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RE: IEEE 802.21 - DVB Integration Presentation

Dear Burak Simsek,

Thank you very much for your presentation on DVB-Integration.
The presentation was very well received and as you may have noticed
there was immense interest in this topic from the IEEE 802.21 WG.
As discussed during the Nov meeting we would request you to attend the
Jan meeting in Taipei and provide further details related to different
Usage Models and Use Case scenarios and high level handover flow
diagrams for these use cases.
Once we have determined the viability of these use cases and
market/business interests we can discuss how to proceed further on this
topic. I am really looking forward to a productive discussion on this
topic in the Jan meeting.

Kind Regards

Vivek Gupta
Chair IEEE 802.21

-----Original Message-----
From: Burak Simsek
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2007 11:05 AM
To: IEEE 802.21
Subject: IEEE 802.21 - DVB Integration Presentation

Dear Colleagues,

Wednesday afternoon at 02:00 PM we will present our proposal considering
integration of unidirectional technologies such as DVB-H into IEEE 
802.21. This integration would allow IEEE 802.21 to support hybrid 
networks, where powerful bi-directional technologies like i.e. WiMAX or 
UMTS are enriched with broadcast dedicated technologies. The current 
proposal focuses on DVB-H, but should be generic enough to allow 
extensions handling other broadcast technologies.

During our presentation on Wednesday, we will look at the major features

of unidirectional technologies, particularly the DVB-H standard, and 
motivate why we see a merit in covering them in IEEE 802.21- both from a

technical and a business point of view. To round up the talk, we'll 
identify open issues and develop potential steps towards this proposed 
technology integration.

This proposal has been prepared by Fraunhofer Institute, Deutsche 
Telekom, T-Systems, NEC, Technical University of Braunschweig, IRT and 
Eurecom. Those companies/institutes also support the proposal 
officially. Additionally, Prof. Reimers, who's known as the father of 
DVB in Europe has announced his support to this proposal as follows:

"In my capacity as Chairman of the Technical Module of the International

DVB Project I strongly support the inclusion of DVB-H in IEEE 802.21. 
Mobile TV based on DVB-H is being introduced in many countries around 
the world. Whereas in the first phase it will mostly bring entertainment

services to handhelds such as mobile phones it provides a generic data 
downstream with high data rates. It is clear that numerous companies are

working on the integration of 3G networks and this additional DVB-H 
broadcast downstream into "hybrid" network structures. The IEEE would 
therefore be well advised to incorporate certain broadcast technologies 
in IEEE 802.21." Ulrich Reimers

We would be happy to discuss this topic with you either on this mailing 
list or during the 802 convention.

Best regards,

Burak Simsek
Fraunhofer Institute