Proposed IP-OFDMA Addition to Rec. ITU-R M.1457 (IMT-2000)
The IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access Standards
In November 2006, IEEE submitted contribution 8F/1065 (IEEE L802.16-06/031r2) to ITU-R Working Party 8F proposing the inclusion of a new "IP-OFDMA" radio interface, based on IEEE Std 802.16, in ITU-R Rec. M.1457. Working Party 8F has devised the alternative name "OFDMA TDD WMAN".
IP-OFDMA Information and Evaluation Group Coordination Forum
IEEE 802.16 is providing a web forum for information, discussion, and coordination regarding the IP-OFDMA proposal. Evaluation Group participant are particularly welcome. To subscribe, or to read the archives of previous postings, see the IP-OFDMA Information and Evaluation Group Coordination Forum at http://ip-ofdma-forum.wirelessman.org.
Key IEEE 802.16 Documents
See IEEE 802.16 Liaison Page.
Key Milestones (inverse chronological order)
- ITU-R Study Group 8 meets in Geneva.
- The Working Group Letter Ballot #27 closed. The draft liaison response to ITU-R was approved by vote of 228 Approve, 1 Disapprove. Based on unanimous approval of the IEEE 802 Executive Committee, the finalized statement was delivered to ITU-R.
- The IEEE 802.16 Working Group opened Working Group Letter Ballot #27 to review a proposed liaison response to ITU-R.
- WP 8F forwarded to IEEE two liaison statements arising from its 22nd meeting (IEEE L802.16-07/033 and IEEE L802.16-07/034) along with draft revisions of M.1457, M.1580, and M.1581.
- WP 8F forwarded for approval, to Study Group 8, a draft revision of M.1457-6 including IP-OFDMA (renamed "OFDMA TDD WMAN") as a new sixth terrestrial radio interface for IMT-2000.
- 2007-05-23 to 2007-05-31
- 22nd meeting of WP 8F, in Kyoto, Japan.
- The official contribution deadline for the 22nd meeting of WP 8F (16:00 hours UTC). Among the input contributions were the reports of eight evaluation groups.
- IEEE 802.16 WG submits Summary of Responses to IP-OFDMA Evaluation Group Questions and Comments to IP-OFDMA Evaluation Groups.
- IEEE 802.16 WG submits statement to WiMAX Forum regarding Contribution 8F/1183.
- According to Circular Letter 8/LCCE/153 contributions of evaluation results are requested by this date in order to facilitate advance review and preparation for the 22nd meeting of WP 8F.
- The IEEE 802 Executive Committee approved a followup contribution 8F/1177 (IEEE L802.16-07/013r1) to WP 8F in response to its liaison statement of 2007-02-13.
- 2007-03-13 to 2007-03-14
- In conjunction with IEEE 802.16 Session #48 in Orlando, FL, USA, the IEEE 802.16 Working on Broadband Wireless Access hosted the IP-OFDMA Evaluation Group Coordination Meeting. The meeting concluded by preparing a meeting report (ITU-R contribution 8F/1176, or IEEE L802.16-07/012r1) that the IEEE 802 Executive Committee agreed to submit as a contribution to WP 8F.
- ITU-R issued Circular Letter 8/LCCE/153 (IEEE L802.16-07/008): "Announcement of the submission of a candidate radio interface technology for consideration for inclusion as the sixth IMT-2000 terrestrial radio interface in Recommendation ITU-R M.1457." That letter announces the IEEE proposal and the initiation of an associated web page on "Proposed sixth terrestrial radio interface for IMT-2000 in Rec. ITU-R M.1457" <http://www.itu.int/ITU-R/go/ip-ofdma>. The circular letter encourages evaluations of the proposal.
- WP 8F delivered a liaison statement (IEEE L802.16-07/007) to IEEE.
- 2007-01-17 to 2007-01-25
- The candidacy of the “IP-OFDMA” technology was considered and reviewed at the 21st meeting of ITU-R WP 8F from 17 to 25 January 2007, in Yaoundé, Cameroon. ITU-R WP
8F developed a timeline for the further work.
- The WiMAX Forum submitted contribution 8F/1079 (later updated to 8F/1079R1) in support of 8F/1065.
- Another ITU-R Member, the WiMAX Forum, submitted contribution 8F/1075 in support of 8F/1065.
- IEEE submitted contribution 8F/1065 (IEEE L802.16-06/031r2) to ITU-R Working Party 8F proposing the inclusion of a new "IP-OFDMA" radio interface, based on IEEE Std 802.16, in ITU-R Rec. M.1457.
Contact: Roger Marks, Chair, IEEE 802.16 Working Group
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