IEEE 802.16 Session #111 Report

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IEEE 802.16's Session #111 took place on 14 September 2017 in Waikoloa, HI, USA. The attendance list is posted.

Maintenance Task Group

The Maintenance TG resolved comments arising during Sponsor Ballot of the P802.16Rev4/D3 draft. Following the session, the comments were successfully recirculated, and Working Group Letter Ballot #42 approved the submittal of the results to RevCom. With the approval, on 3 October, of the IEEE 802 Executive Committee, the draft was submitted to RevCom, which has scheduled its review on 5 December 2017.

GRIDMAN Task Group

The GRIDMAN Task Group (TG) did not meet. The IEEE-SA Standards Board approved IEEE Std 802.16s-2017 on 28 September 2017. IEEE published IEEE Std 802.16s-2017 on 13 October 2017.

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Working Group Minutes
See the draft Working Group Session #111 Minutes.

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The IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access Standards has developed and is responsible for maintaining the WirelessMAN® standards of IEEE 802.16 and 802.16.1 for wireless metropolitan area networks. The IEEE 802.16 Working Group is a unit of the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee, the premier transnational forum for wired and wireless network standardization. A list of IEEE 802.16 standards and drafts is available on-line, as is an archive of previous Session Reports. The IEEE 802.16 Interactive Calendar includes sessions and deadlines.

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This report (13 October 2017 release) is by:

Roger Marks (, EthAirNet Associates
Chair, IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access Standards

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