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Liaison Statement: ASON-related Work

Submission Date: 2005-11-25
From: ITU-T SG 15 (Greg Jones)
To: ASON-related Work (jpv@cisco.com, adrian@olddog.co.uk)
Cc:sob@harvard.edu
Response Contact: tsbsg15@itu.int
greg.jones@itu.int
Technical Contact: hklam@lucent.com
Purpose: For action
Deadline: 2006-01-27 Action Taken
Attachments: ASON-related Work
Body:
ITU Q14/15 would like to bring the following comments on IETF CCAMP’s
ASON-related work to the attention of IETF CCAMP WG:
1.	Q14/15 has been monitoring the work on ASON routing solutions, and
strongly supports CCAMP’s continued work to address ASON requirements
in the routing protocols.  We have noted the new draft
(draft-dimitri-ccamp-ason-routing-sol-00.txt) and generally support its
directions, although the draft is still incomplete at this time. 
Q14/15 requests that future working group drafts on this topic be
liaised to Q14/15 for their information and comment.
2.	Q14/15 have also noted the work on ASON signaling solutions taking
place in CCAMP.  We understand that this work diverges in many respects
from the solutions defined in ITU-T Recommendation G.7713.2.  Q14/15
continues to be interested in collaboratively exploring any
opportunities for convergence of signaling solutions, as previously
stated in our Liaison of February 2004, and to that end request that
CCAMP continue liaison with Q.14/15 regarding any future signaling
efforts that are ASON-related.
In general, it is requested that CCAMP notify Q.14/15 when ASON-related
drafts are nearing completion.  While some members of Q14/15 have
participated in CCAMP activities such as joint design teams, their
participation does not constitute agreement of Q14/15 itself with the
output. We strongly suggest that CCAMP liaises such documents to ITU
for review prior to publishing as an RFC (for example, just preceding
or following WG Last Call), in order to ensure continued mutual
understanding of the requirements.
Note: This liaison is sent with an action date of January 27, 2006 in
order to allow for any liaisons to be discussed at the February meeting
of ITU-T SG15.