standardsarefun 12/5/2012 | 2:42:38 AM
re: UWB Standards Split? vinoopj said: "We haven't seen such a standoff in any major standardisation activity recently"

Actually we are just at the end game phase of a massive standoff over VDSL standards last year so I carn't agree with you that "this sort of thing doesn't happen these days".

Basically whenever people want to fight and the two sides can play "mutual blocking tactics" (neither side can generate the required 71% or whatever positive vote) then you will get this sort of standoff.

There is really very few possible outcomes for this sort of fight:

1) the two sides reach a "stupid" compromise and both options are included into the standard and then either the market ignores one or everyone has to implement both (TO BE AVOIDED WHENEVER POSSIBLE)

2) one side finally gives up since their greater fear is option 1 above (CLEVER PEOPLE!)

3) the operators finally take sides and get "very cross" with who ever is blocking their "newly discovered" favourite option (AND WHY DIDN'T THEY GET INVOLVED EARLIER!!!!)

4) a third solution appears (often in another standards body) and everyone goes for it (OH IT's SAD HOW OFTEN THIS HAPPENS...)

5) Senior management of one of the main vocal players finally get presented the "big picture", screams, sacks the main trouble maker, and the other option (which is often the one that is better for the company anyway!) wins (AND WE ALL KNOW THE CASE I'M TALKING ABOUT, DON'T WE...)

Just remember, these fights are NEVER solved by calm technical argument since the issue is not technical (or at least is isn't anymore...). This is pure politics and you will never solve it until everyone at least admits that sad fact.

Sjefshausseren 12/5/2012 | 2:39:57 AM
re: UWB Standards Split? Hvve any of you people seen this one?

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When telecom operators distribute the software from
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vinoopj 12/4/2012 | 11:14:32 PM
re: UWB Standards Split? This news came in as bit of a surprise. We havent seen such a standoff in any major standardisation activity recently. Companies have been held their position, but eventually moved into a consensus based on technical comparison. Wonder whether any comprehensive study has been done between the two technologies (they have done it, but dont think it is good enough). I think they should take a time off and come back with comparitive data. If this standoff continues, it is not going to help the industry.
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