from a global perspective. IPTV – Ongoing Priority ATIS ’ IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF) continues to lead the industry in the development of IPTV standards, successfully completing its work on broadcast linear TV (Phase 1), proving the applicability of its standards in a major interoperability test event, and launching an expanded scope of work to include interactive services. ATIS Highlight of Current Activities

6 Fostering worldwide interoperability 6 Geneva, 13-16 July 2009 Increase innovation, responsiveness, relevance and focus on delivering standards that advance the needs of our members’ business and technology goals in an economically challenging time. Engage broader involvement of non-traditional sectors which includes acknowledging the integration of IT and network and the provision of entertainment by more traditional companies - all with the goal of enabling companies to provide services with an interoperable, media-rich, service oriented network. Continuing emphasis on Green efficiencies by developing standards that support our members’ “triple bottom line” and promote the benefits of ICT to increase energy efficiencies and reduce GHG emissions. Strategic Direction

7 Fostering worldwide interoperability 7 Geneva, 13-16 July 2009 Continue industry’s paradigm shift away from (network/service) domain specific ideologies and allegiances – supporting a converged approach to communications. Enabling the successful uptake of innovative ideas and new industry directions, while preserving and utilizing investments in existing infrastructure and technologies. Developing standards which enable the monetization of new services and capabilities. Involving/retaining experienced standards participants (i.e., resources) with a good understanding of the converged network, the technologies, and overall direction of the industry. Challenges

8 Fostering worldwide interoperability 8 Geneva, 13-16 July 2009 Continue to enlist broader engagement of the non- traditional sectors in the standardization process: applications developers; web services, and content/entertainment companies, Implement actions resulting from ATIS’ initiatives on the Home Network, Service-Oriented Networks, and Green in our newly launched forums and continuing committee and executive level work. Continue to engage ATIS’ executive-level Board to assess industry’s strategic business direction and subsequent technical/operations needs. Continue to assess new models by which standards can best be developed to respond to marketplace opportunities and demands. Foster continuing collaboration amongst industry’s standards developers to meet the needs of our common industry direction, economize our resources, and maintain an environment of innovation and advancement through demanding times. Next Steps/Actions

9 Fostering worldwide interoperability 9 Geneva, 13-16 July 2009 Supplementary Slides

10 Fostering worldwide interoperability 10 Geneva, 13-16 July 2009 ATIS’ Green Mission ATIS and its members are committed to providing global leadership for the development of environmentally sustainable solutions for the information, entertainment, and communications industry. The development of these innovative end-to- end solutions will: Promote Energy Efficiencies. Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Promote “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” Promote eco-aware business sustainability. Support the potential for societal benefits. For more information visit Green Initiative

11 Fostering worldwide interoperability 11 Geneva, 13-16 July 2009 Exploratory Group on Green Report on Environmental Sustainability The EGG’s report, entitled “ATIS Report on Environmental Sustainability, March 2009” discusses sustainability’s increasing global importance and the role that ATIS’ leadership could bring to these efforts. The EGG’s report evaluated various sustainability aspects including: the ICT sector’s definition of “sustainability”; a review of the ICT sector’s current “green” initiatives; an examination of energy efficiency practices and alternate energy sources; an outline of the business drivers behind the ICT sector’s sustainability actions; and a demonstration of the ICT industry as an enabler of applications and services that improve energy efficiency in other sectors. The EGG concluded that the ICT industry is well-positioned to play an integral role in Green House Gas Emissions’ (GHG) reduction and if properly leveraged, the ICT industry’s vast resources can enable wide-ranging GHG-reducing solutions. The report is available for download at the ATIS website.

12 Fostering worldwide interoperability 12 Geneva, 13-16 July 2009 ATIS Standards for Energy Efficiency and Hazardous Waste ATIS’ Network Interface, Power, and Protection Committee (NIPP) develops and recommends standards and technical reports related to power systems, electrical and physical protection for the exchange and interexchange carrier networks, and interfaces associated with user access to telecommunications networks. Efforts relating to the Green Initiative occur in the following subcommittees and working groups: The Telecommunications Energy Efficiency Subcommittee (NIPP-TEE) develops standards and technical reports which define energy efficiency metrics, measurement techniques and new technologies, as well as operational practices for telecommunications components, systems and facilities. The Network Physical Protection Subcommittee Pb-free Working Group (NIPP-NPP PWG) proposes, develops, and recommends Standards and Technical Reports relating to the use of lead or the restriction of lead in solder used in the manufacturing of telecommunications network equipment. For more information, please visit

13 Fostering worldwide interoperability 13 Geneva, 13-16 July 2009 Service Oriented Network Forum SON Forum Mission The SON Forum will enable the interoperability and implementation of Service Oriented Network (SON) applications and services by developing standards, providing coordination for the development of standards and practices, and facilitating related technical activities. This forum will place an emphasis on telecommunications industry needs in collaboration with regional and international standards development programs in the telecommunications, IT and Web industries. SON Forum Task Forces Three task forces have been formed to address the initial technical work stemming from the SON Workplan: -Policy and Data Models Task Force -OSS/BSS and Virtualization Task Force -Service Delivery Creation and Enablers Task Force For more information please visit

14 Fostering worldwide interoperability 14 Geneva, 13-16 July 2009 Home Networking Forum HNET Forum Mission The Home Networking Forum enables the interoperability, interconnection, and implementation of IP-based home networking systems/services by proactively examining technologies and services and developing solutions supporting the rollout of these technologies and services, when appropriate. This forum will place an emphasis on ATIS member company needs in coordination with other regional and international standards development organizations. For more information, please visit

15 Fostering worldwide interoperability 15 Geneva, 13-16 July 2009 IPTV Interoperability Forum The IIF enables the interoperability, interconnection, and implementation of IPTV systems/services by developing ATIS standards and facilitating related technical activities. This forum places an emphasis on North American and ATIS Member Company needs in coordination with other regional and international standards development organizations. Phase 1 completes the IIF’s standardization of linear television service (i.e., basic television) over an IP network. Work has already begun on the IIF’s Phase 2, which will enable interactive services, including on-demand applications and pay-per-view programming. The IIF's Phase 3, targeted to commence in 2011, will focus on IPTV's most demanding applications, such as multi-party video conferencing and next-generation gaming. For more information, please visit

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