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Cellular networks - 3GPP etc.
"At the @EnigmaConf EFF panel a few months ago, @JoeBeOne asked a very good question: how we should think about cell networks differently than Internet networks?"

via Blake Reid, May 2019
cellular  3GPP  standards  training 
may 2019 by pierredv
Will Software-Defined Satellites Take Off? - NSR Nov 2018
"... new architectures, multiple forms of heightened risk taking, and adoption of low or no heritage technologies. SES is pushing this process even further with proposals for a standard-build, software-defined satellite that could be purchased off the shelf for use in any orbital slot by any operator. Yet, with buy-in needed from both manufacturers and competing operators, will the idea take off?"

"The ability to change frequency bands, coverage areas, power allocation, and architecture (widebeam vs HTS, for example) on-demand, at any point in satellite lifetime, enables an operator to capture diverse markets. It can address new applications as they emerge, compensating if the initial target market falters, or more simply respond to a rebalancing of demand. Standard-build satellites also add flexibility to an operator’s fleet, making satellites interchangeable in the case of anomaly or shifting priorities."

"as is the case with any generalist/specialist tradeoff, a standard-build satellite will be able to address a broader overall array of demand but might not address individual markets as competitively as a tailored satellite."

"not only are standard-build/software-defined satellites on the table, but very high throughput satellites (e.g. ViaSat-3), smallsats in GEO (e.g. Astranis), condosats (e.g. GeoShare), blended GEO/MEO/LEO constellations, and in-orbit servicing and assembly, amid other budding ideas, are feasible pathways as well"

"While this cost and risk must be resolved, in principal standard-build satellites dovetail with what manufacturers have been considering for years: standardization as a way to cut costs and reduce production timelines."
SDR  NSR  satellites  SES  standards 
november 2018 by pierredv
10 key standards from ITU’s Radiocommunication Sector
In the wake of World Standards Day earlier this week, ITU’s Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) would like to highlight 10 standards that are key to the seamless functioning of technologies in the wireless world.
ITU-R  standards 
october 2018 by pierredv
Understanding 3GPP – starting with the basics | Qualcomm
This is a subtle, but important organizational clarification. 3GPP is an engineering organization that develops technical specifications. These technical specifications are then transposed into standards by the seven regional Standards Setting Organizations (SSOs) that form the 3GPP partnership (as seen below in Figure 2). The regional SSOs are also responsible for establishing and enforcing an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy.
3GPP  Qualcomm  standards 
august 2017 by pierredv
Editor's Corner—Telecom’s move to software and virtualization hounded by the same old problems | FierceWireless May 2017
"For years, carriers and vendors have been touting the wonders of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). These technologies, the argument goes, will enable network operators to replace expensive, proprietary hardware with software-powered, virtualized services running on cheap, off-the-shelf hardware. The result, vendors and carriers have said, will be an industry that can pivot on a dime, quickly developing and launching new, powerful, revenue-generating services while cutting costs in the process. The result, however, is not quite that. At least not yet."

Level 3 "is reluctant to go much further down that path due to concerns that what the company develops might not interoperate with services from other vendors or carriers"

"AT&T, an early mover in the SDN and NVF space, has said it expects that fully 55% of its network operations will be virtualized by the end of this year. . . . But still, AT&T doesn’t yet have any concrete cost savings it can point to from its virtualized, software-powered migration."

Verizon "said that the operator’s decision to standardize much of its software efforts on OpenStack “is a challenge right now.” "

"But standardization efforts in this area are still in their early phases, and expenses are mounting."

"It’s no surprise that the telecom industry is calling for more interoperability in its migration to SDN and NFV. After all, interoperability is one of the few key tenets underpinning the growth of the global telecommunications industry—communications only work when everyone speaks the same language."
FierceWireless  SDN  NFV  opinion  standards  AT&T  Verizon  OpenStack 
may 2017 by pierredv
Vademecum on European standardisation - European Commission
This Vademecum compiles key documents from the European Commission on European standardisation policy and related practice. It provides guidance without having legal status.
The main aim of the Vademecum is to serve as a guide for:
Commission officials - to enable them to use European standardisation as a tool for the implementation of European policies and legislation
EU countries - to help them to understand the Commission's European standardisation policy and the mechanisms of referring to European standards in European policies and legislation
Stakeholders - to gain a clear picture of the policies and processes of the Commission in this field.
EU  EC  standards 
april 2017 by pierredv
Tilburg University - Expert workshop on the functioning of SSOs
Via Gabor Molnar

