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stds-802-16: IEEE Standards Now Recognized as References for ITU-T Standards

This is what I have been working on. I now have the action item from the
IEEE-SA Standards Board to determine what this means and how IEEE-SA can
best work this process. Would appreciate any help you can give here at the
IEEE802 March meeting.

Jim Carlo(jcarlo@ti.com) Cellular:1-214-693-1776 Voice&Fax:1-214-853-5274
TI Fellow, Networking Standards at Texas Instruments
Chair, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC6 Telecom and Info Exchange Between Systems
Chair, IEEE802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee

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From: owner-stds-802-16@ieee.org [mailto:owner-stds-802-16@ieee.org]On
Behalf Of Roger B. Marks
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2000 12:08 AM
To: stds-802-16@ieee.org
Subject: stds-802-16: IEEE Standards Now Recognized as References for
ITU-T Standards

Here is an interesting news release from the IEEE Standards Association:

(Piscataway NJ - 11 February)

A milestone for relations between the IEEE Standards Association
(IEEE-SA) and Telecommunication Standardization Sector of the
International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) was recently achieved
with the announcement that IEEE's standards are now recognized as
references for ITU-T standards.

In January 2000, the ITU-T confirmed that the IEEE is now a
standards- development organization accepted for cooperation and
exchange of information, and that its standards may be included as
references in ITU-T standards, according to the provisions of ITU-T
Recommendations A.5 and A.6. These recommendations detail the
procedures and rules by which the standards documents can be shared.

A key part of these recommendations is the principle that information
can be shared between organizations, and that IEEE and ITU-T
standards can be used by the other organization as source material,
pending appropriate copyright agreements. This recognition also
serves to demonstrate further the IEEE's standing as a global
standards-developing organization.

"This action from ITU-T is in keeping with the direction the
standards community needs to be taking now!" said Judith Gorman,
Managing Director of IEEE Standards Activities. "Standards bodies
with niche expertise, who bring in technical participants from all
over the world, should have appropriate standards identified and
recognized by such organizations as ITU, IEC, and ISO. And hopefully
ITU-T's decision will be a catalyst for similar actions from other

 For further information about IEEE and ITU-T relations, contact
Karen McCabe at k.mccabe@ieee.org or +1 732 562 3824.

Copyright  2000 IEEE

URL: http://standards.ieee.org/announcements/itutstds.html (Modified: