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Conference Call

December 21
st
, 2009

MESA/SC1
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Meeting:

MESA

SC#
1
8

Source:

MESA Chairman

Title:

MESA#1
8 Draft

mee
ting

R
eport

Date:

11
th

January 2010

Agenda item:

All

Document for:

Information

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy

Individual Members of MESA shall be bound by the IPR Policy of th
eir respective Organizational Partner.

Individual Members should declare at the earliest opportunity, any IPRs which they believe to be essential, or
potentially

essential, to any work ongoing within MESA.

Organizational Partners should encourage their res
pective members to grant licenses on fair, reasonable terms
and

conditions and on a non
-
discriminatory basis.

The MESA Secretariat shall maintain a register of IPR declarations relevant to MESA
, received by the
Organizational

Partners.


1

W
elcome

-

Opening

Remarks

The MESA meeting was
set up

as a conference call

to
ease the
discuss
ion

on
the future of MESA

before the end
of 2009
.


The
MESA
SC
Chairman
, Craig Jorgensen

(
APCO
Project 25 Steering Committee
)
,

opened the meeting and
thank
ed ETSI for
organising this conference call and for providing the
e
lectronic tool
GoT
o
M
eeting
.


The
MESA
SC
Chairman

welcomed the delegates present on remote
.


2

Introduction of the SC delegates

and Call for IPRs

20

participants registered and

15

attended the
conference

call
.


A list of participants was made available as per
SC1
8
_0
2

at

the meeting folder
:
http://www.projectmesa.o
rg/ftp/SC/SC18_Confcall_2009/


3

Adoption of the
meeting
agenda

The
MESA
SC
Chairman presented the
draft agenda (
SC1
8
_01
)
sent earlier to the MESA exploder lists. It

was
approved.


The Call for IPRs was made available as per
SC18_03
.

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4 Review progress to
date

The MESA SC Chairman reminded

the participants the
historic

of
the
international
Public Safety Partnership
Project (
PSPP
)

MESA. ETSI and TIA are both Partners of the Project and signed

t
he original Partnership Project
Agreement (PPA) in May 2000
, rati
fied in
January

2001 by t
he current partnership agreement
.

The aim of MESA
was to set up a system of reference (SoR)
for digital mobile broadband technology, aimed initially at the sectors
of public safety and disaster response.

T
he next step of MESA work
would be to perform a gap analysis

but
there
was

no possibility
in MESA
to
complete this gap analysis

up to now
.

Ken Mott (BAPCO) suggested going to the APCO Global Alliance. The
SC
MESA Chairman explained that he
ha
d

several contacts with APCO this year a
nd he even met the APCO Board the week before where he
discussed about possible arrangements
for MESA
with APCO Global Alliance.

The SC MESA Chairman said that a lot of valuable work has been done
in

MESA and could be used

by other
group(s)
. Another possib
le solution could be that a part of the MESA work goes to ETSI Special Committee
EMTEL.

Then the SC MESA Chairman gave the floor to the
MESA
Working Group Chairmen. The MESA
SA
Chairman,
Dan Hawkins (APCO) explained the NPSTC
(
US
National Public Safety Tel
ecommunications Council)
process

for their
broadband task force with

700 MHz
interoperability
recommendation
s

for
Public Safety communication

in
US
.

LTE is a technology choice.
Regarding the MESA SA work there is no open Work Item.

The former MESA SYS Chai
rman, Jatin Kadakia

(Qualcomm)
, updated the participants on the work in this group.
Two Work Items
were

still open
and

there has been no progress since spring
:



RTR/MESA
-
SYS0070015v321 (TR 102

653)
: System and Network Architecture
;



DTR/MESA
-
SYS0070017v311
(TR170

017)
: Assessment of the suitability of COTS for Public Safety
Broadband communications.

Another Work Item, not created

yet
, would be the gap analysis.
He
also
reminded that there was no official
Chairman for the TSG group as he stopped his Chairmans
hip beginning of the year.

5 Determine how best to leverage current complete products

The SC Chairman
proposed three options for the future of MESA:



Involve
APCO Global Alliance

as

the APCO Board thinks that MESA could be a benefit for APCO Global
Alliance
. Their next meeting is on the 15
th

January 2010
.



ETSI and TIA close MESA



ETSI and TIA close MESA

and move the documents to a specific group/SDO

The SC Chairman insisted that whatever the option
the
support
/commitment

from industry is ne
cessary

to
succeed.

He also added that Project MESA has to keep its global impact.

He asked for the position of the two
most active industry player
s

in MESA, Ericsson and Qualcomm. Ericsson (Bruno Olsson) confirmed that they will
continue to participate in the Project
;

Qualc
omm (Jatin Kadakia) will look at the new process approach and will
be more an observer.

Motorola (Larry
Nyberg
) added

that their position
will

still
be
observer.

Adrian Scrase (ETSI) reminded that the role of ETSI was to support ETSI Members, to provide th
e framework
infrastructure in which the ETSI Members want to produce standards. He noted that more Public Safety MESA
Members seem to be interested in MESA than ETSI Members. He stated that the real cost of MESA was not the
secretariat but was the industri
al participation and their input. The focus of MESA seems to change from the
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origin of the PSPP. US
Public Safety industry has
made a strong announcement in supporting LTE as the de
facto technology to support Public Safety
requirements
but
some future mec
hanism may be required

to ensure
that
Public Safety
requirements are
correctly captured
.
So as
LTE
is
developed in 3GPP
,

which is in his
competence centre
,

he

suggested that the requirements could be brought to 3GPP. He concluded by proposing
to close down

PSPP MESA
. In case the work would be transferred to another SDO it would be appropriate to
rename “MESA”

and rebrand it.

Cheryl Blum (TIA) agreed with what Adrian Scrase said.

The SC MESA Chairman supported the idea to close MESA

and to

rebrand it

in orde
r to move on quickly
.
Some

MESA participants agreed on this proposal
, other did not
.

The MESA Chairman asked ETSI and TIA about the formal process to close MESA
.

MESA Members may consider closing MESA after a formal decision from

APCO Global Alliance
regar
ding their
involvement in the future of MESA activities. They meet next
on the 15
th

January
.

A
-
MESA18
-
01

Inform MESA Members on the formal process to
close MESA

ETSI and TIA

End January 2010

A
-
MESA18
-
02

Decide on the future of MESA

MESA Members

tbd

6 Det
ermine and quantify outstanding Work Items

Treated under

item 4.

7 Di
s
cuss potential ways to keep Project alive and move it
forward

Treated under item 5.

8 Assess which item could be closed and which ones would be
difficult to close with current resources

Treated under item 5.


9
In recognition of the potential impact on Project MESA an
update on the 700 MHz, LTE
-

technology of choice decision
and BBTG that has been done to date will be offered.

-

The general focus will be on the service aspect of that wor
k instead of the interface technology (re
-
charter MESA objective)

-

Report on the NPSTC broadband task


Treated under items 4 and 5.

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10
The Project MESA quorum will be asked to determine if,
given the lack of resources and support if the Project should
be c
losed.

If the decision is to close the Project it will be necessary to establish a Project Closing Date.

Treated under item 5.

11 If the quorum makes a decision to close the Project, it will
also be asked how we can best leverage the excellent work
produ
ct that we will be leaving behind.

Treated under item 5.

Adjourn

The MESA SC Chairman t
hanked

all the
delegates for their
participation to the conference call and wished them
a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Annex A: Action List

A
-
MESA18
-
01

Inform
MESA Members on the formal process to
close MESA

ETSI and TIA

End January 2010

A
-
MESA18
-
02

Decide on the future of MESA

MESA Members

tbd