"On 14 June 2016, TILEC held an expert workshop on the functioning of SSOs, focusing on incentives to participate in SSOs, trade-offs of different SSO governance structures and potential competition between SSOs and their alternatives, in particular their relationship with Open Source."
SSO  standards 
february 2017 by pierredv
ETSI - RED - The Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU
On 16 April 2014, the European Union adopted a new set of rules for placing radio equipment on the European market, and putting them into service.
EU Member States have to adapt their National laws to this new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) (2014/53/EU, published on 22 May 2014), and apply its provisions from 13 June 2016. Manufacturers who were compliant with the existing legislation (RTTED or LVD/EMCD) will have until 13 June 2017 to comply with the new requirements.
The existing Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive (R&TTED) (1999/5/EC) will be repealed on 13 June 2016.
ETSI  EU  EuropeanUnion  R&TTE  RED  standards 
january 2017 by pierredv
The Internet’s Own Instigator - profile of Carl Malamud
Malamud believes — and case law overwhelmingly seems to back him up—that no one can claim copyright on them, or limit access to them. Justice Stephen Breyer once remarked, “If a law isn’t public, it isn’t a law.” (Once Malamud heard this, he commissioned a rubber stamp, and frequently pounds the the quotation in red ink onto documents he produces.)
Carl-Malamud  standards  law  people  profile 
september 2016 by pierredv
Revisiting the VCR’s Origins - IEEE Spectrum 1988/republished 2016
JVC and Sony transformed an ingenious concept pioneered by Ampex into a major industry

(The following article was published in IEEE Spectrum in a special anniversary issue in 1988)
Beta  VCR  VHS  technology  history  IEEE-Spectrum  JVS  Sony  standards 
august 2016 by pierredv
Opinion analysis – “Pandora’s box” stays closed : SCOTUSblog May 2013
Monday’s opinion in City of Arlington v. FCC is surely destined for administrative law textbooks. One reason is that the Court at last resolved a longstanding dispute in the field: whether agencies are eligible for deference under Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. when interpreting the scope of their own so-called “jurisdiction.” The answer is yes; as Justice Scalia’s majority opinion explains, the distinction between jurisdictional questions and non-jurisdictional interpretations is “a mirage.” . . . Oral argument focused significantly on the puzzle of cordoning off “jurisdictional” questions from other questions of agency interpretation.
agency  jurisdiction  deference  Chevron  FCC  rules  v.  standards  SCOTUS  Arlington  v.  FCC  ex  SCOTUSblog 
november 2013 by pierredv
Lake: FCC Won't Delay Auction For ATSC 3.0 | May 2013
"Bill Lake, the FCC’s Media Bureau Chief, told the standards group that ATSC 3.0 — the next-generation and non-backwards compatible television standard — can't be completed and deployed without holding up the spectrum auction and channel repack."
auction  standards  television  ATSC  3.0  DTV  FCC  ATSC  incentive-auction 
may 2013 by pierredv
Implementation of Technical Standards for Radio system in the fields of Telecommunications and Broadcasting
"From the points of the effective use of frequency and prevention of interference, MIC (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications) establishes the technical requirement as compulsory regulations.
In addition to the compulsory regulations, ARIB standards are specified as voluntary standards for telecommunications and broadcasting radio systems in order to guarantee compatibility of radio facilities and transmission quality as well as offering greater convenience to radio equipment manufactures and users.

