I too am concerned that we get the “ask” correct in the liaison. Both RAN and SA will be asking the
PCG to define how they will/should work with 802.11. My summary of the input to the PCG from RAN and SA is (as taken from my slides for tomorrows AANI SC), which is he output from the 802.11 liaison sent on 9/17:
Both RAN and SA are supportive of working with 802.11 to improve WLAN aggregation and integration, as we (802.11) requested.
RAN Conclusion :
“RAN chair will inform PCG about RAN conclusion: From RAN point of view it is desirable to discuss radio-level integration between 3GPP/NR and 802.11 system”
SA position on the role of WLAN in IMT-2020 (LS from IEEE 802.11 WG, SP-160691):
SA considers it desirable to continue to improve WLAN integration in the 3GPP NextGen System in future
There are related objectives in on-going stage 1 and stage 2 work.
From Rel-6 to Rel-13, there was continual advancement of features to improve integration of WLAN with the 3GPP system.
SA defers to PCG to further discuss how cooperation between IEEE 802.11 and 3GPP TSGs and WGs can be
pursued beyond the existing collaboration (through LS exchanges).
In particular, SA requests PCG consider all aspects of the incoming LS concerning IMT-2020 submission and to provide guidance.
The references 3,4 are:
section 9 New Radio, RP-161804
6 General Incoming Liaisons, TD SP-160706, note also see
Therefore I think it is critical that we provide some suggested way of working together. Some possibilities
are: having a workshop, establishing Liaisons (actual people), establishing a joint working group, establishing direct connections between 3GPP work items or study items and 802.11 TG or SG or SC. We’ll be discussing this during tomorrow’s AANI SC teleconference.
I’ll report back to this group if on any suggestions or consensus reached on the call. Also, please feel free to join the teleconference 9/27 10:00am EDT, on 802.11 join.me(join.me/IEEE802.11).
I’ll also plan to provide some draft text on the “ask” sometime tomorrow.