IEEE 802.16 Session #108 Report

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IEEE 802.16's Session #108 was held on 14-16 March 2017 in Vancouver, BC, Canada in conjunction with an IEEE 802 Plenary. The attendance list is posted.

GRIDMAN Task Group

The P802.16s project project addresses fixed and mobile wireless access in channel bandwidth up to 1.25 MHz. The GRIDMAN Task Group (TG) met to resolve comments submitted in WG Letter Ballot #40 on the first draft (P802.16s/D1) of the amendment project. Following comment resolution, P802.16s/D1 was prepared for ballot recirculation. The TG tentatively scheduled a comment resolution teleconference for 6 May 2017 at 14:00 ET. The IEEE 802 Executive Committee granted conditional approval to forward the draft for IEEE-SA Sponsor Ballot following successful recirculation.

Maintenance Task Group

The WG adopted the first draft (P802.16Rev4/D1) of the P802.16Rev4 revision project and initiated its review in WG Letter Ballot #41.

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Working Group Minutes
See the draft Working Group Session #108 Minutes.

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The IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access Standards has developed and is responsible for maintaining the WirelessMAN® standards of IEEE 802.16 and 802.16.1 for wireless metropolitan area networks. The IEEE 802.16 Working Group is a unit of the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee, the premier transnational forum for wired and wireless network standardization. A list of IEEE 802.16 standards and drafts is available on-line, as is an archive of previous Session Reports. The IEEE 802.16 Interactive Calendar includes sessions and deadlines.

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This report (17 March 2017 release) is by:

Roger Marks (, EthAirNet Associates
Chair, IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access Standards

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