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An advanced multimedia system is being standardized in ITU-T SG16. One of the primary features of the multimedia system is the inclusion of QoS functions from the outset. This paper presents a possible QoS framework for the multimedia system, which permits multimedia applications to request and acquire QoS for its applications in multi-provider networks. The presented framework is independent of the QoS architecture, mechanisms and tools supported in the network domain. The intention is that irrespective of the QoS mechanisms deployed in the network, multimedia applications can negotiate and acquire QoS from the network in an end-to-end manner.