External Liaison Relationships

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Organization / Title Additional Information Liaison Representative
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)The 3GPP is a collaboration agreement that was established in December 1998. The collaboration agreement brings together a number of telecommunications

standards bodies which are known as “Organizational Partners”. The current Organizational Partners are ARIB, CWTS, ETSI, T1, TTA, and TTC.


Anatoli Levine Asok Chatterjee,

3GPP PCG Chairman

3GPP TSG SA WG4 (Codec)



Amir Wolf Kari Jarvinen


DSL ForumThe DSL Forum is a consortium of more than 330 leading industry players covering telecommunications, equipment, computing, networking and servic provider companies. Established in 1994, the Forum continues its drive fo a mass market for DSL, to deliver the benefits of this technology to end users around the world over existing copper telephone wire infrastructures.

  Anatoli Levine Bill Rodey
ECMAEcma International is an industry association founded in 1961 and dedicated to the standardization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Consumer Electronics (CE).

Patrick Luthi Istvan Sebestyen
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)ETSI is a not for profit organization whose mission is to produce the telecommunications

standards throughout Europe and beyond.


  Anatoli Levine Mr. Karl Heinz Rosenbrock
ETSI TISPANETSI TISPAN, which combines the work of the former ETSI bodies SPAN on fixed network standardization and TIPHON(tm) on Voice over IP (VoIP) based networks is responsible in ETSI for all aspects of standardization for present and future converged networks, including Voice over IP (VoIP), Next Generation Networks (NGN).

  Anatoli Levine Richard Brennan,Vice-Chair Marketing,ETSI TISPAN
GCFGlobal Certification Forum (GCF) Application Enabler Agreement Group (AEAG) Product certification of GSM and 3rd generation terminals.

  Albert Wong and Oren Libis,

3G-324M AG Co-Chairs

Phil Brown
HATS – The conference of Harmonization of Advanced Telecommunications Systems (“HATS”) is a non-profit organization to promote, encourage, and facilitate the development and implementation of interoperable multimedia Telecommunications solutions based on open international standards in Japan.

Anatoli Levine Kenji Koro, Steering Committee Chairman
ISMAThe Internet Streaming Media Alliance, Inc. is a non-profit corporation formed to create specification(s) that define an interoperable implementatio for streaming rich media (video, audio and associated data) over Interne Protocol (IP) networks.

Anatoli Levine Tom Jacobs,President,ISMA
SO/IEC JTC1 SC29 Coding of Audio, Picture, Multimedia and Hypermedia Information.



Anatoli Levine Mr. Shinji Watanabe
ISO/IEC JTC1 SC29 WG1 (JPEG)Coding of Still Pictures.



Anatoli Levine Mr. Shinji Watanabe
ISO/IEC JTC1 SC29 WG11 (MPEG)Coding of Moving Pictures and Audio.



Anatoli Levine Mr. Shinji Watanabe, Leonardo Chiariglione
International Telecommunication Union Standardization Sector (ITU-T) Produces recommendations covering all fields of telecommunications through a unique worldwide partnership between governments and industry.


Mission statements

Roadmaps descriptions,
core competencies

Plans and work items – See “List of questions” within each Study Group accessible from the above page

IPR policies

Anatoli Levine Mr. Malcolm Johnson
ITU-T SG 16 Multimedia Services and Systems.

Patrick Luthi Yushi Naito
MPEG-4 Industry Forum (M4IF)To further the adoption of the MPEG-4 Standard, by establishing MPEG-4 as an accepted and widely used standard among application developers, servic providers, content creators and end users.

Anatoli Levine Rob Koenen
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)TIA represents providers of communications and information technology product and services for the global marketplace through its core competencies in standards development, advocacy, and market development and trade promotion programs.

Anatoli Levine Dan Bart
Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC)Contributes to standardization in the field of telecommunications by establishing protocols and standards for interconnection between telecommunications networks and terminal equipment, etc as well as to disseminate those standards.

Anatoli Levine Mr. Nobuhiro Horisaki