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[802.3_DIALOG] IEEE P802.3bq 40GBASE-T 2nd IEEE 802.3 Working Group recirculation ballot results

Dear Colleagues,

The 2nd IEEE 802.3 Working Group recirculation ballot on the Amendment IEEE P802.3bq 40GBASE-T closed successfully on 30th August 2015. The ballot exceeded the required 75% for consensus to approve the draft. The September 2015 IEEE P802.3bq Task Force interim meeting <> will consider the 96 comments submitted and determine changes to the draft as appropriate. The availability of the comment database will be announced on the IEEE P802.3bq Task Force reflector.

An additional 15 comments were received after the ballot closed, these comments will be marked as 'late' in the comment report and will be considered by the IEEE P802.3bq Task Force if, based on a vote if necessary, there is no objection to do so.

The ballot statistics are:

 274 Voters
 117 Approve
  15 Disapprove
  32 Abstain
 164 Ballots returned

 59.85% Response Rate (> 50% required)
 19.51% Abstain Rate (< 30% required)
 88.64% Approval Rate (>= 75% required)

Thank you to all that participated in this ballot. 

David Law
Chair, IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group

David Chalupsky
Chair, IEEE P802.3bq 40GBASE-T Task Force