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IEEE P1901 Draft Standard for Broadband over Power Line Networks: Medium Access Control and Physical Layer Specifications

Report on the meeting held in San Diego, CA, USA, on 11 December 2007

HomePlug Powerline Alliance-Panasonic presented the latest updates of the surviving in-home and access proposals. Significant progress was achieved but the working group felt the specifications were not mature enough to conduct a 75% confirmation working group vote (see down selection process).

UPA presented a proposal to merge the two surviving coexistence proposals. The elimination vote was postponed until the next meeting, in anticipation of a voluntary merger by that time. Two proposals remain as candidates.

The next updates of the proposals are expected by 11 February 2008.

A subgroup was formed to develop the first draft of the process for moving from the baseline draft standard to the IEEE Standards Sponsor ballot (post-down selection process). The draft will be discussed at the next meeting.

The next meetings are scheduled for the week of 3-7 March 2008 in Fukuoka, Japan, and the week of 22-25 April 2008 in Madrid, Spain.

Jean-Philippe Faure
IEEE P1901 Chair

Reports on previous meetings:
Boston, MA, USA, 15-18 October 2007


IEEE P1901 milestones

June 2005 - PAR approved
November 2005 - Adoption of the general work flow - Formation of a sub-group to develop unified requirements
January 2006 - Approval of the use cases - Decision to split the requirements into three clusters: In-Home, Access and Coexistence/Interoperability
March 2006 - Approval of the down selection process to achieve the baseline of the standard - Approval of the description of topologies.
September 2006 - Approval of the channel and noise models.
February 2007 - Approval of 400 requirements split into three clusters: access, in-home and coexistence - Calls for technical proposals
June 2007 - 12 proposals received; 4 proposals per cluster of requirements
July 2007 - 11 proposals passed the low hurdle vote; 4 in-home proposals, 4 access proposals and 3 coexistence proposals
September 2007 - Only two proposals per cluster remain for consideration after voluntary mergers.
October 2007 - One in-home proposal and one access proposal remain as candidates for confirmation after the first round of elimination voting.


About IEEE P1901

The working group, formed in June 2005, has grown from 20 to more than 50 members. Members are corporations, government agencies, trade associations, universities, and standards developing organizations. Each entity has one vote.

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