IEEE P802.11 - BROADCAST SERVICES (BCS) TECHNICAL INTEREST GROUP (TIG) - MEETING UPDATE


Status of IEEE 802.11 Broadcast Services TIG

Marc Emmelmann, Chair
Hitoshi Morioka, Recording Secretary pro tem

Page Contents

Background
Goals
March 2018

Background
broadcast service enhancements

Broadcast Services (BCS) is a new initiative within the IEEE 802.11 working group that will consider broadcast service enhancements within an 802.11-based network. The initiative started as a Technical Interest Group (TIG) in the March 2018 meeting and was afterwards transformed into a Study Group (SG) chartered to create a PAR and CSD document in order to start a new amendment project to the IEEE 802.11 standard.

In addition to enancing traditional broadcasting services directed from an access point (AP) towards several non-AP stations (STA), the BCS TIG/SG discussed use cases in which non-AP STAs employs broadcasting to disseminate information, e.g. in an IoT environment, to other STAs so that any of the receiving STAs may act as a access to the Internet.

Goals

The goal of the Broadcast Services Study Group (BCS SG) is to initiate a new amendment project to the IEEE 802.11 standard to provide a common, one-way secured information transfer between stations (STAs) that are not associated with each other, e.g. via enahnced broadcasting services, in a generic and standardized manner.

It is felt that this will increase the user experience when using 802.11 within home, enterprise, and public access markets, and will enable new markets in the IoT domain.


March 2018

The Broadcasting Service (BCS) group met as a technical interest group (TIG) in Chicago, IL, USA, from March 5--9, 2018.

Main documents

Achievements

The BCS TIG met twice during this week. The group discussed 8 submissions focusing on

The group jointly addressed specific items, which should be detailed in upcoming submissions. An updated call for submissions was correspondingly issued. Besides technical discussions, the group agreed fill two vice chair positions during the next face-to-face meeting. A call for nominations was sent to the 802.11 email reflector.

Teleconferences

The BCS TIG scheduled two teleconferences before the next face-to-face meeting:

Additional telcos may be scheduled with a 10-day notice.

May 2018 plans


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