3GPP TSG SA Plenary Meeting #16 10th - 13th June 2002. Marco Island, USA.

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SP-020364

An Open Letter to the Chairmen of 3GPP & 3GPP2
On behalf of the Operators Harmonization Group, I would like to express our sincere thanks to the two Co-Chairs of the IP CN Harmonization Workshop held recently in Toronto, Canada. Their professionalism and efficiency was instrumental in ensuring a very successful meeting. OHG is delighted with the output document (Annex 1) from the workshop. Many operators participated in the workshop. In our Milan meeting we had estimated attendance of approximately 60 people for the workshop but the final count exceeded all our expectations at 114, - clearly demonstrating the interest this workshop generated. In addition to whole heartedly endorsing the recommendations outlined in the output document from the meeting, we would like to further elaborate the following points: 1. We applaud the recommendation that duplication of work between two PPs should be avoided. 2. The two Partner Projects should work together to establish a common long term vision and evolution strategy. We encourage you to consider a joint session on vision and evolution, perhaps during the autumn of this year. We would encourage you to invite ITU SSG to be part of such a meeting. 3. We anticipate that, you will create work items in your respective groups to carry out the work that was outlined in the recommendation of the workshop.

Michael Walker Chairman OHG CC: ITU - WP8F ITU - SSG ITU - Project Manager, IMT 2000

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to be extended as appropriate within the 3GPP or 3GPP2) Consistent terminology to describe common IMS functional entities The reference model and terminology are provided in Annex A.  Recommendations from April 3-4. In particular it was agreed that priority will be given to harmonization in the areas of: OSA/PARLAY based service APIs IMS (Referring to the 3GPP IP Multimedia Subsystem and its equivalent in 3GPP2 MMD) Given that considerable alignment has already occurred in the area of 3GPP and 3GPP2 IMS. Harmonization Goals It was agreed that the harmonization of 3GPP/3GPP2 IP Multimedia Core Networks is a worthwhile and achievable goal that should be pursued urgently by both PP groups. Canada. It is desirable to focus the harmonization efforts to those areas where synergies already exist. it was further agreed that 3GPP and 3GPP2 should adopt: A single IMS reference model (at a high level of abstraction.$11(. 3DJH  . Furthermore. it was agreed that the 3GPP and 3GPP2 should work to ensure: Interoperability between the 3GPP IMS mobiles and 3GPP2 IMS mobiles (a 3GPP IMS mobile can set up a session with a 3GPP2 IMS mobile and viceversa) Application level intersystem IMS roaming (given that the mobile supports the visited network’s access network and IP transport technology. a 3GPP IMS mobile should be able to roam into a 3GPP2 network and vice-versa) - Annex B provides a non-exhaustive list of issues which 3GPP and 3GPP2 should consider in achieving these interoperability and roaming goals. 2002 IP CN Harmonization Workshop The following conclusions and recommendations on 3GPP/3GPP2 IP core network harmonization were reached at the IP CN Harmonization Workshop held on April 3-4. 2002 in Toronto.

3GPP and 3GPP2 should align the IMS and service aspects of their respective Reference Models. The group agreed that common mobility management is an item for future consideration. 3GPP and 3GPP2 should work together on a common evolution strategy taking into account the vision work in other groups including ITU and IP2 AdHoc.. 3GPP and 3GPP2 should collaborate closely on any requirements to be input into IETF related to SIP extensions and other issues. the group agreed that duplication of work between the PP groups should be avoided and that existing schedules (e. joint e–mail exploder) to promote harmonization activities.g. 3GPP and 3GPP2 should establish formal and informal mechanisms (e.Recommendations In general. 3GPP Release 5) should not be negatively impacted. 3GPP and 3GPP2 should consider routes to joint requirements analysis and joint specification development..1 as the base for their on-going development activities. 3GPP2 should utilize 3GPP Release 5 IMS and Parlay 3.g. 3DJH  .

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