IEEE Sponsor Ballot of P802.16 WirelessMANTM Air Interface finalized with 97% approval

on track for final approval on 6 December 2001

draft now available in IEEE catalog

IEEE Sponsor Ballot of the IEEE P802.16 "Air Interface for Fixed Broadband Wireless Access Systems" was declared closed on 28 October 2001. Draft 5 received 97% approval, well above the 75% required.

Submission of the draft to the IEEE-SA Standards Board's Review Committee (RevCom) was approved by the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee's Sponsor Executive Committee on 16 November 2001.

The draft is on the RevCom approval agenda for 5 December 2001. Final approval for publication is anticipated at the IEEE Standards Board meeting of 6 December 2001.