Our March 2005 meeting was held at the Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. As of this meeting, the 802.11 membership consists of 482 voting members.
These Ballots closed in the weeks preceding this meeting:
- Sponsor Recirculation ballot of 802.11e-D13.0. Passed 109 : 4 : 12, with 96% approval, and 77% return.
- Letter Ballot 73 of 802.11k-D2.0 closed during the meeting session. The offical tally was not available during the meeting week. Check here for updates.
- The working group approved forwarding of 802.11e D13.0 to an additional (6th) sponsor recirculation ballot. The draft was unchanged since the last recirculation.
- The working group approved conducting a letter ballot on 802.11REV-ma D1.0. This is a revision of the base standard containing all approved amendments, and other revisions approved in Task Group M.
Other WG activities:
The reports for the individual task groups are linked below:
- The working group is evaluating new documentation management software. Requests for Quotations will be released before the next meeting.
- Revisions to the 802.11 Policies and Procedures document are underway. Changes since March 2004 are summarized in Document 05/0094r0. The current P&P is in document 04/510r0. These changes will be voted on at the July Plenary session.
- The PAR and 5 Criteria from the ADS (Advanced Security) Study Group were approved by ExCom. The "Protected Management Frames" task group will be known as TGw.
- A new study group was formed to address the Contention Based Protoocol enabled by the new FCC rules in the 3.6GHz band. The motion was approved in the working group and executive committee.
- Upcoming Interim meeting locations were discussed:
- May 15-20, 2005 - Cairns, Australia.
- September 19-23, 2005, Garden Grove, California.
- January 2006 - Hilton Waikoloa Village, Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)
- May 2006 - considering Seoul, Korea, Athens, Greece, Istanbul, Turkey.
Project 802.11e, MAC Enhancements for Quality of Service Project 802.11k, Radio Resource Measurement of Wireless LANs Project 802.11m, Maintenance PAR Project 802.11n, High Throughput Project 802.11p, Wireless Access in the Vehicular Environment
Project 802.11r, Fast Roaming Fast Handoff Project 802.11s, Mesh Networking
Project 802.11T, Wireless Performance Prediction Project 802.11u, Wireless Interworking With External Networks
Project 802.11v, Wireless Network Management Project 802.11w, Protected Management Frames
WNG, Wireless LAN Next Generation Standing Committee Publicity Publicity Committee
The next meeting of 802.11 will take place May 15th-20th, 2005, in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. See IEEE 802.11 Meeting Plan for details.
USEFUL LINKS TO OTHER SITES:IEEE P802.11 WLANs RELATED
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