IEEE 802.16 Session #110 Report

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IEEE 802.16's Session #110 was held on 11-13 July 2017 in Berlin, Germany in conjunction with an IEEE 802 Plenary. The attendance list is posted.

GRIDMAN Task Group

The P802.16s project addresses fixed and mobile wireless access in channel bandwidth up to 1.25 MHz. The GRIDMAN Task Group (TG) met briefly. The IEEE 802 Executive Committee agreed, on 14 July, to forward the draft to IEEE-SA RevCom, which is expected consider the request at its next meeting, on 7 September.

Maintenance Task Group

The Maintenance TG resolved comments from WG Letter Ballot Recirc #41a, reviewing the second draft (P802.16Rev4/D2) of the P802.16Rev4 revision project. WG Letter Ballot Recirculation #41b was planned on the next draft (21-31 July). The IEEE 802 Executive Committee granted conditional approval, on 14 July, to forward the draft for IEEE-SA Sponsor Ballot. Therefore, anticipating a successful recirculation, Sponsor Ballot is planned for completion prior to Session #111.

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Working Group Minutes
See the draft Working Group Session #110 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 (14 July 2017 release) is by:

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

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