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Liaison Statement: Information on activities related to Emergency Telecommunications including Early Warning (Alerts)

Submission Date: 2009-07-09
From: ITU-T SG 13 (Tatiana Kurakova)
To: IETF Charter group on Authority to Citizen Alert (ATOCA) (chair@ietf.org)
Cc:Monique Morrow
Scott Bradner
iab@iab.org
Brian Rose
Steve Norreys
Robert Sparks
Cullen Jennings
Response Contact: Tatiana Kurakova
Technical Contact: Keith Knightson
Purpose: For information
Attachments: Recommendation Y.1271 “Framework(s) on network requirements capabilities to support emergency telecommunications over evolving circuit switched and packet switched networks”
Recommendation Y.2205 “Next Generation Networks – Emergency telecommunications- Technical considerations”
Body:
During the ITU-T Q5/13 NGN GSI meeting held in Geneva from May 11-22,
the group noted that the IETF-74 meeting held a BOF session on
Authority to Citizen Alerts (ATOCA). Q5/13 has developed two
Recommendations, Y.1271 and Y.2205 addressing Emergency
telecommunications related definitions and considerations. In
particular, Y.2205 clause 9 “Mechanisms and Capabilities supporting
some aspects of early warning in NGN” discusses alert systems, and the
common alert protocol. In developing a charter for your proposed
working group on ATOCA, we would like to bring to your attention the
emergency telecommunications related definitions in Y.1271 and clause 9
in Y. 2205 that may be useful in the drafting of the charter for ATOCA.

We are currently working on a revision to Y.2205 and we would be
interested in expanding this clause in the future to reflect relevant
aspects developed in this IETF proposed working group. We wish to be
informed of the progress of the working group deliverables i.e. RFCs so
that we can incorporate appropriately in our future versions of Y.2205.

In addition to these two attached Recommendations, please note that
other ITU-T study groups have developed Recommendations related to
Emergency Telecommunications. As such, members from different
administrations and service providers have discussed/resolved
terminology and other issues related to differences and similarities in
different countries on this topic. We would be happy to provide you our
decisions and understanding to facilitate your further efforts in IETF.
Please let us know if we can be of further assistance so that you can
benefit from our experiences.
 
Attachments:
Recommendation Y.1271 “Framework(s) on network requirements
capabilities to support emergency telecommunications over evolving
circuit switched and packet switched networks”
Recommendation Y.2205 “Next Generation Networks – Emergency
telecommunications- Technical considerations”