Re: ITU standard, Livingston reply

Dale E. Reed Jr. ( (no email) )
Tue, 16 Dec 1997 17:02:58 -0800

Mitch Wagers wrote:
> things change....but April is probably a pretty good date to see changes.
> I have a feelings a decision was made way before this month though! Like
> we are always kept up to date :)

For those involved with authoritive bodies and working groups, its a
hard reality that you can not keep up with the internet. Even if a
decision was masde in November by the ITU, it will take 2-3 months for
that to be published and be final (you know, assigned its ITU name,
signed of by the people, etc). Then it will take 1-2 months for
vendors to implement code changes (mostly software at this point) and
test compatability and get to the market (unless you are Ascend and
just by-pass the testing stage).

So February actually isn't that bad of a guestimate. :)

> ----------
> From: Rick Kunze
> Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 1997 4:00 PM
> To:
> Subject: ITU standard, Livingston reply
> I contacted Livingston regarding the mention on this list that the ITU had
> reached a conclusion. The reply was, more or less:
> ". . . they told me that February
> is when Lucent and the ITU are gonna get down to it...that means you should
> see the results of the work around next April or may."
> Rk

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