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Procedure for the development of Draft Revisions of Recommendation ITU-R M.2012

INTRODUCTION

This web page has been established to facilitate the development of revisions for the terrestrial components of the radio interface(s) for IMT-Advanced.

BACKGROUND

Background on IMT-Advanced - (Document IMT-ADV/1)

APPROVAL OF THE FIRST RELEASE OF THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE TERRESTRIAL RADIO INTERFACES OF IMT-ADVANCED

With the approval by the Radiocommunication Assembly 2012 of Recommendation ITU-R M.2012 Detailed specifications of the terrestrial radio interfaces of International Mobile Telecommunications-Advanced (IMT-Advanced), all steps of the process as previously communicated in Circular Letter 5/LCCE/2 the first release of IMT-Advanced have been satisfied.

Recommendation ITU- R M.2012 identifies the terrestrial radio interface technologies of IMT‑Advanced and provides the detailed radio interface specifications for its features and parameters.

INVITATION AND DETAILED SCHEDULE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THE DRAFT REVISION 1 OF RECOMMENDATION ITU-R M.2012

ITU-R announces that the draft revision 1 update of Recommendation ITU-R M.2012 is expected to be completed by Working Party 5D at its meeting No. 17 currently planned for 16-23 October 2013 with initiation of the update cycle at meeting No. 13 of WP 5D in 2012.

The detailed schedule for the draft revision 1 update is provided inDocument IMT‑ADV/26 Schedule for revision 1 update of Recommendation ITU-R M.2012 which should be consulted for critical milestones.

The submission of new technology proposals should also be made in accordance with the procedure outlined in Document IMT-ADV/25 Procedure for the development of draft Revisions of Recommendation ITU-R M.2012.

REVISION PROCESS FOR FUTURE UPDATES OF THE IMT-ADVANCED TERRESTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES

Resolution ITU-R 57 on the “Principles for the process of development of IMT‑Advanced”, requires that the IMT‑Advanced standardization process should be streamlined to incorporate the latest technology innovations to address user needs and also new radio interfaces that are developed over time should be considered for inclusion in IMT‑Advanced in a timely fashion.

To satisfy these aspects of Res. ITU-R 57, ITU‑R has therefore developed a process, to organize future revisions of Recommendation ITU-R M.2012. The basic principles for developing draft revisions of Recommendation ITU‑R M.2012 and the detailed procedural steps are provided in Document IMT‑ADV/25 Procedure for the development of draft revisions of Recommendation ITU-R M.2012.

IMT-ADVANCED SUBMISSION AND EVALUATION PROCESS FOR THE FIRST RELEASE OF THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE TERRESTRIAL RADIO INTERFACES OF IMT-ADVANCED

This is the link to the original IMT-Advanced Submission and Evaluation Process webpage that was utilized for the first invitation for the submission of proposals for candidate radio interface technologies for the terrestrial components of IMT‑Advanced which had been previously announced by Circular Letter 5/LCCE/2 on 7 March 2008. The Circular Letter and its addenda, initiated an ongoing process to evaluate the candidate RITs or SRITs for IMT‑Advanced, inviting the formation of independent evaluation groups and the subsequent submission of evaluation reports on these candidate RITs or SRITs.