Chaired by Antonella Napolitano
The new ITU-R Working Party 8F was set up to deal with the implementation of the
WRC-2000 Decisions, the further development of IMT-2000 and the consideration of
future systems beyond IMT-2000. The work of WP8F is already underway, it is
moving very fast, and many UMTS Forum members are actively involved.
There are 6 "permanent" Working Groups within the working party covering future
evolution, spectrum, global circulation, radio technology, co-ordination of
satellite issues and issues associated with developing countries.
UMTS Forum members, through several of its Working Groups, will continue to be
directly involved in the vision, spectrum, global circulation and developing
countries activities, and will maintain an awareness of developments in the
Technology and Satellite Groups as well.
In addition to the formal Working Groups, WP8F makes use of ad-hoc groups to
deal with specific issues. Some of these may also occupy the time of UMTS Forum
The 3GPP Co-ordination Group (3GPPCG) has been assigned responsibility within
the UMTS Forum for co-ordinating and managing WP8F issues.
In addition to this new task, the 3GPPCG will continue to participate and
contribute to the work of the 3GPP Technical Standards Groups (TSG), translating
the new UMTS Forum Reports, recommendations into appropriate market