IEEE 802.16 Session #92 Report

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IEEE 802.16's Session #92 was held on 14-17 July 2014 in San Diego, CA, USA. This Working Group (WG) plenary session was co-located with the IEEE 802 Plenary. The attendance list is posted.

Project P802.16q: Multi-Tier Amendment

In Project P802.16q, comment resolution on WG Letter Ballot #39 was conducted. A recirculation will follow. The IEEE 802 Executive Committee authorized forwarding the draft to Sponsor Ballot once comment resolution is complete. Comment resolution will follow in teleconference meetings.

Project P802.16r: Small Cell Backhaul with Carrier Ethernet

Project P802.16r met. It prepared a Call for Contributions regarding the Architecture and Requirements working document and also regarding views on the Project Authorization Request (PAR). Teleconference meetings are planned.

Project P802.16.3: Mobile Broadband Network Performance Measurements

Project P802.16.3 met. A Call for Contributions regarding the IEEE 802.16.3 Architecture and Requirements for Mobile Broadband Network Performance Measurements working document remains active in preparation for upcoming teleconference meetings.

ITU-R Liaison Group

The ITU-R Liaison Group drafted a contribution to ITU-R WP 5D that was cleared through IEEE procedures for submission to ITU. Additional inputs toward the WP 5D meeting of October may be developed outside face-to-face meetings.

Wireless SDN

The 802.16 WG and the 802.1 WG's OmniRAN Task Group hosted a Wireless SDN "Birds of a Feather" (BOF) Meeting. Followup will take place on an email reflector, with the next meeting expected in January 2015.

Officer Elections

The WG conducted officer elections for the terms ending in March 2016. Roger Marks was elected as Chair. Harry Bims was elected a Vice Chair. Both elections were confirmed by the IEEE 802 Executive Committee.

Future Meetings

Working Group Minutes
The draft Working Group Session #92 Minutes are posted.

IEEE 802 Executive Committee Actions
The Working Group's issues at the 802 LMSC Executive Committee meeting of 18 July were approved.

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 enhancing the WirelessMAN® standards of IEEE 802.16 and 802.16.1 for wireless metropolitan area networks. It is also developing the IEEE 802.16.3 project on Mobile Broadband Network Performance Measurements. 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 (18 July 2014 release) is by:

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

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