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[STDS-802-3-400G] Timeline Clarification


I would like to clarify the project timeline, due to some private conversations I have had.


Please refer to Pete Anslow’s closing editor’s report from Sept,, Slide #4.  See table summary below.


After review of the schedule, it should be understood that the Task Force needs to have everything finalized by the October teleconference.  Please note that resolution of any comments resulting in changes at the October teleconference would then result in D3.5, and would then be open to comment during the respective recirculation.  If substantive changes are requested / accepted in November then the schedule of the draft will slip at minimum until April 2018 for ratification. 


This email is intended to inform everyone of the schedule, so that they fully appreciate the impact of any decisions that are made.  If you have any further questions, please contact me.




John D’Ambrosia

Chair, IEEE P802.3bs 200GbE and 400GbE Task Force


The 4th Recirculation Ballot (D3.4)

Open 9/18

Closes 10/3

Comments received against D3.4 to be addressed at teleconference call


If necessary (based on resolution of comments from D3.4), there might be a fifth recirculation (D3.5).

Open 10/16

Close 10/27

Appropriate draft (D3.4 or D3.5) would be pre-submitted to RevCom.


If necessary, comments received against D3.5 would be considered at Nov Plenary. 

Any changes determined by the chair to be substantive, would result in the submitted draft to RevCom being pulled, and a recirculation would then be required.  


P802.3bs then needs to wait for the 2018 revision to be completed before the appropriate draft can be submitted to RevCom.

After April 2018