IEEE 802.16 Session #69 Report

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IEEE 802.16's Session #69 was held on 13-16 September 2010 in St. Petersburg, Russia. This Interim Session of the Working Group was sponsored by Yota and by Intel Russia. The Member Host was Alexander Maltsev. Special gratitude is due to Alexandra Lyaplina for the outstanding arrangements.

The attendance list includes 108 individuals.

Task Group m (TGm): Advanced Air Interface
Task Group m (TGm) met and completed resolution of comments in Sponsor Ballot recirculation of draft P802.16m/D8. P802.16m/D9 will be prepared for recirculation prior to Session #70 in November. The existing IEEE 802.16m Work Plan from 18 March remains accurate, although only a single recirculation prior to Session #70 will be conducted. The TG issued a closing report, with minutes to follow.

Maintenance Task Group
The Maintenance Task Group met to address maintenance change requests. The TG issued a closing report and minutes.

GRIDMAN Task Group
The IEEE 802.16 GRIDMAN Task Group (on "Greater Reliability In Disrupted Metropolitan Area Networks") met for the first time. The group began developing work under the P802.16n PAR, which was approved by the IEEE-SA Standards Board on 17 June. The TG advanced the draft 802.16n System Requirements Document. It issued a closing report, with minutes to follow.

Project Planning Committee
The WG's Project Planning Committee met and reviewed input contributions. Based on these, they updated the initial working draft of the study report on Hierarchical Networks (IEEE 802.16ppc-10/0008r1) and also the M2M system requirements document (IEEE 802.16ppc-10/0011r2). A new study item on the "vision for systems beyond IMT-Advanced was intiated. The committee prepared a closing report.

License-Exempt Task Group
The License-Exempt Task Group did not meet. IEEE Std 802.16h-2010 was published by IEEE-SA on 30 July 2010. As of that date, the current applicable version of IEEE Std 802.16 is IEEE Std 802.16-2009, as amended by IEEE Std 802.16j-2009 and IEEE Std 802.16h-2010.

Liaison Activities
The ITU-R Liaison Group met through the week. Its work is summarized in the ITU-R Liaison Group Report.

The following liaison outputs were approved for distribution, subject to editorial finalization and appropriate IEEE 802 authorization:

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Working Group Minutes
The Working Group Session #69 minutes, as recorded by Secretary Scott Probasco, are available as IEEE 802.16-10/0050.

The Session #69 Document Guide includes references to all session documents. Draft standards are available with a working group password or by purchase from IEEE-SA. Most IEEE 802.16 standards are available for free download via the Get IEEE 802® program. See the 802.16 publication list for details of published standards and drafts.

About IEEE 802.16
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With the approval of the IEEE 802.16 Working Group, this report (21 September 2010 release) was drafted and edited by:

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

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