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3GPP

3rd Generation Partnership Project

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bmcoforum

Broadcast Mobile Convergence Forum
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CP-TA

Communications Platforms Trade Association

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ETSI

European Telecommunications Standards Institute

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NEBS

Network Equipment-Building System

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NGMN

Next Generation Mobile Networks

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OpenSAF

OpenSAF Foundation

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PICMG

PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group

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SCOPE Alliance

SCOPE Alliance

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SAF

Service Availability Forum

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3GPP The 3rd Generation Partnership Project  unites telecommunications standards bodies

bmcoforum was formally founded on September 1, 2005 by 11 companies as an international association under German law.  In 2010, the bmcoforum focuses on business models for traffic off-loading from mobile networks to broadcast and fixed (including WiFi) delivery networks as well as on mobile-fixed integration scenarios for media delivery (Mobifix).

CP-TA The Communications Platforms Trade Association is a global organization comprised of companies dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open specification-based xTCA communications platforms through interoperability compliance guidelines and member advocacy

ETSI The European Telecommunications Standards Institute produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, broadcast and internet.
We are officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization.

NEBS is the most common set of safety, spatial and environmental design guidelines applied to telecommunications equipment in the United States. NEBS is why telephones work after an earthquake or thunderstorm! The NEBS equipment  design guidelines, (requirements and objectives in Telco-speak) are described in Telcordia documents.

NEBS stands for "Network Equipment-Building System"

NEBS describes the environment of a typical Regional Bell Operating Company (RBOC) Central Office (CO). This description includes spatial and environmental criteria.  Typical equipment line-ups are described including the environment they're exposed to. NEBS was developed by Bell Labs back in the 1970s to standardize equipment that would eventually be installed in a CO. The intent was to make it easier for a vendor to  design equipment compatible with a typical RBOC CO. This would result in lower development costs and ease the equipment's introduction into the network.

NGMN The vision of the NGMN Alliance is to provide a platform for innovation by moving towards one integrated network for the seamless introduction of mobile broadband services.

The NGMN Alliance is a forum to share, assess, and drive aspects of mobile broadband technologies focusing on LTE & EPC (Evolved Packet Core) and its evolution.

OpenSAF™ is an open source community with projects focused on high availability middleware. The goal of OpenSAF projects is to develop HA middleware that is consistent with the Service Availability™ Forum (SA Forum™) specifications.  OpenSAF is freely available to anyone under the LGPLv2.1 and anyone may contribute to the code base. The OpenSAF Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established by leading communications and computing companies to facilitate the  work of the OpenSAF project and to accelerate the adoption of OpenSAF in commercial products.

PICMG is a consortium of companies who collaboratively develop open specifications for high performance telecommunications and industrial computing applications. The members of the consortium have a long history of developing leading edge products for these industries.

SCOPE is an industry alliance committed to accelerating the deployment of carrier grade base platforms for service provider applications. Its mission is to help, enable and promote the availability of open carrier grade base platforms based on  Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) hardware / software and Free Open Source Software (FOSS) building blocks, and to promote interoperability to better serve Service Providers and consumers.

 SCOPE is working in close co-operation with industry initiatives such as PICMG, Service Availability Forum (SAF), Linux Foundation (LF) and others.

SAF SA Forum Value Proposition. From components and board manufacturers to service providers and operators, each element of the communication infrastructure ecosystem will benefit from the widespread adoption of Service Availability standards: - Telecom Service Providers/Operators  - Network Equipment Providers   - ISV, Independent Software Vendors   - End users

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