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[802SEC] IEEE 802 News Bulletin Information from 802.16

IEEE 802 News Bulletin Information from 802.16

*Session #30 of the IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless 
Access took place on 15-18 March 2004, along with the IEEE 802 
Plenary Session. The site was the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque. 179 
registrants, over double the size of the previous plenary session, 
indicated a primary interest in IEEE 802.16. Another 164 registrants 
indicated 802.16 as their secondary interest.

Revision of IEEE Standard 802.16 Passes Sponsor Ballot, pending Recirculation
*IEEE P802.16-REVd, a comprehensive revision of IEEE Standard 802.16 
("Air Interface for Fixed Broadband Wireless Access Systems") and its 
two amendments, completed Sponsor Ballot. Following comment 
resolution at Session #30, nearly all of the voters favored approval 
of the draft. The 802 LMSC EC agreed, conditionally, to forward the 
draft to RevCom for approval. The Working Group intends to submit the 
draft to RevCom in May, following recirculation.

Mobile WirelessMAN (P802.16e) Draft Finishes Working Group Letter Ballot
*A Working Group Letter Ballot was completed regarding IEEE 
P802.16e/D1, the first draft of the enhancement of the WirelessMAN 
air interface to support mobile as well as fixed users. During the 
session, many comments were resolved. Since the ballot concluded 
successfully, a recirculation of comments will be initiated.

Third Conformance Draft Submitted for Approval; Second Conformance 
Standard Published
*The 802 LMSC EC agreed to forward P802.16/Conformance03 ("Radio 
Conformance Tests (RCT) for 10-66 GHz WirelessMAN-SC Air Interface") 
to RevCom for approval, with 100% support in Sponsor Ballot. The 
Working Group intends to submit the draft to RevCom in May, following 
recirculation. This will be the third in the 802.16 series of 
conformance documents. The second in the series was published as IEEE 
Standard P802.16/Conformance02 on 25 Feb 2004. A PAR to open the 
fourth document in the series has been forwarded for NesCom 

Revised Recommended Practice on Coexistence Published
*On 9 Feb 2004, IEEE published IEEE Standard 802.16.2-2004 ("IEEE 
Recommended Practice for Local and metropolitan area networks - 
Coexistence of Fixed Broadband Wireless Access Systems"). This is a 
revision of IEEE Standard 802.16.2-2001, adding material for licensed 
bands from 2-11 GHz.

New 802.16 Network Management Study Group
*The 802 LMSC EC affirmed a decision by the Working Group to create 
the 802.16 Network Management Study Group, to be chaired by David 

Working Group Officers Re-Elected
*The Working Group re-elected its Chair, Roger Marks, and its Vice 
Chair, Ken Stanwood, for an additional two-year term. Both elections 
were uncontested and unanimous.

Working Group Liaison Activities
*The WG approved a liaison statement to TTA PG05 in response to an 
input statement from that group, which is addressing portable 
Internet service (PIS) in Korea. Liaison statements from ITU-T and 
ITU-R were reviewed, and plans for responding to them were developed.

Future Sessions
*IEEE 802.16's Session #31 will take place in Shenzhen, China on 
17-20 May 2004. The host company, ZTE Corporation, presented its 
plans for the session.
*IEEE 802.16's Session #32 will take place in Portland, OR, USA on 
12-15 July 2004 in conjunction with the IEEE 802 Plenary Session.
*A decision was made to hold IEEE 802.16's Session #33 in Seoul, 
Korea in September 2004. The site selection process also considered 
proposals to hold the session in Montreal, Canada; Geneva, 
Switzerland; and Tel Aviv, Israel.

At 14:40 -0500 04/03/22, Paul Nikolich wrote:
>Dear WG and TAG chairs,
>Please remember to get your 802 News Bulletin summaries to Karen 
>McCabe and Mark Klerer by 6PM EST today.
>EC hosts of the Tutorial Sessions--please provide one or two 
>sentence descriptions of the tutorials to Karen and Mark as well.
>Karen, Mark,
>Below are the top level highlights of last week's plenary session. 
>If you have any questions or need clarifications, feel free to ask.
>- This was the second largest plenary session on record with 1379 
>paid attendees.
>- all WGs and TAGs held officer elections
>- The EC and LMSC Chairman, Paul Nikolich was re-elected for another 
>2 year term.
>- The appointed members of the EC: 1st Vice Chair Matthew Sherman, 
>Treasurer Bill Quackenbush, Executive Secretary, Buzz Rigsbee, and 
>Recording Secretary, Bob O'Hara were re-elected.
>- Tresurer Bill Quackenbush is able to serve through only the July 
>plenary session, the chair is actively looking for Treasurer 
>candidates, one member .
>- Howard Frazier was elected to the postion of 2nd Vice Chair, 
>replacing Geoff Thompson, who is retiring from 802.  Congratulations 
>Howard and thank you Geoff.
>- 5 Standards were approved by the Stds Board since the last plenary session
>- 3 Projects were withdrawn by the Stds Board since the last plenary session
>     - Highlight: since the 802.10 Secure Interoperable LAN Standards 
>were withdraw, the hibernating working group is being disbanded.
>- 4 PARs were approved by the Stds Board since the last plenary session.
>     Highlight: The 802.21 PAR was approved in February, resulting in 
>the new 802.21 Working Group on Media Independent Handover Services
>- 11 PARS were authorized by the 802 EC to be forwarded to IEEE-SA 
>NesCom for approval by the Standards Board
>- 3 draft standards were authorized by the 802 EC to be forward to 
>the IEEE-SA RevCom for approval by the Standards Board
>     Highlight: The 802.17 RPR WG has completed it's first project, 
>the RPR base standard.
>- 5 new Study Groups were formed
>- 5 Tutorials were held covering a wide range of topics: Wireless 
>Performance Metrics, Power Line Carrier Standardization, 10Gb 
>Ethernet on Multi-mode fiber, Unlicensed Spread Spectrum 
>Retrospective, and the Application of mmWave Based Physical Layers 
>in WPANs
>- an Ad-Hoc 802 architecture meeting will be held the Sunday prior 
>to the next plenary to identify and address 802-wide architectural 
>items.  It will be chaired by Tony Jeffree, chair of the 802.1 WG.
>- Discussions were held among the EC members, the SA Staff and SA 
>BoG members planning for the upcoming May visit to China to meet 
>with the Standards Administration of China
>- the next plenary session will be held July 11-16 2004 in Portland Oregon
>- in summary, this was a busy, productive plenary session for the