Re: [STDS-802-16] News: IEEE 802.16 joins IMT-2000
This result would not have been possible without the diligent help of
many people, including a number of 802.16 WG members. The WG is
deeply indebted to its ITU-R Liaison Official, Dr. Josť Costa, for
his generosity in sharing his deep expertise, brilliant insight, and
> Dear Colleagues and Friends of IEEE 802.16,
> I write inform you that the ITU Radiocommunication Assembly has
> just granted final approval, by consensus, of an update to
> Recommendation ITU-R M.1457, the IMT-2000 specification. The update
> includes a new sixth radio interface, "IMT-2000 OFDMA TDD WMAN",
> that is based on a normative reference to IEEE Std 802.16. In other
> words, IEEE Std 802.16 is now part of the IMT-2000 family.
> The RA also approved, by consensus, updates to two other
> recommendations (M.1580 and M.1581) to include recommendations on
> unwanted emissions from IMT-2000 OFDMA TDD WMAN base stations and
> mobile stations. In all three cases, the RA added additional non-
> technical notes to the recommendations. The note to the M.1457
> revision includes a statement from one Member State indicating that
> it did not agree to the approval. During the discussions, many
> Member States spoke out in strong support of the new radio interface.
> This has been a long process, beginning over a year ago. I
> acknowledge and appreciate the diligent and painstaking efforts of
> many 802.16 members and friends to get us to this point.
> Congratulations to the 802.16 community on this important recognition!
> Roger B. Marks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Chair, IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access