IEEE 802.16 Session #68.5 Report

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IEEE 802.16's Session #68.5 took place on 16-19 August 2010 in in Calgary, Canada. This was a Special Interim for 802.16 Task Group m only; it is treated as an Interim Session with regard to WG membership. The session was held to conduct comment resolution following the first Sponsor Ballot recirculation of the 802.16m draft standard. The Member Host for the session was Ron Murias.

The attendance list includes 84 individuals.

Task Group m (TGm): Advanced Air Interface
Task Group m (TGm) met and completed resolution of comments in P802.16m Sponsor Ballot Recirculation #1, considering draft P802.16m/D7. P802.16m/D8 will be prepared for recirculation prior to Session #69 in September. The existing IEEE 802.16m Work Plan from 18 March remains accurate. The TG issued a closing report, with minutes to follow.

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Minutes and Motions
No Working Group minutes will be provided since the WG did not formally meet.

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This report (19 August 2010) was drafted and edited by:

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

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