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Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th April 2001
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> Introduction

The 3GPP Market Representation Partners (MRPs) are responsible to provide the market vision for services and service priorities in order to guide the technical specification development. The UMTS Forum has recently completed a service forecast study that clearly identifies the service categories that will be the key revenue generators for 3G. The UMTS Forum has now decided to hold a workshop in order to investigate the implications of the service forecast on standards and technology. This workshop "Assessing the Requirements for Deploying Key 3G Services" has received full endorsement of 3GPP, all its MRPs (GSM Association, UWCC, IPv6 Forum, GSA, MWIF and 3G.IP) and ITU.

The main objectives are to identify essential technology enablers for the service categories, relate them to work items in key standards and industry fora and clarify the unique service opportunities of the IP Multimedia Subsystem, timing and transition issues. It is anticipated that the participation by 3GPP MRPs will ensure that the workshop will clarify the future direction in the converging internet, service content and communications industries and develop some implications on mobile standards and technology.

 
> Expected Outcomes

  1. Matrix of key service capabilities and essential technology enablers, features and building blocks.
  2. Agreed priorities for standardisation requirements and identification of standards bodies.
  3. Identification of essential additional standards work.
 
> Proposed Workshop Format

A two day workshop with scene setting presentations and position papers on the first day and discussions, break out sessions and reports, which will establish the output and recommendations of the workshop on the final day. A draft outline programme and speakers/leaders is presented below:

 
> Draft Agenda

Welcome and introductions (senior representatives from 3GPP and MRPs)

Session 1: Setting the scene

1. Business opportunities for 3G services (Presentation of the UMTS-F market forecast reports)

Analysing 3G service categories and estimating service demand

speakers: UMTS Forum, Telecompetition

2. Mobile Operators Positioning in the new value chain

Assessing the new value chain for 3G business opportunities and presenting the possible positioning of Mobile Operators

speakers: UMTS-F, GSMA SERG, Mobile Content Provider

3. How to carry a successful customized infotainment service into 3G environment

Understanding how demand for mobile data services can be boosted

speaker: From the multimedia industry (MPEG, JPEG, applications)

Session 2: Identify the main technology enablers for key 3G services

4. The "Mobile ISP" Business Model: when Internet becomes mobile

Derive, from the identified 3G services, the technology issues to be solved in order to enable the "Mobile ISP" Business Model: Internet and Intranet Access issues e.g. Secure access, Streaming Constraints, Private vs. Public addressing

speakers: IETF, IPv6 F, 3GPP RAN, 3GPP SA, GSMA, 3G.IP

5. The "Mobile Portal" Business Model: when Mobile telephony moves to data services

Derive, from the identified 3G services, the technology issues to be solved in order to enable the "Mobile Portal" Business Model: overcome WAP limitation, UICC issues, M-commerce, Security (e.g. electronic signature), Voice interaction, Language support

speakers: WAP Forum, IETF, 3GPP TSG T, ETSI, 3GPP2

6. The "Mobile Specialised Services" Business Model: new services to targeted communities

Derive, from the identified 3G services, the technology issues to be solved in order to enable the "Mobile Specialised Services" business model: instant messaging, multimedia support (for both messaging and telephony), voice over IP, SIP call control, QoS management, location based services, voice browsing, OSA: the evolution in service control, open APIs and toolkits including application execution environment

speakers: UMTS-F ICT Group, IETF, 3GPP SA2, 3GPP RAN, MWIF, 3GPP TSG T, Microsoft

7. New features and differentiation in the evolution of Mobile Terminals

Derive, from the predicted 3G services, the technology issues to be solved in the evolution of mobile terminals: support of multimedia, MMI, displays, batteries, SIM Toolkit, MExE, multi-mode, terminal capabilities negotiation, Script (XML, WML, XHTML) and protocols (WAP, HTTP, ..), software radio

speakers: Manufacturers, 3GPP TSG T2 & T3

Session 3: Assessing the status of the Standardisation activities

8. 3GPP: Evolution from Release 4 to future Releases

Present the status of definition and the predicted availability of the main "work items" to allow the migration to All-IP Networks

speaker: 3GPP TSG Chairman

9. IETF: IP goes Mobile

Present the status of definition and the predicted availability of the main "work items" to make IP mobile

speaker: IETF

10. The All-IP model: how to get there

Operators point of view (Starting point: results from SA workshop and SA#10 plenary discussion)

speaker: Operators, 3GPP, 3GPP2

Panel Discussion

Analyse the 3G requirements vs. the Standard work

  • Is the status of the standardisation work in line with the 3G service requirements?
  • Is additional work required for the current standardisation workplan?
  • Is the timeplan of the standardisation groups in line with the 3G market needs?

Planning for Break-out Groups including terms of reference and tasks

moderator:

panelists: UMTS Forum, 3GPP, GSMA, IPv6 Forum, ITU, etc.

Break-out Groups (four in parallel)

Define the Action Plans

  • Wrap-up the results of the presentations
  • Start from the suggestions and indications from the Panel Discussion
  • Define the Action Plan for the technical issues related to the different Business Models

The groups will be:

A. Mobile ISP

chairman:

B. Mobile Portal

chairman:

C. Mobile Specialised Services

chairman:

D. Numbering & Addressing

chairman:

Final Session: Assessing the results of the Workshop

  • Presentations of the outcomes of the break-out groups
    speakers: chairmen of the break-out groups
  • The main actions in the near future
    speaker: workshop chairman
  • Conclusions, recommendations and output from the workshop Workshop chairman, secretary
 
> Further information
A complete agenda, programme and further details will be sent out shortly. Please send comments, presentation and speaker proposals to the UMTS F 3GPP Coordination Group Chairperson Antonella Napolitano: antonella.napolitano@mail.blu.it, copy to the UMTS Forum secretariat: umtsforum@fei.org.uk.
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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