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To: Peter Ecclesine who wrote (41679)11/30/2012 9:30:30 AM
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Report from IEEE 802 San Antonio, TX Nov 11-16 session

Attendance was 800+, the majority from Asia-Pacific

IEEE 802.11 323 voters - homepage - documents

802.11ac (Very High Throughput below 6 GHz) worked on comment resolution and posted Draft 4.1 in the members area. Began 802.11 Mandatory Draft Review, expect to recirculate in January and request going to Sponsor Ballot out of March meeting.

802.11ad (Very High Throughput 60 GHz) completed Sponsor Ballot will be published by yearend.

802.11af Operation in TV White Spaces, an amendment to the 11ac Very High Throughput below 6 GHz radio resolved 984 comments and have Draft 2.2 in Comment Collection, ending December 20th. We hope to be in two-month ballot and comment resolution cycles going forward. 802.11af D2.0 prototype shown in Japan

We expect early next year 802.11ah Sub 1 Ghz operation to similarly amend 11ac for small channels in unlicensed bands below 1 GHz. The 11ah specification framework is 802.11-11/1137r12

We started work on revising IEEE 802.11-2012 for publication in 2015, and expect to remove several obsolete clauses from the standard. We have a D0.5 version with 11ae and 11aa rolled in.

802.11aj China Millimetre Wave held their first meeting in Beijing in September, and will meet bi-monthly in China going forward.

802.11ak General Link and

802.11aq Pre-Association Discovery
will hold their first meetings in January.

The closing reports are in 11-12/1226r0

overview of regulatory activity involving 802.11, discussed November 13

In China, the MIIT Radio Regulation Bureau (also known as the State Radio Regulatory Committee, or SRRC) began writing technical parameters/tests for use of three critical bands of 5 GHz spectrum in China.

• Spectrum bands 5150 - 5250 MHz, 5250 - 5350 MHz and 5470 - 5725 MHz will be allocated for unlicensed use for wireless communication equipment in China within specified technical parameters. No specific radio frequency approval will be necessary for devices operating in these three frequencies.

• Spectrum bands 5150 - 5250 MHz and 5250 - 5350 MHz will be unlicensed only for indoor use.

• Devices operating in 5250 - 5350 MHz and 5470 - 5725 MHz will be required to use DFS/TPC functionality.

OFCOM, CEPT and ETSI continue to develop the Harmonized Standard for Operation in TV white spaces EN 301 598 v0.0.11, and OFCOM opened their white spaces consultation

Ofcom: White Space. We're bloody serious this time. ONE YEAR Could this be the future of ALL radio spectrum? Eh?

== 802.15 “Personal Area Networks” 125 voters - homepage - documents

== 802.16 Broadband Wireless Access 45 voters (15 attended and voted in November)(no Intel voters) - homepage - documents

== 802.19 Coexistence Assurance Working Group 45 voters - homepage - documents
802.11 response to 802.19 comments on TV white spaces CA document

== 802.22 Wireless Regional Area Networks 18 voters - homepage - documents
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