Re: [Geopriv] New indoor location - standards needed

Randall Gellens <> Thu, 04 December 2014 05:41 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Geopriv] New indoor location - standards needed
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I agree that there does appear to be standards work that may be 
needed, with a role for the IETF.  However, before we in the IETF in 
general or geopriv (or ecrit) in particular jump in with specific 
proposals, I think we need to understand the requirements and overall 
architecture.  Since we are discussing protocols to be used with 
cellular calls, we need to work with the cellular industry to be sure 
that what we develop meets their needs and will be used.

To my knowledge, there has been very little discussion, much less 
agreement, by an industry-specific SDO such as ATIS (since we are 
talking about the U.S.). Once this is done, the objectives for the 
IETF, as well as industry groups, will become clear.  In addition the 
FCC has not issued any new mandate as of yet and is still in an NPRM 

Therefore, I think we need to wait until discussions on the 
requirements and architecture have further progressed by the industry 

Randall Gellens
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