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An electronic IEEE 802.11 Interim session is planned September 13-21, 2021.

IEEE 802.11 meetings are ongoing and held via teleconference

Ongoing Ballots, Comment Collection and Standards Association Ballot Group Formation:

IEEE SA Ballot pool formation: see SA Ballot process information.

IEEE WG Ballots and Comment Collections:

CC39: Comment Collection 39 on P802.11bb D0.6: CC39 Opens Tuesday 2021-09-07, closes Thursday 2021-10-07



You can import the calendar as an iCal file, or use the "Add to Google Calendar" at the bottom right of the calendar below. 

Next Session

The September 2021 802.11 Working Group electronic (teleconference) Interim session will be held September 13-21, 2021.  Additional teleconferences are being  held to progress technical work. The September draft agenda is available. The 802 Wireless Opening Plenary will be held on September 10, 2021, the agenda is here.

See the Working Group session report for the recently completed July 2021 session

Recent Amendment and Standard Approval

P802.11REVmd Cover
IEEE Std 802.11 -2020, was published February 26, 2021. Congratulations to the many WG11 members who participated in development of the 2020 Standard. The REVmd awards were presented (electronically) at the March 2021 Plenary. Congratulations to all members who were recognized for their contributions!
The 2020 Standard incorprates previously published amendments together wth maintenance updates.


IEEE Std 802.11ax-2021 was published on May 19, 2021. The 802.11ax awards were presented (electronically) at the May 2021 Interim. Congratulations to the many WG11 members who participated in development of the 802.11ax Standard.

IEEE P802.11ay-2021 was published on July 28, 2021. The 802.11ay awards were presented (electronically) at the July 2021 Plenary.  Congratulations to the many WG11 members who participated in development of the 802.11ay Standard.

IEEE P802.11ba D8.0 was ratified by the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board in March 2021. This document will become IEEE Std 802.11ba-2021, with expected publication in August 2021. Congratulations to the many WG11 members who participated in development of the 802.11ba Standard.

Of Note


In July 2019, IEEE 802.11 hosted a Coexistence Workshop, in collaboration with 3GPP. The agenda and presentations are available.


The recently completed simulation and analysis shows that P802.11ax D3.0 satisfies the primary MAC/PHY requirements for the benchmark enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) Indoor Hotspot test environment. See the related press release.


Access Published IEEE 802 and  IEEE 802.11 Standards (free download)

"Click Here" for IEEE 802 Free Standards

The IEEE has made available IEEE 802 standards for free download.  Under this program, a standard may be downloaded for free six months after the initial publication of the standard. All relevant IEEE 802.11 Standard, Amendments, and Recommended Practices are listed.



IEEE 802.11 Working Group Outgoing Liaison Statments and External Communications

Recent liaison statements and communications  are available here.

IEEE 802.11 Presentations

The former publicity standing committee (PUB SC) and other volunteers have produced  presentations to describe the activities of the IEEE 802.11 Working Group. These presentations are intended to be used to explain 802.11's activities to those outside 802.11.  


ACCESS TO 802 DRAFT STANDARDS

Draft standards are available from a number of sources:

  • If you are a voting 802.11 member, go to the members' area and log in using the 802.11 members ID and password supplied to you by the 802.11 officers.  Contact Dorothy Stanley if you have lost this. During an 802.11 session, attendees may access 802.11 draft standards from a local fileserver, regardless of their membership status.
  • If you are an active member of one of the other 802 groups,  you may be able to access the 802.11 members' area using the same credentials used to access your own group.  If this doesn't work,  ask your group's Chair to request access from the 802.11 Chair (Dorothy Stanley).
  • Draft IEEE standards are, from time to time,  made available for purchase using the IEEE store or Techstreet.

IEEE STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT GUIDE

The IEEE-SA has created an easy to use Online Standards Development web site that has a wealth of information that details the whole standards process flow, from creation of the initial PAR, to balloting to final draft, and beyond. It even includes, tutorials, and online forms of the various processes evolved. This site is recommended for all Members and Chairs involved.