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[802SEC] +++10 Day EC Email Ballot+++ENDS 09 FEB 06+++ motion to approve 802.11n Press Release

Dear EC Members,

This is a email ballot to make a determination on the motion regarding the
approval of the 802.11n Press Release as approved unanimously by the 802.11
WG recently in Waikoloa regarding the attached Document file presented

Motion: "To approve the 802.11n Press Release attached, with the intent to
submit to the IEEE (via Karen McCabe) for distribution to the press, subject
to editorial revision."

Moved: Stuart J. Kerry
Second: Bob O'Hara

The ballot opens 12:00 midnight ET Monday January 30th, 2006 and closes
Thursday February 9th, 2006 at 11:59 pm ET.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: This Press Release revision was edited before
presentation to you by Karen McCabe and my 802.11 WG Publicity Chair, Nanci
Vogtli (please include both on any concerns or comments you send via email,
thank you).

The full details of the press text is detailed below for your convenience.


Stuart J. Kerry
Chair, IEEE 802.11 WLANs WG

DRAFT:   1/23/06

Contact: 	Stuart J. Kerry, Chair, IEEE 802.11 Working Group
		+1 408 474 7356,
		Bruce Kraemer, Chair, IEEE 802.11n Task Group
		+1 321 327 6704,
				Karen McCabe, IEEE Senior Marketing Manager
		+1 732 562 3824,


PISCATAWAY, N.J., __ January 2006 - The IEEE has approved a joint proposal
to amend the IEEE 802.11T wireless local area network (WLAN) standard by
adding specifications for new technologies that will raise WLAN connection
speeds to as much as 600 Mbps (megabits per second). 
	The task group working on this amendment, IEEE 802.11nT, "Wireless
LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications:
Enhancements for Higher Throughput", voted unanimously to confirm the joint
proposal.  The project to develop IEEE 802.11n began in 2003 to ensure the
interoperability of the next generation of WLAN devices.  A draft of the
amendment is expected in late 2006, with publication slated for 2007.  
 "The IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN working group continues to improve this WLAN
standard to meet the evolving needs of the public and industry," said Stuart
J. Kerry, Chair of the IEEE 802.11 Working Group on Wireless Local Area
Networks.  "Hundreds of technical experts from the world's leading
technology companies, academic institutions and government agencies have
collaborated to develop the foundation for new high-throughput wireless LAN
	Bruce Kraemer, Chair of the IEEE 802.11n High Throughput Task Group,
adds that "reaching this step is a significant milestone.  It demonstrates
the success of the IEEE consensus process in bringing together the diverse
interests of enterprises and consumers.  The technology to be incorporated
into IEEE 802.11n will provide new capabilities to diverse industry sectors
ranging from computer and consumer electronics to public access and mobile

About the IEEE 802.11 Working Group
The IEEE 802.11 Working Group on Wireless Local Area Networks has completed
10 projects since 1999 that have continued the development and evolution of
the IEEE 802.11 WirelessLANR Standard for Wireless Local Area Networks.  The
group currently has 520 individual voting members contributing to 11 active
projects.  For more information on this working group, see

About the IEEE Standards Association
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body, develops consensus standards through an open process that brings
diverse parts of an industry together.  These standards set specifications
and procedures based on current scientific consensus.  The IEEE-SA has a
portfolio of more than 870 completed standards and more than 400 standards
in development.  Over 15,000 IEEE members worldwide belong to IEEE-SA and
voluntarily participate in standards activities.  For information on IEEE-SA

About the IEEE
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Through its members, the organization is a leading authority on areas
ranging from aerospace, computers and telecommunications to biomedicine,
electric power and consumer electronics. The IEEE produces nearly 30 percent
of the world's literature in the electrical and electronics engineering,
computing and control technology fields.  This nonprofit organization also
sponsors or cosponsors more than 300 technical conferences each year.
Additional information about the IEEE can be found at
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