Global - Broadband - Industry Consortia (archived)


As with all industries, Telecommunication companies have formed industry associations to achieve common goals. In the early days, these organisations were mainly concerned with protecting their own commercial interests, with the result that there was a proliferation of standards and technologies. In recent years, this has started to change, with more effort to rationalise standards, and to concentrate on developing new markets. This report describes the major consortia dealing with broadband issues. Research in this area was discontinued in 2003.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction
  • 3. Broadband Forum
  • 4. Digital Audio Visual Council – DAVIC (Historic)
  • 5. Digital Audio/Video Interactive Decoder – DAVID
  • 6. DVB – DAVIC
  • 7. European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI)
    • 7.1 TISPAN
  • 8. IMTC
  • 9. International Standards Organisation (ISO)
  • 10. Internet Telecommunications Protocol Initiative (TIPIA)
  • 11. MCCOI (historic)
  • 12. MPEG Industry Forum
    • 12.1 MPEG-4
    • 12.2 MPEG-7
    • 12.3 MPEG-21
  • 13. Multimedia Home Platform (DVB initiative)
  • 14. Multimedia Services Affiliate Forum (MSAF) (Historic)
  • 15. OECD’s Broadband Manifesto
  • 16. TeleManagement Forum
  • 17. TINA-C (Historic)
  • 18. TV Anywhere
  • Exhibit 1 – DAVIC (Digital Audio/Visual Industry Committee/Council)
  • Exhibit 2 - Key technical areas addressed by ETSI in 2003
  • Exhibit 3 – IMTC’s mission
  • Exhibit 4 – MSAF members 1999
  • Exhibit 5 – TINA-C

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Status Archived

Last updated 7 Jan 2004
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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