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Global Standards Collaboration (GSC)

ATIS is a member of the Global Standards Collaboration (GSC). The mission of the GSC is to facilitate collaboration between Participating Standards Organizations (PSOs) on High Interest Subjects (HISs). GSC was an initiative of the ITU, ETSI, ATIS/Committee T1 and TTC and the first GSC was held in 1994 in Melbourne, Australia. The joint Global Telecommunication Standardization Collaboration (GTSC) and Global Radiocommunication Standardization Collaboration (GRSC, and previously known as RAST) meeting comprises the GSC, and is the latest in a series of such events that commenced in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in 1990. The goal is to further informal linkage among senior officials from the national, regional and international telecommunication standards bodies in support of the work of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). These meetings also provide a framework for the exchange of information, the establishing of objectives to accelerate the process of global telecommunications and radio standards development, and the promotion of interconnectivity and interoperability.

Per the GSC-9/15 resolution, the ITU agreed to be the central respository for past GSC meeting documents -- access GSC documents via

GSC Meetings

GSC-16 will be hosted by ISACC in Halifax, Canada (October 31-November 3, 2011)
GSC-15 was hosted by CCSA in Beijing, China (August 30-September 2, 2010) - GSC-15 Communiqué
GSC-14 was hosted by ITU in Geneva (July 13-16, 2009) - GSC-14 Communiqué
GSC-13 was hosted by ATIS in Boston, MA (USA) (July 14-17, 2008) - GSC-13 Communiqué
GSC-13 Documents:
All GSC-13 Opening/Plenary documents (40MB in .zip)
All GSC-13 GTSC-6 documents (10MB in .zip)
All GSC-13 GRSC-6 documents (10MB in .zip)
All GSC-13 IPR WG documents (7MB in .zip)
All GSC-13 Closing Plenary documents (6.5MB in .zip)
GSC-12 was hosted by ARIB and TTC in Kobe, Japan (July 8-13, 2007) - Documents; GSC-12 Communiqué
GSC-11 was hosted by TIA in Chicago, Illinois, USA (May 28-June 2, 2006) - Documents; GSC-11 Communiqué
GSC-10 was hosted by ETSI in Sophia Antipolis, France (August 28-September 2, 2005) - GSC-10 Communiqué
GSC-9 was hosted by TTA in Seoul-Jamsil, Korea (May 9-13, 2004) - GSC-9 Communiqué
GSC-8 was hosted by TSACC (now ISACC) in Ottawa, ONT, Canada (April 27-May 1, 2003) - GSC-8 Communiqué
GSC-7 (and RAST10) was hosted by ACIF (now Communications Alliance) in Sydney, Australia (November 4-8, 2001)
GSC-6 (and RAST-9) was co-hosted by TTC and ARIB in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, (August 29-September 1, 2000)
GSC-5 (and RAST-8) was hosted by ATIS/Committee T1 and TIA in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA (August 22-26, 1999). Contributions and Presentations from GSC-5 are available.
GSC-4 (and RAST-6) was hosted by ETSI in Sophia Antipolis, France (March 30-April 2, 1998)
GSC-3 was hosted by TTA in Kyongju, Korea (September 3-5, 1996)
GSC-2 was hosted by TSACC (now ISACC) in Ottawa, ONT, Canada (June 6-8, 1995)
GSC-1 was hosted by ACIF (now Communications Alliance) in Melbourne, Australia (March 1-3, 1994)

Participating Organizations (PSOs)


The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is also a member of and participates in the GSC meetings.

(NOTE: Communications Alliance and its predecessor ACIF from Australia were previously a GSC PSO).

High Interest Subjects (HISs)

The following were the HISs for the GSC-15 meetings:

  • Continuing Cooperation on IMT Standardization
  • Emergency Communications
  • Security and Lawful Interception
  • Identity Management and Identification Systems
  • IPTV **
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • IP Over Broadband Access in Support of Convergence
  • ICT and the Environment
  • ICT Management & Operations
  • Interoperability
  • Smart Grid
  • Machine-to-Machine/Smart Embedded Device Communications
  • Service Oriented Networks **
  • Cloud Computing


  • NGN
  • Cybersecurity **
  • Home Networking


  • Wireless Access including Radio Local Area Networks (RLANs) and ad-hoc Networking
  • Mobile Multimedia Broadband and Multicast
  • Reconfigurable Radio Systems (RRS)

**ATIS is the lead (Prime PSO) for these topics