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Liaison statement
LS/o on Deliverables of Focus Group NET2030

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State Posted
Submitted Date 2020-08-14
From Group ITU-T-SG-13
From Contact Tatiana Kurakova
To Group IETF
To Contacts The IETF Chair <>
Cc The IESG <>
Scott Mansfield <>
The IETF Chair <>
Response Contact
Purpose For comment
Deadline 2020-11-30 Action Needed
Attachments SG13-LS166
Liaisons referring to this one Liaison response on FG Net2030 Deliverables
ITU-T Study Group 13 is pleased to inform you that the Focus Group on NET2030
(FG NET2030) has completed its activities. The FG NET2030 was formed in July
2018 in particular to study the capabilities of networks for the year 2030 and
beyond.  The pre-standardisation deliverables produced by the Focus Group
during its lifetime are freely available from the following link as well as
from the Focus Group on Technologies for Network 2030 homepage. We appreciate
receiving your feedback and related collaborative work considering the outputs
provided below. This would be very helpful in determining next steps and for
future co-operation and collaboration. SG13 is looking forward for further
co-operation related to this topic.

1.      White Paper “Network 2030 - A Blueprint of Technology, Applications and
Market Drivers   Towards the Year 2030 and Beyond” ; The role of Network 2030
is to identify the right set of network technologies required to deliver
new/enhanced applications. To be exact, it is scoped to serve up the
communication needs of our society in the year 2030: its purpose remains to
address new capabilities of both public and private wireline or fixed networks.
The white paper describes the Network 2030 initiative and provides a
comprehensive analysis of the applications, the network, and the infrastructure
in that context.

2.      Deliverable “New Services and Capabilities for Network 2030:
Description, Technical Gap and Performance Target Analysis”; This deliverable
describes new communication services for Network 2030, provides gap analysis,
and specifies performance targets for different type of new services and
capabilities along with the objectives for new communication services. It
introduces new services and capabilities for Network 2030, including common
terminology and definitions necessary for describing new services. It also
analyses gaps in existing communication technology to provide the reasoning
behind the new communication services that are proposed in this document.

3.      Representative Use Case Deliverable “Representative use cases and key
network requirements for Network 2030”; Technical Report presents seven use
cases: holographic type communications (HTC); tactile Internet for remote
operations (TIRO); intelligent operation network (ION); network and computing
convergence (NCC); digital twin (DT); space-terrestrial integrated network
(STIN); industrial IoT (IIoT) with cloudification. It elaborates key network
requirements to support these use cases. In addition, five overarching abstract
requirement dimensions are depicted and scored relatively in order to compare
the requirements of each use case. Through a clustering methodology these
dimensions are also presented graphically.

4.      Technical Report “Gap Analysis of Network 2030 New Services,
Capabilities and Use Cases”; The Technical Report on Gap Analysis presents the
current work on network and communication services that has been carried out by
different standards development organizations (SDOs) with respect to the
Network 2030 services, capabilities, and representative use cases. Based on
these inputs, this report identifies gaps, namely issues and technologies that
are not currently addressed, and will be required for the support of new use
cases and the network infrastructure of 2030 and beyond. The major challenges
identified relate particularly to machine to machine communications, autonomous
operations, specific bandwidth requirements, and the finest possible
granularity of time-engineered services.

5.      Technical Report “Additional representative use cases and key network
requirements for Network 2030”; This technical report covers five additional
use cases to those contained in the first report [3, above]: Huge Scientific
Data Applications, Application-aware Data Burst Forwarding, Emergency and
disaster rescue, Socialized Internet of Things, and Connectivity and sharing of
pervasively distributed AI data, models and knowledge. Their corresponding key
network requirements are also briefly described. Five overarching abstract
requirement dimensions (articulated within each use case with respect to their
related requirements) are compared graphically. The representative use cases
are also briefly analyzed from the abstract requirement dimension perspective.

6.      Technical Specification “Network 2030 Architecture Framework”;
Technical Specification “Network 2030 Architecture Framework”; This technical
specification begins describing architectural principles and overall
architecture for public networks in the year 2030 and beyond, namely
Network2030. Later, the specification elaborates on the details of access/edge
architecture, routing and addressing, data path security, quality of service
(QoS), burst switching, network slicing, Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC)
federation, and network management for Network2030. Impact of quantum computing
is also addressed.

7.      Technical Report “Description of Demonstrations for Network 2030 on
Sixth ITU Workshop on Network 2030 and Demo Day, 13 January 2020”, Doc-O-037;
This technical report provides a description of demonstrations made on Sixth
ITU Workshop on Network 2030 and Demo Day, 13 January 2020, Lisbon. It includes
New IP demonstration, Computing Power Network demonstration, Self-Generated
Intent-Based System demonstration and Enabling Internet-scale Holographic-Type
Communications demonstration.

8.      Technical Specification “Terms and Definitions for Network 2030”.
This technical specification represents a glossary of terms helping to
understand the Network 2030 use cases, requirements, challenges, and potential