Rundown of The 23rd PHS MoU Group General Meeting
|(by Hiro Osawa, Secretariat of PHS MoU Group)|
|The 23rd General Meeting of PHS MoU Group was held in WTC Hotel in Hangzhou China in the morning of Oct. 30, 2008. Forty-one delegates from nineteen companies from countries and areas including China, Taiwan, Canada, Thailand, Israel, Norway and Japan attended the meeting. Eight proposals were discussed on the meeting.|
||The meeting was started with the self-introduction by six attended MoU officials. They are:|
||Mr. M. Wakao
|Vice Chairman||Mr. Y. Chika|
|Chairman of BWG||Mr. S. Satoh|
|Acting Chairman of TWG/NWG||Mr. H. Kato|
|Chairman of PWG||Mr. Y. Akatsuka|
|Secretary General||Mr. S. Sugiura|
Since Dr. Y. Inoue, chairman of PHS MoU Group was not available for the meeting, Mr. Y. Chika addressed and anchored the meeting for Mr. Y. Inoue.
|Item 1||Re-election of Chairman and Vice Chairman|
| ||The tenure of office is two years in PHS MoU Group. Hence, re-election request was put forward on the meeting.
Dr. Y. Inoue as Chairman and Mr. M. Wakao., Dr. S. Endy and Mr. Y. Chika as Vice Chairman were requested to serve another two-year’s tenure.
|Item 2||Introduction and Acknowledgement of New Members
| ||The meeting announced five new members of PHS MoU Group. They are:
- Altair-Semiconductor. (Israel)
- Hewlett-Packard Japan, Ltd.(Japan)
- Wavesat Inc. (Canada)
- KAGA ELECTRONICS CO., LTD (Japan)
- Xilinx, Inc.(USA)
Introduction of these new members are made by Mr. Sugiura.
|Item 3||Report of 22nd General Meeting in Chengdu, China.
| ||The minute of the passed 22nd General Meeting were introduced by Mr. Sugiura. |
||Expense and Activity Report of Fiscal Year 2007(July 1, 2007~June 30,2008）|
- TWG/NWG Activities:
According to Mr. Kato, standardizing XGP to enable its acceptance as a Japanese standard acknowledged by ARIB. Two more ad-hocs were established this year to push forward the process of XGP specification.
- BWG Activities:
According to Mr. Satoh, BWG meetings were held in Sep. and Dec. 2007 and Mar. 2008 to discuss business promotion strategies.
- PWG Activities:
Mr. Akatsuka introduced activities carried out by three ad-hocs including SWG2, SWG3 and SWG4 last year.
- Auditor’s Report and Finance Result Report:
Mr. Sugiura made relevant introductions.
|Item 5||Budgeting Plan of Fiscal Year 2008 (July 1, 2008~June 30,2009)
Activity plans were introduced by respective WG leaders.
- TWG/NWG Activity Plan:
Activities regarding merging NWG with TWG; Drawing up XGP specification in name of XGP.（Mr. Kato）
- BWG Activity Plan:
Exhibit on ITU Asia 2008 in Bangkok in September 2008. （Mr. Satoh）
- PWG Activity Plan:
Introduction of activity plans by SWG2, SWG3, SWG4 respectively.（Mr. Akatsuka）
|Item 6||This item requested the close of NWG and merging of the existing NWG into TWG.
Mr. Sugiura made detailed introduction of processing method.
|Item 7||The name of XGP（eXtend Global Platform）were requested to be used as official name of Next Generation PHS.
An award of JPN250,000 each were requested to distributed to candidates who suggested this name during name collection activity. The total award was split among five candidates.
||The current name of PHS MoU Group is requested to change to a new name to match with the mission to diffuse XGP (Next Generation PHS). The new name for the group is requested to be proposed on the next general meeting.