These ARIB STDs are established at the Standard Assembly. "
radio  spectrum  regulation  ARIB  receivers  standards  Japan 
september 2012 by pierredv
CIRCULAR NO. A-119 Revised | The White House "Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities "
"this Circular directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards in lieu of government-unique standards except where inconsistent with law or otherwise impractical"
regulation  OMB  standards  USA 
february 2012 by pierredv
SE 43 - CEPT
European whitespace standardizationi
standards  whitespace  europe  CEPT 
november 2011 by pierredv
ACA: CALM Has Implementation Problems :: Communications Technology
One of the problems with standards: "In a letter from American Cable Association (ACA) lawyers to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the ACA explained that it will be challenging to implement the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM) because the technical standard for establishing and maintaining audio loudness for digital TV - ATSC A/85 - was written as a voluntary engineering standard and not a legal document."
standards  audio  FCC  media 
october 2011 by pierredv
IEEE 1900.2-2008
IEEE Recommended Practice for the Analysis of In-Band and Adjacent Band Interference and Coexistence Between Radio Systems
Page(s): 1 - 94
Digital Object Identifier : 10.1109/IEEESTD.2008.4584236
ieee  interference  standards  ieee-xplore 
october 2011 by pierredv
IEEE SA - 1900.2-2008 - IEEE Recommended Practice for the Analysis of In-Band and Adjacent Band Interference and Coexistence Between Radio Systems
Description: Technical guidelines are provided in this recommended practice for analyzing the coexistence or, alternatively, the interference between radio systems, operating in the same spectrum assignment or between different spectrum assignments.
ieee  standards  interference  RF  Examples 
october 2011 by pierredv
Standard ECMA-392 MAC and PHY for Operation in TV White Space
"This Standard specifies a medium access control (MAC) sub-layer and a physical (PHY) layer for personal/portable cognitive wireless networks operating in TV bands. This Standard also specifies a MUX sublayer for higher layer protocols."
whitespace  standards 
september 2011 by pierredv
WG802.22 - Wireless Regional Area Networks Working Group
The charter of IEEE 802.22, the Working Group on Wireless Regional Area Networks ("WRANs"), under the PAR approved by the IEEE-SA Standards Board is to develop a standard for a cognitive radio-based PHY/MAC/air_interface for use by license-exempt devices on a non-interfering basis in spectrum that is allocated to the TV Broadcast Service.
whitepace  ieee  standards 
september 2011 by pierredv
P1900.7 - Radio Interface for White Space Dynamic Spectrum Access Radio Systems Supporting Fixed and Mobile Operation
This standard specifies a radio interface including medium access control (MAC) sublayer(s) and physical (PHY) layer(s) of white space dynamic spectrum access radio systems supporting fixed and mobile operation in white space frequency bands, while avoiding causing harmful interference to incumbent users in these frequency bands. The standard provides means to support P1900.4a for white space management and P1900.6 to obtain and exchange sensing related information (spectrum sensing and geolocation information).
whitespace  standards  ieee 
september 2011 by pierredv
IEEE P1900.2 - Interference and Coexistence Analysis
"This standard will provide technical guidelines for analyzing the potential for coexistence or in contrast interference between radio systems operating in the same frequency band or between different frequency bands."
radio  interference  IEEE  standards 
may 2010 by pierredv
How Things Work - Geoffrey Bowker
paper trying to answer questions around What work do classifications and standards do?
standards  classification  sociology 
september 2009 by pierredv
Jobs responds to outrage over MacBook's missing FireWire [u]
"Upon returning to the beleaguered Apple in 1997, Jobs hoped to earn Apple some licensing royalties from [Firewire], which was quickly becoming an emerging standard not just to replace SCSI but also in video and music applications. Jobs' plan resulted in Intel offering to upgrade its USB standard to speeds approaching FireWire at a lower cost."
stand  standards  via:gmsv 
october 2008 by pierredv
Quoted : Good Morning Silicon Valley
"It’s hard to conceive what this industry would look like today if Microsoft hadn’t standardized the OS" - Andreessen giving props to Gates
microsoft  standards  via:gmsv 
april 2008 by pierredv
IDABC - The 'European Interoperability Framework for pan-European eGovernment services
"The EIF is the reference document on interoperability for the IDABC programme. It is the result of an extensive consultation process with the Member States and thus represents the highest ranking module for the implementation of European eGovernment serv
EU  policy  technology  software  standards 
december 2007 by pierredv
Verizon Jumping to LTE? »
profile of LTE vs other techs like WiMAX, HSDPA, EV-DO rev a
wireless  standards 
december 2007 by pierredv
IEEE P1900 Working Group
The IEEE P1900A study group is charged with "Dependability and Evaluation of Regulatory Compliance for Radio Systems with Dynamic Spectrum Access.” The purpose of this standard is to specify techniques fortesting and analysis to be used during regulato
wireless  technology  standards 
august 2007 by pierredv
An Antic Disposition: How to hire Guillaume Portes
Description of OOXML, with examples
"This is a running criticism I have of Microsoft's Office Open XML (OOXML). It has been narrowly crafted to accommodate a single vendor's applications. Its extreme length (over 6,000 pages) stems from it having detaile
Microsoft  XML  standards 
january 2007 by pierredv
Matusow's Blog
Jason Matusow, Microsoft - standards, OSS
Microsoft  blogs  OSS  standards 
october 2006 by pierredv

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