Our November 2002 meeting was held at the Hyatt Kauai, Kauai, Hawaii, USA. There were 354 people present at the (joint) opening plenary session, with 22 new participants.
The a number of Letter Ballots closed in the weeks preceding this meeting.This was an unusually large number of letter ballots during one meeting cycle. 107 members lost their voting rights due to not responding to these letter ballots. At the last Plenary in July, 802.11 had 390 voting members. As of the November meeting, the voting membership of 802.11 is 280 voting members, and 95 nearly voters.
LB43 passed, approving the PAR and 5 Criteria for a new task group for 4.9 - 5.0 GHz Operation in Japan. LB44 passed, approving the issuing of a letter ballot on 802.11h-D2.2. The vote was 255 Yes, 6 No, 20 Abstain. LB45 passed, approving the issuing of a recirculation ballot on 802.11g-D4.0 LB46 was a joint 802.11 and 802.15 letter ballot on 802.15.2-D06. It passed 161yes, 40 no, 65 abstain. LB47 was a letter ballot to approve the 802.11 WG operating rules. It passed with a vote of 245 yes, 18 no, 12 abstain. LB48 was the letter ballot on 802.11h-D2.2. It passed 220 yes, 13 no, 37 abstain. LB49 was the recirculation ballot on 802.11g-D4.0. It passed 263 yes, 47 no, 25 abstain.
New Task GroupsThe 802 Executive Committee and NesCom have approved the PAR and 5 Criteria for the new task group to develop and amendement to 802.11 for 4.9 - 5.0 GHz Operation in Japan. This task group will be TGj.The High Throughput Study Group was extended until the next Plenary (March 2003) to allow it to complete the PAR and 5 Criteria.
The Executive Committee and NesCom have approved the PAR and 5 Criteria for Radio Resource Measurement. This task group will be TGk.
Task Group G did not have sufficient active members in the voting pool to conduct another recirculation ballot and be able to show an adequate approval percentage. Therefore, TGg decided to issue a new letter ballot on 802.11g-D5.0.
New Letter Ballots:
- A 40 day letter ballot (LB50) on 802.11g-D5.0 was approved by the Working Group, and started on November 27.
- A 40 day letter ballot (LB51) on 802.11e-D4.0 was approved by the Working Group, and started on November 28.
- A 40 day letter ballot (LB52) on 802.11i-D3.0 was approved by the Working Group, and started on December 2.
- The WG unanimously approved sending 802.15.2-D07 to letter ballot.
Other WG activities:
- Upcoming Interim meeting locations were discussed:
- January 13-17, 2003, hosted by Motorola, at the Fort Lauderdale Marina Marriott. Availability on the web site. Hosted by Motorola.
- May 12-16, 2003, in Singapore. Hosted by Cisco.
- September 2003 – Location TBD. Looking for an east coast location.
- January 2004 – Vancouver Hotel.
The reports for the individual task groups are linked below:
- The 802.18 Radio Regulatory TAG brought a motion to approve the filing of documents with the FCC. It passed 105 : 1 : 18.
- A roll-up of the 802.11 standard (incorporating 802.11, 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11d into a single document) is underway. The details are in document 486r6.
- Letter Ballot 47 passed, making document 01/331r4 the current, official rules for 802.11 .
- A motion was passed to form the WG Chairs Sponsor Ballot Resolution Committee to handle issues arising with the balloting of the standard rollup (802.11-2003). Terry Cole was appointed the chair of this committee.
- The working group passed a motion on behalf of TGi to make the draft 802.11i-D3.0 available to the general public for purchase. The intention is to enable the implementation of the WPA (Wireless Protected Access) specification from the WiFi Alliance .
Project 802.11e, MAC Enhancements for Quality of Service Project 802.11f, IAPP Inter Access Point Protocol Project 802.11g, Higher Rate Extension to 802.11b Project 802.11h, SMa - Spectrum Managed 802.11a Project 802.11i, MAC Enhancements for Security Project 802.11j, 4.9 GHz - 5 GHz Operation in Japan Project 802.11k, Radio Resource Measurement of Wireless LANs High Throughput Study Group, WNG, Wireless LAN Next Generation Standing Committee Publicity Ad Hoc Group
The next meeting of 802.11 will take place at the Fort Lauderdale Marina
Marriott, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the week of January 13,
2003. See IEEE
802.11 Meeting Plan for details.
USEFUL LINKS TO OTHER SITES:
IEEE P802.11 WLANs RELATED
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