3GPP2-IETF Standardization Collaboration
RFC 3131

Document Type RFC - Informational (June 2001; No errata)
Authors Scott Bradner  , Mike McPheters  , Gerry Flynn  , Pat Calhoun  , Henry Cuschieri  , Steve Dennett  , Mark Lipford 
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Network Working Group                                         S. Bradner
Request for Comments: 3131                            Harvard University
Category: Informational                                       P. Calhoun
                                                  Sun Microsystems, Inc.
                                                            H. Cuschieri
                                                              S. Dennett
                                                                G. Flynn
                                                        Verizon Wireless
                                                              M. Lipford
                                                              Sprint PCS
                                                            M. McPheters
                                                     Lucent Technologies
                                                               June 2001

                3GPP2-IETF Standardization Collaboration

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2001).  All Rights Reserved.


   This document describes the standardization collaboration between
   3GPP2 and IETF.

1. Conventions used in this document

   This document uses significant terminology that is specialized to
   IETF, 3GPP2, or their areas of work.  See appendix A for definitions
   of acronyms.  The organizational definitions can be found in their
   respective web-sites.

2. Introduction

   This document contains a set of principles and guidelines that serves
   as the basis for establishing the collaboration between 3GPP2 and
   IETF, with the objective of securing timely development of technical
   specification that facilitate maximum interoperability with existing
   (fixed and mobile) Internet systems, devices, and protocols.

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   Each organization will operate according to their own rules and
   procedures including rules governing IPR policy, specification
   elaboration, approval and maintenance.

3. Reasons For Collaboration

3.1 3GPP2 use of IETF Internet Standards

   In the further development of 3GPP2 specifications, the benefit of
   adopting Internet specifications has been identified.

   The preferred 3GPP2 approach is to use the Internet standards
   unchanged, if feasible.  In any case, 3GPP2 has no intention to
   duplicate work performed in IETF.

   However, while this document recognizes the importance of 3GPP2
   interoperability with the existing Internet and hence the use of IETF
   standards, 3GPP2 recognizes that additions or modifications might be
   needed in order to make the IETF internet specification fulfill the
   needs of 3GPP2.  In such cases, 3GPP2 will take its concerns directly
   to the appropriate IETF working groups for resolution, or to an
   appropriate Area Director if no appropriate working group can be

3.2 IETF access to 3GPP2 Wireless expertise

   The technical work in 3GPP2 is organized in Technical Specification
   Groups TSGs each with their area of responsibilities.  TSG-A and
   TSG-C are responsible for the Radio Access networks based on CDMA and
   thus the experts in the areas of the characteristics of the physical
   transport.  TSG-N is responsible for the Mobility Management and
   other core network protocol and functionalities.  TSG-P is
   responsible for data services and applications.  TSG-S is responsible
   for the service and system aspects including the overall
   architecture, security and O&M aspects.  Contacts for the TSGs can be
   found on the 3GPP2 web-site www.3gpp2.org.

4. Document Sharing

   Both 3GPP2 and IETF encourage the sharing of draft documents that are
   of mutual interest.

   3GPP2 working documents are available on its official web-site, and
   are grouped according to the meeting.  These documents can be found
   on the 3GPP2 ftp server, which is open to anyone, at
   ftp://ftp.3gpp2.org.  3GPP2 specifications, those that have completed
   the 15-day Steering Committee review, can be found at:

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   IETF documents, including preliminary working documents ("Internet
   Drafts") are available on its web-site (http://www.ietf.org/) and
   various shadow sites.

   IETF representatives can obtain information about the 3GPP2 document
   and web-site structures by contacting the relevant 3GPP2 contact
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