Open Letter to Standard Organizations From Operators Harmonization Group on Global 3G (G3G) CDMA Standard
During the last six months, many global wireless operators have been meeting to determine how the various CDMA proposals for the ITU's IMT 2000 System for 3rd Generation Wireless could be harmonized. At their first full fledged meeting held in Beijing, they approved two documents, an open letter to the ITU on IPR issues and the "Harmonized Global 3G (G3G) Specification Framework for ITU IMT-2000 CDMA Proposal". Subsequently they held three other meetings in each of London, Tokyo and Toronto to discuss key parameters - Chip Rate, Pilot Structure and Synchronization Method.
As a result of these efforts, the Operators Harmonization Group (OHG) has now agreed to a harmonized G3G CDMA standard framework. This agreement represents a major achievement for the global wireless industry. The harmonized G3G CDMA standard should have a positive impact on the growth of wireless industry and should serve its customers well. This historical agreement is attached and is entitled "Harmonized Global 3G (G3G) Technical Framework for ITU IMT-2000 CDMA Proposal." The agreement is supported by many operators as well as major manufacturers. It is anticipated that additional operators and manufacturers will respond very shortly in support of the document as they complete their internal assessments. These additional names will become available over the next few days.
The operators supporting the attached harmonization agreement request that the relevant organizations immediately undertake the following actions to ensure that the desires of the manufacturers and operators are realized.
ITU - TG8/1
The members of the OHG supporting the attached harmonization agreement request that the necessary modifications to Recommendation [RKEY] be agreed to at the Beijing TG8/1 Meeting in order to make RKEY consistent with the harmonization agreement. The members of the OHG further request that ITU TG8/1 take appropriate action to meet the requirements of the "Harmonized Global 3G (G3G) Technical Framework for ITU IMT-2000 CDMA Proposal".
SDO, 3GPP & 3GPP2
The members of the OHG request that ITU TG8/1 take the steps necessary to implement the technical framework outlined in the attached "Harmonized Global 3G (G3G) Technical Framework for ITU IMT-2000 CDMA Proposal".
Dated June 2nd, 1999