Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
Based on the protocol defined in IEEE Std 1888™1, IEEE Standard for Ubiquitous Green Community Control Network Protocol, this standard extends component and data type definitions, message formats, and communication procedures for heterogeneous network convergence and scalability. This standard also describes heterogeneous networks interconnection issues and requirements. Also, this standard specifies system architecture and solutions to improve heterogeneous networks convergence and scalability while offering system robustness and supplying better performance in system operation and management.