IEEE 802.16 Session #100 Report

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IEEE 802.16's Session #100 was held on 10-12 November 2016 in Dallas, TX, USA. This Working Group (WG) plenary session was co-located with the IEEE 802 Plenary. The attendance list is posted.

GRIDMAN Task Group and Narrowband Activity

The Working Group addressed comments on a draft P802.16s PAR for a new project specifying operation of existing IEEE Std 802.16 WirelessMAN-OFDMA systems in narrower channel allocations. As a result of the comment resolution, a revised draft P802.16s PAR and associated CSD statement were prepared. However, the revised PAR was not approved by the IEEE 802 Executive Committee for forwarding to the IEEE-SA Standards Board. Further discussions on the draft PAR are planned for Session #101 in January, at which time a revised proposal may be developed.

Project P802.16.3: Mobile Broadband Network Performance Measurements

The IEEE 802 Executive Committee accepted the Working Group's request to proceed with withdrawal of the P802.16.3 PAR. Final action by the IEEE-SA Standards Board is expected in February 2016.

High-Rate Rail Communications

The IEEE 802.16 Working Group continues to co-sponsor the High Rate Rail Communications (HRRC) Interest Group of the IEEE 802.15 Working Group. The HRRC IG considered further contributions. It will next meet during Session #102.

Future Meetings

Working Group Minutes
See the draft Working Group Session #100 Minutes.

IEEE 802 Executive Committee Actions
The Working Group issues for decision at the 802 LMSC Executive Committee meeting of 13 November 2015 are available.

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.

About IEEE 802.16
The IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access Standards has developed and is responsible for maintaining the WirelessMAN® standards of IEEE 802.16 and 802.16.1 for wireless metropolitan area networks. The IEEE 802.16 Working Group is a unit of the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee, the premier transnational forum for wired and wireless network 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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This report (17 November 2015 release) is by:

Roger Marks (, EthAirNet Associates
Chair, IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access Standards

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