IEEE 802.16 Session #41

IEEE 802.16's Session #41 was held 9-12 January 2006 in New Delhi, India. The session was supported by Member Host Aditya Agrawal of corporate host Beceem Communications.

Summary and Key Outcomes
111 people attended the session. For full details of the activities, see the Session #41 Report.

Document list
All documents uploaded during the session have now been indexed. See the document list.

Pre-session material follows below:

Detailed presentation materials
The decision to select this site was made on 17 March 2005 based on the host's site selection proposal checklist and slides. An update was provided on 17 Nov 2005.

The schedule for the week is available. The session will open at 2 pm on Monday afternoon and end on Thursday night. The agendas of the various task groups are driven by input received in response to solicitations. For details on active projects, please see the IEEE 802.16 Milestone Summary.

Click here to register on-line. The registration fee includes lunch, reception and invitation for the Gala on Wednesday night. The cost for early registration, by 30 November 9 December AOE, is US$312.50. Afterwards, the fee rises to US$412.50.

Don't forget to make your hotel reservations (see below).

Meeting Site
ITC Hotel Maurya Sheraton & Towers
New Delhi Diplomatic Enclave
Sardar Patel Marg
New Delhi 110 021 India
Tel: +91-11-2611-2233

Located right in the heart of Diplomatic Enclave, ITC Hotel Maurya Sheraton & Towers is one of New Delhi's premier hotels and offers a superb view of Delhi's green belt - the forested ridge. The hotel has the unique distinction of being the recipient of the British Safety Council's "Sword of Honour" Award for three consecutive years for its commitment to safety. Bukhara has been rated as amongst the "Top 15 restaurants in the world" and also "The best Indian Cuisine restaurant in the world" by "The Restaurant" magazine. Dum Pukht is the winner of Asia's first "Golden Fork" award. The hotel is located 7 km from the city centre, 15 km from the international airport, 7 km from the domestic airport, and 10 km from the New Delhi railway station.

The conference room rate is no longer available. However, rooms remain in the conference hotel, and at the Taj Palace Hotel, which is within walking distance. For all your hotel room requests, please email Angela Rhoda. Rooms are limited, so please act quickly.

Transportation between New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) and The ITC Maurya Sheraton & Towers.
The hotel is a 45 minute drive from New Delhi IGI Airport.


Entry Visa
Nearly all foreign visistors will require a visa. For details, see,, and/or Visa fee varies from US$40 to $150 depending on type of visa, duration, and nationality. Applicants in the U.S. may wish to download a visa application form that can be completed on a PC.

Invitation Letter
To obtain an invitation letter, please download the invitation request form and submit it to Angela Rhoda at with "Request for visa invitation letter" in the e-mail subject. The invitation letter will be sent to you via e-mail.

On 7 November 2005, the Indian is rupee (INR) traded at approximately 48 per $US dollar and 54 per Euro; you can check the current exchange rate here. Airlines, department stores, hotels and most restaurants accept international credit cards including VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Diners Club.

New Delhi is the capital of India and situated on the banks of river Yamuna in the northern part of India. Once a part of the Aravalies, today Delhi has only the Ridge area to tell the story of the greenery this place once had. The Himalayas are to the North of Delhi. Agra, where the Taj Mahal is located, is a day trip away.

In January, Delhi's average high temperature is 21C. The average low is 7C. The winters are marked by mist and fog in the mornings, usually clearing away by the afternoon.

Electrical Power
India's electricity is supplied at 220V and 50Hz, the same as in Europe. Most electrical outlets are 3-pin plugs, with most modern hotels having provision for several international plug types. It is safer to bring adapters and transformers. Power supplies with universal sockets will be supplied in the meeting rooms.

Time Zone
The time zone is UTC/GMT +5:30 hours.

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