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Conformance and Interoperability: Revisions to WTDC 47

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From: Seth Johnson
Date: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 4:51 PM
Subject: WTDC 47 Edits – Re: [ITAC-D] Updated proposal for changes to WTDC Resolution 47 on Conformance & Interoperability
To: “Chip Sharp (chsharp)”
Cc: “ITAC-D@LMLIST.STATE.GOV”

Hi Chip et al.,

Edits to WTDC 47 attached, as promised.
WTDC 47 – ID Edits

Seth

On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 12:42 PM, Chip Sharp (chsharp) wrote:
> All,
>
> As requested today, here is the proposed modification for Resolution 47.
> Note that this is Rev 4 of the proposal, but the only difference from the
> last one I sent out is one word (highlighted). It is diffmarked against the
> current version of Resolution 47.
>
> I recommend reviewing all the proposed changes, but I want to bring to your
> attention two additions to the Resolution:
> * Addition of text on counterfeit equipment, as per Res. 177 of PP’10.
> * Addition of text related to MRAs
>
>
> The inclusion of counterfeit equipment was the result of discussions (e.g.,
> at TSAG) on whether this work should be done in ITU-T or in ITU-D. The
> intent of adding counterfeit into Res 47 is to try to move this work to
> capacity building in ITU-D as opposed to ITU-T developing Recommendations.
>
> The addition of text on MRAs to Res. 47 was intended to refer to capacity
> building on MRAs, (e.g, what MRAs are, how they are developed, how they
> work), *not* to negotiate MRAs. There seems to be a lot of confusion about
> MRAs and how they work (including me).
>
> For those that are interested, the following ITU-D web site describes the
> activities related to the C&I Program.
> As I noted on the call, the ITU(-D) is already including MRAs in its work
> including developing guidelines for development of MRAs.
> http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Technology/Pages/ConformanceandInteroperability.aspx
>
> I also noted on the call that the ITU has signed MOUs related to the C&I
> Program with test labs in countries that have local testing requirements
> (don’t accept test results from the US).
>
> Chip Sharp
> Director – Tech Policy & Internet Governance
> Cary, NC

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