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Liaison statement

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State Posted
Submitted Date 2020-09-01
From Contact Lincoln Lavoie
To Group IESG
To Contacts The IESG <>
Cc The IETF Chair <>
Dave Sinicrope <>
The IESG <>
Liaisons at Broadband Forum <>
Statements at IETF <>
Robin Mersh <>
April Nowicki <>
David Allan <>
David Sinicrope <>
Response Contact
Purpose For information
Attachments bbf-liaise-415-ietf-04
Dear colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the above mentioned internet draft
currently progressing on the AD sponsored track in the IETF Internet Area.

This draft is an important part of BBF’s wireless wireline convergence efforts.
It provides a means of efficiently encoding 5G metadata in user traffic in a
format that will be relayed by deployed access equipment without modification.
The actual solution was the result of extensive deliberations and a polling of
the vendor community to validate tractability.

It is our intention to normatively reference this draft in the following
soon-to-be-published BBF technical specifications:
   - TR-124i6 Functional Requirements for Broadband Residential Gateway Devices
   - TR-456 AGF Functional Requirements
   - TR-181i2a14 Device Data Model
And as an informative one in:
   - TR-470 5G WWC Architecture

As such there is a strong desire to see it progress through the IETF process to
RFC. We are continuing to develop specifications for wireless wireline
convergence, and will formally advise the IETF via liaison of any work
impacting the IETF.

Your consideration is greatly appreciated.

Lincoln Lavoie,
Broadband Forum Technical Committee Chair

Liaisons at Broadband Forum <>
Statements at IETF <>
Robin Mersh, Broadband Forum CEO <>
April Nowicki, Broadband Forum Member Support Manager
<> David Allan, Broadband Forum WWC Work Area
Director <> David Sinicrope, IETF Liaison Manager to
BBF <>

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