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[802SEC] Fwd: VoIP over WLAN

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To: "TR-41.4" <>
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2002 13:36:47 -0500
Subject: VoIP over WLAN
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Francois and Joachim

I submitted your Contribution TR41-02-11-021 proposing to undertake work on a
user premises equipment standard addressing criteria for the use of VoIP
terminals over wireless LAN to the TIA Technical Committee yesterday.  After
some discussion, they agreed this work should go forward in TR-41.  As we
discussed in the TR-41 Plenary a couple of weeks ago, the most appropriate place
for this work seems to be in Subcommittee TR-41.4.

I would like to request that you work with 41.4 chair Bob Bell to develop a
specific project proprosal that can be put forward to the TR-41.4 membership at
the February meeting.  The information in your contribution is a bit broadly
stated and is more of a rational as to why the work should be done within TR-41
than a specific statement describing the standard to be created.  You may want
to have a look at the form for opening a new project that is available on the
TIA web site ( Go to Standards > Procedures > Forms in the
drop down lists and then follow the link for the New Project Request and
Authorization Form.  This will show you the type of information that is
required.  However, you cannot actually submit this form until you have reached
agreement on the project details in the February TR-41.4 meeting.

Stephen R Whitesell
Chair, TIA TR-41

"James M. Polk" <> on 12/06/2002 02:16:59 PM
 To:      Steve Whitesell/ENG/VTNCAN/VTECH@VTECH, "TR-41.4"  
 Subject: Re: VoIP over WLAN                                 


Shouldn't this be split into two discussions/efforts? They could be:

#1 - the WLAN terminal and what it should (be able to) do, and
#2 - how the infrastructure should be specified to handle this/these
type(s) of communications needs

If this seems appropriate, then clearly TR-41.4 should do option #2, but
TR-41.3.4 handled terminals in the past (TIA-811), shouldn't that group do
option #1?

Another question: Will this effort (either one encompassing or the two
suggested above) deal with all possible WLAN Technologies (802.11a,
802.11b, 802.11g,  Bluetooth, etc) or each in separate efforts? I can see
reasons for both approaches, but as we're between meetings (and you want
something produced by the next meeting) shouldn't there be a discussion and
then a consensus on which approach is best/better from the list?



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To: "TR-41.4" <>
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2002 15:17:48 -0500
Subject: Re: VoIP over WLAN


The former TR-41.3.4 working group has been re-designated TR-41.4..4 and
transferred from the TR-41.3 subcommittee to TR-41.4 in order to centralize all
of the VoIP work in one place.  Whether this project is actually done in the
41.4 subcommittee as a whole, delegated to TR-41.4.4, or perhaps done in a new
working group under 41.4 is a matter for the members and leadership of 41.4 to

As far as the scope of the project relative to different WLAN technologies goes,
I agree we need to be specific.  That is why I asked Francois and Joachim to
make a specific proposal for the standards project to be discussed at the
February TR-41.4 meeting.  Again, the members of TR-41.4 need to decide how
narrow or broad they want the scope to be in this regard.  If a wide scope is
chosen, there can also be a decision as to whether everything should be
addressed in parallel, or if various aspects should be taken up in series.

Stephen R Whitesell
Chair, TIA TR-41

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