IEEE 802.16 Session #107 Report

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IEEE 802.16's Session #107 took place on 17-19 January 2017 in Atlanta, GA, USA, in conjunction with the IEEE 802 Wireless Interim Session and co-located with sessions of other IEEE 802 Working Groups. The attendance list is posted.

GRIDMAN Task Group

The P802.16s project project addresses fixed and mobile wireless access in channel bandwidth up to 1.25 MHz. The GRIDMAN Task Group (TG) met to progress the project. The TG completed its System Description Document (SDD). The WG adopted the first draft (P802.16s/D1) of the amendment project and agreed to initiate a Working Group Letter Ballot. Accordingly, WG Letter Ballot #40 was initiated. The TG scheduled a teleconference for 23 February 2017 at 14:00 ET.


The WG awaits approval of the P802.16Rev4 project, which is to merge the three current amendments (IEEE Std 802.16p, IEEE Std 802.16n, and IEEE Std 802.16q ) into the base standard IEEE 802.16-2012. IEEE-SA approval in anticipated in February 2017. Once the project is authorized, an integrated draft will be reviewed in Working Group and IEEE-SA ballots.

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Working Group Minutes
See the draft Working Group Session #107 Minutes.

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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 24 January 2017 release) is by:

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

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