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stds-802-16: Published: Call for Comments on 802.16.1-00/01

Call for Comments on 802.16.1-00/01
Deadline:   Friday 1 September 2000

Title:           IEEE 802.16.1 Final Task Group Review
Document Number: IEEE 802.16.1-00/02
URL:             <http://ieee802.org/16/tg1/docs/802161-00_02.pdf>
Note:            Text of the Call for Comments to follow as a 
standalone email message.

Publication of this document initiates the Final Task Group Review of 
the working version (IEEE 802.16.1-00/01 
<http://ieee802.org/16/tg1/docs/802161-00_01.pdf>) of IEEE 802.16.1 
("Air Interface for Fixed Broadband Wireless Access Systems") as 
produced by 802.16's Task Group 1. This review is being carried out 
as a formal comment and comment resolution process with regard to the 
working document. Comments are due on 1 September. Our intent is to 
develop a draft that will be the basis of a formal Working Group 
Letter Ballot beginning right after Session #9.

Although we call this procedure a Final Task Group Review, it is open 
to all interested parties whether or not they have participated in 
the Task Group. Note that only Members and Observers will be eligible 
to participate in the Working Group Letter Ballot later on, so this 
would be a particularly opportune time for those who are neither to 
make their suggestions known. Please let us know of all the problems 
you find, both large and small, editorial as well as technical. [You 
will see that, due to an incomplete transition to FrameMaker format, 
a few editorial loose ends are still dangling about. We owe a debt of 
gratitude to the Task Group 1 Editorial Team for the hard work in 
pulling the materials together since Session #8.]

I'd like to reiterate that ALL 802.16 Members will be voters in the 
Working Group Letter Ballot. We have a great opportunity to make sure 
the portions of the document relevant to the other Task Groups are in 
line with their requirements. We strongly encourage ALL those 
involved in 802.16 to participate seriously in the review process by 
providing specific responses to this Call for Comments. With your 
help, we will be able to quickly drive to a final standard that 
addresses all of our needs.

Publication of IEEE 802.16.1-00/01 is another milestone in the 
history of 802.16. It marks one more in a great series of 
accomplishments by many technically-skilled members who have become 
skilled in standards-making. In the process, we have discovered for 
ourselves that the IEEE's open process leads to technically superb, 
high-impact results in a very short time. Congratulations to all of 
the Task Group contributors for the great ideas, hard work, and 
compromise that have kept us on schedule with the very aggressive 
timetable we developed in September 1999.



Dr. Roger B. Marks  <mailto:marks@nist.gov>
Chair, IEEE 802.16 WG on Broadband Wireless Access <http://wirelessman.org>
National Wireless Electronic Systems Testbed (N-WEST) <http://nwest.nist.gov>
National Institute of Standards and Technology/Boulder, CO 
tel: +1 303 497 3037  fax: +1 303 497 7828