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Unlicensed spectrum has proven to be a source of very significant socio-economic benefits around the globe, starting in about 1999. The Wi-Fi Alliance recently estimated that the current global economic value of Wi-Fi operating in unlicensed spectrum (2.4GHz and 5GHz) is almost $2 trillion per annum. However, unlicensed spectrum is a resource for sharing by everyone. In the near future, it is hoped that the 6GHz band will be made available globally for unlicensed use. It is vital that all technologies, including IEEE 802.11ax (currently being standardised by the IEEE 802.11 Working Group) and 3GPP NR-U (currently being standardised by 3GPP RAN), share the 6GHz band in a fair and efficient manner.
The IEEE 802.11
Working Group are delighted to invite any interested stakeholders (including
technology providers, solution providers, operators and users) to
in a one day Coexistence Workshop being organized by the IEEE 802.11
Group, in collaboration with 3GPP RAN, in Vienna, Austria on 17 July
The primary objective of the Coexistence Workshop is to discuss issues related to fair and efficient shared operation by IEEE 802.11ax and 3GPP NR-U in the 6Ghz band, including:
The Coexistence Workshop agenda will include:
IEEE 802 requests that any individual or organisation who wishes to contribute one or more short papers to the Deployment update or Coexistence topics agenda items to submit an outline of the paper, explaining how the paper will support the Coexistence Workshop’s goals. Each presentation should focus on a single topic and aim to be about 10 minutes in length. Up to 10 minutes will be scheduled for discussion of each presentation.
The deadline for the submission of outlines is 12 May 2019. Outlines should be sent to the IEEE 802.11 Coexistence SC Chair (Andrew Myles at firstname.lastname@example.org), copied to the IEEE 802.11 Working Group Chair (Dorothy Stanley at email@example.com). Notifications of accepted outlines will be sent to the authors by 31 May 2019. Authors are required to submit their finalised presentation material by 1 July 2019.
The Coexistence Workshop will be held in Vienna, Austria on Wednesday, 17 July 2019. There will be a requirement for registration and an associated fee. Further logistical details for the Workshop, including registration links and fees, will be available soon on this page.