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RE: [802SEC] ArrayComm claiming their technology to be "Standards-Based (IEEE 802.20)" in CITEL Seminar presentation


If the slide (as shown) goes home in the package, and no action is taken
by the presenter to correct it, I think I agree that some action should
be taken.


Matthew Sherman 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Stevenson, Carl R (Carl) [] 
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2003 7:02 PM
Subject: [802SEC] ArrayComm claiming their technology to be
"Standards-Based (IEEE 802.20)" in CITEL Seminar presentation
Importance: High

Dear EC Members,

I have a real problem with the presentation made by Joanne Wilson of
ArrayComm (a member of 802.20) at the CITEL Broadband Seminar today in
El Salvador.

The offending slide claims that ArrayComm's "iBurst" is "Proven
technology, standards-based (IEEE 802.20), multiple large manufacturers"
... and THAT
is what attendees will be taking home and presumably distributing to
their colleagues.

I also mention that IEEE trademarks, if any, on IEEE 802.20 are not
honored in  ArrayComm's slides.

I did question Ms. Wilson in the Q&A session following the presentations
and got her to verbally clarify that, while ArrayComm may intend to make
a proposal in
802.20, that their "iBurst" technology is NOT "802.20" nor is it even
certain in any way to become a part of the yet-to-be-defined 802.20
standard.  However, the
slide will still go home with people and when they review it or share it
with colleagues the misimpression will be reinforced.

Ms. Wilson's response when confronted privately with the attached slide
was "It's done, I clarified, and I'm not going to change the slide now."

I bring this to the attention of the EC because I  believe this
misrepresentation in ArrayComm's presentation to the CITEL community is
totally inappropriate and I
am interested in what possible action the EC and/or IEEE can/will take.

I am only sending the egregious slide at this time, as the entire
presentation is about 7 MB.

Carl R. Stevenson
Chair, IEEE 802.18 Radio Regulatory Technical Advisory Group
610-965-8799 (home office)
610-712-3217 (fax mailbox)
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