IEEE 802.16 Session #85 Report

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IEEE 802.16's Session #85 was held on 13-16 May 2013 in Waikoloa, HI, USA. This Working Group (WG) interim session was co-located with the IEEE 802 Wireless Interim. The attendance list is posted.

Project P802.16q: Multi-Tier Amendment

Project P802.16q progressed with the development of a draft System Requirements Document and Amendment Working Document. A Call for Contributions was issued to request input on both. A closing report and minutes were posted.

Project P802.16r: Small Cell Backhaul Amendment

Meeting its third session, Project P802.16r reviewed contributions and updated the Draft Architecture and Requirements document. The project developed a liaison statement to the Open Networking Foundation expressing Interest of IEEE 802.16 Working Group in Wireless OpenFlow. A Call for Contributions and a closing report were issued. Two teleconference meetings were scheduled, on 13 and 27 June (13:00 UTC).

Project P802.16.3: Mobile Broadband Network Performance Measurements

Project P802.16.3 developed a response to a statement from the Broadband Forum. A Call for Contributions was issued. A closing report was prepared.

ITU-R Liaison Group

The ITU-R Liaison Group completed a revised contribution to ITU-R WP 5D on the update of the WirelessMAN-Advanced RIT of Rec. ITU-R M.2012. It also drafted several administrative inputs regarding IMT-2000 and IMT-Advanced maintenance, and it developed liaison statements to the WiMAX Forum and to the members of WATO. A closing report was prepared.


The IEEE 802 OmniRAN EC Study Group, which originated in the IEEE 802.16 HetNet Study Group, held its third session.

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The IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access Standards has developed and is enhancing the WirelessMAN® standards of IEEE 802.16 and 802.16.1 for wireless metropolitan area networks. It is also developing the IEEE P802.16.3 project on Mobile Broadband Network Performance Measurements. 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 (29 May 2013 release, 3 July 2013 update) is by:

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

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