IEEE 802.16 Session #104 Report

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IEEE 802.16's Session #104 was held on 26-28 July 2016 in San Diego, CA USA in conjunction with an IEEE 802 Plenary. The attendance list is posted.

GRIDMAN Task Group and Narrowband Activity

The P802.16s project, which addresses fixed and mobile wireless access in channel bandwidth up to 1.25 MHz, was formally authorized on 2016-06-30. The GRIDMAN Task Group (TG) met to progress the work. The TG report summarizes the activity and progress. The TG reviewed contributions and discussed options for structuring the new profiles to be specified in the project. Key parameters for the profile were identified. The TG updated the System Requirements Document (SRD) draft. The TG discussed the project development process and developed a Call for Contributions toward Session #105. The TG tentatively scheduled a teleconference for 26 August.

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Working Group Minutes
See the draft Working Group Session #104 Minutes.

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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 29 July 2016 release) is by:

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

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