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[802SEC] News: IEEE 802.16 joins IMT-2000

Dear EC Colleagues,

I am sharing with you the news below. Thanks for your help and  
support with this activity.


> Dear Colleagues and Friends of IEEE 802.16,
> I write inform you that the ITU Radiocommunication Assembly has  
> just granted final approval, by consensus, of an update to  
> Recommendation ITU-R M.1457, the IMT-2000 specification. The update  
> includes a new sixth radio interface, "IMT-2000 OFDMA TDD WMAN",  
> that is based on a normative reference to IEEE Std 802.16. In other  
> words, IEEE Std 802.16 is now part of the IMT-2000 family.
> The RA also approved, by consensus, updates to two other  
> recommendations (M.1580 and M.1581) to include recommendations on  
> unwanted emissions from IMT-2000 OFDMA TDD WMAN base stations and  
> mobile stations. In all three cases, the RA added additional non- 
> technical notes to the recommendations. The note to the M.1457  
> revision includes a statement from one Member State indicating that  
> it did not agree to the approval. During the discussions, many  
> Member States spoke out in strong support of the new radio interface.
> This has been a long process, beginning over a year ago. I  
> acknowledge and appreciate the diligent and painstaking efforts of  
> many 802.16 members and friends to get us to this point.
> Congratulations to the 802.16 community on this important recognition!
> Cheers!
> Roger
> Roger B. Marks  <>
> Chair, IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access  
> <>

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