IEEE 802.16's Session #57 was held on 16-19 September 2008 in Kobe, Japan. This was an Interim Session of the Working Group. The Member Host was Mitsuo Nohara of KDDI.
The attendance list includes 415 individuals, an all-time high for an 802.16 Interim Session.
Task Group m (TGm): Advanced Air Interface
Task Group m (TGm) continued with its work in the development of the P802.16m project to amend the IEEE 802.16 WirelessMAN-OFDMA specification so that, while offering continuing support for legacy WirelessMAN-OFDMA equipment, it can meet the emerging cellular layer requirements of IMT-Advanced next generation mobile networks. Following comment resolution, a new version IEEE 802.16m-08/003r5 of the draft System Description Document (SDD) was prepared. A Call for Comments and Contributions was issued for further development of the SDD draft, and Rapporteur Groups were established to address location-based services, enhanced MBS, multicarrier, security, uplink PHY control, and upper MAC. A Style Guide regarding the 802.16m Amendment was adopted, and the first Call for Contributions regarding the P802.16m Draft Amendment Content was issued.
Based on change requests, the System Requirements Document (SRD) and Evaluation Methodology Document (EMD) were revised.
The TG issued a closing report, with minutes following.Maintenance Task Group
License-Exempt Task Group
During IEEE-SA Sponsor Ballot, the P802.16h/D7a draft was given initial approval, pending comment resolution. The License-Exempt Task Group addressed but did not complete the resolution of comments. A Call for Additional Reply Comments was issued to collect further input on the comments and proposed resolutions. A closing report was issued, with minutes following.
The WG's ITU-R Liaison Group met actively throughout the session. The group developed a Workplan for the next year, prepared a number of draft statements, and issued a meeting report (L802.16-08/062). As the result of various liaison activities, the following WG actions arose:
Minutes and Motions
The Working Group Session #57 minutes are available as IEEE 802.16-08/051.
The Session #57 Document Guide includes references to all session documents. Draft standards are available with a working group password or by purchase from IEEE-SA. Most IEEE 802.16 standards are available for free download via the Get IEEE 802® program. See the 802.16 publication list for details of published standards and drafts.
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The IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access Standards has developed and is enhancing the WirelessMAN® Standard for wireless metropolitan area networks. IEEE 802.16 is a unit of the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee, the premier transnational forum for wired and wireless networking 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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