Session #38 Venue
Session #38 of the IEEE 802.16 Working Group (WG) on Broadband Wireless Access took place 18-21 July 2005 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in San Francisco, CA, USA. This was an IEEE 802 LMSC Plenary Session and co-located with sessions of the other IEEE 802 Working Groups and Technical Advisory Groups. The attendance list includes 341 individuals.
Task Group e (Mobile WirelessMAN®) Activities
Task Group e resolved comments in the IEEE-SA Sponsor Ballot recirculation of draft P802.16e/D9. A new draft, P802.16e/D10, will be prepared for recirculation. The IEEE 802 Executive Committee (EC) granted conditional approval to forward the final draft to the IEEE-SA Standards Board's Review Committee (RevCom) once the ballot has been successfully concluded. Task Group e issued a closing report and minutes.
Update: The P802.16e/D10 draft was released on 9 August. The P802.16e/D10 Sponsor Ballot Recirculation opened on 11 August, through 26 August.
Maintenance Task Group Activities
The Working Group's Maintenance Task Group resolved comments received IEEE-SA Sponsor Ballot, under which the P802.16-2004/Cor1/D3 draft corrigendum was given initial approval. Based on the comment resolutions, draft D4 is in preparation. The IEEE 802 EC granted conditional approval to forward the final draft to RevCom once the ballot has been successfully concluded. The Maintenance Task Group issued a closing report and minutes.
Update: The P802.16/Cor1/D4 draft was released on 7 August. P802.16-2004/Cor1/D4 Sponsor Ballot Recirculation opened on 11 August, through 26 August.
Network Management Task Group Activities
The IEEE 802.16 Network Management (NetMan) Task Group addressed comments received in the second IEEE-SA Sponsor Ballot recirculation of draft P802.16f/D5, the Management Information Base [MIB] for fixed operation. Based on the comment resolutions, draft D6 is in preparation. The IEEE 802 EC granted conditional approval to forward the final draft to RevCom once the ballot has been successfully concluded. Separately, the Task Group addressed responses to a Call for Comments regarding the P802.16g Baseline Document. Based on comment resolution, a new P802.16g Baseline Document will be released for a further Call for Comments. The NetMan Task Group issued a closing report and minutes.
Update: The P802.16f/D6 draft was released on 2 August. The P802.16f/D6 Sponsor Ballot Recirculation opened on 11 August, through 26 August.
Update: The Task Group issued an updated P802.16g Baseline Document on 23 August. A Call for Comments was issued, with a deadline of 9 September.
Conformance Task Group Activities
The Conformance Task Group, addressing the P802.16/Conformance04 project on PICS Proforma for fixed operation below 11 GHz, met to resolve comments received in Working Group Letter Ballot Recirculation #18a. A new draft is in preparation for further recirculation. The Task Group issued a set of minutes.
Update: The P802.16/Conformance04/D3 draft was released on 11 August. Working Group Letter Ballot Recirculation #18b opened on 18 August, through 4 September.
Licensed-Exempt Task Group
The Working Group's Licensed-Exempt Task Group met again to develop the P802.16h draft. After reviewing several responses to a Call for Contributions, the group agreed to issue a new working document for review. A closing report (including a newly-developed project schedule) and minutes were released.
Update: The Task Group issued an updated Working Document on 18 August. A Call for Comments was issued, with a deadline of 6 September.
Mobile Multi-hop Relay Study Group
A WG ad hoc committee on Mobile Multi-hop Relay met, considered a contribution, and proposed the formation of a Mobile Multi-hop Relay Study Group within the 802.16 WG. The WG proceeded to form the Study Group, with the confirmation of the IEEE 802 EC, through Session #40. A discussion area for the SG has been opened at http://relay-forum.wirelessman.org.
Update: The Study Group issued a Call for Contributions on 23 August, with a deadline of 9 September.
The Session #38 document list includes references to several hundred session documents. Draft standards are available with a working group password or by purchase from IEEE-SA. IEEE 802.16 standards are available for free download via the Get IEEE 802® program.
Minutes and Motions
The Working Group minutes are available as IEEE 802.16-05/054. The Working Group's requests at the 802 LMSC Executive Committee meeting of 22 July were approved.
Working Group Membership
The Working Group Membership grew from 261 to a record high of 304. Another 120 Potential Members will be eligible for membership by attending Session #40.
About IEEE 802.16
The IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access Standards has developed and is enhancing the WirelessMAN® Standard for wireless metropolitan area networks. IEEE 802.16 is a unit of the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee, the premier transnational forum for wired and wireless networking standardization. A list of IEEE 802.16 standards and drafts is available on-line, as is a project milestone summary and an archive of previous Session Reports.
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Roger Marks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chair, IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access Standards