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Re: [802SEC] ++++ EC Ballot on 802.11af publication press release ballot closes Tuesday 4 February 2014 ++++




At 04:36 PM 1/24/2014 -0800, Bruce Kraemer wrote:

Dear EC,

During the November plenary 802.11 provided drafts of two press releases approved by the 802.11 WG and associated with projects moving into publication.


The IEEE 802.11ac (Very High Throughput in the 5GHz band) standard was published on December 18, 2013 and the approved press release went out January 7, 2014 coinciding the opening of the  Consumer Electronics Show (CES)  in Las Vegas.


The second of the two projects is 802.11af (WLAN operation in TV White Spaces) which is due for publication within 30 days.


The attached press release has gone through further refinement by IEEE PR and Interproser and is now ready for approval.



Paul has authorized me to conduct a 10 day eballot on the motion below.


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Motion for 10 day

Start of ballot:  Friday 25th of January

Close of ballot: Tuesday 4th of February 2014  
11:59PM AOE



The EC approves release of the 802.11af publication press
announcement after notification of



Moved:   Bruce

Seconded: Jon



Early close: As required in subclause 4.1.2 'Voting Rules' of the
IEEE project 802 LAN/MAN Standards

 (LMSC) Operations Manual (v15 As approved 19 July 2013) , this
is notice that

 this ballot may close early once sufficient responses are
received to clearly decide a



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4.1.2 Voting rules

At times, it may become necessary for the Sponsor to render a decision that cannot be made prior

to the close of one plenary but must be made prior to the opening of the following plenary. Such

decisions may be made using electronic balloting. Provision shall be made for the IEEE 802

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Chair), shall determine the duration of the ballot, issue the ballot by e-mail and tally the votes

after the ballot is closed. Sponsor Voting Members shall return their vote and comments by


The minimum duration of an electronic ballot shall be 10 days1. For urgent matters once

sufficient response is received to clearly decide a matter, the ballot may be closed early. This

allows a decision to be reach in less than 10 days. Ballots where the possibility of an early close

exists must be clearly marked accordingly. Otherwise, the tally of votes shall not be made until at

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