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Telcos@W3C breakout at TPAC

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 16:29:38 +0100
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To: public-web-mobile@w3.org

Among the breakouts that were organized last week during TPAC, I organized
one around the role of operators in W3C and for the Web.

I've finished cleaning up the minutes (thanks François for scribing!):

Some of the important messages I noted during the discussion:
* operators are already important players in W3C and to become more so and
get recognized as such

* there are quite a number of technologies that W3C very relevant to
operators business, incl. WebRTC, Web payments, Push, WoT, etc

* W3C is one of the place where operators can embrace the de facto merge
between the IT and telco industries

* browsers and Web apps would benefit from better coordination with
network management to optimize both performance and network usage

Toward the end of the breakout, I polled the room to get a feeling on
whether a "Telecommunications IG" in W3C would make sense; there was some
push back that this would in fact entrench telcos as separate species.

I'm interested in further feedback on where best we can continue the
discussion — a task force of this very Mobile IG was another option that
was discussed.

Another idea that came to my mind after the breakout (when we discussed a
bit further the network management questions that were raised) was to have
maybe a "Network IG" rather than a more specific "Telco" IG, where we
could discuss how and when Web APIs need to dive into the deeper layers of
the networking stack; I also welcome feedback on that idea.

Thanks a lot to all who contributed to the discussions, and in particular
to Mohammaed, Claudio, Bryan, Dan and Jay for their presentations.

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