Effective January 1, 2010, the 125 standards were formulated under the organization of China Communications Standards Association. Of the total, 109 are new standards and 16 are amended standards.
The 125 standards include 26 for 3G and wireless communications; 30 for transmission networks, access networks, and optical devices; 18 for IMS, IPTV, and network management; 13 for IP and Internet services; 27 for network and information security; nine for safe manufacturing and communication power supply; one for information barrier-free, and one for mobile communication terminals.
I wonder if these Chinese standards are compatible with our standards ((I can’t find any information or details – anyone got link to the raw data ?)). It’s not impossible that China could choose to make their own standards that aren’t compatible with the rest of the world. ??It’s an interesting idea and why not ?
And If China chooses to unilaterally declare standards are we going to end up accepting them ? I bet we would. Mostly we don’t care where standards come from, so long as technology interoperates. For example, for FCoE to work in our data centres we have to rely on many standards that come from the no less than
- ANSI (American National Standards Institute) – Fibrechannel standards
- IEEE (Insitutute of Electrical and Electrical Engineers) – Ethernet standards
- IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force)† – Ethernet TRILL, IP and most Internet standards
- ITU (International Telecommunication Union ) for much of the WAN standards that get data to and from
Companies like Cisco already make unilateral standards and then get everyone else to join in later – case in point Fibre Channel over Ethernet. Cisco invention, Cisco research, Cisco product and still waiting for all the standards to be completed. Change Cisco for China… you get the point.
If we already accept standards from this many organisations, why not another one ?
The nice thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from. And if you really don't like all the standards you just have to wait another year until the one arises you are looking for.-- A. Tanenbaum, "Introduction to Computer Networks"