#2 Working Group Meeting Report 16-18/3/99 Morristown, NJ, USA
15 Attendees from ETSI and T1 participating organizations attended the meeting. The detailed attendance information can be found in Annex 1 of this report.
The 3GPP TSG-SA WG5 (henceforth, SA5) met for three days mostly in plenary session starting at 9:00am Tuesday, March 16, 1999 and ending at 1:00pm Thursday, March 18, 1999 in Morristown, NJ, USA. The meeting included two sessions of rapporteur group discussion sessions for each of the work items owned by the WG. The plenary session was chaired by Mr. Albert H. Yuhan of Omnipoint (T1), the convenor of the working group (WG) and the rapporteur discussion sessions were presided by each work item rapporteurs. The agenda of the meeting is attached as Annex 2.
The meeting received and addressed 21 contributions, in which 2 incoming and 2 outgoing liaison statements were included. The titles and Tdoc numbers of all the contributions are listed in the table shown in Annex 3, with an indication of their disposition in the meeting.
The meeting proceeded producing the following results:
The Chair, Mr. Yuhan, the Convenor, called the meeting to an order at 9:00am of Tuesday 16th, March 1999.
Participants were registered to the meeting (cf. Annex 1).
Initial contributions to the meeting were registered and attributed (cf. Annex 3).
The agenda (Tdoc S5-99037) was reviewed and accepted as was drafted.
The Chair acknowledged to the group the 3GPP’s policy of requiring its individual members to make an earliest possible disclosure of their relevant intellectual property right issues, and asked if there was any intellectual property right issue to be declared by any participants. No declaration was recorded.
Reports from various relevant meetings were reported.
[Fort Lauderdale TSG-SA #1 meeting report] The Convenor made to the meting a report (S5-99039) on the last Fort Lauderdale TSG-SA #1 meeting, which included the TSG-SA approval of SA5 proposals for two SA5 work items, revision of SA5 terms of reference and scope, SA5 WG name change. The Convenor also reported to the meeting the TSG-SA discouragement of SA5's plan of creating two subworking groups, one for each SA5 work item and the TSG-SA resolution of TSGS#2(99)067 which defined the work responsibility division of SA and other TSGs in the telecom management aspect of the 3G system.
[Milan RAN3 O&M AHG meeting report] Delegates who attended the RAN3 O&M AHG Milan February meeting made verbal reports on the AHG meeting, in which RAN3 O&M AHG made its proposal to RAN3 regarding RAN3 WG's work scope and responsibility pertaining to the 3G O&M of the RAN subnetwork.
[Sophia Antipolis ETSI/TMN and TMN5 meeting report] Delegates who attended the Sophia Antipolis February/March ETSI/TMN and TMN5 meeting made verbal reports on these meetings, which included their actions of complete transfer to 3GPP their ongoing and completed work on UMTS management.
The meeting addressed the following inter-organizational issues:
[TMN5 (S5-99038, S5-99040, S5-99054)] The meeting noted TMN5 LS in which TMN5 stated its plan of transferring the group's ongoing and/or completed work on UMTS management to SA5 Morristown meeting. The meeting received ETSI draft Technical Specifications TMN05001 and TMN05002, TMN5's work on UMTS management principles and architecture, and UMTS management physical architecture. The meeting decided to take them as the baselines for the outputs of the SA5 Work Items 1 and 2.
[RAN3 (S5-99041, S5-99043, S5-99044, S5-99045, S5-99046, S5-99047, S5-99052. S5-99053)] The meeting studied RAN3 (O&M AHG) LS in which the RAN3 group made a proposal for a responsibility division between SA5 and RAN3 for 3G RAN sub-network O&M specification accompanied with a specific work plan to be progressed in a phased approach. The meeting also studied RAN3 activities and contributions on RAN O&M issues. The meeting agreed to generally accept the RAN3 proposal regarding matters to be covered in the first phase. However, the meeting felt that deciding on the matters beyond the first phase (as defined in the RAN3 LS) was premature as of now. So, the meeting decided to liaise RAN3 (i) that SA5 also agrees to take the RAN3-proposed RAN O&M architecture as a working assumption; (ii) that SA5 agrees to accept the phase one part of the RAN3-proposed work plan; and (iii) that SA5 would like to wait to see the phase one outcome of the RAN3 O&M requirement analysis as well as waiting for the outcome of SA5 3G management overall architecture. In this discussion, T-Mobil (ETSI) expressed its wish of the company position of not supporting the proposed RAN O&M architecture even as a working assumption to be recorded in the official record although it would not block the SA5 from drawing a general consensus in that direction.
