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Dear EC members, The email ballot on the below motion to approve the attached FCC comments closes the sooner of 24hrs after all EC votes are cast or 7PM EST FRIDAY 26NOV 2004. The tentative tally for the below motion iss: 08 Approve 01 Disapprove 07 Did Not Vote 00 Abstains Please verify your vote, if I did not record it correctly below, send me a correction note. If you did not vote, please cast your ballot as soon as possible. Regards, --Paul Nikolich Vote categories: DIS DNV APP ABS ----------------------------------------------- 01 Mat Sherman/ APP 02 Pat Thaler DNV 03 Buzz Rigsbee= DNV 04 Bob O'Hara/ APP/comments 05 John Hawkins/ APP 06 Tony Jeffree/ APP 07 Bob Grow= DNV 08 Stuart Kerry= DNV 09 Bob Heile/ APP 10 Roger Marks= DNV 11 Mike Takefman+ DNV 12 Mike Lynch/ APP 13 Steve Shellhammer/ DIS/comments 14 Jerry Upton/ APP 15 Ajay Rajkumar= DNV 16 Carl Stevenson/ APP ---++++---+++++---++++--- TOTALS DIS DNV APP ABS total: -1- -07- -08- -0- Regards, --Paul Nikolich IEEE 802 Chairman ----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul Nikolich" <paul.nikolich@ATT.NET> To: <STDS-802-SEC@listserv.ieee.org> Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 7:36 PM Subject: [802SEC] +++EC Email Ballot+++Urgent motion to approve 802.18 doc+++ > > Dear EC members, > > As agreed at the closing EC meeting, this is a 7 day email ballot to make > a > determination on the below motion to > approve the attached document 18-04-0056-00-00 (TV Band NPRM Comments) as > an > 802 Document. > > Moved: Carl Stevenson > Second: Jerry Upton > > The ballot opens Friday 19 NOV 2004 7pm edt and closes the sooner of > Friday 26 NOV 2004 7pm edt or 24hours after all EC member have cast a > vote (a vote consists of an explicit APPROVE, DISAPPROVE or ABSTAIN). > > Regards, > > --Paul Nikolich > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Carl R. Stevenson" <email@example.com> > To: "Paul Nikolich" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 7:29 PM > Subject: Urgent motion to approve 802.18 doc > > >> Motion: >> >> To immediately and urgently >> >> approve the attached document 18-04-0056-00-00 (TV Band NPRM Comments) >> >> as an 802 Document, authorizing Carl Stevenson and Michael Lynch to >> >> make necessary non-substantive editorial cleanups and formatting >> >> changes, and to file the document with the FCC on behalf of IEEE 802 >> >> in a timely fashion. (NOTE: the filing deadline is Nov. 30, 2004 and >> >> additionally, we need time to do the editorial cleanups and final >> >> Formatting for filing.) >> >> Moved: Carl R. Stevenson >> >> Seconded: Jerry Upton >> >> Information for the EC: >> >> The attached document was approved *unanimously* by 802.18 with broad >> >> representation by voting members of 802.18 from both 802 as well as the >> >> licensed incumbent services which future 802 wireless standards would, >> >> by FCC rule and the ITU Radio Regulations, be required to protect from >> >> harmful interference as a condition for access to the spectrum in >> question. >> >> There are currently *NO* 802 wireless standards operating in the band in >> >> question (the TV broadcast bands), so the recommendations in this >> document >> >> would impose NO additional constraints on existing 802 wireless >> standards. >> >> Any future 802 wireless standards desiring to operate in the band in >> question >> >> *will* be *required* by the FCC to afford the incumbent licensed services >> >> protection from harmful interference. >> >> (The standard to be developed by 802.22, under the scope of its PAR, is >> >> specifically intended to operate in the TV broadcast bands, using >> cognitive >> >> radio techniques to protect the incumbent licensed services from harmful >> >> interference.) >> >> This document was reviewed by an ad hoc group from 802.11 (none of the >> other >> >> Wireless WG Chairs responded to an invitation for review). >> >> Any future 802 wireless standard proposing to use the TV bands under the >> rules >> >> proposed by the FCC would, by definition, be required to operate on a >> strictly >> >> non-interfering basis to the incumbent licensed services. >> >> Additionally, the attached document is a delicately crafted, yet fair, >> >> compromise, based on UNPRECEDENTED cooperation between the "traditional" >> >> 802 community and licensed incumbents, some of whom have gained voting >> >> membership, and others who have met the attendance requirements at this >> >> session and will gain voting membership at the March plenary. >> >> These folks came to OUR table to work cooperatively with us in an effort >> >> to avoid conflict over the FCC's proposal to allow unlicensed devices to >> >> operate *in spectrum for which they hold licenses and have legal rights >> to >> >> protection from harmful interference*. >> >> After months of cooperative work, NOT filing the comments that were >> mutually >> >> Agreed between the RR-TAG and these incumbents will severely damage the >> >> cooperative working relationship that has been forged between the >> incumbents >> >> and "traditional 802 participants" and will almost certainly result in >> their >> >> withdrawing from their attempts to work cooperatively with us and make >> our >> >> prospects of gaining access to the spectrum. >> >> Finally, since IEEE 802.18 requested, and was granted, an extension of >> time >> in the >> >> comment period, which the FCC granted - something that they normally >> don't >> do - on >> >> the basis that we had all of the incumbents at the table working >> cooperatively >> >> with us to bring a broad industry consensus position to the FCC, it will >> virtually >> >> certainly *trash* 802's reputation with the FCC if we do not deliver this >> document >> >> by the Nov. 30 filing deadline established by the extension of time that >> was >> granted >> >> at our request - a relationship that we have worked hard to cultivate and >> has been >> >> very productive. >> >> >> >> Regards, >> >> Carl R. Stevenson (outgoing Chair, IEEE 802.18 RR-TAG) >> >> Michael Lynch, Interim Chair, IEEE 802.18 RR-TAG >> >> >> >> > > ---------- > This email is sent from the 802 Executive Committee email reflector. This > list is maintained by Listserv. > ---------- This email is sent from the 802 Executive Committee email reflector. This list is maintained by Listserv.