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Re: [802SEC] +++10 day ECM+++ ITU-R Contribution on Light Communications

Since you need to transmit the contribution by May 30 which is less than 10 days from when you started the ballot, I assume that you want to invoke the provision for early close in LMSC OM 4.1.2. However your email doesn't explicitly say that.

LMSC OM 4.1.2 required that the motion state that early close is intended: "Ballots where the possibility of an early close exists must be clearly marked accordingly. Otherwise, the tally of votes shall not be made until at least 24 hours after the close of the ballot to allow time for delivery of the e-mail votes."

Please send a correction that includes text such as: "Early close: As required in subclause 4.1.2 'Voting rules' of the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee (LMSC) Operations Manual, this is notice that this ballot may close early once sufficient responses are received to clearly decide a matter."

I approve the motion.

I have a couple of editorial questions about the contribution.

1. Why is the light wavelength range written 10,000 nm to 190 nm instead of 190 nm to 10,000 nm? It appears that way in both the contribution and the suggested edits to the report. 2.1 of the report has the more usual order of <smaller value> to <larger value> when defining the wavelength range of visible light.

2. The text inserted into 4. of the report includes "IEEE 802 believes" regarding position on visible light being license-exempt. Wouldn't we want the report to state that as the conclusion of the report; rather than as an IEEE 802 belief? Perhaps a cut and paste error as the same text appears in the contribution.


On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 10:21 AM, Kennedy, Rich <> wrote:

Dear EC Members:


It appears that I neglected to add this phrase: With this e-mail, I'd like to announce the start of the ballot.



Dear EC Members:


Last week at the IEEE 802 Wireless Interim in Daejeon, we approved a contribution to ITU-R towards a PRELIMINARY Draft New Report ITU-R SM.[Visible-Light]. It was created by Nikola Serafimovski, and edited (in great detail) by Roger Marks.


This needs to be voted by the EC and transmitted by May 30th. Please review. I would like to start the ballot this week.


Paul has delegated the conduct of the EC electronic ballot on the following motion to me.

MOTION: To approve, under the "Procedure for communication with government bodies," the release to ITU-R Working Party 1A of the content of the draft contribution in <> and <>

I am the mover, and Roger Marks has offered to second.





Thank you.


Rich Kennedy


Director, Global Spectrum Strategy

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