Our January 2006 meeting was held at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, Kona, Hawaii. As of this meeting, the 802.11 membership consists of 519 voting members.
These Ballots were conducted in the weeks preceding this meeting:
- Letter Ballot 79 of P802.11r-D1.0 was conducted November 25, 2005 through Jan 4, 2006. It passed with 268 approve, 64 disapprove, and 72 abstain; an 81% approval. The return rate was 78%.
- Sponsor Ballot of P802.11REV-ma-D5.0 ran October 21 through November 20, 2005. It passed with 86 approve, 14 disapprove, and 8 abstain; an 86% approval. The return rate was 75%.
New Ballots from this meeting:
- The working group approved conducting a 15 day letter ballot to approve sending 802.11p draft 0.26 to letter ballot. If the 15 day ballot passes, then 802.11p draft 0.26 will be sent to a 40 day letter ballot as P802.11p-D1.0.
Other WG activities:
The consolidated working group and task group minutes for this meeting are available here.
- The PAR and Five Criteria for 802.11Y (Contention Based Protocols) were approved by ExCom in November. However the item did not get on the NesCom agenda for their approval, so the group will continue to operate as the CBP SG through March 2006.
- Document 11-06-0154-01 was approved as a summary of the position of the IEEE 802.11 Working Group in regard to WAPI. Document 11-06-0149-02 was approved as the IEEE 802.11 Working Group general comments in regard to ISO/IEC JTC1 document 1N7904, supplementing the detailed comments in 11-05-1205-00
- Upcoming Interim meeting locations were discussed:
- May 14 – 19, 2006 : Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, FL.
- September 17 - 21, 2004: Melbourne, Australia
- January 14-19 2007: Hilton London Metropole
- May 2007: Considering Cancun, Mexico and Montreal, Canada
The reports for the individual task groups are linked below:
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
CBP SG (soon to be 802.11y), Contention Based Protocol Study Group WNG, Wireless LAN Next Generation Standing Committee
The next meeting of 802.11 will take place March 5th-10th, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at CC Center, CO, USA. -See IEEE 802.11 Meeting Plan for details.
USEFUL LINKS TO OTHER SITES:IEEE P802.11 WLANs RELATED
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