Design for Tussle in ITU's Recommendation Y.3001

posted 22 Jul 2011, 01:08 by Martin Waldburger   [ updated 2 Nov 2011, 03:35 by Patrick Poullie ]
The Study Group 13 (SG13) of the International Telecommunications Union – Telecommunications Sector (ITU-T) has worked on the Recommendation Y.3001, which addresses the “Future networks: Objectives and design goals” work item.

Y.3001 is part of the “Y SERIES: GLOBAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE, INTERNET PROTOCOL ASPECTS AND NEXT-GENERATION NETWORKS, Next Generation Networks - Future networks”, thus, of relevance to the FISE community and SESERV, and it can be found at 
SESERV was represented during the final editorial meeting as well as during its final content preparation by the Swiss Delegation, in which University of Zürich UZH had been appointed to. Note that ITU rules enforce the membership of a contributor to any SG and work within the ITU. Therefore, the Swiss Delegation lead accepted the membership of the SESERV coordinator UZH in their national delegation for the purpose of contributing this technical input.

The input of the Swiss Delegation was entitled “Socio-economic Changes to Draft Recommendation Y.3001” (available as a pointer to the agenda in and it was proposed as an update to the final version of Y.3001. In particular the following statement (besides other smaller changes) was proposed for the inclusion into the Recommendation Y.3001, followed by a rational and an example in the context of lacking QoS mechanism support:

“FNs are recommended to be designed to provide a sustainable competition environment for solving tussles among the range of participants in the ICT/telecommunication ecosystem—such as users, various providers, governments, and IPR holders—by providing proper economic incentive.”

The final formal vote on this and other updates to the final version of Recommendation Y.3001 was undertaken on May 20, 2011, and all of these had been accepted. Thus, Y.3001 will show in the formal final version the contribution of SESERV with respect to the tussle analysis.