Our Nov 2006 meeting was held at the Hyatt Regency, Dallas, TX, USA As of this meeting, the 802.11 membership consists of 403 voting members.
These Ballots were initiated since the prior meeting:
- Letter Ballot 90 was a recirculation ballot for the approval of P802.11k-D6.0. It closed Nov 16, 2006, but the results have not been announced yet.
- Letter Ballot 89 was a procedural ballot on whether to conduct a recirculation letter ballot on 802.11k-D6.0 opened Oct 13, 2006 and closed Oct 30, 2006. It passed with 94% approval. (236 approve, 14 disapprove, 25 abstain)
- Letter Ballot 88 is for the approval of 802.11w-D1.0. The ballot opened Oct 10, 2006 and closed Nov 19, 2006. It passed with 85.6% approval (202 approve, 34 disapprove, 59 abstain).
- Letter Ballot 87 was a recirculation letter ballot of 802.11r-D3.0 that opened Sept 29, 2006 and closed Oct 14, 2006. It passed with 84% approval (322 approve, 60 disapprove, 63 abstain)
These new Ballots were initiated from this meeting:
- The working group approved a 30 day letter ballot of 802.11p-D2.0.
- The working group approved a 15 day recirculation letter ballot of 802.11r-D4.0.
- The working group approved a 40 day letter ballot of 802.11s-D1.0.
- The working group approved a 30 day letter ballot of 802.11y-D1.0.
Other WG activities:
The consolidated working group and task group minutes for this meeting are available here.
- The 802.11 celebrated its 100th meeting on Wednesday with a special guest visit from Vic Hayes, the 802.11 chair from 1990 to 2000. Photos of the celebration are here.
- The Wireless Architecture group and the 802 Architecture groups will no longer meet on Sundays prior to plenary meetings. A meeting of 802 architecture group may be called in the future on an as-needed basis.
- The Working Group reconfirmed the vote taken at the September interim meeting to form a Study Group to examine DLS operation with non 802.11e APs and to examine power saving extensions to DLS with the intent to create a PAR and five criteria to form a new task group. This motion was forwarded to the 802 Executive Committee where it was approved on Nov 17, 2006.
- The Working Group approved TGu liaison letters 11-06-1813r1 to 3GPP SA3, 11-06-1814r0 to 3GPP SA2, 11-06-1838r2 to the WiFi Alliance, and 11-06-1873r0 to 802.21.
- Upcoming Interim meeting locations were discussed:
- January 14-19, 2007 - Hilton London Metropole
- May 13-18, 2007 - Montreal, Canada
- September 11-16, 2007 - Hawaii, Hilton Waikoloa Village.
- November 2007 - Atlanta Georgia
- Jan 2008 - Sydney, Australia - sponsored by IEEE 802
- May 2008 - Jacksonville, Florida
- March 2009 - considering Geneva as an 802 plenary jointly with ISO
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
Project 802.11y, Contention Based Protocol Study Group WNG, Wireless LAN Next Generation Standing Committee
The next meeting of 802.11 will take place January 14th-19th, 2007 at the Hilton London Metropole, London, UK . -See IEEE 802.11 Meeting Plan for details.
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