[TSG-SA (S5-99039, S5-99048. S5-99056)] The Convenor's report (S5-99039) from the Fort Lauderdale TSG-SA meeting prompted a few SA5 actions to be taken. In the light of SA discouragement, SA5 decided to revert its #1 WG meeting decision of creating subworking groups for each work items. The meeting also supported the SA resolution of TSGS-(#2)99067 which defined the work responsibility division of SA and other TSGs in the telecom management aspect of the 3G system. Furthermore, recognizing the inter-TSG project coordination responsibility of SA, and noting SA's request for all TSG-SA WGs to examine their terms of references so as to ensure the project coordination role in each WG's aspects to be properly reflected in the WG terms of references. In this context, the meeting agreed to propose to SA a revision (as indicated in S5-99056; =S-(#3)99172) of SA5 terms of reference along this line.
The group addressed organizational and administration issues as follows:
[WG5 WG chairman election (S5-99042)] The meeting has received one registration for the WG chairman nomination. With no other contention, the meeting decided to elect the only candidate, Mr. Albert H. Yuhan of Omnipoint (T1), as the WG chairman of SA5 by acclamation. The Convenor would duly report the election result to TSG-SA. There was no nomination so far registered for the WG vice chairmanship in the meeting. The Convenor announced that the vice chairmanship election of SA5 was called again for the next SA5 meeting.
[WG5 WI Rapporteurs appointment] With the affected delegates' acceptance, Mr. Michael Truss of Motoroal (ETSI) and Mr. Tommy Berggren of Telia Mobile (ETSI) were appointed to the rapporteurs of WI-1 and WI-2, respectively.
The group addressed technical issues pertaining to Work Item 1 and 2 through rapporeteur group discussions led by each WI rapporteurs, and approved the outcomes in the plenary session as follows:
[WI-1 baselining (S5-99050, S#3(99)173)] The meeting noted Omnipoint's contribution S5-99050, in which the network operating staff of Omnipoint compiled their wish items in telecom management so that those wish items can be considered as end-user inputs as the future generation telecom management requirements. The meeting took that input for further study. Furthermore, the meeting decided to adopt ETSI-produced UMTS 21.06 (version 3.0.0) as the baseline of 3GPP output for SA5 Work Item 1, which will be presented for information to April Yokohama #3 meeting of TSG-SA.
[WI-2 baselining (S5-99054, S5-99055, S#3(99)174)] Through the WI2 rapporteur group discussion, the meeting approved to revise some part of ETSI/TMN5-produced TMN 05.002 draft ETSI document and adopted the modified version as the baseline of 3GPP output for SA5 Work Item 2, which will be presented for information to April Yokohama #3 meeting of TSG-SA. The group felt that the issue of standardization technology for 3G TMN specification was critical and decided to concentrate its discussion on this matter in the next SA5 meeting.
[3G charging and business management (S5-99049, S5-99051)] The issue of 3G system charging management, recognized in the previous Sophia Antipolis #1 meeting, was revisited to be examined if it would warrant to be worked on under a possible SA5 new work item. The group felt that the discussion should be made based on a clear service requirement identified by SA1 WG. So the meeting decided to liaise SA1 in which SA5 inquests SA1 to provide SA5 their input regarding this matter.
Request for TSG-SA Actions
The WG requests for TSG-SA actions as follows:
Review and approve this meeting report;
Discuss and approve the proposed change of Terms of Reference of SA5 (Tdoc TSGS#3(99)172);
Accept Tdoc TSGS#3(99)173, presented to TSG-SA for information, as the baseline of SA5 WI-1 output to be put under the SA5 document change control;
Accept Tdoc TSGS#3(99)174, presented to TSG-SA for information, as the baseline of SA5 WI-2 output to be put under the SA5 document change control.
Note (all information is valid as of the end of the last SA5 meeting):
Delegates marked as "P" in column N attended the Morristown meeting.
Shaded Column C (Counting), only one for each IM, carries information of the IM company’s voting status in SA5 as of the end of the Morristown meeting, where
* for a perfect state; 0 for a pending state becoming perfect effective the next meeting; I > 0 for count of the last consecutive delinquencies of a good standing SA5 member IM; + for officially SA5 non-member state; Participation by any representative of an IM is counted as the IM’s presence.
Column S (Status), indicates voting status of the delegate for his/her IM, where