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FW: [STDS-802-16] "IMT-2000 radio interface expanded with OFDMA technology"

Interesting news from Kyoto.

Best Regards

-----Original Message-----
From: Roger B. Marks [] 
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 4:47 PM
Subject: [STDS-802-16] "IMT-2000 radio interface expanded with OFDMA

Dear 802.16 Folks,

We have had some success in Kyoto. IP-OFMDA, based on IEEE Std  
802.16, was "forwarded for approval". (Note that the compromise name  
"OFDMA TDD WMAN" was selected.)

The final approval decisions remain in the future, and we have a lot  
of work to do yet. I'll provide more information in the next few days.



Press Release
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IMT-2000 radio interface expanded with OFDMA technology
ITU-R Working Party 8F concludes deliberations in Kyoto, Japan

Geneva, 31 May 2007 - The 22nd meeting of the ITU Radiocommunication  
Sector (ITU-R) Working Party 8F (WP 8F) in Kyoto, Japan reached a  
significant milestone in its work when it forwarded for approval a  
new terrestrial radio interface for IMT-2000, "OFDMA TDD WMAN" as a  
specific subset of WiMAX. This new terrestrial radio interface  
complements the existing family of IMT-2000 radio interfaces and is  
in direct response to the demands of ITU Members to address the  
continuously growing wireless marketplace.

WP 8F has delivered a number of key Recommendations and Reports that  
update and expand the family of IMT-2000 radio interfaces, establish  
the foundation for IMT-Advanced, and call for additional spectrum for  
IMT. It has woven together a definition, a recipe, and a roadmap  
foreseeing the future beyond 3G that is comprised of a balance  
between a market and services view, a technology view, and a spectrum  
view. Along with regulatory aspects, these are the key elements for  
business success in the wireless industry, and ITU-R continues to  
deliver value to industry and government.

Working under a mandate to address "systems beyond 3G", WP 8F  
progressed from delivering an initial vision to establishing a name  
for the future (IMT-Advanced) and set out principles for the process  
of development of IMT-Advanced. These deliverables stimulated  
research and development activities worldwide, spawned ideas on  
potential technologies, and promoted views on spectrum required to  
address a rapidly growing wireless world.

ITU is the internationally recognized entity chartered to produce an  
official definition of the next generation of wireless technologies.  
A full set of documentation for this definition will be released  
shortly. During 2008 and 2009, there will be an open call for  
candidates for IMT-Advanced to be submitted to ITU, as well as the  
start of assessment activities of candidate technologies and systems.  
Services provided using IMT-Advanced could be commercially available  
as early as 2011 subject to market demand.