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[802SEC] +++ 802 EC Email Ballot to Approve 802 Liasion Letter to China +++

Dear EC Members, 

This is a 10 day email ballot to make a determination on the motion below: 

Motion:  "To approve the proposed 802 Liaison Letter to China; per the text
below". As per the minutes of the closing EC meeting in San Diego, CA, USA
on July 21st, 2006.

Moved: Kerry 
Second: Heile 

This ballot opens 12:59 PM ET Wednesday September 6th, 2006 and closes when
all voting EC members have cast a ballot but no later than 12:59 PM ET
Saturday September 16th, 2006 if enough ballots have been cast for a
decision to be made (more than 8 approves or disapproves). 

I thank Roger Marks and Bob Heile for their valuable edits to the text of
the Draft Letter. 

++++++ TEXT OF DRAFT LETTER ++++++ 

IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee 
        Roger B. Marks 
        IEEE 802 China Liaison Official            
To:     Zhou Baoxin, CCSA 
          Lin Ning, CESI 

CC:     . Wen Ku, MII 
          . Liu Shuangqiu, SAC 
          . Paul Nikolich, Chair, IEEE 802       
Subject:  Update on IEEE 802 Activities          
Date:   XX September 2006              

IEEE 802 would like to update you on some of its recent activities. 

The IEEE 802 Plenary took place in San Diego, CA, USA on 16-21 July 2006.
The attendance was approximately 1300. For a high-level summary of the
results, I refer you to the session reports at:


Please feel free to circulate this information. We welcome your suggestions
on how we can increase contacts and communications with Chinese
standardization bodies, including at the detailed technical level.

Some highlights are presented in the attachment. I would like to call your
particular attention to the activities in the 802.1 and 802.15 Working
Groups, since they are directly related to China.

I would also like to inform you that the IEEE has decided to proceed with
the development of an IEEE China Office, to be located in the Haidian
District of Beijing. This "representative office" will primarily support the
activities of the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Standards Association.

IEEE 802 renews its invitation for collaboration in the development of
networking standards, including wireless LAN standards. IEEE 802 appreciates
the contributions that have been made to its progress by Chinese
professionals and seeks enhanced participation by Chinese technical experts.
It also welcomes information on the technical requirements of the Chinese
government and marketplace.

Best regards, 

Roger B. Marks 
IEEE 802 China Liaison Official 

Attachment: Update on IEEE 802 Activities 

*	On 16-21 July 2006, in San Diego, CA, USA, IEEE 802 met in a Plenary
Session, as it does each March, July, and November. This included meetings
of Working Groups 802.1, 802.3, 802.11, 802.15, 802.16, 802.17, 802.21, and
802.22, as well as Technical Advisory Groups 802.18 and 802.19. The
attendance was about 1300 people. For a high-level summary of the results,
see < <>>. For information on future sessions, see
< <>>. 

*	The IEEE 802.1 Working Group on Higher Layer LAN Protocols <
<>> held a successful meeting in
Beijing, China on 15-18 May 2006, along with the 802.3as and 802.3ar Task

*	The IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group < <>> continued work on several topics and initiated the
creation of a Higher Speed Study Group to consider enhancements to greater
than 10 Gb/s MAC data rate. 

*	The IEEE 802.11 Working Group on Wireless Local Area Networks <
<>> is actively working on many
issues pertaining to wireless LANs, including High Throughput (TGn [Task
Group n]), Vehicular Applications (TGp), Fast BSS Transition (TGr), Mesh
Networking (TGs), improved Network Management (TGv), and Security Extensions
for Network Management (TGw). 

*	Within the IEEE 802.15 Working Group on Wireless Personal Area
Networks (WPAN) < <>>, a new
Study Group (Study Group 4c) has been initiated to investigate an amendment
to IEEE 802.15.4-2006 to support the 779-787 MHz, 430-432 MHz, and
433-434.79 MHz bands that it understands have been approved for the
operation of WPAN equipment within the People's Republic of China. The Study
Group is collaborating with the WPAN Standard Working Group under China's
National Information Technology Standardization Technical Committee (NITS).
It welcomes additional information on the details of Chinese regulations.
Clint Powell <> serves as Chair. 

*	The IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access <
<>> continued progress on many
projects, including multihop relay specifications, license-exempt
coexistence, and network management. 

*	The IEEE 802.17 Resilient Packet Ring Working Group <
<>> made progress on the P802.17b

*	The IEEE 802.18 Coexistence Technical Advisory Group <
<>> prepared input to a
regulatory body in New Zealand and prepared several contributions to ITU-R. 

*	The IEEE 802.19 Coexistence Technical Advisory Group <
<>> reviewed two coexistence
assurance documents. It also approved a procedure for developing a
Recommended Practice on methods of assessing coexistence of wireless

*	The IEEE 802.20 Working Group on Mobile Broadband Wireless Access <
<>> did not meet since the
activity is under suspension by the IEEE-SA Standards Board. 

*	The IEEE 802.21 Working Group on Media Independent Handover Services
< <>> presented an overview
tutorial <
continued to develop a draft, and communicated with other working groups. 

*	The IEEE 802.22 Working Group on Wireless Regional Area Networks <
<>> made progress toward the
development of its first P802.22 draft. 



/ Stuart 

Vote Categories:                        APP     DIS     ABS     DNV    
VC      Mat     Sherman                                
VC      Pat     Thaler                                 
ES      Buzz    Rigsbee                                
RS      Bob     O'Hara                                 
TR      John    Hawkins                                
01      Tony    Jeffree                                
03      Bob     Grow                                   
11      Stuart  Kerry                                  
15      Bob     Heile                                  
16      Roger   Marks                                  
17      Mike    Takefman                                       
18      Mike    Lynch                                  
19      Steve   Shellhammer                                    
20      Jerry   Upton                                  
21      Vivek   Gupta                                  
22      Carl    Stevenson    
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Stuart J. Kerry 
Chair, IEEE 802.11 WLANs WG 

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