The 13th Global Standards Collaboration meeting (GSC-13) was held in Boston, USA from 14th July to 17th July 2008. Secretary-General Baoxin Zhou led the CCSA delegation to attend the meeting, including 4 delegates from China Communications Standards Association secretariat, China Telecom and Huawei.
The GSC-13 was hosted by the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS). Besides GSC¡¯s official partner, including ITU, ETSI, CCSA, TTA, TTC, ARIB, TIA, ATIS, ISACC and Communications Alliance (absence for some reason), there were IEEE, OMA, ANSI, IETF, EPO, WiMAX Forum, IEC Sector Board 4, GSMA, CEA, CITEL, Broadband Forum, ISO TC204, 3G Americas, FTC, CDG, NTIA/ITS, who attended the meeting as observer. 102 delegates from these organizations took part in the meeting. During the meeting, delegates submitted 87 contributions and 9 contributions from Chinese delegation, content involve IMT standards, ICT management and operations, NGN, home networking, mobile multimedia broadcasting, wireless access, IPTV and other hot topics.